On the 3rd day of January, 1999, we joined together on one accord to constitute and organize, "Word First Christian Church,"to glorify and magnify our God's Name. Our sole concern is to be a light to a dying world, and to lift up the Name of Jesus, our Lord. For on the truth that Jesus is the Son of God, the Solid Rock, we established this church in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Our faith and our security rest on these Words of Jesus, "and the gates of hell shall not prevail against My Church,"Matthew 16:18. As long as we understand that we have the victory through Christ, we must always "be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord," I Corinthians 15:58.
"Word First" Christian Church
"In the beginning was The Word, and The Word was with God and The Word was God." ~ St. John 1:1
Pastor Dennis L. Aikens a native of Savannah, Georgia, born to Barbara Aikens and Lewis Boles. He is a graduate of Hershel V. Jenkins High School, received his Business and Marketing Management Bachelor degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah GA. In February 1989, he was licensed and ordained at First Bryan Baptist Church, Savannah, GA. He continued to expand his knowledge of biblical teaching and graduated in 1996 with a Master's of Ministry and in 1997 with a Doctorate of Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary School. He has been preaching and teaching God's Word for nearly thirty years and has been a Pastor for over twenty-five years. His first pastorship was at Beulah Baptist Church from 1990 to 1998. Then in 1999 he became the Pastor of "Word First" Christian Church, Savannah, GA which he founded along with his wife, Min. Beverly Aikens. He is an ordained ministry son of Bishop T.D. Jakes, Potter's House, PHIPA Ministry
Pastor Aikens is the owner/agent of Dennis L. Aikens Insurance Agency Inc. (State Farm Insurance) in Savannah, Georgia since 1990. He is married to Minister Beverly A. Aikens and they have four sons; Delandrian Lamar and his wife Quiana; Dennis Lamar Jr. and his wife Charlyn; Derrin Lamont, and Derrick Lamon Aikens; and are proud grandparents.
Pastor Aikens is an accomplished writer and author of book entitled, "The Absence of Fatherhood Is No Joke", published 2002. Pastor Aikens serves as motivational speaker to encourage youth of their purpose and potential as they walk with God. He has a heart for people and humility that continues to elevate him spiritually. He is a teacher of God's Word, and a Man after God's own heart.
Minister Beverly Aikens is a daughter of God, receiving salvation of Jesus Christ in November, 1980. God revealed to Minister Aikens a need in the Kingdom of God for professional clinicians who can integrate His Word with professional counseling techniques and competence. Therefore in 2007, she earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling. Minister Bev has also acquired her Georgia State Licensure in Professional Counseling/ Psychotherapy. She now volunteers and provides counseling services to two community counseling agencies and to congregants of local churches.
Minister Bev is a 1974 graduate of Sol. C. Johnson High School and a 1978 graduate of Armstrong State College with a Associate’s of Arts Degree in Secretarial Studies/ Office Administration. Subsequently, Minister Bev became employed as a Deputy Clerk by the Southeastern District Bankruptcy Court of Georgia on August 18, 1981. She is the first African American to be employed by this court.
Minister Aikens received her minister’s license in 2001 at WFCC under the leadership of her husband and pastor. In 2003, she was ordained into the clergy by Dennis Aikens, Pastor; and in 2004, she was ordained by Bishop T. D Jakes, Potter’s House Ministries, Dallas, TX.
A favorite Scripture Text: Ephesians 6:11-13 “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” (King James Version)