Pastor Lawrence Shakir is the Founding Pastor of The Foundation of the World Church, he and his wife Danetria Shakir
have two boys together; Joshua and Isaiah Shakir. Aside from spending quality time with his family, Pastor Shakir loves to
play video games, ride bikes, skate, and watch suspense movies. Pastor Shakir accepted the ministerial call and has been
teaching the word of God since January 2000.
Beginning with the children's ministry at his local church, Pastor Shakir discovered the significance of explaining the Bible in
practical, simple ways so that his audience can build a relationship with Jesus Christ. In January of 2001 Pastor Shakir
decided to start a weekly home Bible Study for his family who had little to no interest in Christianity. One of the main
objectives for the Bible Study was to give his family a strong foundation in Christian living by teaching them out of the Word
of God. Surprisingly his family began to invite their friends, neighbors and co-workers.
It was then that God gave him the vision of, "The Foundation of the World." Pastor Shakir realized that most of the people
attending were unchurched, rejected, misunderstood, people that just wanted real answers to their questions. This
encouraged Pastor Shakir because he found his personal audience, which wasn't so much the average traditional
committed church attendee, but it was the hurting misguided individual who still wanted a strong relationship with God.
Soon Pastor Shakir began visiting all types of rejected hurting people in Homeless Shelters, Hospitals, Youth Correction
facilities, Prisons, etc. continuing to give them Solid Biblical teaching for the level from which they were on. Before long
Pastor Shakir received the position and ordination of Youth Pastor from World Overcomers Church one of the most
prominent, leading churches in Memphis, Tennessee.
Finally after ten years of building and strengthening other youth and children ministries in the Memphis Tennessee area,
Pastor Shakir felt the call to begin a new church outside of Tennessee. Behind much prayer and advice, the Shakir family
set out to begin the journey for the Kingdom of God in January of 2009. Finally after a few stages of failing and learning,
Pastor Shakir made plans to open the doors of this new church on the first Sunday of 2015 giving it the name, “The
Foundation of the World Church”.
The Foundation of the World Church is a new non-denominational, multi-cutural church located in Atlanta Georgia (Sandy
Springs). Our church is dedicated in “Building a Godly Foundation in the lives of people”. Eventhough we are an
independent church we are still under a spiritual covering and afflilation with World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church.
For more information regarding this information, please click the following certificates below.
Pastor Lawrence & Danetria (Dee)
The Foundation of the World Church
"Building a Godly Foundation in the lives of people"
3466 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Suite W- Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
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