A new ministry is focused on helping individuals come into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and grow in that relationship.

“The Holy Spirit called me to the ministry in 1998,” said Pastor Roy Caldwell, with Humble Hearts Ministry.

Caldwell is a native of Newnan, Ga. He was ordained as a minister of the Gospel under Bishop Virgil Smith of Bread of Life.

“In 2005, I became the youth minister of Promiseland Church, and then became co-pastor in 2006,” he said. “I founded Humble Hearts Ministry in 2006 and became ordained as a pastor by Pastor Ricky Nelson of Harvest Outreach Family Worship Center.”

In 2011, Caldwell was ordained as an active minister of Faith International Christian Center under the spiritual authority of Pastor Dr. Sarah Felix, who is his spiritual overseer and pastors a church in Georgia.

“We began holding worship services two months ago at The Brook Besor in Pell City,” he said. “The service is non-denominational — a grassroots type church. We welcome people from all walks of life — in the community and abroad. We want to start in the community and then branch out — that’s very important to me.”

Caldwell said the worship services begin at 9 a.m. and last about an hour and fifteen minutes.

“I believe in discipling those who come into the faith,” he said. “Humble Hearts Ministry is an arm of Faith International Christian Center in Newnan, Ga. We focus a lot on community outreach. At church here, you get your batteries recharged, then go out and share the good news.”

Caldwell’s wife, Rachel, is also an ordained minister although she is not co-pastoring the church at this time. The couple has three children: Levi, 10; Walker, 7; and Olivia, 5 months.

“I have a B.S. in human services and can provide counseling with my husband,” she said.

Rachel Caldwell said they are also part of an organization called Christians United for Israel and travel to Washington D.C. each summer to lobby for support of Israel as a free state.

Humble Hearts Ministry believes:

O The Bible is the God-inspired, infallible written word of God.

O There is one God eternally existing in the Trinity; named the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

O Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born by the Virgin Mary.

O Jesus shed his blood and died for the atonement of sin, was buried and rose in three days. Then he ascended to the Father. He sent the Holy Spirit as Comforter, until His return to rapture the church in His second coming.

O Salvation can be obtained by repentance from sin and faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. This is the New Birth, by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that enables individuals to live a holy life.

O In speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.

O All who repent should be baptized by immersion in water.

O Jesus Christ provided divine healing in the atonement.

O In partaking of the Lord’s Supper/Holy Communion.

O God honors the principles of giving tithes and offerings.

O The support of Israel is of the utmost importance.

“We believe in the miracle of healing — not just physical, but emotional healing as well,” Rachel Caldwell said. “We want to share the Gospel of Grace with our community. I believe the same miracles that happened in the Bible can happen today.”

For more information, call 205-500-9867 or visit www.humbleheartsmin.org.

Contact Elsie Hodnett at ehodnett@dailyhome.com.