Our Pastors

Pastors Tashala and Latrice Devrow founded The House of Restoration in July 2008. It is a non-denominational, multicultural church where Jesus Christ is exalted and inspiring praise and worship is a part of each service. Dress is casual, and the worshipers are warm and welcoming.

We believe church should never be a place where people experience condemnation, boring preaching, or dull music. The House of Restoration is a life-changing, exciting place of worship, filled with the presence of God. It is made of caring people, inspirational music, and relevant messages for life in today’s challenging world. Everyone is encouraged to be a participant in the worship, not just a spectator, so that they may grow spiritually and learn to overcome adversities we all face. Guests are always welcome to come and be a part of our services.

Our Mission

My wife and I believe with all of our hearts that God has called us at this time to restore, build up, equip, and disciple His people so that they may fulfill the call of God on their lives, and, in return, help others do the same.

One might wonder, with all the churches already in Fort Smith why did we start another one? Why didn’t we just go and pastor one that already existed? Our response is that we believe God has called us to start something fresh, something alive and on fire. He wants us to restore those that have failed somewhere in their lives ethically, morally, or spiritually, and, as a result, have been condemned by the devil, the world, themselves, and even the church, and have bought into the lie that God can no longer use them. He has called us to reach out with the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ to those that are lost.

Our Vision

I believe that our assignment from God is to:

  • Restore His people that have messed up spiritually, morally, or ethically. God wants us to share with them that He still loves them, still longs to be with them. He has sent His son to shed His innocent blood to wash away their sins, their guilt, their shame, and their condemnation. He wants us to remind them that God’s love – unlike man’s love – is unconditional. We desire to set their hearts and minds at ease by proclaiming to them that there is nothing we can do that will cause God to stop loving us, and that there is nothing we can do to cause God to love us more than He already does. His love is pure, holy, and unwavering, regardless of what we have done! (1 John1:9-10)
  • Share the Gospel with the lost.
  • Go into the highways and among the hedges (not another church) and compel them to come in.
  • Convince them that God has a purpose and a plan for their lives.
  • Equip ordinary people just like you and me to do extraordinary things in our homes, in our cities, in our states, in our country, and, ultimately, around the world!

– Pastor Tashala Devrow

What We Believe

The inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God. Full of truth, direction, and revelation from the creator himself. (2 Peter1:20-21) (2 Tim.3:16)

All sufficient, self-existing, creator of heaven and earth, manifested in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1-1)

The only begotten Son of God , born of a virgin birth, conceived by the Holy Ghost; nailed to the cross, shed His innocent blood to wash away the sin of mankind, died and gave up the Ghost; placed in a borrowed tomb, but three days later resurrected from the grave with all power; ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God. (John 3:16) (Matt. 27:32-66) (Matt. 28:1-6)

The third person of the trinity that empowers believers to effectively operate in their God-given gifts and talents and boldly preach the Gospel; comforts us, leads us, guides us, directs us, teaches us, brings all things to our remembrance. (John 14:26) (Luke 24:49) (Acts 1:8) (Acts 2:1-4)

The climax of all of God’s creation, made in His own image and likeness.

According to scripture which is true, mankind was born into this world with a sinful nature, which separates us from God. In order to be saved, one must acknowledge and confess that he is a sinner, repent of his sins, believe that God has sent Jesus to die for our sins, and that Jesus rose from the dead. (Romans 10:9-10) (John 3:16)

Jesus Christ himself shall return for the second time to resurrect the believers which have died, along with those believers which are alive, to everlasting life with him in heaven, and to resurrect the unsaved to everlasting damnation. (1 Thess. 4:13-17)

After accepting Christ as Lord and Savior, we are commanded by Jesus himself to be baptized. This is where the new convert is completely immersed in water, thus identifying himself with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19) (Romans 6:3-6)

This is an ordinance that takes place among baptized believers, as a memorial of the death, burial, resurrection, and the anticipation of His bodily return to earth. The two elements used in this ordinance are…

  • The bread, which is symbolic of His body that was broken for us.
  • The cup, which represents His innocent blood that was shed to wash away our sin.

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