Bishop John Baines is a voice not only in the community in the Northeast part of Houston, Texas, but worldwide through the Faith Fellowship International fellowship. He accepted the call from God September 21, 1986 when he heard the voice of God that Spoke to him. He began his preaching ministry under the leadership of Rev. Abraham Horton. He later united with Little Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Isiah Thomas. After serving eight years at Little Zion Baptist Church God call him to a higher calling to Pastoralship. In February 1995, Bishop Baines organized Heart of Faith Ministries in his home. In March 5,we found a worship place at 12275 Homestead (store front building) where we had our second service.
The following year, Ms. Julia Jitkoff donated 5.7 acres of land to this Ministry. We built our first phase of our new edifice and began service in September 2007.
Bishop John also begin the Faith Fellowship International in 2010 where this fellowship is networking with churches worldwide.
Bishop Baines is married to Mary Helen Baines and together they have one son, John W Baines, Jr and 3 daughters and 2 sons between the two of them.
Together they have been about the father's business for 21 years and are committed to Teaching, Preaching, Evangelizing and Ministering to the needs of God's people.
Elect Lady Mary Helen Patterson Baines was called to minister in 2005 when she accepted the called of God to preach the gospel. She is an inspirational conference speaker, President of the Daughters of Sarah -Women Ministry, Administrator and Overseerer of the Elect Ladies Network with Faith Fellowship International.