Emmanuel Christian Ministries (ECM) was founded by Brian and Henrietta Hollins, May 17, 2007, as a Non-Denominational Ministry.This Fellowship began on Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 3301 W. 70th Street in Shreveport, LA with approximately 27 families. ECM grew by leaps and bounds until eventually we needed more space to accommodate the growth. Although we were growing in spurts, Pastor Hollins felt an absence of the leading of God’s Spirit upon the Ministry. In February of 2013, Pastor Hollins heard the Spirit of the Lord once again charging time to change the name of the church. On July 1, 2013, the name Abounding Grace was placed into his spirit and on October 27, 2013 we officially changed our name. ECM has gone from a traditional spirit-filled ministry with no signs following, to Abounding Grace, a ministry of faith in God’s Word with signs of healings and the promises mentioned in in Mark 16:16-17.
Who are We?
We are the Army of the Lord, allowing God’s immeasurable grace to abound in every area of our ministry. Our people’s faith in the Word of God is being increased and minds are changing through the impartation of a rhema Word. God wants His people walking in healing, protection, provision and love, all that our Lord Jesus has already made available. As we have seen over these last few months, the miracles read about during the first church (Peter’s and John’s era) are still available by faith in Jesus’ name, which has all power. As Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:4-5, And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Our vision at Abounding Grace is to reach people right where they are through the teaching and the Power of God’s Holy word. Romans 10:17 says that Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Our vision is to see every soul translated from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light by the Holy Spirit impartation of God’s Holy Word. We are going to teach in every State of these United State and on every continent the incorruptible, never changing word of the living God.