I wanted to take the time to spotlight an organization that I rarely talk about (mainly because it is most largest in the West Coast). However, I want everyone to know that Apostolics come in all different races. It’s not just a black or white thing, it’s a Jesus Thing (can I get an Amen?). Today, I’d like to spotlight The Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus. This is the largest Spanish Oneness Pentecostal organization out there to date.
The Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus is currently one of the fastest growing Hispican Christian denominations in the world and the largest and oldest Spanish-speaking Oneness Pentecostal denomination in the United States. It has witnessed phenomenal growth in the U. S., experiencing 87% growth in membership from 1996 to 2002. Today, it is comprised of over 700 churches in the U. S and 550 missionary churches in 20 countries including Central and South America and Europe . The estimated worldwide constituency numbers at least 130,000, including 5,500 ordained ministers and deacons.
The Apostolic Assembly was incorporated as a California Corporation on March 15, 1930. Since that date, the Apostolic Assembly has been a valid and viable religious non-profit Corporation, which has authority to enter into legal transactions, and is also currently registered as California Domestic Corporation in good standing.
Listen to these statistics. “Latinos (35 million strong) have increased their presence in the U.S. population by 58% over the last 10 years, and recently surpassed African Americans as the largest ethnic minority (2000 U.S. Census,). While non-white Hispanic population grew by 3%.” This is amazing! Why? Well, the way I see it, God is giving those of us that know and practice The Truth to witness to cultures right here in our own backyard. Have you noticed lately that English speaking churches have started to reach out to the Spanish community by having bilingual services? Isn’t it amazing? I think it is. I also know that I have some Latino readers out there that log in every day faithfully to my blog. I welcome you in Jesus Name to participate. For those of you in the California area, there will be a Oneness Convention coming up in Anaheim September 14-17, 2010 so mark your calendars. With that being said, lets give God one ole great hand clap of praise for organizations like the Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus who is doing an excellent job spreading the oneness faith to the Latino community right here in America. Ohh, by the way, did you also know they dance and shout just like we do? Yup, they sure do! If you don’t believe me, watch the clip below (you’ll find that the band is going balistic….I soooo love it and am going to get on the next plane and run to California just to put in a dance with them). YES LORD! ! !
APOSTOLIC PRAISE BREAK!
33700 Alvarado Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587-4300