The journey started in 1987 through a vision given by God to Pastor Anthony Ashaye, the Senior Pastor.
The vision statement for the church goes thus:
The King’s Family Centre started out in October 1997 in an Estate Agents Office on Vicarage Road, Stratford London E15 with her first service comprising of 4 adults and a baby boy.
After a few weeks in the Estate agents office, we moved to a 3-bed mid-terraced property two streets away from the estate agents office and there, we sojourned for about 18th months.
By late 1998, the growing church relocated to the Winsor Park Community facilities in Beckton, East London. There, the family phase of this church was established and consolidated as we were predominantly families at that time.
As God grew the church, the search for a suitable property commenced and by early 2002 negotiations had commenced for the current premises in Aveley, Essex, which at that time had been empty for over a year , derelict and in a state of disrepair. During this time amidst stalled negotiations for the current premises, there were numerous searches for suitable properties.
However, by the summer of 2003 negotiations were finalised and the church moved into the current premises in Aveley, Essex by September 2003 after much refurbishment.
All our activities and services have been based at the Aveley premises until April 2011 when Sunday services had to be relocated to the , The Gateway Academy on account of Health and Safety concerns emanating from growth in membership and attendance.
On outreach activities, TKFC is actively fulfilling true religion accordance with James 1:27 – Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
Currently, TKFC actively supports:
- The House of Wells in South Africa who currently look after 750 social and biological orphans
- Home of God’s Grace in Nigeria who look after 67 orphans and 82 widows . We are also responsible for the educational needs of 15 children.
- Thurrock Food Bank , all being supported by your generous contributions and donations
From an Evangelical point of view, our main thrust is word of mouth and the testimonies of God’s faithfulness that abound . However, we do engage the newspapers in our local area for periodic adverts, trusting God for the Harvest.