In July of 2007, the Lord Jesus told Brandy Helton to go to Todd Bentley's "Glory to Glory" conference in Abbottsford, BC, Canada. While there, the first night He spoke directly to her heart and told her to build a supernatural training center in San Angelo, Texas.
"Go through, go through the gates; clear the way for the people; build up, build up the highway; remove the stones, lift up a standard over the peoples. Behold, Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth, say to the daughter of Zion, 'Lo, your salvation comes, behold his reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him; and they will call them, 'The Holy people, the redeemed of the Lord'; and you will be called, 'Sought out, a city not forsaken'. Isaiah 62: 10-12
In July of 2008, the Lord gave Brandy the blueprints for the supernatural training center and its name.....The Garden.
"Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, Who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were hewn And to the quarryfrom which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father And to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain; When he was but one I called him, Then I blessed him and multiplied him. Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And her wilderness He will make like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in her, Thanksgiving and sound of a melody." Isaiah 51:1-3
"A garden locked is my sister, my bride, a rock garden locked, a spring sealed up...You are garden spring, a well of fresh water, and streams flowing from Lebanon." "Awake, o north wind, and come, wind of the south; make my garden breathe out fragrance, may my beloved come into His garden and eat its choice fruits!" "I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride... eat, friends; drink and abide deeply, o lovers." SOS 4:12- 5:1
"Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads." Gen. 2:10
The Lord has raised up amazing leaders who have chosen to serve the Lord Jesus within the Garden Apostolic Training Center and The Garden Gathering Church. Together, we walk 'as one', in order to steward the presence of the Lord and honor the mandate and call for His beautiful Bride to "make disciples of nations".
"Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the spirit."
I Corinthians 12:27-28
"Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. And God has appointed these in the church; first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues."
"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head â€“ Christ from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love."
Our Leadership - Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers along with administrations and helps
The following leadership are the heads as set apart by the Holy Spirit to serve the body of Christ in a region, and our board members. This does not reflect the many set apart within as leaders to minister and serve the church family in order to fulfill God's divine mandate and purposes.
Senior Pastor: Brandy Helton
Associate Pastor: Grant Hill
Midland, Texas: The Garden Gathering of Midland, Dennis and Rachel Smith
Temecula, California: The Garden Gathering West, David and Barbara Spray
The Garden Apostolic Training Center Board:
Brandy Helton, President and Founder
Cliff Caldwell, Treasurer
Nancy Hadley, Secretary
The Garden Gathering Church Board:
Brandy Helton, President and Senior Pastor
Cliff Caldwell, Treasurer
Robin Harmon, Secretary
Justin Jonas, Director
Jeff Helton, Director
The Garden ATC and The Gathering Church are non-profit organizations and Brandy Helton has been commissioned by the Lord Jesus, licensed and ordained by Ken Howerton, of Radah Ministries and Jeff Gillum, of the Enduring House, LLC.
Abiding Deep in His Love, Brandy Helton
"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, Love never fails...." 1 Cor. 13:7-8