Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ

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The Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ (ALJC) is a Oneness Pentecostal Christian denomination formed in 1952 by the merger of the Assemblies of the Church of Jesus Christ, the Jesus Only Apostolic Church of God, and the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.[1] The organization describes itself as "a continuation of the great revival that began on the day of Pentecost at Jerusalem, A.D. 30, and is founded upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief cornerstone, (Acts 2:1-41; Ephesians 2:19, 20)."[2]

Beliefs[edit]

In doctrine, the ALJC is similar to other Oneness Pentecostal churches. They believe in the oneness of God, as well as baptism in Jesus' name and infilling of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38).

Structure[edit]

The Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ has approximately 420 churches in North America with over 1500 licensed ministers.[citation needed] Internationally the organization is currently supporting 10 missionaries who are overseeing works in 17 different nations. The ALJC is primarily centered in Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas.[citation needed]

The church is led by an Executive Board, consisting of a General Superintendent, three Assistant General Superintendents (each from a different region of the United States), and a General Secretary/Treasurer. The current Executive Board is made up of the following ministers: Rev. Kenneth Carpenter, Rev. Mark McCool, Rev. Tim Gill, Rev. Charles Hancock, and Rev. Roger Gray.[3]

The Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ supports Parkersburg Bible College, New Beginnings Adoption program, and an international Shortwave Radio broadcast.[4]

Notable Churches[edit]

Church of God

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reed, David A. (2002). "Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ". In Stanley M. Burgess. The new international dictionary of Pentecostal and charismatic movements. (Rev. and expanded ed.). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan Pub. House. p. 342. ISBN 0310224810. 
  2. ^ "Organization History of the ALJC". Archived from the original on 10 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Executive Board of the ALJC". Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  4. ^ "Departments of the ALJC". Retrieved 2008-02-09. 

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