Who We Are?

Our Mission

Our church consists of a group of people who have a task to perform on behalf of Christ. We are to manifest His love to the world through service to humanity (Matthew 5:16). We are to proclaim the good news, which is the Gospel of Salvation through faith in Christ to all men and make them disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). It is our duty to tell others about Jesus, invite them to church and to be there as opportunity avails itself. In addition, as we allow God to transform our lives into the image of His Son, we are to bring glory and praise to Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:11- 12). We should also know what the vision is for this church and whatever we can do to help bring it to pass what God has given to His under shepherd, your Pastor, for us the people. Without a vision, the people will perish (Proverbs 29:18).

Dr. John Pelizzari Ph.D.

Dr. John Pelizzari has been serving God since 1982.  He is founder and Senior Pastor of Agape Christian Center in Belton, Texas.  He is a Certified Teacher in Theology from Calvary Bible Institute.  He has a Bachelors degree from Calvary Theological Seminary and a Doctorate from Southwestern Christian University.  In addition, he is a Certified Faith Based Counselor from the Faith Based Counselor Training Institute, a Certified Faith Base Clinical Counselor and a Board Certified Faith Based Clinical Therapist from the International Institute of Faith Based Counseling. He is a Certified Pastoral Member, Teacher and International Representative of the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling on Creation Therapy. His memberships include the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministries International, the American Association of Christian Counselors and the International Charismatic Bible Ministries.

His apostolic calling has founded Called and Chosen International, a fellowship of churches and ministries working together for the cause of Christ that spans the globe.  His apostolic voice is training a generation of ministers and pastors in Africa. He is a pastors pastor and a ministers minister and a spiritual father and grandfather to many.

His endeavors include a vast multimedia ministry as well as a weekly television program called Forged By Fire.

He is a favorite speaker at camps, retreats and conferences with his messages being bold, confrontational and humorous as the Holy Spirit confirms the Word with signs and wonders following; as well as mentoring and training a generation of disciples and ministers by launching them forth in their respective gifts and callings and helping pastors, churches and ministries become all that God has called them to be.

He has been married since 1992 to Dr. Karen K. Pelizzari who ministers with him as the Spirit leads.

Dr. Karen Pelizzari Ph.D.

Dr. Karen K. Pelizzari’s ministry is down to earth with a challenging edge as the Holy Spirit ministers, confirming the Word preached with signs and wonders following. Karen has a very strong prophetic mantle as she prophesies boldly with great accuracy and detail. In addition, she has a vast  prison  ministry,  wmens  ministry as well as having authored several books and founded Studio K Productions.

She is the Vice President of Agape Christian Center of Central Texas Inc. where she also serves as a Pastor with her husband, Senior Pastor Dr. John Pelizzari. Karen is the Founder and President of Agape Bible College which also offers free degrees to inmates.

Karen holds Doctorate Degree in Christian Counseling, a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology as well as being a Certified Teacher of Theology. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors in addition to being a Certified Faith Based Counselor.