The Apostolic Worship Center


Born 1994 Born Again 2021

Bishop-Elect Frank E. Thompson, Founder & Senior Pastor of the Apostolic Worship Center, in Orlando, is a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, native, and the son of the late George W. and Ruth M. Starks.

Pastor Thompson was preaching at age 14, and in 1987, he became a licensed and ordained minister under Bishop Charles Washington of Mt. Zion Apostolic Church, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Allowing God to order his steps with a move to Orlando to work for Walt Disney World Resorts, he accepted an opportunity to serve on the opening team of three of the company’s newest properties. Educated in Health Services Administration, he was selected to join Disney University, where he provided training and development to the cast at Walt Disney World.

A special anointing has been placed on Bishop-Elect Thompson’s life to care for God’s people. This facilitator, author, visionary and humble servant, believes that there is nothing too hard for God. He teaches determination and faith while maintaining a “never quit” attitude.

Pastor Frank is married to Chenice Brandon Thompson and together they have four children and eight grandchildren.


The Worship Center Orlando is a unified body of worshippers developing the whole body of Christ. We are a lighthouse and refuge for the unchurched. 

  • Focus – Building people while we build the kingdom
  • Ministries – We We serve our community
  • Youth Development – Have fun while we learn

Our Creed, Discipline Rules of Order, and Doctrine


We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God, written by holy men of old as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

We believe in One God who is infinite in power, holy in nature, holy in attributes, and holy in every manner, as well as being omniscient and omnipresent. We believe that he was revealed to us as Father in creation, as Son in redemption, and as the Holy Spirit in his grace that never leaves those who trust him.

We believe that in Jesus dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, for it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell.

We believe in the virgin birth – Jesus was both human and divine; he was God manifested in the flesh.

We believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.  We believe that he ascended on high and has sent his spirit, the Holy Ghost, which was poured out at Jerusalem over 1900 years ago, and it is this same spirit that is filling the hearts of those who diligently seek him today.

We believe in the baptism of water, by immersion, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and in the baptism of the “Holy Ghost,” speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. This constitutes the new birth.

We believe in a Holy, Sanctified Life. We believe in divine healing, communion, and foot washing. We believe also in the glorious catching away (The Rapture) of the saints when Jesus returns in the clouds in glory to take this people to heaven.

We believe that Jesus is the only saving name … and whatsoever you do in word or in deed, do all in the name of Jesus.


The Apostolic Worship Center accepts the Word of God as taught and revealed by the Holy Ghost as its Doctrine, Creed, Discipline, and Rules of Order.  Acts 2:37-46; Acts 10:33-48; Acts 19:1-6; 1 Cor 2:9-13.

Our goal is to preach and teach these principles that provide an opportunity for all persons to have a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and be a place of refuge for lost souls.


The Apostolic Worship Center is dedicated to building an environment that creates an atmosphere, which provides hospitality, promotes education, and supports outreach services that nurture the whole person.

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8001  Silverstar Road, Orlando, FL 32818

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