Sunday Services at 9AM and 11AM
Thursday Bible Study at 6:30PM
3950 Green Mountain Drive
Branson, MO 65616
One block from the intersection of Highway 76 and Shepherd Of The Hills Expressway. (The building was formerly the Roy Rogers Museum and Theater.)
Who We Are…
FAITH & WISDOM CHURCH is a New Testament, Charismatic, Spirit Filled, Non-Denominational Body of Believers. We exist to celebrate God's presence through worship, to communicate God's Word through evangelism, to educate God's people through discipleship and to demonstrate God's love through ministry.
OUR VISION: We desire that the leadership of Faith & Wisdom Church will Be, Do and Say, what Jesus Was, Did and Said.
We desire for the congregants of Faith & Wisdom Church to Be, Do and Say, what the Early Church Was, Did and Said.
As children of God, we are to always be “Loving People And Building Lives”.
About Our Pastor
Gary McSpadden, lead pastor of FAITH AND WISDOM CHURCH in Branson Missouri, is a leader in the spreading the Word of God around the world through Teaching, Writing and Singing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Growing up as a “preacher’s kid” and then for thirteen years a Pastor himself, has helped prepare Gary for the Teaching Ministry that God has designed for this man. Known all across the globe, Gary McSpadden is not only considered one of America’s gifted singers but also an anointed Preacher, Teacher and Writer. God called and commissioned Gary to teach the principles of Faith, Wisdom, Spiritual Freedom and Victory. His spiritual insights bring answers to people at the point of their most difficult moments in life. He shares his gift to bring souls to Christ, strengthen families and increase the individual’s faith to believe God for the meeting of every need.
As you may know, McSpadden has music roots from the Statesmen and The Oak Ridge Boys, to the Imperials, The Bill Gaither Trio, and The Gaither Vocal Band. Gary McSpadden has proved, through the years of ministry, that a broad expression of gifts can have an important part in influencing multitudes of people. With 16 solo albums, over 30 albums from his Gaither years and the other groups, McSpadden has in fact been honored as an inductee in the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1998, 1999 and 2000 for his founding work with the Imperials, the Bill Gaither Trio and the Oak Ridge Boys respectively.
Finding great success not only as a pastor, a teacher, and performer, but as a songwriter as well. Some of Gary’s songs such as, “ Jesus Lord To Me”, “Hallelujah Praise The Lamb”, “No Other Name But Jesus” and “Jesus Be Jesus In Me” have also become familiar to us as choruses we sing in our churches. Gary has also gained notoriety for producing Dove Award winning recording projects for various artists such as: The Bill Gaither Trio; Gaither Vocal Band; The Talleys; The Cathedrals; Lulu Roman; Terry Gibbs and others.
When you hear Gary’s name, you might remember some of your favorite gospel music… However, it is really the heart of a Pastor and Teacher that is at the center of this Worldwide Ministry. There is definitely something “more than music” to the calling on the life of Gary McSpadden.
During thirteen years as a pastor in Ft. Worth, Texas, Gary McSpadden was noted for his preaching and teaching ministry, which was seen as a large factor in the church’s growth. The new church grew quickly to over one thousand in attendance each week as people experienced The Power of God at work in their daily lives. The center point of Gary’s ministry continues to be the message of Faith, Wisdom and Obedience and how personalizing these principles can change your Finances, your Family Life and your Spiritual Growth.
Expectations are high for the continuation of God’s magnificent blessings to flow through the ministry of the fast growing “Faith and Wisdom Center” in Branson. McSpadden says, “We are a church that’s ‘Loving People and Building Lives’ and our ministry is reaching people locally as well as across the globe with television ministry and mission works throughout the world.”
Gary and Carol McSpadden have wonderfully integrated Gospel music and the ministry of the Word to touch thousands of lives each year. They are continuing to support mission works in Haiti, Spain, Northern Ireland, Romania, China and Russia.
One thing is for sure… Gary McSpadden has taken seriously the call to use his abundance of talents for the Lord. The call on his life is real!
About Our Associate Pastors
Tony and Dalene Tharp
Pastor Tony Tharp has been involved in ministry since an early age. He grew up with Evangelist/Missionary parents, ministering in the Word and music all over the U.S. and Great Britain. When not traveling, he and his family were based just outside Atlanta, Georgia. At age 25 he became the Youth Pastor of a Full Gospel church outside of Atlanta, GA. He moved to Las Vegas in 1995 where he met the love of his life, Dalene. Together they have raised 4 children. They currently have 2 pugs, Lu-Lu and Chipper.
Pastor Tony received his Master of Theology degree from Southern Bible Institute and Seminary in 2002. He has lead worship, ministered to youth and singles and young married couples groups, led the DivorceCare divorce recovery ministry, taught adult Bible classes and coordinated an evangelistic outreach in the Las Vegas Area. Pastor Tony is also a H.O.P.E. Chaplain, has served on the H.O.P.E. Chaplain Executive Board, which visits and ministers to patients and their families in the hospital. He plays a number of musical instruments: guitar, drums, tenor and soprano sax, keyboard, and is learning bass. And he is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.