Christ in F.O.C.U.S. Church revised it's name in 2016. The Church was previously known as the Norwood Southern Baptist Church. While the church is still part of the cooperative efforts of the Southern Baptist Convention, the name was changed in 2016 to better reflect the values of the church body.
Our purpose is to carry out the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in Matthew 28:19-20 and Acts 1:8. We strive for and desire to see the spiritual growth of our members through evangelism, missionary endeavor, worship, education, and Christian fellowship. Every member of our church desires to provide hope to our world, and see to the welfare of our church and denominational interests achieved through personal service and financial support.
The Holy Bible is the only divinely inspired Word of God and is our sole basis for any statement of faith. Additionally, as a cooperating Southern Baptist Church, we agree with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and accept it as an accurate description of our beliefs.
Rev. Justin Williams
Justin Williams came to Christ In F.O.C.U.S. Church in December of 2016. Justin was born in Oklahoma City, OK and is a registered American Indian of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. At a very young age, Justin moved with his family to Colorado and grew up in Grand Junction and Colorado Springs.
Justin was home-schooled by his parents through high school. His father has been a bi-vocational, transitional, and full time pastor in CO for over 20 years, and his mother was a Mission Service Corps missionary for over 7 years--coordinating short term mission trips to Zimbabwe and Hungary.
Justin is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree and Master of Theological Studies degree. Additionally, he has completed a significant number of courses for a second Master's degree and hopes to one day get his PhD. In his own words,
“I desire to be a lifelong student. If I am able, I plan to continue learning well into my eighties! Education does not end when you receive a diploma, and it should be a lifelong endeavor--especially for a Pastor. Pastors are called by God to “equip the saints” and help the church learn and grow so that it "builds itself up" in love. A pastor cannot properly equip others if they have become stagnant in their own growth and education.”
Justin met his wife, Kristin, at college in 2006, and they married in June 2008. Soon into their marriage, Kristin developed a chronic pain condition that worsened until they could no longer attempt to have children. After nearly a decade of fruitless medical interventions and treatments, God gave them one of the things they prayed for--a child. In 2018, they welcomed their little "miracle " into the world--Jack, whose name means "God is gracious."