What Does The Church of Jesus Christ Believe?
We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of
God and is the SOLE authority on every subject. We
believe that Jesus Christ is the Almighty God. Rev. 1:8,
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending,
saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to
come, the Almighty. God put on a robe of flesh and
walked here on earth for 33 years to fulfill prophecy for
the New Testament Church, which is The Church of
Jesus Christ. According to the Word, John 1:1, In the
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. John 1:14, And the Word was
made flesh, and dwelt among us. The Church of
Jesus Christ believes that everyone must take His word
seriously, John 8:24, I said therefore unto you, that ye
shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I Am He,
ye shall die in your sins.
We follow Gods plan of salvation. Acts 2:38,
Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the
name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye
shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Baptism is by
immersion in water only. The evidence of the infilling
of the Holy Ghost is according to Acts 2:4, And they
were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to
speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them
utterance. John 3:5 states, Jesus answered, Verily,
verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water
and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of
God. We must then live a clean, holy, and dedicated
life to Jesus Christ thereafter taking diligent heed to the
The Church of Jesus Christ must be found faithful
to His Word. We must be partakers of Communion
service. This service consists of the Lords Supper and
Foot Washing. 1 Cor. 11:24, 25, And when he had
given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my
body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance
of me. (25) After the same manner also he took the cup,
when he had supped, saying, This cup is the New
Testament in my blood: this do ye oft as ye drink it, in
remembrance of me. John 13:14, 15, If I then, your
Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought
to wash one anothers feet. (15) For I have given you an
example that ye should do as I have done to you.
Watch, pray, forsake not the assembling of
yourselves together, give your tithes and offerings, so
that YOU can be counted among the faithful when our
one and only Savior, Jesus Christ, comes back in a
cloud with power and great glory!
Executive Board of Bishops
Bishop Jarret R. Spence, Presiding Bishop 2298 Fern Street
Portage, Indiana 46368
Bishop Tommy Johnson, Asst. Presiding Bishop
P.O. Box 505
Dyersburg, Tennessee 38024
Bishop Paul Rose, Secretary/Treasurer
P.O. Box 344
Cabin Creek, West Virginia 25035
National Youth Leaders
Bro. Jarret & Sis. Caryn Spence
804 Pennsylvania Avenue
LaPorte, IN 46350
Bro. Travis & Sis. Nora Hensley, Assistants
437 Tecumseh Street
Warsaw, IN 46582
Bishop of Jamaica
Bishop Orville Rodney
199 Catherene Mount
Albion P. A.
Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica, W. I.
Bishop of Canada
Bishop Mathias Gooden
75 Dunlop St., Apt. 406
Richmond Hills, ON L4C 2M7
Bishop Charles Hays, Sr.
409 Fitch Street
Albion, Michigan 49224
Bishop Danny Walls
P.O. Box 216
Ingalls, Indiana 46048
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Headquarters: 2797 Bryant St. Portage, IN 46368
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Report from Montpellier, Ohio
Praise the Lord, brothers and sisters! The Church
of Jesus Christ in Montpellier, Ohio is so blessed and
we rejoice in the many great things the Lord is doing.
The summer is passing swiftly and we are so thankful
for the Lords traveling mercies. The Lord is great and
greatly to be praised! We were so blessed to have Bro.
Johnny Garza and Sis. Sandy Garza with us for services
a couple of weeks ago. We praise the Lord for Bro.
Johnny receiving the Holy Ghost!! Then we were
surprised with a visit from Bishop and Sister Johnson.
Bishop Johnson taught on perfect and perfection. The
Lord is always working on perfecting His saints. In
Hebrews 6:1 it states that, Therefore, leaving the
principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto
perfection; not laying again the foundation of
repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.
On Sunday, August 24th, Bro. John Brandenberger was
baptized in the name of Jesus Christ! This was our very
first baptism here at the church. It was such a blessing
and we can see God is still moving in the hearts of the
Bro. Blaine has been teaching on the heart. Many
times it has been heard, Well, God knows my heart.
Yes, He does but, do you? Let us examine our walk
daily with the Lord and see where our heart really is. In
Matthew 6:21 it says, For where your treasure is, there
will be your heart be also. In 2 Peter 1:5-8, Peter
wrote: and besides this, giving all diligence, add to
your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to
knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience;
and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly
kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if
these things be in you, and abound, they make you
that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the
knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Verse 10 says:
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to
make your calling and election sure: for if ye do
these things, ye shall never fall.
So let us examine our hearts and find where God
would have us to be and do for Him. For our whole duty
is to fear God and to keep His commandments. We love
and pray for each and everyone!!
Sis. Charity Pennington
Pastor, Elder Calvin Pennington
The Church of Jesus Christ
The Power of the Holy Ghost
Love, Grace and Mercy from God through His
Son Jesus Christ, greetings to The Church of Jesus
In Acts 2:38 Peter commands what must be done
in order to be part of the family of God. In Acts 1:8
But ye shall receive the power (gift) of the Holy
Ghost, but we must first believe for the scriptures says,
for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek
him. After receiving the Holy Ghost we are
commissioned to be witnesses due to the power of the
Holy Ghost which lives in us. Our speech must be
seasoned with salt, humility, truth and the grace of God
so as to draw others to Him. When we receive the Holy
Ghost, power is come upon us which changes our lives
Living a new life to Gods standard and doing that
which is right and holy. So many are turning away from
God, some are spectators instead of participators.
We are not singing, praying or reading the Bible
as we used to do before when we first came into the
body of truth. The power of the Holy Ghost is reserved
and is available for all believers in Christ who want to
serve Him in spirit and truth. God bless you all, lets
keep the faith.
Sis. Doreen Benjamin
Praise the Lord!
Great news from The Church of Jesus Christ in
Portage, Indiana. I am so thankful for the Word that
goes forth during the preaching and teaching that stirs
the hearts of people just like it did in Acts 2. Jesus
Christ is still drawing people and pouring out His spirit
upon those that sincerely heed His call.
Sarah White was baptized on October 11, 2007
and received the Holy Ghost with the evidence of
speaking in tongues on August 16th, 2008 at the
Pierceton Tent Revival. I thank the Lord that all in my
household is saved.
We have all begun a race that is not finished yet.
In the race you do not have to be the first to win you
just need to finish being full with works in the truth.
My hope and prayers is that we continue our walk
with Jesus Christ and grow in faith that we may
overcome this world and reign with the Almighty God
Sis. Donna White
Pastor, Bishop Randell Spence