WHO WE ARE
We are a fellowship of Pro-Torah believers in Yeshua of Nazareth, the Messiah
Beit Tefillah (House of Prayer) Messianic Fellowship was formed in 2001 CE at the leading of the Ruach HaQodesh by Terry Scruggs ZT”L, Dan Payton, Jim Barfield, and Gary Gardner.
We have met in a variety of locations over the years, including many years as a “home fellowship” meeting in several homes on a rotating basis. We are still a “home fellowship” at heart. We currently meet at on Shabbat at 614 SW Park Ave in the Voice of Truth’s fellowship hall (with whom we have a rental agreement). The entrance to the fellowship hall is actually on SW 7th.
Our current Zaqanim (Elders) are Wayne Ingalls and J.D. Kimbrell, shown below opening up the 2011 Lawton-Fort Sill National Day of Prayer with blasts of the shofar:
We are affiliated with the Worldwide Nazarene Assembly of Elohim and enjoy fellowship with other Pro-Torah congregations and groups in the greater Texoma area, including Lawton, Altus and Duncan, OK; Wichita Falls and Bowie, TX.
Our beliefs are:
Big enough to include all the facts.
Open enough to be tested.
And flexible enough to change.
Don’t Believe a Thing that we Say
Search the Scriptures; Be Bereans (Acts 17:11)
The Worldwide Nazarene Assembly of Elohim’s Official Statement in Defense of Marriage is shown below:
Official Declaration in Defense of Marriage
Yeshua the Messiah said:
4 …Have you not read, that He who made man at the beginning, made them male and female.
5 And said: Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh?
6 And now they are no more two, but one flesh only. What therefore Elohim has joined together, man cannot separate.
(Matt. 19:4-6 HRV)
We as Nazarenes maintain that marriage is a religious rather than a secular act. We maintain that word ‘marriage’ means only a 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 a wife.
Therefore, we as Nazarenes claim the right not to participate in any public act, record, or judicial proceeding respecting a relationship between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage under the laws of any nation, state, territory, possession, or tribe, or any alleged right or claim arising from such relationship.’