Rev. Lacey is the pastor and founder of United Faith Christian Ministry (UFCM). This unique ministry was birthed in February 2001 with a group of Christians who loved the Lord and committed themselves to His service. Under the direction of Pastor Lacey and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, UFCM has contributed much to the Kingdom of God through mission efforts, preaching and teaching the Word of God. This unique ministry is a place where healing takes place, lives are changed, families are reconciled, men and women are strengthened and revived.
Pastor Lacey is a loving and caring man of God who contributes much to the Kingdom by giving of his time, talent and treasure. He is a gifted preacher and teacher. He strongly believes the Word of God is essential for spiritual growth and for a personal relationship with God. Embracing the call of God to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in 1988, Rev. Lacey began to prepare for the work of ministry at the Fredericksburg Bible Institute, where he received a degree in Religious Studies. Pastor Lacey continued his educational pursuit at the University of Mary Washington where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies. He has completed courses at North Carolina State University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Justice Fellowship College of Theology. Rev. Lacey is a visionary who has a passion for people and a burning desire for the Word of God. He endeavors to follow the Holy Spirit to accomplish the will of God. Having a desire that all men study and grow in the grace and knowledge of God and his passion for a prepared people, led to the opening of The Unity Institute at UFCM in January 2007.
Rev. Lacey is a very blessed man who is a living testament of God's grace, love, patience and forgiveness. He is married to Dr. Renee Lacey, a gifted woman of God. She is a powerful preacher and teacher who ministers with wisdom, love and power.
They have one son and daughter-in-law. The son is the pastor of Long Branch Baptist Church, Caroline County, Virginia. They have two daughters and a son-in-law. The daughter and son-in-law assist with music and ministries at the father's church, UFCM and the son's church, Long Branch. Their younger daughter is active in the Children's Ministry. His three grandsons are involved in ministry through their gifts of helps and encouragement.
Pastor Lacey and his family are fully dedicated to the work of God. It is their prayer that all men might be saved.
The First Lady of United Faith Christian Ministry, in Stafford, Virginia, is a powerful woman of God who serves alongside her husband, Pastor Leonard Lacey, as the Minister of Music. Dr. Lacey is a God-fearing woman who possesses wisdom and good understanding concerning the scriptures and wisely teaches others. A native of Dallas, Texas, she began her service in the Kingdom of God through her gift in music which spans over forty years. In 1997, she felt a greater call upon her life to minister the word of God. Accepting this call in 2005 she preached her initial sermon. Dr. Lacey has an insatiable desire to impart the word of God to others that they might develop a closer and ever-growing relationship with Him. She established and oversees the "Titus Two Ministry", a ministry designed to assist the younger women in benefiting from the teaching of the older God fearing women.
Dr. Lacey's life is fully dedicated to enhancing the lives of others in every venue. She is the Supervisor of Alternative and Summer Programs in Prince Williams County Virginia Schools, where she oversees programs for students considered at-risk of school failure. She has co-authored several publications, including a textbook chapter that focuses on quality programs and services for student with learning and behavior problems. Dr. Lacey holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master's degree in School Counseling from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and a Doctoral degree in Special Education Leadership from George Washington University, Washington, DC. She is a testament that God can do exceeding abundantly above anything we could ever ask or think.
Dr. Lacey is a busy woman in the things of God. Her light does not go out, that others may see her good work and come glorifying God. She is praised by her husband and children. She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy. She goes beyond the ordinary to accomplish the extra ordinary for her family, friends and even her foes. Pastor Lacey describes his wife as "energetic, inspiring, innovative and altogether lovely."
Dr. Lacey and Pastor Lacey have a son who pastors the Long Branch Baptist Church in Woodford, Virginia, two gifted daughters who respectfully render their gifts and talents in service to the kingdom of God. They have one of the best, if not the best son-in-law and daughter-in-law in the world. And their three grand boys bless them every day.
Rev. Isaac Samuels is driven by a command from the Lord to shift the atmosphere and the environment of the people of God, by equipping them with the anointing power of the Word of God. He encourages all to advance their lives in the Kingdom of God as they move from the old man into a true and meaningful relationship with Christ. Although a native of Columbia, South Carolina, Rev. Samuels was raised in the Essex County townships of New Jersey where he received his childhood education and began his spiritual training. He later moved to Virginia where he was compelled to develop a deeper relationship with Christ which began to shape his prophetic destiny. In 1999 he accepted his call to preach the word of God to a dying world. He studied Business Administration at Strayer University and attended several Bible Institutes. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Theology from Justice Fellowship International College, Inc. Raleigh, NC.
Rev. Isaac Samuels serves as the Assistant Pastor to Leonard Lacey of United Faith Christian Ministry in Stafford, Virginia. There he was license to preach in September 2001 and ordained in December 2008. His commitment to minister with excellence and authority allows him to extend ministry beyond preaching. He teaches Sunday school and Bible study. He serves as a worship leader, overseer of the Children’s Church and Publishing Ministry. He is also a facilitator of the Ministry of Oneness (marriage ministry), and part of music ministry.
Rev. Samuels is loved and supported by his wife, the gracious and beautiful Denise Samuels, since their union in 1981. They minister together in music and have been blessed to sing with artist such as Albertina Walker, Donald Malloy, Myrna Summers, Milton Bingham and many others. God has blessed them in this union with three children, a son, Al'tariq, two daughters Alshaia and Alaina, a daughter-in-law Tiya and a granddaughter Jordyn Layla.
Rev. Samuels is devoted to spreading God's love to all. He stands as a humble servant of the Lord and is grateful to be chosen for such a time as this. God has given him a charge...to make an impact that causes sinners to repent and be transformed. Committed to living up to the meaning of his name "Isaac" (he who is made faithful). His great faith in God is allowing him to aggressively pursue everything that God has for him and his family. "But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God." Habakkuk 2:4 (NLT)
Affirmation of Faith
At United Faith Christian Ministry, we confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. We proclaim Him as Lord and Savior of the world. In His name and by His grace, we accept our missions of witness and service to mankind. We rejoice in God our Father, maker of heaven and earth, and in the covenant of love by which He has bound us to Himself. In the fellowship and communion of the Holy Spirit, we are joined to one another in brotherhood and in our obedience to Christ: at the table of the Lord, we show forth His saving act at Calvary. Within the church we receive the gift of ministry and through the light of scripture, we learn about God and get to know Him. We believe the Holy Scriptures is the inspired Word of God. In the bonds of Christian faith, we offer ourselves to God that within the universal church, we may be yielded to Him whose kingdom has no end. Blessing, Glory and Honor be to Him forever. Amen
Foundations of Our Faith
WE BELIEVE that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter: that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried.
WE BELIEVE the Scriptures teach that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
WE BELIEVE the Scriptures teach the Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, into the name of the Father, and Son and Holy Ghost; to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Saviour, with its effect, in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; and to the Lord's Supper, in which baptized believers, by the sacred use of bread and wine, are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination.
WE BELIEVE that the Scriptures teach that the Salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by his death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven; the Son of God is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Saviour.
Foundations of Our Faith
Q. Is this a non-denominational ministry?
A. Yes, we are. Denominationalism is based upon divisions. UFCM's mission is to attract and persuade all people into a relationship with Jesus Christ.