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About Our Bishop


Bishop J W Baines, Sr., is a significant voice of Christianity throughout the North side of Houston. His diligent, expository teaching and preaching is based on the original Scripture in light of Gods word in which the Bible was written. His innovative, inspirational, illustrations and biblical knowledge clearly communicate the infallible truths of God’s Word.

Bishop Baines was born the fourth child to Deacon Jessie Sr. and Mary Baines. He attended HISD public schools. He confessed his calling into the ministry September 21, 1986 under the Leadership of the (Late) Pastor Abraham Horton at the New Pilgrim Rest M.B.C., in Houston, Texas.

He served faithfully as an Associate Ordain Minister under the leadership of the (Late) Pastor Isaiah Thomas at the Little Zion M.B.C., in Houston, Texas.  He met the God sent love of his life and married Elect Lady Mary H. Baines on September 7, 1989 to this union they have one son John Jr.; also two sons John Reado, Jeremy Juan, three daughters Marquessa, Dejah and Princess and four grandchildren. He attended the University of Houston were he received his GED in 1990. He also attended Inter-Baptist Theological Extension Center in Houston, Texas. After completing his graduate studies in Theology and Pastoral Ethics he received his B.A. in 1992. After countless hours of Prayer, Fasting, Anointing of Oil, Laying on of Hands and counseling from his Pastor Isaiah Thomas D.D. and his Grandfather and Mentor Pastor George Thomas D. D. he later gave birth to the Heart of Faith Ministries in June 1995 were he and his wife Elect Lady Mary H. Baines and three of their children currently serves faithfully as humble servants of the Lord. In 2005 he started the Heart of Faith School of Ministry. In the Year of Our Lord 2003 Bishop Baines was chosen by God and accepted by the people to be their Bishop in the body of Christ. Bishop Baines sought counseling from his Pastor, Mentor and his Best friend Elder Leon Witherspoon (C.O.G.I.C). Much Prayer, Anointing of Oil and Hands were laid upon him. In August 2004 the Lord gave him a vision to birth Faith Fellowship International. In the Year of Our Lord 2010 Faith Fellowship International was given birth were he serves as the Presiding Bishop.  

He has not taken lightly the Lord’s command, “Feed my sheep.” He has recorded countless hours of sermons and teachings covering much of the Bible verse-by-verse. He is totally faithful and committed to his call into ministry. He believes church growth and development starts first within the lives of people and not by the adding of numbers. He has made all his recordings available without charge or obligation so that anyone anywhere may have the opportunity to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

He is currently attending Axia College of University of Phoenix perusing his Associate degree in Contemporary Business Communication.

Committees:/Memberships: Bishop Circle Potter House T D Jakes Ministries

Accomplishments: Pastor/Founder of Heart of Faith Life Changing Ministries March 1995, Dean Heart of Faith School of Ministry June 2005, CEO – jbainesphotography 2006, Faith Fellowship International 2010

Lecturers/Speaker: Motivational Speaker 2002 – present, Guest Speaker International Association of Administrative Professional – November 2007
Chairperson of the City of Houston F.E.E.D. – 2009

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