Join as a church

Our network provides relational support and tax covering to hundreds of local churches, empowering independent ministries to thrive in their unique callings.

We are home to over
600 local churches worldwide

We are a home to independent churches of all shapes and sizes, from small gatherings in homes to well-established megachurches.
Every church in the Fellowship Network is a unique congregation with its own unique part to play in the Body of Christ.

Together, we value relationship, unity of spirit, and a hunger to see God move through the local expressions of His church.

We knew that starting a church would be a huge task, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without The Fellowship Network. We are excited to know that we have people that are going on this journey with us. There will be people that will reach out to you and give you the support system you need to make sure you have a successful and life-giving ministry.​

Vaughaligan Walwyn

Houston, Texas

How we empower independant churches:

Practical Resources

Looking for a solution to a unique problem? There are people in our network who have walked in your shoes and have solutions to offer.

Relational Support

Our network is made up of pastors and leaders from hundreds of independent churches around the world.

Mentoring

Relationships that provide shepherding, learning, and spiritual growth for Christian ministers.

Tax Covering

Our team can guide you through the process of legally organizing your church and obtaining tax-free status with the IRS

A supportive place to grow your church

It can be a challenge to find peers, mentors, and leaders who will help you grow as a ministry. You need help that doesn’t require becoming part of another organization’s hierarchical structure and authority. Just like with Elijah, John the Baptist, and many others, every minister needs confirmation that they are not alone. The Fellowship is structured to never have any ecclesiastical or hierarchical authority over its members (see bylaws 3.01). We are committed to helping each other become examples of how “…the whole body fits together perfectly, each part doing its own special work, helping the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love” (Ephesians 4:16). The Fellowship Network is a large interconnection of peers and mentors, with an up-to-date resource center, field-tested practical solutions to ministry situations, regular gatherings and a community where “iron sharpens iron” as the Holy Spirit leads. We will guide you through all the legalities, forms and tax codes required to establish a tax-exempt organizational structure that best fits your ministry. Our regional gatherings are a family affair, a time to start new friendships, renew old ones, become inspired and partake of one-on-one mentoring, as well as personal counseling in matters that uniquely impact independent ministers.

A legacy of hunger

From our very beginning, The Fellowship has been Full Gospel, Spirit-empowered, and hungry for the Presence of God. In 1948 Gordon Lindsay, Jack Moore and several other independent evangelistic healing ministries formed “The Voice of Healing.” The resulting alliances birthed a healing revival that quickly spread around the world. As the number of independent evangelists approached 100, they came together to form a fellowship that elected Gordon Lindsay as president. Those well-watered roots continue to produce much fruit. As more pastors, missionaries, evangelists, teachers, and churches joined the group, it became clear that a coordinated group of independent ministers should be formed to care for all the souls God was birthing, as well as a place for the laborers in the harvest to regroup, recharge and be refreshed. In 1962, Lindsay convened a conference at the Baker Hotel in Dallas for all interested ministers. Plans were laid and the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches & Ministers International was born. We celebrated 50 years of dedicated service in 2012, and continue on as “The Fellowship Network” – a Spirit-empowered community, advancing the Kingdom of God.

A supportive place to grow your church

It can be a challenge to find peers, mentors, and leaders who will help you grow as a ministry. You need help that doesn’t require becoming part of another organization’s hierarchical structure and authority. Just like with Elijah, John the Baptist, and many others, every minister needs confirmation that they are not alone. The Fellowship is structured to never have any ecclesiastical or hierarchical authority over its members (see bylaws 3.01). We are committed to helping each other become examples of how “…the whole body fits together perfectly, each part doing its own special work, helping the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love” (Ephesians 4:16). The Fellowship Network is a large interconnection of peers and mentors, with an up-to-date resource center, field-tested practical solutions to ministry situations, regular gatherings and a community where “iron sharpens iron” as the Holy Spirit leads. We will guide you through all the legalities, forms and tax codes required to establish a tax-exempt organizational structure that best fits your ministry. Our regional gatherings are a family affair, a time to start new friendships, renew old ones, become inspired and partake of one-on-one mentoring, as well as personal counseling in matters that uniquely impact independent ministers.

We knew that starting a church would be a huge task, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without The Fellowship Network. We are excited to know that we have people that are going on this journey with us. There will be people that will reach out to you and give you the support system you need to make sure you have a successful and life-giving ministry.​

Vaughaligan Walwyn

Houston, Texas