Church of God


510 Adam Street

Fayetteville, NC 28301


Praise Fellowship © 2014 PRIVACY POLICY

The church with open arms...

Our Pastor

What we believe

Praise Fellowship Church of God is part of the Church of God with international headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee and adheres to its teachings and beliefs.

"An effective witness is never

mediated through compromise."

Bishop & Mrs. Richard N. Williford, II.

Senior Pastor

With a backdrop of over 30 years in active ministry, Pastor Richard Williford and his wife Debbie bring a wealth of experience and integrity to Praise Fellowship Church. After serving 2 years as Youth Pastor at the Farmington Heights Church of God and then as a North Carolina State Evangelist for 3 years, Pastor Williford stepped into Pastoral ministry in 1985 and has since served as Pastor in four churches. He has served on the State Youth Board, State Evangelism Board, State Council and other State Boards and committees.   He and his wife, Debbie, came to Praise Fellowship in February 2011. Under their leadership, the church has gained stability and strength and now stands poised to be a catalyst of revival in this region.  Pastor and Debbie have two children and three grandchildren.

In 1935, a new Pentecostal church was organized in a private home on Adams Street in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Through the sweat, tears, and prayers of many and several temporary relocations, the church became established in its own location  at the corner of C & Adams Street in March, 1941.  Known widely for more than 60 years as C & Adams Church of God, the name was changed to Praise Fellowship Church of God in 2007.  Praise extends "upward" and Fellowship extends "outward."

Touching Heaven with our praise.  Reaching people

with His love.

"Open Arms"


Defined by Webster, "Open Arms", an eager or warm welcome.  We are eager to offer Praise upward to touch God and to extend fellowship outward to reach others.  The Church with open arms.  

Mission Statement: 


Our mission is to reach the lost and disciple believers. 

Our goal is to edify His church by expressing unconditional love. 

"Touching Heaven with our praise.   

Reaching people with His love.