Pastor Darryl & Lady Lawanne' Grant


History of Kingdom Builders Church International

Kingdom Builders Church International is a ministry birthed out of prayer. Its genesis traces back to September 8th, 1999 with nine people attending prayer meetings in the home of Pastor Darryl L. Grant. On October 30th, 1999, Kingdom Builders World Outreach Church was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the state of North Carolina. Almost two years later, on October 16th, 2001, Kingdom Builders World Outreach Church, Inc. was renamed to Kingdom Builders Church International.

The first Sunday morning worship service was held on October 21st, 2001 at 11:00am in the cafeteria of James Martin Middle School. There were 72 persons in attendance at this inaugural worship service and regular Sunday morning and Wednesday evening worship services continued thereafter.

Although worship services were being held at James Martin Middle School, there was an ongoing search, helmed by Pastor Grant and the KBCI Administrative Team, for a church building. As a result, the team located the former Beasley's Funeral Home at 3925 Beasley Lane in Charlotte, NC. This property was first sighted by Deacon George Sharpe and inspected by the Administrative Team of KBCI on June 28th, 2002. A proposal to lease the building was immediately submitted to the owners of the property. This proposal was subsequently denied a few days later as the owner's desire was only to sell, not lease, the building.

On July 10th, 2002, Pastor Grant was led of the Lord to teach from Ezekiel 37: 1-14 on the subject of "Divine Order". Less than one month later, on August 6th, 2002, the real estate agent called to inform that the owner had reconsidered and was now open to leasing the building to the church. This confirmed the faith exhibited by Pastor Grant as days prior he met with the Administrative Team and shared that the Lord would respond prior to August 16th, 2002 (the deadline for securing meeting room reservations at the University Hilton) and that God would provide a permanent location for the church! The confirming scripture upon which Pastor Grant relied was Proverbs 21:1: "the King's heart is in the Hand of The Lord...He turns it wherever He wishes."

After numerous meetings, negotiations, and several visits to the building, Pastor Grant shared a word from the Lord at the September 11th, 2002 Wednesday evening service, "the worst is over, and the best is yet to come". Pastor Grant further encouraged the congregants, "it can't get any worse than this; it can only get better" - Deuteronomy 1:1-8, "we have dwelt long enough at THIS mountain...go in and possess the land which the Lord swore to you." This word proved prophetic because on September 12th, 2002, a faxed letter of intent was received from the building's owners consenting to lease the building to KBCI.

Ultimately, despite the struggles, challenges and setbacks along the way, the KBCI family continued to pray and believe God. On October 28th, 2002, the Executive Committee (consisting of Pastor Darryl L. Grant, Minister Ronald Dean and Deaconess Dorothy Kithcart) signed a three-year lease, with an option to buy the new church home situated on four acres of land and encompassing 17,000 square feet in the West Charlotte community. This signing occurred four months to the date of the initial building inspection by the Administrative Team and approximately one year after beginning worship services at James Martin Middle School.

Several members worked diligently with only six days to prepare the sanctuary for the first Sunday Morning Worship service, which was held on November 3rd, 2002. On August 18th, 2005, KBCI purchased the leased property and we now stand as the proud owners of this location. Kingdom Builders Church International continues to be a thriving ministry touching the community and saving souls.


















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Kingdom Builders Church International
3925 Beasley Lane
Charlotte, NC, 28206
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