Connecting Our Modern Community with the Traditional Message of Christ.


Pastor Gerard Khourie, a missionary apostle, was born in South Africa and started his ministry in the United States in 1999. He has a doctorate in Theology and has been preaching and teaching God's word since 1990. 
Pastor Khourie founded Christ Family Church on Easter Sunday 2000 with his wife Donnelyn. Today, it is one of Treasure Coast's most influential churches, with approximately 600 people attending weekly services. Christ Family Church offers a variety of ministries and support groups for parents, families, children, couples, prisoners, addicts, homeless, and many others. 
Pastor Khourie’s main focus has always been salvation and healing. This is evident by the thousands of souls that have been lead to The Lord Jesus and the many healings that have taken place under his anointing. Miracles, signs, and wonders also take a dominant place in Dr, Khourie’s weekly services. He embraces the full infilling of The Holy Spirit and teaches and preaches in his weekly healing school classes concerning God’s Will in these important areas of doctrine.

He cares deeply for people and dedicates most of his time training up leaders in the body of Christ. In 2018 He and his wife launched Florida State Christian University, an accredited bible college and seminary.  He also opened up two new church campuses, Tradition Worship Center and Christ Family Church Okeechobee.


Pastors Gerard and Donnelyn have an incredible heart for children. They pioneered  Florida State Christian Academy K-12th, a Nationally accredited Vocation/Magnet school. Faith Academy Preschool and K-12 plus Hope Academy for special needs students. The Khourie's currently prepare 6,000 meals for “at risk’ children weekly. Click Here to learn more about Florida State Christian Academy.

Pastor Gerry has two amazing teenage children Canaan and Destiny. His whole family is passionate about teaching faith principles and sharing God's finished work of grace to the believer.

In addition, He owns 2 Preschools, Innovative Resources Inc, Innovative Bus Services and the Tradition Town Hall Event Center.

Dr. Khourie live streams three weekly services, a daily radio broadcast called Extreme Faith and is an author. 


We are a Spirit-Filled, Word and Faith church.

We believe that salvation is through Jesus Christ alone and the atonement and forgiveness He extended to us on the cross. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that man sinned (rebelled against God) and because of the fall, incurred both a physical death and spiritual death (eternal separation from God). We believe that all who call upon the name of the Lord as Savior will be saved and will spend eternity with God.

We believe that there is one true living God who is revealed to us as the Godhead existing eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, and that these three are one God. We believe that God the Father orders all things according to His own purpose for His own glory. We believe that God the Son is Jesus Christ who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born without sin of the Virgin Mary to redeem man from sin. We believe that God the Holy Spirit is sent from God to convict of sin and righteousness, and to be an indwelling guide, teacher, and source of strength for the believer. We believe that all who receive Christ as Savior are born of the Holy Spirit.


The Bible is the infallible Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and contains every answer to man's problems. - 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20,21

There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  - John 10:30; John 14:26; Philippians 2:5-7

God is Love and He loves all people. It is His desire to reach out to those who are poor, oppressed, widowed or orphaned, and to heal the brokenhearted. - Psalm 68:5,6; 1 John 4:16

Man is created in the image of God but separated from God by sin. Without Jesus, we cannot have a relationship with God. - Genesis 1:26; 1 Timothy 2:5

We can have a personal relationship with God through salvation, God's free gift to man. It is not a result of what we do, but it is only available through God's unearned favor. By admitting we have sinned and believing in the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, and accepting Him as Lord, we can spend eternity with God. - Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 5:1; Romans 3:24

We believe in water baptism, as taught and demonstrated by Jesus, as the way for believers to identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. - Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Matthew 3:13-17 

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God, with the evidence of a heavenly prayer language. He helps empower the believer to develop the character of Christ and live every day in God's will. - Matthew 3:11; Acts 2:4, Romans 8:26

God gives all believers spiritual gifts. They are for the strengthening of God's people (the Church) and proof of God's existence and power to unbelievers. The gifts of the Spirit are active and relevant today. - Romans 6:19; Galatians 5:22-25

Divine healing is active in the lives of people today through Jesus, who is the Healer. Healing includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual restoration.  - Luke 9:11; Matthew 9:35; Acts 10:38; Matthew 10:1

The Bible describes hell as a real place. It is a place of suffering and a place of permanent separation from God for those who die without accepting Christ. God's desire is that no one be separated from Him for eternity, which is why He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth.  - Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:12-15; John 3:16-18

Jesus will return and take all those who have accepted Him as Savior to be with Him for eternity.  -Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Hebrews 9:28