The Greater Faith Baptist Church (GFBC), Inc. congregation and Pastor Cutter, Jr. believes in sharing all that is available to help all of us to secure as much of our lives with as much as is available, "...doing what we can with what we have!"
GFBC, Inc. is a church of Godly Believers who congregate to show that there are consistently positive and productive ways to live our lives. We believe that spirituality is the core of every person and the necessity for wholesome relationships. GFBC, Inc. is an integral part of the Orange Mound Community of Memphis, which is in the heart of Shelby County of the State of Tennessee. While our geography is influential, we endeavor to ensure our words match our actions = simply that we practice what we preach.
We are individually Christians who know that we do not have it all together and corporately, GFBC, Inc. members know that together we can pull anything together under the Power of the Almighty God, Instruction of Jesus Christ, and Guidance of God's Holy Spirit. We are a diverse group of people who sought to worship God in the freedom of His Spirit with the Love He shed abroad for us all. Through adversity and challenge, struggle and turmoil, depravation and perseverance, GFBC, Inc. emerged during the mid-1970s and continues to this day. All the Praise and Glory belong to God as many who started are no longer with us for various reasons.
GFBC, Inc. refuses to be limited by its label and seeks to enjoy fellowship with all who fall under the one label that should define us all = Children of God through a relationship and commitment to Jesus, the Christ. Our phase of ministry during this decade has evolved to teach all within this fellowship that what we are is tied to what we should share with others. For more details on this theme, review the Mission pages.
Just as important and crucial for understanding us is knowing that as the Scriptures state... "...without me (Jesus) ye can do nothing. -- John 15: 5," GFBC, Inc. appreciates that we could not fulfill our effort to learn, improve ourselves/others, and maintain the best that God Provides without you to participate in this Journey of Faith!
In other words, we need and want you to be a part of this Church Family, without fear, distraction, and dysfunction. Think and act on it as The Lord Leads you!
Pillars of Greater Faith
We honor those who demonstrated abundant and greater faith in seeing this ministry begin and thrive. While this is a brief listing, the GFBC, Inc. Family recognizes that without them and YOU, our efforts are extremely limited. We encourage you to join us in upholding this outstanding fellowship and vehicle for change within the Orange Mound Community.
Dr. J. Allen Cutter, Sr. = Visionary, Founder, and Senior Pastor (retired)
Mrs. Portia L. Cutter = FIRST First Lady, Choir member, Trustee, and Womens' Christian Professional Model
Mattie J. Grandberry (deceased) = Deaconess President, Ruling Board Member, Elder Board Chair, and Choir Member
Willie L. New (deceased) = Senior Deacon and Church Counsel
Callie Walker (deceased) = Deaconess and Second-selected Mother of the Church
Sis. Evelyn Gatewood (deceased) = Senior Deaconess, First-selected Mother of the Church
Sis. Letitia Dean (deceased) = Deaconess and Missionary Society President
Sis. Edna Shields (deceased) = Deaconess, Missionary Society Chairperson, and Sunday School Teacher
Sis. Irene Hearvey (deceased) = Deaconess, Missionary Society member, and Church Counsel
Sis. Lula Reed, Sis. Bessie Reed = Deaconesses/Elders (homebound warriors)
Sis. Mary F. Craddock = Deaconess/Elder, Trustee, Church Counsel and Armorbearer
Sis. Lorece Gatewood = Head Usher (retired), Elder, Armorbearer/Prayer Warrior, and Church Counsel
Bro. Wille B. Craddock, Sr. (deceased) = Deacon/Elder, Counsel
Bro. Tommy L. Martin = Deacon/Elder, Trustee, Church Counsel and Armorbearer
Bro. Milton Gatewood = Deacon/Elder and Strong-Right-Arm
and so many others.