About Our Founders
Apostle Ricci J. Hausley Sr. and Senior Pastor Theresa are the founders of Eagle's Nest Christian Fellowship. They have examples of a godly marriage for 40 years. Together they have four wonderful children, a son-in-law, and three beautiful grand-children.
They walk together in ministry and lead in various capacities.
Apostle Ricci Hausley serves as the founder of Eagle’s Nest International Family of Ministries, raising up Apostolic Prophetic people to manifest their full Sonship. He has over 44 years of experience in the ministry, a degree in Theology and Architecture, 32 years as a fatherly Apostle and Prophet, and 37 years as a commercial builder. He is also the founder of the Samuel Elijah Prophetic College, & International Fivefold School of Ministry. He served for ten years as a board member of Apostolic Resource Ministries (A.R.M.) under his Spiritual Father, Apostle Charles W. “Chuck” Clayton Jr., of Versailles, Indiana.
Pastor Theresa's call to the Body of Christ is to lovingly shepherd God’s people. She has developed ministry teams such as: Prophetic Activation, and Prophetic Healing teams. She is the former founder and CAO of Eagle's Nest Christian Academy.
Apostle Hausley and Pastor Theresa were special guests on the "Praise the Lord” television broadcast, aired on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (T.B.N.)
God continually uses them to serve as "Spiritual Parents" in Christ to many local people and foreign nations of the world.
Apostle Ricci hausley, Sr.
Pastor Theresa Hausley
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Eagle’s Nest Christian Fellowship is an Apostolic Prophetic Church, founded on October 22, 1989. The church went from humble beginnings in a living room then moved to the second floor of the former Hass Bakery facility, which was converted to Apostle Hausley's construction office. A short time after, we settled in the Southwest section of Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on January 29, 1992.
The church has been very active in our local community group, and has served as a contributor to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the Germantown-Nicetown Transit Oriented Development Plan, the Queen Lane Apartments Development, and many other local development projects as a contributor.
Today, Eagle’s Nest Christian Fellowship has grown to encompass eighteen additional churches in the USA, East and West Africa, and India. The church has several well-established community programs: a Natural Health Education program, a free food give-away program, a drug and alcohol support group, clothing give-away program that supplies many villages, and small towns overseas and a World Mission’s outreach program. Every year we take foreign mission’s teams to travel abroad as we spread the message of the gospel through discipleship and spiritual sonship.
Write The Vision And Make It Plain, For It Is For An Appointed Time And Though It Tarry, Wait For It, For It Will Surely Come To Pass.
The Vision Of Eagle’s Nest Christian Fellowship Is To Raise Up A Local And Worldwide, Apostolic Prophetic Church With The Specific Mandate:
Raise up the Fivefold Ministry on a local and worldwide level, sharing in corporate ministry care. Create a platform from which Ministerial, Spiritual and Motivational Gifts can prosper and have accountability.
Raise up a Marine Corp of mature men and women of God.
Our mission is to mature our spiritual Sons & Daughters to walk in their God ordained purpose and destiny.
Our goal is to bring each person to a place of an intimate relationship with God through spiritual Sonship and spiritual Fathering.
We Will Endeavor To Build Strong Relational Bonds Within This Community Through Longstanding, Heartfelt Relationships.
- Apostle Ricci J. Hausley, Senior Apostle
- Pastor Theresa Hausley, Senior Pastor
The Bible: We Believe that the Bible is the inspired (God-breathed), and it is infallible (all true) and inerrant (without error or contradiction), Word of God. It is the supreme and the final authority in faith and practice.
One God: We Believe in one true and living God revealed in the Scriptures as eternally existent in three Persons: the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ: We Believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary; that He was true God and true man; that He lived a sinless life upon this earth; that He died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of all mankind; that He rose bodily from the grave on the third day; that he ascended bodily into Heaven where He continues His ministry at the right hand of God as our Advocate and High Priest; and that He is personally, visibly, and imminently returning to this earth to set up His kingdom.
The Holy Spirit: We Believe that the Scriptures assign to the Holy Spirit all the attributes of God; that this present era of the Church is, in a special way the dispensation of the Holy Spirit; and that His ministry in the world it includes reproving, regenerating, indwelling, guiding, and empowering.
Depravity: We Believe that man was created by the direct act of God; that he was made in the image of God; that in his original state he was innocent; that by exercise of his own free will he disobeyed God and, fell into a state of sin and condemnation; and that his descendants, inheriting a fallen, sinful nature, are under condemnation, and in need of the new birth.
Salvation: We Believe that salvation is a gift of God's grace; that it is received by: (1) repentance - the renouncing and forsaking of one's sins, and (2) faith - the personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, trusting in His atoning sacrifice at the cross; and that there is no other means of being saved.
Election: We Believe that God has chosen from the beginning to save all who would comply with the conditions of salvation, and that these who trust in Christ constitute His elect; that God has given to man the freedom of choice, permitting him to yield to the influence of the truth and the Spirit and live, or to resist them and perish; and that God desires the salvation of all men everywhere.
Sanctification: We Believe that every believer is sanctified in Christ at conversion; that this sanctification continues during the Christian life as they grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus; and that it is completed when the believer stands in the presence of Christ, either at death or at the rapture of the church.
Security: We Believe that God has given to the believer Scriptural grounds for knowing positively that he is saved; that God has promised and He has provided to keep His children even in times of failure; when they fall out of fellowship with Him; that God has assured His followers that as sons they are secure in Christ and shall never perish.
We do not believe that sin is a separating factor, but that belief is. We believe that the Christians belief must be maintained throughout his or her Christian life. If a person were to ever recant their belief they would be making shipwreck of their faith and their doom would be sealed. (1 Timothy 1:18-19, Colossians 1:21 - 23, Hebrews 3:14)
Church Ordinances: We Believe that God has given His Church the ordinances of Baptism, which is administered only by His ministers, by immersion in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We also believe in the ordinance of the Lord's Supper, which is to be open to all born-again believers present; and the washing of the Saint's feet.
Holiness: We Believe that the Christian is to live a righteous, pure and holy life; that they are called to be a witness for Christ; that he is to be faithful in attending his church; and that he is to support his church by his giving of tithes and offerings.
Judgment: We Believe that all men will stand before God in judgment - the righteous before the Judgment Seat of Christ, when Jesus returns for His Bride, the Church, just prior to the period of tribulation and the thousand-year reign of Christ on the earth; and the unrighteous before the Great White Throne Judgment at the close of the Millennial Kingdom; and that the wicked will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.