Tom Campbell has been a licensed, ordained minister, since 1990, doing the work of the ministry as a chaplain in the Everett Washington community, and Greater Puget Sound region. He is involved in teaching, evangelizing, counseling, performing weddings, vow renewals, and funerals. Tom became a born again Christian, at a Billy Graham Crusade in Seattle in 1976. His folks were singing in the crusade choir. Shortly afterward, he worked for a company, where a co-worker and his family invited him to church, and he grew in faith, and was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ as the bible states. (Acts 2:38)
Tom has been a speaker at Auburn chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship Intl. The ministry Tom was lead into by the Lord, is Breakthrough Intl. and is a non profit, non denominational ministry organization. The primary focus is evangelism and discipleship, serving the body of Christ, including independant ministers such as evangelists, and house church leaders on the North American continent and abroad, as a ministerial and pastoral fellowhip.
A vast segment of people today, feel confused by the 450 denominations calling themselves Christian. They wonder "Which is the right one?" Or they feel they don't feel they fit into the denominational church structure. They read in the bible that the apostles taught "there's "one body, or church, and one hope of your calling." (Eph. 4:4) And they identify more with the smaller houses churches of the New Testament, feeling not only that people can get to know one another, servving God together, and that this enables rapid expansion of the gospel through evangelism, without the cost of building programs, since people meet in home groups. They feel religion should be more personal and spiritual, less program oriented, and they want to develope spiritual gifts, and actualize God's calling in their lives, feeling this is frequently stiffled in larger churches. (1 Cor. 12)
When Tom and Alana Campbell met in 1983, he was on staff as a minister and bible teacher, with Living Word Church in Tukwila, Washington, where he trained church planting teams. Tom and Alana pray with people who want to receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. Tom baptizes them in the name of Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ as is the apostolic command in Acts 2:38. (Acts 8:16, Acts 10:46-48, Acts 19:5) He has the gift of healing and prays for the sick to be healed according to Mark 16:16-18,and does hospital visitation. Tom provides spiritual counseling and emotional support and encouragment to individuals in the community in time of crisis.
Tom and Alana have served as phone counselors for Christian Broadcasting Network's 700 Club, where Alana was a prayer leader, overseeing the 250 member prayer chain, and giving prayer requests called in from the television program, to it's prayer chain captains, researching healings and miracles for the television program at Virginia Beach, and serving as editor of the Center's Prayer Network News, where the former CBN 700 Club director Pete Battjes, and office mgr. Harriet Stiller gave them excellent references. The Campbells completed two television interviews, entitled "The Benjamin Company," dealing with overcoming faith in the face of the perilous end times spoken of in scripture, and "prophetic worship," for full gospel minister, Vanessa Pace's television programs, International Ways of praise and Making His Praise Glorious, which are aired in the Pacific Northwest.
The Campbells have ministered internationally, in Europe in France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and the Netherlands-1994-1999-2000, as well as Great Britain, in England-1994, in Eastern Europe in Romania-1999-2000, and Scotland-1999-2000, Canada including Labrador, in 1998, serving on evangelism and church planting teams.
Alana Campbell was called to the ministry in 1973, when she became a born again, Spirit filled Christian, and has been an ordained minister since 1990. She is called as a prophetess, and prophetic teacher, and this has been confirmed by various ministries. The 700 Club director John Decker, prophesied that she has an unusual spiritual gift of revelation knowledge, seeing visions and receiving prophetic words for individuals, and words of knowledge for those to whom she ministers to.
Alana is a published author of devotional magazine articles, and has written books on worship and evangelism, such as "The Benjamin Company, The Dance of Manahaim, and Troubadors of the Spirit." She has been a speaker in churches and at women's conferences such as Women's Aglow, in Centralia, and Chehalis.
The Campbell's believe Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever, and the promises in the bible are for today, to those who believe. God's calling is on every man and woman, not just ordained ministers, and He wants to use you in your field of endeavor, as you let your light shine, and share your faith in Him.
The Campbell's have a testimony of the miraculous working of God's profound grace in their lives. Today Tom and Alana stress the importance of believing and obeying the biblical faith the apostles taught, based on Acts 2:38, Acts 8:16, Acts 10:46-48, and Acts 19:5. Tom performs weddings, funerals, baby christenings, does hospital visitation, and he and Alana are counsellors. We are located in south Everett, approximately 25 minutes from Seattle.
The belief in water baptism in Jesus name, is a reformers stance, which differs from the traditional denominations. During the Reformation, God restored the truth of "water-baptism" in Yeshua/Jesus name, through various Reformation groups. Many in Europe and Great Britain gladly embraced this foundational apostolic truth, such as Quakers, Camisards, and others, carrying it around the world. Many modern day Quakers have succombed to "group pressure unfortunately."
During the Reformation, all did not receive it at that time, but continued to preach a compromised gospel message, which was not the "full-gospel" the apostles taught. But understanding this, and having read that the apostles baptized 3000 at Pentecost in Jesus name, (Acts 2:38) the Samaritans in Yeshua/Jesus name, (Acts 8:16) the Gentiles (Acts 10:46-48) and Ephesians, (Acts 19:5)we know God has called believers for such a time as this, to "raise up the ruins of the fallen Tabernacle of David, that as Acts 15 states, "The rest of mankind might seek after the Lord,and all the Gentiles that are called by My name, says the Lord, who makes these things known from of old. (prophetically)
God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Pet. 3:9) God's word tells us: "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Rom. 3:23) God laid upon Messiah, the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53) The wages of sin is , but the gift of God of God is eternal life through Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom. 6:23)
Following Messiah's birth, it was revealed to a righteous, devout man in Jerusalem named Simeon, who all his life, had been looking for the consolation of Israel, that he would not die, before he'd seen the Lord's Christ. (Luke 2:26) Messiah is all that Simeon said, when he came by the Spirit to the temple, just as the infant Yeshua/Jesus was being carried into the temple, to present Him to God as the firstfruits, as the law required:
"Now Lord, Thou dost let thy bond servant depart in peace, according to Thy word, for mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples. A "Light of revelation to the Gentiles," and the Glory of His people Israel." (Luke 2:32)
We remain resolute on this point and unwilling to compromise, as many have, for a financial denominational backing, knowing there is an apostolic pattern laid down in Acts 2:38, for church planting.
We do not wish to deviate from God's word in our discipleship methods, knowing this, that "as many as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ." (Gal. 3:27, Romans 6:3-4) The New Testament examples of being "baptized into Christ," are seen in the converts of the 12 Apostles of the Lamb and others, who believing in Messiah Yeshua/Jesus Christ as the only sacrifice for sins, submited to "water-baptism in Jesus name" as commanded, making Him Saviour and Lord of their lives. (Acts 2:38, Acts 8:16, Acts 10:46-48, Acts 19:5)
Is water baptism important to salvation? In the words of our Saviour Himself: "He that believes AND is baptized shall be saved." (Mark 16:16-18) ...The like figure, whereunto even baptim doth also now also save us...(1 Pet.3:21) In Matt. 28:20, where Messiah teaches His disciples to baptize "in haShem, the name" (singluar, nor titles plural) --He also commanded that we share our faith by teaching you to do ALL things He has commanded you, and lo He is with us even to the ends of the world."
Baptism should be "by totally immersing" the individual briefly under the water, then raising him out of the water. This is seen in such scriptures as John the Baptist baptizing in Aenon, for there was much water there. (John 3:23) And "coming up out of the water," as in the case of the Ethiopian eunuch's baptism, a man in service in the court of Queen Candace, whom Philip baptized. (Acts 8:38-39) These verses, together with the fact that the meaning of the Greek term for BAPTISM is "BAPTISMO," meaning "IMMERSION," not RHANTIZO, "to sprinkle, testifies to the fact that those being baptized were "immerses" and not "sprinkled." This symbolizes ones total identification with Messiah's crucifixion, burial and resurrection. (Rom. 6:3-4) Even as we die to our old life of sin, so we also rise to walk in newness of life. (Rom. 6:4)
When you look for a good "full-gospel" church to attend, enquire if they "baptize in Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ's name. From this you can determine how "full" their gospel really is. If they are unwilling to baptize you in Messiah's name, which testifies publicly that "In Him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead in bodily form, and you are complete in Him, as it states in Colossians 2:9, keep looking. He who asks shall receive. He that seeks shall find! He who knocks, the door shall be opened to Him! (Luke 11:9) Those who obey God's word, come into the righteousness which is through faith in Yeshua/Jesus. (Heb. 11:7)
Those willing also to live even as strangers in a strange land as our forefathers of the faith, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob did, are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise. (Heb. 11:9) God promises in Hebrews 11:39-40, that "All these, (Old Testament believers) gained approval for their faith, did not obtain the promise, available to you today. God having provided something better--that they without us should not be made perfect, or completed. (Heb. 11:39-40) Having obeyed the teaching and example of the New Testament apostles of Messiah, who walked with Him, followed His teachings, saw His healings and miracles, watched him die on the cross, as the lamb sacrifice for the sins of mankind, and rise again, we trust in God to meet the needs of this faith work. That it will be, as it was, and has always been a fruitful work.
Tom & Alana Campbell 5214 South 2nd Avenue, Everett, Washington 98203-4113 Telephone (425) 252-2981