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Bill Fawcett was saved at the age of fifteen, in an urban Methodist church that seldom had evangelistic services. It was God ordained, and he was "soundly converted." Shortly after that he became associated with a house meeting and also attended Charismatic services at "House of Bread" at Truro Episcopal Church in Fairfax, Va. In the mid 70's he also attended youth meetings held by C.J. Mahaney and Larry Tomzak (TAG). Much of his foundational learning came from teachers associated with Elim Bible Institute.

Bill "rode out" the Charismatic movement during its heyday, becoming involved in a church that was related to Bob Mumford and the shepherding movement. Later, Bill taught classes on (Charismatic) prophecy and led the "ministry team." His church became heavily involved with the "Toronto Blessing," which was probably the beginning of the end. He has met, "sat under" and been prayed for by many of the biggest names in the "river" today. With his wife Cindy, he visited the Brownsville Revival; Cindy also traveled to Toronto. His knowledge of the "River" is first-hand.

As the charismatic church morphed into what it is today, Bill woke up in 2004 (after 33 years) and realized "I didn't sign up for this." He became weary of the charismatic "doctrine of no doctrine," prophecy-at-will, fleshly manifestations, and little regard for holiness. Bill and Cindy found a home in an "old-school" Assemblies of God church, finding that the doctrine more-closely matched what he believed then he ever thought possible. As a charismatic, he was always told the Pentecostals were the wild ones; this is not so. As with the A/G, he does not believe in the current "Office of Apostle" (or Prophet), nor is he into Dominionism promoted by so many.

Arminian to-the-core, Bill has a strong belief in God's freedom to do as He pleases and God's sovereignty to pull it off. He has great respect for his Calvinistic brothers who emphasize this truth. And although embracing the movement of the Holy Spirit and the giftings for today, he places the Bible, the Word of God, above all.

He has great compassion for those trapped in the Apostolic/Prophetic movement, especially Bethel and IHOP, and has spent several thousand hours in theological and historical study of the same. His ministry is defined by Zechariah 3:2; to "pluck brands from the burning."

Why the name "Beyond Grace" ?

"In the Christian life, holiness is not optional. Many Christians seem to think about holiness as if it is like something added to a car, such as fancy leather upholstery instead of the normal kind of plastic. But that is not true.

Holiness is an essential part of salvation. In Hebrews 12:14 the writer says, Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no man will see the Lord. What salvation do we have that does not bring us to see the Lord? But without holiness, no one will see the Lord.

We have in our contemporary Western Christianity a very incomplete picture of salvation. 'If I get saved and born again, and then I want to go on and be holy. I can do it - but it is an option.' I want to tell you that your salvation depends on your being holy. And holiness comes only from the Holy Spirit."

-Derek Prince

The extravagance of God (His "surpassing grace" 2 Corinthians 9:14) is so unmeasurable that it takes us "beyond grace". It is this extravagence that allows up to live a life that is holy and pleasing to Him - this is our reasonable act of worship (Romans 12:1).

Thank God for grace.

It's time to move "Beyond Grace."

Comments by William Fawcett on this blog are his opinions alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of his church, employer, or associates.