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Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The mission of Fervent Prayer is the same mission Jesus gave his followers: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer, Worship, The Word, Signs, Miracles, and Wonders

The Vision

We are people promoting healing and deliverance through the power of prayer and faith around the world.

Our Core

The following are the core beliefs of Fervent Prayer based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teachings and ministries are rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines. In the triune God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: Jesus Christ is true God and true man.  All scripture is given by the inspiration of God. It is the will of God that every believer be filled with the Holy Spirit, water baptism and observance of the Lord’s Supper. In the personal, visible, and imminent return of Christ.


There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  


Healing is provided in the redemptive work of Christ and is available to every believer.  God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.


Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and need salvation.  Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

The Church

The church consists of all those who have received Jesus Christ as their personal savior.  The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.


In the bodily resurrection of the just & unjust, Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.

Our Pastors

Pastor James W. Jackson is a husband, pastor, speaker, and author who’s impacted thousands of lives through his ministry, prayer, and dedication to service. He is the  Lead Pastor of Fervent Prayer Church, where he began his ministry with approximately ten members in a school building on the Westside of Indianapolis.

Pastor Jackson's goal is to promote healing and deliverance through the power of prayer and faith around the world. He has aligned himself with a great pastoral leadership team and as a result, has been a blessing to the city of Indianapolis. In 2010, he was the first pastor in the city of Indianapolis' history to be appointed to the Police Merit Board by Mayor Greg Ballard. He is the President of Fervent Care Childcare and Christian Academy, the director of the Far-Eastside Action Coalition, a 2014 recipient of the Mayor's Community Service Award, and the founder of Clean For Green; which employs Indy youth to clean the Far-Eastside community.

Pastor Jackson lives in Indianapolis, IN with his wife of  27 years, Pastor Dietrich (Dee) Jackson - who also serves along side him at FPC. They are the proud parents of four daughters, and grandparents to two grandsons.