The 1st service was held in the ballroom of the Holiday Inn Express in Oak Grove, Kentucky on June 7th, 1998
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Under the divine inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit, Christ the Healer Church was birthed in the spirit of the visionary, Bishop Calvin B. Lockett, in May 1996 while Bishop Lockett and his wife, Pastor Lynnita Lockett, served as Elders at House of Deliverance in Vilseck, Germany. For two years, Bishop Lockett carried his God-given vision on a yellow piece of paper that he faithfully showed to every person he encountered. This paper simply carried the name of the church and the initial slogan of the ministry: “A Place of Refuge for the Spiritually Wounded.”
Upon being transferred to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Bishop Lockett was certain that he and Pastor Lockett were about to start the ministry. However, after a three-month consecration period in San Antonio, Texas, the Holy Spirit directed the Lockett family to unite with the New Salem Full Gospel Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee under the leadership of Pastor R. Louis Leaks, Jr. While at New Salem, Bishop and Pastor Lockett worked diligently in the ministry while waiting on God to bring the vision to fruition.
While on orders to Saudi Arabia, The Holy Spirit spoke the words, “it’s time” to Bishop Lockett in a dream. Two days later, Bishop Lockett’s orders were deleted.
Christ the Healer Church held its first service on June 7th, 1998, with approximately forty people in attendance. During that worship experience, five others united with the vision of Bishop and Pastor Lockett—the late Elder E. Rochelle Moody, Elder Stephen Lewis Vinson, Sister Marsha Burney, Sister Kimberly McFadden Walker, and Pastor Shamond Scales (only eight years old at the time).
After being asked to leave The Baymont Hotel (for no reason), Christ the Healer Church held its first service at 1295 Paradise Hills Road in an unfinished warehouse.
The church was redesigned into a state-of-the art worship facility. The renovation included new sanctuary chairs, a pulpit and pulpit furniture, a designated choir stand, flooring, restrooms, sound and video equipment, a vestibule area, and a paved parking lot.
God has continued to prosper Christ the Healer Church. In seventeen years, the church has grown from 7 members to over 600. In 2015, the church completed a $900,000 expansion which included an administrative suite, Christian education wing, Kidzone (to include nursery area), sanctuary expansion, and additional parking. Souls are being saved, lives are being changed, and God’s kingdom is being advanced though the Christ the Healer Church family.
God has continued to prosper the Christ The Healer Church. In 11 years, the church has grown from 7 members to over 500. Because of the continued growth, there are plans in the making to purchase additional land and property to further expand the vision. In 2005, the church was redesigned into a state of the art worship facility. In 2011, the church began renovation on the sanctuary to carry the Gospel to the world. God’s hand has been on this ministry from the beginning and through Him the vision will continue to come to pass in the future.
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