The mission of FBCV Worship Center is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Bishop Horace Allen

Bishop Horace Allen Sr., Senior Pastor

Bishop Allen has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at FBCV Worship Center for ten years. He and his wife have twelve children. Bishop Allen is passionate about feeding and helping the homeless.

Bishop Allen’s spiritual journey began at The University of Holy Ghost Theology Outreach Ministry where he was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost under Bishop John R. Bradley and began his theological training under Bishop Bradley in July of 1985. In 1988 he united with Chapel of Peace Old and New Testament Holiness Church where he became a faithful deacon and answered his call to the gospel ministry in 1990 under Bishop Erving Smith where he was licensed and ordained 1990. January 1991 Later that year he reunited with his family at New Mt. Calvary where he grew in ministry under the mentorship of Dr. Lonnie Dawson, Senior Pastor of the New Mt. Calvary B.C. For 15 years he served as a staff minister and office administration Staff. He developed several ministries from the ground up, including Minister of Evangelism, Minister of Audio/Video, dealt with 3 t.v. stations, Men’s Minster (over 700 men), Mother’s Ministry minster and developed the church first outside with the feeding ministry where many souls were saved and still members today.  He taught Main Pastoral Bible Study, Pastor New Members Class Assistant teacher, and taught Doctrinal Bible Studies.  He set up first children ministry with Evangelist Dwight and Zonelle Thompson called Stitches ministry where over 300 children gave their life to Christ.  He was also Executive Assistant to the Southern Area Clergy Council responsible for Pastoral Recruitment and other lateral duties.

Then upon his call to Pastorship to First Baptist Church of Venice in 2006 till present to revitalize a dead ministry from 5 members to now 170 members. He now serves also as the President of Western Ministerial Alliance in Venice which consist of approx. 15 pastors where the Lord continued to prepare him for his destiny. First Baptist fed over 4000 hot meals to the homeless and clothed over1000 families in 2011. In 2012 he planeted a new church in Los Angeles, CA called By Faith Full Gospel Ministries to the Service of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This ministry also comes from his background in crack addiction, living in a mission, gang life, partying, and dysfunctional  family life, to seeing and experiencing the saving power of Jesus  Christ and  learning how to walk by faith in an unforgiving world