|The Holy Church In The Lord Jesus Christ In The Apostles' Doctrine, Inc. is a continuation of the same
Church that was started in A.D. 33 in the city of Jerusalem. The local fellowship in Columbia, SC began in
November 1989 with Bishop DeCarlous E. Sims as Pastor. It was setup as an independent body after
separation from the Bible Way Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Worldwide of Columbia, South Carolina
under the pastorate of Bishop Andrew C Jackson.
The Holy Church In The Lord Jesus Christ In The Apostles’ Doctrine, Inc. is the continuation of the great
revival that began in Jerusalem, on the Day of Pentecost, AD 33. This organization has as its foundation the
doctrine of the Apostles and Prophets, and we claim Jesus Christ Himself as the Chief Cornerstone of our
faith. (Acts 2:11-12) (Ephesians 2:19-20). The true followers of Christ have always suffered persecution and
near extinction, but God has always sounded a refreshing note that in every age He would have a people who
would yield themselves to His Word and His divine plan; and, because of this, God has ordained that the true
church should "earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints" (Jude 1:3). That is to say
that we must hold to our biblically based tenets of faith.
As the Sons of God, Jesus Christ's visible representatives in this world, we recognize that God is at work and
has manifested Himself in the United States, Great Britain, Canada and the uttermost parts of the world, and
has validated His presence through signs, wonders and many miracles.
The advent of Christ and the descent of the Holy Ghost began on the Day of Pentecost and can be traced
back to the days of Tertullian (AD 33), Chysostom (4th Century), Christians of the Thirteenth Century, the
early Quakers, Wesley, Whitfield and Irving. The Church has always manifested the gifts of the spirit as was in
evidence during the many revivals that swept over America in the late Eighteenth Century.
Apostolic history reveals that in 1901, in the State of Kansas, this revival broke forth in a mighty way and
moved southward through Texas, reaching Los Angeles, California in 1906. This revival, manifested by the
outpouring of the Holy Ghost, spread throughout the whole earth, entering into nearly every nation under
heaven, penetrating even into the heathen darkness of India, China, Africa and the isles of the sea, fulfilling the
great commission of our Lord, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel every creature," (Mark 16:15-
20; Matt. 28:18-19; St. Luke 24:47-49 and Acts 1:4-11) by proclaiming the soon coming of the Lord.
So great was this awakening that, in just a few years, many towns and cities, large and small, were witnessing
the Pentecostal outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Not long afterwards, there began to appear, hi various localities,
places of worship designating themselves by such names as: The Apostolic Faith Mission, Pentecostal Mission,
Apostolic Faith Assembly, Full Gospel Assembly/Mission, Assembly of God, etc.; their one common aim
being to contend for and preserve the faith which was taught to the saints in the days of the Apostles,
proclaiming the Bible as their Creed, Discipline, Rule of Order and Charter.
It is the primary aim of the Holy Church In The Lord Jesus Christ In The Apostles’ Doctrine, Inc. to glorify our
Savior, Jesus Christ, who alone gave His life upon the cross, that He might redeem us from all iniquity and
purify unto Himself a peculiar people zealous of good works. The Lord Jesus desires that we should show
forth His praises, since it was He that called us out of darkness into this marvelous light of salvation. Our Lord
requires and expects that we be blameless and harmless, the Sons of God without rebuke, in the midst of a
crooked and perverse society.
God desires that the light He has placed in us would truly shine outwardly into a world that is groping in
spiritual darkness. We are hold forth the Word of Life in such a way that we can give spiritual understanding
"to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide their feet in the way of peace (Titus 2:1-13; I
Peter 2:9; Phil. 2:15 and Luke 1:79).
It is our Christian duty to lift the fallen, visit the sick, strengthen the weak, encourage the fainthearted and
comfort the feebleminded. We should further seek to point the lost to the way of salvation and urge all
believers to seek a spirit filled life. (Eph 5:18 and Acts 19:1-16) and to prepare for the coming of the Lord
Jesus Christ (James 1:27; I Thess, 5:4; Mark 16:15-18 and Matt 25:1-13).
It is our indispensable duty, as partakers of the "Royal Priesthood," to offer supplications, prayers,
intercessions and giving of thanks for all men: for kings, presidents, governors, magistrates, and all that are in
authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty (I Tim. 2:1-4; Rom. 13:1-7; I
Peter 1:9 and Rev. 1:6, 5:10).
As saints of the Most-High God, we pledge to submit ourselves to every ordinance and law of man, whether
that submission be to the governor, or a representative of the state that is authorized and carries the powers of
the state to punish evil doers, so long as these ordinances do not infringe upon our God-given liberties, which
include service toward God according to the dictates of our conscience (I Peter 2:13-17; Titus 3:1-12 and