Marquise was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He and his wife, Tameka, have been married since 2010 along with two great kids, Kobe and Caden. Marquise attended Union University in Tennessee, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership. He was later employed by Brown Missionary Baptist Church and served as the Congregational Care Pastor under the leadership of Dr. Bartholomew Orr. In 2018 Marquise developed a deep passion for church planting, and in the later months of 2019, he began networking with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to begin training. Since then, Marquise has worked countless hours while fulfilling the call to plant a thriving church in Holly Springs, MS.
As a church, we will commit to spreading the love of Jesus locally, nationally, and internationally. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37).
As a church, we will commit to loving people beyond what they are, so that the love of Christ in us can reveal who they are. “Love others as I have loved you” (John 15:12).
As a church, we will commit to serving the needs of people spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally. “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give HIS life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).
As a church we will commit to the following:
- Giving our time – becoming accessible and available
- Giving our talents – utilizing our gifts to be impactful
- Giving our tithes – we will give to God as God gives back
For Philippians 2:4 says, “not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interest of the others.”
The sole basis of our belief is the Bible—the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe Scripture in its entirety originated with God, and He revealed it to chosen authors.
Proverbs 30:5; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Romans 16:25-26
We believe there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three equal persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In the beginning, God demonstrated His power, wisdom, and goodness by creating the world and everything in it.
John 1:1; John 4:23-24
The eternal second person of the Trinity was fully united with a human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived in perfect obedience to the Father, voluntarily paid the price for the sins of all people by dying on the cross as their substitute, and satisfied divine justice, bringing salvation to all who trust in Him alone.
John 1:1; John 1:14; John 20:28; I Timothy 2:5,3:16; Isiah 9:6;
Philippians 2:5-6; II Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; Romans 3:23
People in a saving relationship with Jesus Christ are to live in holiness and obedience as they submit to the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. Sent by the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit applies Christ’s saving work by enlightening the minds of sinners to their need to be saved.
All who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are united with Him as members of His body, the one true church. Scripture commands believers to gather for worship, prayer, fellowship, and the teaching of the Word; to observe Baptism and Communion as established by Jesus Christ; to offer service to the body through development and use of talents and gifts and outreach to the world.
Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23;
I Corinthians 12:12-14; I Corinthians 27-28; Ephesians 4:1-16
Baptism is for those who have made a personal decision to trust Christ alone for their salvation.
Baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ, fulfilled by individuals who have submitted themselves to His sovereignty.
Baptism symbolizes the spiritual cleansing through divine forgiveness and the newness of life believers experience by the virtue of their identification with Christ in His death and resurrection.
Baptism provides an opportunity for believers to make a formal profession of their faith before the church.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12; Acts 8:36-38; Acts 10:47-48
We are saved by grace (which is undeserved and unearned) through faith in Jesus Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.
Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16; Galatians 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; I Corinthians 15:1-4
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place of all who believe in Jesus Christ.
II Corinthians 5:1; I Peter 1:4; Hebrews 11:16; John 17:24; Matthew 5:3;
Matthew 5:12; Matthew 5: 20; Matthew 6:20; Matthew 19:21; Matthew 25:34
After living one life on earth, those who have rejected Christ will be judged justly by God and sent to Hell, where they will be eternally tormented together with the devil and the fallen angels.
Hebrews 9:27; Matthew 25:41-46; Daniel 12:2; Revelation 14:9-11;
Revelation 20:12-15; Revelation 21:8; Mark 9:43-48; Matthew 10:33
Repentance is a commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ. Through repentance, we individually receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation.
Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19
Humanity was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression fell; our only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Genesis 1:26-31; Genesis 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21
Jesus Christ is the only-begotten Son of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary. Therefore, Jesus is the Son of God.
Matthew 1:18; Matthew 1:20; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:27-35; Isaiah 7:14
Sanctification is the ongoing process of being set apart for God, characterized by our yielding to God to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. A lifestyle of developing righteousness and holiness is the evidence to all men that Christ’s Spirit lives within us.
I Thessalonians 4:3; I Thessalonians 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18;
II Corinthians 6:14-18; Romans 8:29; Romans 12:1-2; Hebrews 12:11
THE LORD’S SUPPER
The Lord’s Supper is a unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and wine (or grape juice), expressing in some spiritual way the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, are taken by believers in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.
I Corinthians 10:16; I Corinthians 11:23-25; Matthew 26:26-28; John 6:53-54; Luke 22:1-20
We believe that Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. One day all believers in Christ will also be physically resurrected in glorified bodies to their reward in heaven with God.
Luke 24:16; Luke 24:36; Luke 24:39; Philippians 1:21-23; Philippians 3:21;
I Corinthians 15:42; I Corinthians 15: 44; John 2:19-21, John 20:26-28; John 21:4; Acts 24:15
HEALTH AND PROVISION
We believe that, as part of Christ’s work of salvation, it is the Father’s ultimate will for believers to become whole and healthy in all areas of life:
- Mentally and Emotionally
These promises do not negate the experience of trials. And the presences of trials do not imply any sort of spiritual inferiority. These promises are merely a plan by which God receives glory and man receives wholeness – whether received in this life or the next.
II Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10; II Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3; Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24; Romans 8:11; Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, Psalm 84:11; Philippians 4:19; I Corinthians 6:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:3-7; Ephesians 2:1-7; Colossians 3:5-7; John 16:33
HEALING OF THE SICK
Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus and is included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. Healing is a provision of Christ’s atonement on the cross and is given as a sign which is to fellow believers.
Matthew 8:16-17; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; III John 2; Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Mark 16:17-18
CHRIST INDWELLS ALL BELIEVERS
Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by the Holy Spirit. They are putting their trust in what Christ accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead.
John 14:17; John 14:23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20
MARRIAGE / SEXUALITY
We believe that God has created sexual parameters for all mankind through His word (I Thessalonians 4:3-7; I Corinthians 5:11, 6:9-10; Colossians 3:5). Sexuality is to be shared in the context of holy matrimony between one man, born as a man, and one woman, born as a woman (Hebrews 13:4; I Corinthians 6:15; Romans 1:26-27; Matthew 19:4-6). God empowers all believers with the power to transform their desires to His standards (Philippians 2:13, I Corinthians 6:11; Colossians 3:7) for the ultimate purpose of joy. Accordingly, this Church, its pastors, staff, and members will not participate in same-sex unions or same-sex marriages, nor will its property or resources be used for such purposes. Common law marriages are not recognized.
- Revive Church will be led by the pastoral staff, fed by the pastoral staff, and accountable to the congregation.
- Elders will serve as shepherds among the congregation.
- Pastoral Staff will focus on equipping the church for the work of the ministry through preaching and teaching, while training and modeling the life of Christ.
- Deacons will be appointed to serve the needs of the church.
1 Peter 5:2-3; 1 Timothy 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:2-3;1 Timothy 3:8-13, Acts 6: 1-7
When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save someone (1 Corinthians 9:22).
Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interest of the others (Philippians 2:4).
All have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
CHRIST CENTERED-THE REASON
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).