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Shekinah Faith International Ministries


Shekinah Faith 

International Ministries

Apostle Gary B. McLaurin is Founder and Pastor of Shekinah Faith Temple International Ministries.  In October of 1991, God lead Pastor McLaurin to shepherd a flock of people. He began his ministry right in his very own home. A few months later God moved him to a condemned building, located on Cashwell Street. He worshipped God in this place for five months before God blessed him to move to Owen Drive.  After eighteen years of worshipping in there, God blessed Shekinah over seven years ago with an edifice on Goins Drive that seats over four hundred people.  Recently, God sent Apostle on a mandate to establish another Shekinah location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This location will house an educational center, various outreach programs for the community and a counseling center. Shekinah is a place where signs, wonders and miracles performed.  God is doing a mighty work in this ministry.  Eyes and ears have not seen what God has in store!



Our ministry stands for Truth. The truth is the only way that we can be free. (John 8:32) Our leaders preach sound doctrine without sugar coating. They stand on the truth, which is the word of God.

Our ministry is about the Kingdom of God. Jesus did not come to the world to condemn, but that all would be save. (Romans 8:1) We stand on this scripture, because if we condemn everyone that walks in our sanctuary, then no one would get saved or delivered. Therefore, we do not look down or condemn anyone because it is through God’s grace that we are not in that position. Our arms are always extended to God’s people.

Our ministry is about Love. Love is the greatest commandment and this is how men will know that we belong to God. Love is kind, patient, and longsuffering. Our leaders exemplify the spirit of love. The spirit of love rest in our midst and on each member. I Corinthians 13 let’s us know that we can have spiritual gifts, but if we don’t have LOVE, we are nothing. Love is the preeminent thing.

Our ministry is also about Praise. We believe that praise moves God, regardless of your situation, when he hears our praise he responds to the situation. God inhabits the praise of his people. (Psalm 22:3)


We believe in God the father, God the son and God the Holy Ghost. We believe that Jesus is God and just as he said in Acts 1:10-11 This same Jesus will come back in like manner and receive us unto himself. We believe in the Kingdom Manifold Ministry. We preach salvation and not condemnation. However, we preach condemnation of sin according to Romans 8:3 “for what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin condemned sin in the flesh.” The Kingdom shows endless love. We believe in strengthen the brethren. We also believe that the strong must bare the infirmity of the weak.


Our present edifice seats 500 and has 4 classrooms/offices and a dining area. In the next year, we will enlarge and open a day care, an after school tutorial program and an outreach center for the elderly and homeless. The vision will expand even further in the years to come with adding second location in Pittsburg, PA.


The Lord gave me a vision in 1990 to house and feed his sheep. Our ministry began in my living room, two condemned buildings (one in which we own), and the new edifice we are presently worshiping in.

This vision is now coming to pass and will continue to grow. God is and has blessed us tremendously. This vision is continually coming to pass because God has provided the Pro-Vision.

Habakkuk 2:2-3: “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it… For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”



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Fayetteville, NC 28306