John C. Fitzpatrick II
God called Pastor Fitzpatrick into the ministry in February 2000; he gave his initial sermon at Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Durham, North Carolina. In May 2002, Pastor Fitzpatrick began having Bible Study in his home and in May 2003 Pastor Fitzpatrick became an ordained minister. Soon thereafter, he became the founding pastor of One Love Christian Church affectionately referred to as “One Love.” One Love is a non-denominational church that welcomes anyone who wishes to worship Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth. God said, “You will know my disciples by the love they have one for another”. Pastor and First Lady Elder Pauline Fitzpatrick have challenged One Love to live up to the expectations of Christ and to always walk in love. Pastor Fitzpatrick is a dynamic preacher and teacher committed to making the Word of God come alive. He is passionate about fulfilling the call of Matthew 25 to reach out and feed the poor and clothe the naked. His service in our community has been recognized in many ways, one of which was being a finalist for the Lamplighter Awards in 2010. Pastor Fitzpatrick strives to continuously impact our community for the Kingdom of God and empower believers to live a victorious life. Pastor Fitzpatrick has a lovely wife, Pauline Fitzpatrick, and two beautiful children, John Fitzpatrick, III (Tre) and Cameron Alexandria Fitzpatrick.
Elder Pauline A. Fitzpatrick is an award-winning teacher who has a heart for young people. She taught for several years in Durham and Orange Counties and has served as the director of various after-school programs. Elder Fitzpatrick is grateful for the gift of teaching and uses it to bring others to Christ and gain the power to understand God’s word based on Proverbs 4:7. Elder Fitzpatrick’s greatest accomplishment has been giving her life to the Lord. In 2003, she accepted her call into ministry at One Love Christian Church and became licensed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was ordained as an Elder in April 2009. Elder Fitzpatrick loves the Lord and believes in following His lead. Her ultimate goal is to allow the Holy Spirit to have His way in whatever she says or does so that people will be saved! She has been charged by God to bring forth the unadulterated word for His people that will penetrate “even to dividing soul and spirits, joints and marrow!”. She is the founder of the Sisterhood of the Crown Women’s Ministry, which overall objective is to help women develop into the fullness of whom God created them to be, by understanding her virtue.