J.D. Link is the founder and pastor of Abundant Grace Fellowship Church in Blanco, Texas. He is a native Texan, born in Corpus Christi and raised on Garner Park near Leakey. After serving four years in the U.S Coast Guard, he moved to Blanco with his wife and children, and met the Living God, The Lord Jesus Christ. After being born again, baptized with the Holy Spirit and called to preach; he moved to Colorado Springs and attended Andrew Wommack’s Charis Bible College. Upon graduating two years later, the Lord called him back to Blanco to establish Abundant Grace Fellowship in 2003. Pastor Link's desire as a pastor-teacher is to see people thoroughly rooted and grounded in their faith through a love for, and diligent study of, the Truth - which is the Word of God.
Statement Of Faith
It’s our desire to worship and glorify The Lord our God (Ps 34:1-3, 134:2, Jn 4:24); build up and edify each other (Prov 27:17, 1Cor 14:3); to build strong Christian families (Josh 24:15, Dt 11:18-21); to equip people for the work of the ministry (Eph 4:11-12, 2Tim 2:2); to preach the Gospel (Mt 28:18-20, Mk 16:15-20); To support world missions, especially the persecuted church (Heb. 13:3, Gal 6:10); and to live our lives as true disciples of Jesus Christ (Jn 8:31-32, Lk 14:25-35, 1Cor 13). We give thanks to our Father in Heaven for pouring out on us His abundant grace, mercy, goodness, and love through Jesus; and for His Holy Spirit living inside of us. God is good, all the time! (Mal 3:6, Mk 10:18)
J.D. has been married to his beautiful wife and best friend Krista since the summer of 1994, and together they have been blessed with five wonderful children: Haley, Hayden, Holly, Hannalea & Hudson; and a new grandson, Jeremy.
a. Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Jesus Christ became sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God through Him. This salvation comes by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with your mouth the lordship of Jesus Christ (Rom. 3:24, 10:8-10; Eph. 2:8, 2Cor 5:21).
b. The inward evidence of salvation, to the believer, is the direct witness of the Spirit (Rom. 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of true holiness and love (I Jn. 3:1-3; Jn. 13:35).
c. Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone, and not by human works; however, our works are evidence of our faith and will determine our rewards in eternity (Rom. 10:9-10, 14:10-12; II Cor. 5:10; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; James 2:18).
a. Spiritual (Jn. 3:3, 11; II Cor. 5:17-21;Rom. 10:9-10).
b. Mental (II Tim. 1:7; Rom. 12:2; Is. 26:3).
c. Physical (Is. 53:4-5; Mt. 8:17).
d. Financial (III Jn. 2; II Cor. 9:6-10; Phil. 4:19).
e. Social (Pr. 3:4).
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