“In the early 1900’s, a movement of God’s spirit began to be poured out on this nation. It was evident that God’s time clock was beginning a new dispensation. God looked and found a man who was sick of the world and the hypocrisy it contained: Bro. William Sowders – a man God would use to clean off the foundation of the early church.
Men had begun to build, using wood, hay and stubble. In Bro. William Sowders, God had a man who would preach “HIS GOSPEL”. Many teachings were restored. He began to use gold, silver and precious stones in God’s building. He not only began to reveal, but to establish truths in the hearts of the people He led the way, pointing out a better way – the pathways of CHARITY. Teaching us to love one another and to strive for the unity of the FAITH.
We are no longer in little mission houses, but we have not forsaken the truths that were established, nor forgotten one another. We are thankful for those who labored with him and after him. Men of caliber and standing, such as Bro. James Sowders, who pastored here for over forty years; and Bro. Clarence Rader, who worked hand in hand with Bro. James Sowders and with whom I have the honor to work with to continue the restoration of God’s Kingdom.
Let us hold fast to the truth of God, love the brotherhood, and put on charity until we come to the unity of the faith!”
– Bro. Jesse Urbano
We believe the Bible was given by the inspiration of God and that it teaches people how to live a righteous and blessed life.
2 Timothy 3:16
We acknowledge that proper understanding of the scriptures is necessary to know God’s will for our lives in the world.
2 Peter 3:17
We believe that salvation begins by believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that repentance involves asking forgiveness of past sins and making a change to live a new life in the Lord.
Romans 3:23-25; John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 3:19; Romans 6:22
We adhere to the Bible teaching of following after the Lord in water baptism.
Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19; Acts 2:38,41; Galatians 3:27; Romans 6:4
We acknowledge the need to receive the Lord’s promise of the Holy Spirit.
Mark 1:8; Luke 24:49; Acts 2:39; Acts 8:14-17; 19:2-6; Ephesians 1:13
We realize that after receiving the Holy Spirit that we must use it each day so we can add to our faith and grow in grace to become mature in the Lord.
2 Peter 1:5-10; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:13
We believe that spirit-filled believers who receive a vision of the body of Christ have a committed desire to serve Him and to stand for righteousness.
Romans 6:17-22; Ephesians 6:13-17; Hebrews 12:1-2
We understand that the power and authority that Jesus gave to His disciples enabled the church to accomplish its purpose and is now in the process of being restored.
2 Thessalonians 2:3; James 5:7
We earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered unto the saints and look with anticipation to the coming of the Lord.
Jude 1:3, 2 Peter 3:12
We advocate the New Testament order of the church and operate under a God-ordained ministry.
Our services may not always follow the same pattern because we watch how the Lord is moving and allow the Holy Spirit to lead us.
We desire spirit-filled music, worshiping the Lord, and preaching under the anointing of God.
Colossians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:5
We enjoy learning the Word of God and teaching it to others.
2 Timothy 2:2
We encourage each other by sharing testimonies of how the Lord has blessed our individual lives and find strength in fellowshipping with God’s people.
Ephesians 4:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:11