About The Father’s House
It has been over 30 years since Bishop Wellington Boone had a dramatic encounter with Jesus Christ, which catapulted him from a backslidden state into the radical Christian leader that he is today.
He and his wife Katheryn started a church in Ettrick, Virginia and after several years moved the church to Richmond, Virginia. With a focus on prayer, fasting, and personal consecration, the Richmond church continued to grow, birthing a national college ministry; an outreach to high schools and athletes; mission trips to foreign countries and a Christian preparatory academy.
The Boones might have stayed in Richmond until their old age, but something changed all that. On December 29, 1993, Bishop Boone was awakened with a vision and a clear word from the Lord that he should move to Atlanta.
A few months later, in a letter dated April 25, 1994, Rick Joyner of MorningStar Ministries wrote a prophecy to Bishop Boone without any prior knowledge of what God had been speaking to him. He stated, “While praying for you this morning, I saw you in a vision. You took a group of people to Atlanta.” He then went on to describe what he saw in that vision and from that word, the Boones moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta was a huge fortress with thick walls that reminded me of Jericho. You called for the people to open the gates of the city to let you in, but they would not do it. You then scaled the wall. You told the group that you had brought to “watch,” which I knew meant for them to pray. Once you were on top of the wall you called the people inside to listen to you, but they would not even acknowledge you. Then, you looked to the ancient cathedral that was in the middle of the city and you determined to climb to the top of the steeple.
When you got to the top, you stood on the cross and cried out to the people again. This time, they all came to hear you because they saw you standing on the cross. You then hastily, as if you knew that the time was running out, started directing groups to take positions in the different gates of the city and all around the wall. The people obeyed immediately. It was obvious that now whatever you told them they would do.
You then started calling for warriors to come from all directions to fortify the city, and all of the smaller towns around the city. During the whole vision, the weather constantly changed over the city from bright sunshine, to clouds, to terrible storms, then back to sunshine. Through it all, you never left the cross. As long as the people could look up and see you there, they too would continue to work. I was then told to give you one word:
At the same time, Bishop Boone started The Fellowship of International Churches (FOIC), a church planting movement that was founded out of a need from pastors who desired spiritual oversight. Garland Hunt, Larry Jackson, associate pastor Marvin Mason and other leaders consecrated “Pastor” Boone as “Bishop” Boone in honor of him being their spiritual father.
After leaving their thriving church in the hands of the associate pastor, the Boones established a new work in northern Atlanta, which grew from meeting in their living room to meeting in schools and hotels. Then finally in September 2003, they opened the church building in Norcross, Georgia, where we are today, The Father’s House, A Family Church for All Nations.