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Christ International Churches, USA
Christ International Churches, USA is a relatively small group with a number of churches throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. The various churches known as . IS UChrist International Churches, USA United IN THE EFFORT OF vision for fellowship in the faithful teachings of the Apostle's Doctrines and the foundation of the church as established by Jesus Christ and His apostles in all the ways of practice in the faith and principles. The faith of the the church is deeply rooted in the heritage of Apostle William Seymour and the Azusa Street Mission in the turn of the twentieth century. Apostle Seymour under God's guidance and leadership was used of God to established the Apostolic Twentieth Ministry in this century in Los Angeles. COGIC, USA traces its roots to this experience at Azusa and deeply recognized the experience and leadership of Bishop C.H. Mason as the Founder and Organizer of Church of God in Christ, Lexington, Ms and Memphis, Tn. COGIC, USA was birth in the ministry by our Chief Apostle, Bishop J. L. Payne.
The re-discover of the Apostle's Order, Structure and last command of Our Jesus Christ to establish the church upon Him. Because of this demand and standard, Chief Apostle J. L. Payne was led by God to establish this New Testament order of the church and to provide pastors, churches and ministries with the foundation of the Net Testament Church. The clear Bible supported message for this New Testament Church is prepared in his book title "Exposition of the Kingdom and the Church" A Biblical Perspective on New Testament Teaching and Procedures. We oftentimes are looked upon as walking in the shallow of Bishop Charles Harrison Mason. This is true, because our founder, Bishop J. L. Payne is a spiritual son of Bishop C. H. Mason and Bishop A. B. McEwen maintaining the spirituality and vision of ministry planted in him by the late Bishop A. B. McEwen and many others such as the late Bishop Samuel Crouch, Los Angeles, Bishop E. B. Steward, Sr. of Los Angeles and San Francisco, California and many others early pioneers of the Christ International Churches, USA Pentecostal movement birth in this pass century. The teaching of 'Holiness' was a peculiar and distinctive feature of this early movement and brought about a move of God worldwide. The seed of this present Pentecostal stir came from the Azusa Street Mission under the leadership of Apostle William Seymour. Thus main-line Christianity has been affect in many ways by this Holy Ghost's Experience at Azusa Street move of god. We profess in COGIC, USA to be A BRANCH of this early move of God. This is an essential meaning of Acts of the Apostles; they were the founders of the contemporary Christian church ( 11:26), but are we are more commonly known as AChrist International Churches, USA, mong the contemporaryChrist International Churches, USA , we are often considered a historic part of the Pentecostal's existence. Our Chief Apostle is considered in many terms as a 'Reformer' of the great beginning of the Apostolic Faith Movement in the Church at the turn of the past century by the Apostle William Seymour.
Doctrines of the Church
The Name Christ International Churches, USAThe Association of Churches
"Earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to the saints"
In spite of the drift away from sound doctrine, there were those who will "earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints" (Jude1:3). When the church drifts away from the faithful practice of the Apostle's Doctrine, the burden falls upon the faithful to revive that 'faith.' In the years given to us, we must give ourselves to that burden of revival in the Church. Christ is coming soon! We are faced with actions in deed, testimony and faith. Our efforts are to function in unity of the faith. With the world wide vision and burden, the church have declared a passion for lost men and women everywhere. In several nations the church has established school programs for training of nations ministers and pastors. Thus churches established to bring about revival in their native lands. Many of the church efforts are coordinate with doctrinal and teaching materials for church building in the New Testament's Order. Please contact us for more information in this area...regarding our Bible Colleges, evangelism and planting indigenous churches worldwide, etc. This is a Church of great opportunity, as well as responsibility. Christ commanded us to go into all the world " Go ye therefore and teach all nations...teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you" Matthew 28:19-20.
The Church's Vision for Today
The Church teaching on the Kingdom of God
We believe the Church is the visible representative of Christ's spiritual kingdom on earth. Read our presiding bishop book, "Exposition on the Kingdom and The Church"....order at local book store or online. Another vital book is 'Activating Spirituality in America' "a seed for Revival in our land "by the chief apostle.