We Are A

“Come As You Are” … “Non-Traditional”

Bible Believing Church.

Absolutely No Pews!

Worship Services are Friday Evening 7:00 – 8:30 PM at

5200 Old Jacksboro Highway, Wichita Fall, Texas

MEETS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT AT 6:30PM

 

EVERYONE IS INVITED!

SEPTEMBER 13TH & 14TH

KERRVILLE, TEXAS

Welcome to Broken Chains Freedom Church!

Hello, I’m Pastor Roy L Boswell. Some folks just call me “Pappy” or “Bozz”. I am happily married to Linda, my wife of 48 years (2019) and we have 2 grown children, Justin and Lori, and one grandson Payden.

We, along with a few other Christ followers planted Broken Chains Freedom Church and our launch was in April 2009. From the beginning, we set out to reach the biker community, but of course you don’t have to ride or own a motorcycle to attend here.

Our sanctuary is very different from most churches. We have round tables and chairs instead of just pews or chairs. The tables give you a cozy, comfortable feel while also allowing you a place to set your bible, take notes, or even place your bottle of water.

Our praise band is very talented, and they do a lot of 60’s and 70’s songs with Christian lyrics along with modern contemporary Christian music.

At Broken Chains Freedom Church, we don’t care how many tattoos or piercings you have, the color of your skin, how many different colors your hair is. We just care about your heart and where are you going to spend eternity.

Please feel free to join us every Friday night at 7:00 PM as we worship the one and only true living God.

 

CONTACT US

5 + 2 =

THE BAND

TIM JACOBI

WORSHIP LEADER

ELECTRIC / ACOUSTIC GUITAR, LEAD GUITAR, VOCALS

MIKE GILLISSIE

VIDEO / AUDIO TECHNICIAN

 

NIKKI GILLISSIE

VOCALS

LARRY LANE

BASS, VOCALS

 

NATHAN JACOBI

DRUMS

GEORGE KENNEDY

ELECTRIC GUITAR, ACOUSTIC GUITAR

 

MYRA WEEKS

CELLO

DEBRA PARDUE

VIDEO SPECIALIST

FAQ’S

Why Friday Nights?

Why do you have service on Friday nights and not on Sunday morning like most churches? That’s a great question. We meet on Friday nights for several reasons. It’s the end of the work week for most people and we need to recharge our spiritual battery, it leaves Sundays open for us to do other activities (including worship with our friends at other churches ), it allows us a day to ride our bikes and reach out to those riders who aren’t active in a relationship with God, and a lot of people now have to work on Sunday and they are able to attend on Friday nights, but not Sundays.

Paul writes in Romans 14:5 NLT

In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable

What to expect

If you’re NEW or considering a visit to Broken Chains Freedom Church, here’s a little of what you can expect:

You will notice that the building doesn’t look like a church. You see, the church is the people, not some fancy meeting place.

Someone will speak to you, welcome you, probably even hug your neck.

The music will start.

Then our band will play some great music, you’ll probably be surprised by some of the arrangements.

The pastor will talk about what the Bible has to say about real life and how we are to apply it to our lives.

There will be some more music as everyone is given a chance to respond to what God is speaking to their hearts.

You will be honored and respected.

There will not be any offering plates passed. We have a motorcycle saddlebag at the back of the sanctuary to put your offering and tithe into. We feel what you give to God is between you and God, not the person sitting next to you.

Broken Chains Freedom Church is a safe place where people come as they are, not a place for people who have it all together. No perfect people allowed! You can dress comfortable. Many of us, including the pastor, wear jeans and polo shirts.

If you have any questions, we’d be happy to help you in any way we can. If you can join us, please know you can relax, grab a cup of complimentary coffee before the service and feel free to participate in praise and worship of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Come check out our amazing praise band and have a great time of worship with us at Broken Chains Freedom Church. We think that if you come and visit us one time, you will find your next church home.

We hope to see you this next Friday night at 7:00PM

How Do I Join Broken Chains Freedom Church?

Membership is open to anyone who has made a profession in faith in Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior. We want each member and potential member to understand clearly what is expected of them as part of Broken Chains and we want you to know what you can expect from the church as well.

How to Join:

At each of our Worship services, we give you the opportunity to join the Broken Chains Family following the conclusion of the pastor’s message. The most common ways to join Broken Chains of Wichita Falls are:

Profession of Faith and Baptism: You publicly express your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and indicate a desire to be baptized.

Baptism: You have previously made a public profession of faith, but you have never been baptized by immersion following your profession. You express your desire to be baptized.

Transfer of Letter: You are coming from another church of like faith and order. Our church will request a letter from your previous church indicating you were a member.

Statement of Faith: You are coming from another denomination or perhaps a church that is no longer still around, but you have made a public profession of faith and been baptized by immersion. You may simply join on the basis of your statement of this fact.

Why Join:

At Broken Chains, we recognize the need for formal membership. We believe formal membership in a local church is important because:

Membership in a local church is an important step in demonstrating our commitment to Christ.

Membership helps you identify with a church and the beliefs of that local body.

Membership shares a commitment and defines who can be entrusted with positions of leadership within the church.

As you visit our church, we pray that you will consider serving at Broken Chains and join us in a commitment to share the message of Jesus Christ.

Spiritual Gift Assessment

Most people have wondered about what their spiritual gifts are. If that’s you, take a few moments and answer these questions and it will help you find out. Remember, be very honest in your answers for a true assessment.  https://gifts.churchgrowth.org/spiritual-gifts-survey/gifts-survey

OUR BELIEFS

The Bible                                                            

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are God’s revelation of Himself to mankind. They were written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, with the result that Scripture is God’s Word—entirely true and without error in the original writings. They are the supreme and final authority for Christian beliefs and living. We further believe that the focus of all Scripture is the person and work of Jesus Christ. ( 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:11, 89, 105, 160; Jude 3; Romans 15:4; Titus 1:1-3 )

God 

We believe there is one living and true God, who is the Creator, Preserver, Redeemer and Ruler of the universe. He is infinitely perfect in every way and eternally exists as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (in a relationship known as the Trinity). We believe these three are one God and each possesses fully the nature, attributes and perfections of deity. ( Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 6:1- 3; 40:12-28; 45:5-7; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 28:19; Acts 17:24-25; Romans 11:33-36; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 3:20 )

Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary—a miraculous process by which he received a human body and a sinless human nature. He is fully God and fully human in one person. We believe He lived a sinless life of perfect obedience to the law of God. Through His death on the cross, He made provision for the salvation of sinful people. We believe He was raised from the dead with a glorified body, ascended into heaven where He rules over the universe and prays for His people, and will one day return visibly to earth. (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 24:14-43; John 1:1, 14; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Colossians 1:15-22; 2:9; Titus 2:13-14; Hebrews 1:1-3; 7:25; 1 Peter 2:21-24)

Holy Spirit        

We believe that the Holy Spirit comes to live in those who are “reborn” as God’s children. The Holy Spirit acts in many ways including by the giving of spiritual gifts, empowering the life of every believer, revealing spiritual truth, convicting of sin and drawing the lost to Christ. We also believe the Spirit inspired the scripture and fuels the mission of the church. The Holy Spirit empowers believers to overcome the power of sin and transforms us into the likeness of Christ. (John 10:28- 29; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 1:8; 2:12; 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:16)

The Human Condition and Salvation

We believe that God created mankind in His own image and for His glory as the crowning work of His creation. However, man sinned against God and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. This spiritual death has been transmitted to the entire human race (except for Christ) with the result that every person is born into the world with a sinful nature that rebels against God and is under His condemnation. (Genesis 1:26-28; 3; Ps. 8:3-8; 14:1- 3; 51:5; Isaiah 59:2; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; 5:12; 19; 6:23; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1-3)

We believe that those who are truly born again will be protected by God’s power and steadfastly continue in their Christian life until the end. (Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 5:23-24; Jude 24) We also believe the incredibly good news found in the Bible that those who turn from their sin and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior become spiritually new people who are declared “not guilty” for their sin and receive the gift of eternal life. This salvation is acquired through faith alone, apart from any good or religious works, and is based entirely on the death of Jesus Christ on the cross as their substitute.

We believe that Christ’s resurrection demonstrated God’s full acceptance of his death as payment for sin and foreshadows the final resurrection of all believers. (John 3:16, 18, 36; 14:6; Romans 4:25; 5:1, 6-9; 6:23; 8:1; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 21; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 1:13-14; Titus 3:5)

The Church

We believe in the one, universal Church made up of all who have trusted Christ, who is Head of the Church, which is His body. We also believe in the local church, which is an autonomous, geographically-local congregation of baptized believers who gather for worship, spiritual growth, service, fellowship and observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The local church operates under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and is governed by pastors/elders who are assisted by deacons. It grows as each member serves the body using the spiritual gifts given to them by the Holy Spirit, resulting in maturity, unity and glory to God. Christ has commissioned the church and its individual members to spread the Gospel throughout the world. (Matthew 16:16-19; 28:18- 20; Acts 2:41-47; 20:28; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:20-21; 4:11-16; Colossians 3:12-17; 1 Timothy 3)

We believe that the Lord Jesus has given the local church two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. All who have received Christ as Savior should be baptized by immersion as a symbolic testimony to their participation in the death and resurrection of Christ. Likewise, believers should regularly partake of the Lord’s Supper as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s death and as a testimony of our fellowship with Him and our unity as the body of Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

The Last Days

We believe that at God’s appointed time, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly to the earth and establish His kingdom. We believe in the bodily resurrection of believers and unbelievers. At the final judgment, unbelievers will be separated forever from God in a place of everlasting punishment because of their rejection of Jesus Christ. Believers, in their resurrected bodies, will live in God’s glorious presence as they worship and serve Him forever. (Matthew 25:31-46; John 14:3; Acts 1:6- 11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Philippians 3:20-21; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Hebrews 9:27-28; 2 Peter 3:7-13; Revelation 20-22)

Marriage

We believe that marriage is a picture of Christ’s relationship with the Church and that the relationship between husband and wife should reflect the covenant relationship of Christ and the Church. We believe the word “marriage” means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word “spouse” refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife. Marriages outside of these parameters will not be performed by church ministers or on church property. (Matthew 5; Colossians 3; Song of Solomon; Ephesians 5)

Because God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, a woman, and Himself, Broken Chains Freedom Church will only recognize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman. Further, the Pastors / Elders and staff of Broken Chains Freedom Church shall only participate in weddings and solemnize marriages between one man and one woman. Finally, the facilities and property of Broken Chains Freedom church shall only host weddings between one man and one woman.

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27.)

Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.)

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Broken Chains Freedom Church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Broken Chains Freedom Church in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess 5:22.)

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11.) We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines Broken Chains Freedom Church.

Sanctity of Human Life

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Ps 139.)

Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct

The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Broken Chains Freedom Church’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Elders are Broken Chains Freedom Church’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.

SALVATION

THE HUMAN CONDITION AND SALVATION

We believe that God created mankind in His own image and for His glory as the crowning work of His creation. However, man sinned against God and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. This spiritual death has been transmitted to the entire human race (except for Christ) with the result that every person is born into the world with a sinful nature that rebels against God and is under His condemnation. (Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 3; Psalm 8:3-8; Psalm 14:1-3; Psalm 51:5; Isaiah 59:2; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12, Romans 19; Romans 6:23; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1-3)

We also believe the incredibly good news found in the Bible that those who turn from their sin and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior become spiritually new people who are declared “not guilty” for their sin and receive the gift of eternal life. This salvation is acquired through faith alone, apart from any good or religious works, and is based entirely on the death of Jesus Christ on the cross as their substitute. We believe that Christ’s resurrection demonstrated God’s full acceptance of His death as payment for sin and foreshadows the final resurrection of all believers. (John 3:16, John 18; John 36; John 14:6; Romans 4:25; Romans 5:1, Romans 6-9; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:1; 2 Corinthians 5:17, 2 Corinthians 21; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 1:13-14; Titus 3:5)

We believe that the Holy Spirit comes to live in those who are “reborn” as God’s children. As Christians live in obedience to God, the Holy Spirit empowers them to gradually overcome the power of sin and become more like Christ. We believe that those who are truly born again will be protected by God’s power and steadfastly continue in their Christian life until the end. (John 10:28-29; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:16: Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; Jude 1:24)

The Church

We believe in the one, universal Church made up of all who have trusted Christ, who is Head of the Church, which is His body. We also believe in the local church, which is an autonomous, geographically-local congregation of baptized believers who gather for worship, spiritual growth, service, fellowship and observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The local church operates under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and is governed by pastors/elders who are assisted by deacons. It grows as each member serves the body using the spiritual gifts given to them by the Holy Spirit, resulting in maturity, unity and glory to God. Christ has commissioned the church and its individual members to spread the Gospel throughout the world. (Matthew 16:16-19; 28:18- 20; Acts 2:41-47; 20:28; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:20-21; 4:11-16; Colossians 3:12-17; 1 Timothy 3)

We believe that the Lord Jesus has given the local church two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. All who have received Christ as Savior should be baptized by immersion as a symbolic testimony to their participation in the death and resurrection of Christ. Likewise, believers should regularly partake of the Lord’s Supper as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s death and as a testimony of our fellowship with Him and our unity as the body of Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

The Last Days

We believe that at God’s appointed time, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly to the earth and establish His kingdom. We believe in the bodily resurrection of believers and unbelievers. At the final judgment, unbelievers will be separated forever from God in a place of everlasting punishment because of their rejection of Jesus Christ. Believers, in their resurrected bodies, will live in God’s glorious presence as they worship and serve Him forever. (Matthew 25:31-46; John 14:3; Acts 1:6- 11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Philippians 3:20-21; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Hebrews 9:27-28; 2 Peter 3:7-13; Revelation 20-22)

WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT BAPTISM

Who Should Be Baptized

Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with Him.

If you have any questions about how to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, please contact the pastor.

What Baptism Symbolizes

Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:

  1. Accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  2. Shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
  3. Were symbolically washed clean, and sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.

Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse at Broken Chains Freedom Church because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.

Infant Christening

Some denominations choose to christen infants. While we recognize the right of other churches to practice infant christening, we understand Scripture to teach that only professing believers qualify for baptism. Baptism does not make you a believer; rather it shows that you already believe.

BROKEN CHAINS FREEDOM CHURCH

5200 OLD JACKSBORO HWY.

WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS 76302

MAILING ADDRESS:

P.O. BOX 9545

WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS 76308

940-766-6464

brokenchainswf@gmail.com

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