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Daniel E. Barrick is founder and Senior Pastor of Excel Church, located in Gastonia, NC. A graduate from Lee College, Pastor Barrick spent many years on the evangelistic field before answering the call of God to establish himself as a church planter. Currently, he touches and inspires many lives through his weekly messages at Excel, along with his book “Favor of God”. Pastor Barrick’s positive messages will inspire and instruct you how to practically live out of your faith in Jesus Christ.


About Pastor’s Book “Favor of God”: 

Blessings In The Fog:  Pastor Daniel E Barrick Helps You Discover The Favor Of God 

        In most instances fog is seen as a menacing, dangerous element.  But Pastor Daniel E. Barrick’s book, Favor of God, Discover the FOG, fog is redefined as a cloud of God’s glory come to earth, “bringing with it millions of tiny showers of blessings, as it mingles among men.”


       Favor of God, Discover the FOG is an easy-to-understand, comprehensive study of the power of God’s favor that uses biblical references and personal anecdotes to introduce readers to the favor of God and how they can begin experiencing its benefits immediately.


       Pastor Barrick believes that anyone, regardless of gender, race, age, or occupation can have the favor of God working for them. “God’s blessings are on you and everything you do,” said Barrick. “It means that you don’t have to fear people and circumstances because you know that God is with you.”  Some of the benefits discussed in the book include how favor promotes you, how favor opens doors for you, how favor protects you, and how favor can promote church growth.


       According to Dr. Mark J. Chironna, “With care and precision, this cutting-edge pastor of the twenty-first century invites us to embrace the protection, love, care, and blessing that envelope us in the cloud of unknowing. He causes us to rest assured in the experience of the ‘fog’ as indeed the favor of God.”


      For ordering information, please contact the Excel Church at (704) 867-5841


"Helping People Excel In Every Area Of Life"


Expanding the Kingdom, Expounding upon the Promises, Exhibiting His
Presence and Prevailing in Prayer


1. Excellence: We strive to offer God and each other our best in all that we do.

2. Hospitality: We are a friendly church.

3. Servant-hood: We are a serving church.

4. Generosity: We are a giving church.

5. Diversity: We are a multicultural church.

6. Spirit-Filled: We seek the presence and power of God's Spirit.

7. Outreach: We are an evangelistic church.

8. Word: We are a Word-centered church.

9. Prayer: We are a praying church.

10. The Goodness of God: Our fundamental belief can be summed up in just three words: "GOD IS GOOD"


The bible is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
(II Timothy 3:161 Thessalonians 2:132 Peter 1:21)

There is one God, eternally existent in three person; God the Father,
God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.
(John 1:1-31 John 5:7Matthew 3:15-17John 15:26)

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. In His virgin birth. In his sinless life,
in His body resurrection. His personal future return to this earth in power
and glory to rule a thousand years.
(Matthew 1:21-23Hebrews 4:14-151 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance
and faith in the blood of Christ .
(I Peter 1:18-19)

Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal
(John 3:3-5)

The baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to
believers who ask for it.
(Acts 2:38-39)

In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, who indwells the Christian
enabling them to live a holy life.
(Galatians 5:16)

In the Gifts of the Spirit.
(I Corinthians 12:1-10)

The redemptive work of Christ on the cross provided healing of the
human body in answer to believing prayer.
(I Peter 2:24)

In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting
life and the other to everlasting damnation.
(John 5:28-29)

In water baptism by immersion.
(Matthew 28:19)

In the blessed hope, which is the rapture of the Church at Christ’s
(Titus 2:13)

In His body resurrection. His personal future return to this earth in power
and glory to rule a thousand years.
(Matthew 16:16)

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