What We Believe
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14)
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation. When you die, you will either spend eternity in Heaven or Hell. Eternal separation from God happens in Hell. Eternal union with God occurs in Heaven. (John 3:16, I John 2:25; 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5; 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, I Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13)
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6; 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1)
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. (II Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13; 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18)
The Bible is God's Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105,160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5)
Why we exist? Grace Connection Church exists to share the Gospel of Jesus by loving and leading our neighbors to connect and grow in the love of Christ.
"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" Matthew 11:28.
Connect and Grow
Engage our communities and beyond in the Great Commission by:
- Being a multisite and multicultural church that will
- Unequivocally teach and preach the Gospel
- Continuously call unbelievers to true repentance
- Encourage believers to stay connected in the Word so that they may continue to grow
- Mobilize God’s people to embrace missional activities both within our communities and abroad.
- Equipping and developing kingdom-minded leaders to plant reproducing churches with the mission of furthering the Great Commission
- Partnering with churches and denominations with similar vision to proclaim the Gospel to people of all color, creeds, and culture.
As a multisite church, Grace Connection Church’s leadership is made of pastors from its various campuses. Our leadership is as follows:
PASTOR JACKSON VOLTAIRE
Pastor Jackson Voltaire is the lead pastor at Grace Connection Church. He and his wife Julie, have three children: Timothy, Elizabeth, and Hadassah. Jackson holds a Master in Theology from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. He also holds a PhD in Administration at Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ. He is currently pursuing a D. Min at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an ordained pastor of the Southern Baptist Convention.
PASTOR WISMITH VOLTAIRE
Pastor Wismith serves as an Associate Pastor at Grace Connection Church. He and his wife Freda, have three children: Johnathan, Christopher, and Amy. Wismith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Florida International University, Miami, FL. He is currently enrolled at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary where he is pursuing a Master in Theology. He is an ordained pastor of the Southern Baptist Convention.
PASTOR LOTI MARC
Pastor Loti Marc serves as an Associate Pastor at Grace Connection Church. He and his wife, Aseline, have three children, Hanna-Belle, Elizabeth, and Melchisedek. Loti holds a Master in Information Technology Management from Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO. He is seeking enrollment in New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a Master in Theology. He is an ordained pastor of the Southern Baptist.
PASTOR JOHN VOLTAIRE
John Voltaire is the Haitian Church Catalyst at the Florida Baptist Convention. He is also one of our pastors at Grace Connection Church. John and his wife Emmanuela have three children: Matthieu, Christine, and Priscilla. John holds a M.A. and M. Div from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA. He is recipient of a Doctorate (Honoris Causa) in Leadership at Union des Universités Privées d’Haïti. He is currently pursuing a D. Min at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an ordained pastor of the Southern Baptist Convention.