International Circle of Faith
International Circle of Faith (ICOF) is a global Pentecostal group which is active in many different countries, including Nigeria, Ireland, Canada, Ghana, India, Pakistan, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia and Zambia. ICOF has members in virtually every country in the world. The primary focus of the ICOF is the restoration of the New Testament Church and the teachings of the Apostles of Jesus Christ. The International Circle of Faith promotes an active five-fold ministry, the operation of the spiritual gifts and the infilling of the Holy Spirit for every believer.
The International Circle of Faith traces its beginning to the Apostolic Faith movement circa 1901,founded by Charles Parham and William Seymour. The ICOF is a continuation of the P.A. of J. C. a group formed in 1931 by the merger of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ and The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. This is a result of a Unity Conference which was held in Columbus, Ohio to explore ways to unify the Pentecostal groups. That same year Bishop Ray Oscar Cornell established the Apostolic Faith Church of God in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 2001 the group was again reorganized by a group including Dr. Jerome Campher (South Africa), Dr. Frank Repper, Dr. Bernie L. Wade, Dr. Aniefiok Simonson (Nigeria), Bishop Harold McFarlane and others. In a meeting in Cleveland, Ohio in 2001 they decided to name the reorganized effort International Circle of Faith, ICOF.
- Barney Phillips
- Robert Straube
- Bishop Derrick Day
- Apostle Ted Dones
- David Ngwa
- Bishop Alfred Tembi
- Bishop Daniel Joseph Ubonabasi
- Bishop Marcus Benson
- Bishop Herbert Gadian
- Bishop Peter Mitchell
ICOF Chaplaincy Corp is led by Barney Phillips, Bishop Derrick Day and Bishop Daniel Joseph Ubonabasi.
International Circle of Faith operate a network of Christian education organizations called International Circle of Faith Colleges, Seminaries and Universities (ICOF CSU).
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