The Potter’s House Church
Where Jesus Never Consults Your Past To Determine your Future
4801 Gum Branch Road
Jacksonville NC 28540
OUR SERVICE TIMES
Sunday Morning Services: 8:30 AM & 10:45 AM
Christian Education Classes: Sunday 9:00 AM (all ages)
Thursday--Mid-Week Service: 7:00 P.M.
We are committed to helping you and your family develop the five key areas of your life.
- Your Personal Life
- Your Family Life
- Your Career
- Your Relationship With Others
- And most importantly Your Spiritual Life as a result of living in harmony with God's principles for success.
To fulfill this commitment, The Potter's House continues to develop future ministries and strengthen current ones by equipping and involving men, women and young people in its ongoing programs to fulfill the mission statement. The Mission of The Potter's House is to win, baptize, teach and disciple every person possible until the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:19-20.
COME AS YOU ARE
- You are invited to become part of this exciting church.
- Church like you've never done church before.
- Experience a family atmosphere of love and acceptance.
- You can finally relax in church and enjoy the worship. Come knowing that is not "out of order" if you clap, or cry.
- Why not leave church saying, "I went with them to the house of God with the voice of joy and praise. Psalm 42:4"
- Your faith will be strengthened, your hope renewed.
MEET THE PASTOR
|Pastors Mike and Sheila Padgett|
Pastor Mike Padgett was born and raised in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where he attended school and graduated from Onslow Academy. His family has been in the car business, since 1981 and he learned at an early age about work under his father's tutelage. He met and fell in love with his lovely wife Sheila and they have two beautiful and talented daughters. Mandi, who has graduated from UNC in Greensboro. She and her husband Dennis have a son named Jaycen. And Morgan, who graduated from Dental Assistance School in Nashville, TN. She and her husband Tyler also have a son, whom they named Aiden. Pastor Mike accepted Jesus as Lord and savior in 1993 after the death of his three and a half year old son, Kyle. Two years later God laid the call to preach on his heart and began by giving his personal testimony. In 1998 he was led by God to start The Potter's House Church, where the first service consisted of seven people — Pastor Mike, his wife Sheila and their two daughters, and of course God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. In March 2016 we celebrated our eighteenth year of ministry. The theme God placed on our hearts for this ministry is: "That God never consults your past to determine your future. "It is the desire of Pastor Mike Padgett and the entire Potter's House congregation to see as many souls saved for the kingdom of God as possible. God has truly blessed The Potter's House with a man of integrity, who preaches the uncompromising Word of God. To God be the glory forever.
WHERE DID THE NAME “THE POTTER’S HOUSE” COME FROM?
When I finally came to terms that the LORD was calling me to full time ministry, there was a preacher friend that invited me to a camp meeting in Kanapolis, NC. I went with my friend to this meeting and while I was there I was invited by the host Pastor to spend some time with him. While we were riding and talking, I was sharing with him
|Pastor Mike Padgett teaching during service|
what I believed the LORD wanted me to do.
I had no idea where to start or what to do, or even if I was hearing GOD right. Could it really be possible that GOD was calling me???
That night as I was attempting to sleep, my phone rang late in the night and it was this special man that GOD had allowed me to share with that day. He said preacher, turn to Jeremiah 18 and read it. Then he hung the phone up on me. I reached for the bible and turned it to Jeremiah 18, and it read:
JEREMIAH CHAPTER 18, VERSES 1-6
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
I concluded that night - that The Potter's House was to be the name of our church. After all - we are all clay in the hands of the Potter.
He is forming and fashioning us - to fulfill his purpose in our lives. At the time we settled on the name The Potter's House, we had no idea there was another Potter's House in Texas, Pastored by Bishop T.D. Jakes. Often we are asked if we are connected to this ministry???
The answer is no, we were not birthed directly from his ministry, however we love Bishop's anointing and his ministry and support all ministries who lift up JESUS!
John 12:32 – And I, If I be lifted up from the earth will draw all men to me.
The Potter’s House Vision
At The Potter’s House Church, you will find the recognizable presence of God, a high standard of integrity, and compassion for all walks of life in our community, our nation and our world. The heart of our pastor, our leaders, and our members is undeniably to reach the lost with the hope of Christ and to minister to the broken. It is our desire to lead by example how to have a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, to demonstrate spiritual excellence and a deeper understanding of what living for God looks like in the world in which we live.
What is our mission???
Reaching people. Building lives. We value the mission of God to reach and redeem individuals, families, neighborhoods, and beyond.
Religion will leave you empty. You can learn the rules, the right words, and how you should act during service, but in the end, NOTHING on the inside has changed. BUT, when you fully engage with God through a personal relationship with Jesus, when you give your WHOLE HEART to Him, and to serving Him, EVERYTHING will change! When you live your life to honor God and show Him how much you love Him, that is when a noticeable change will be evident to all who know you.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
-To sum it all up-
Our mission is to cause a shift in focus. A shift from self to serving the risen savior, Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.