The Jesus Christ Apostolic Ministries International (JCAMI). Founded in 1991 By The Current Presiding Bishop, Michael Neal, D.D. Has it's home office located in Richmond, Kentucky [USA]. And is Under the current Leadership of it's Presiding Bishop Michael Neal & Assistant Presiding Bishop David Bunch of Louisiana & Assistant Presiding Bishop Gary Wolter Of Korea. is of the [oneness Pentecostal, See ]. Apostolic Faith.
Organizational Structure is currently divided by state & country, called District / Zones that is headed by a Diocesan Bishop, who is appointed by the Bishop's Board and The Presiding Bishop. A Diocesan Bishop can have as many as three assistants, called Suffragan Bishops. These Suffragan Bishops hold the authority given them by the Diocesan Bishop.They will have authority over a region or part of a state (District). Reporting under the Suffragan Bishop is the office of District Elder, who oversees and assists the Elders & Ministers in the district.
Creed, Discipline, And Doctrine
Our Creed, Discipline, Rules of Order and Doctrine is the Word of God as taught
by the Holy Ghost (John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 2:9-13).
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for Doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works." - 2nd Timothy 3:16-17
Repentance and Remission of Sins The only grounds upon which God will accept a sinner is repentance from the heart for the sins that he has committed. A broken and a contrite heart, He will in no wise despise (Psalms 51:17). John preached repentance and remission of sins be preached in His name, beginning at Jerusalem (Luke 24:47). Peter fulfilled this command on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:38).
The God Head:
The Godhead We fully believe in the mystery of the Godhead. We believe that Jesus was both human and divine, and further, that the Godhead be understood to mean all of the fullness of God (Colossians 1:19, 2:9). We believe that Jesus was Mary's son and Mary's God, Creator and creature, God manifest in the flesh; that the flesh of Jesus was the same as ours with the exception that it had no sin; that Jesus was the Eternal Father made visible, apart from whom there is no God. We believe that at the final consummation of all things there will be only one God, and that will be our Lord Jesus Christ.
"Tithing, and freewill offering" is God's Plan (Genesis 15:20, 28:22; Malachi 3:8-12; Exodus 25:2, 35:5, 21, and 29).
Translation of the Saints We believe that the time draw near for the coming of the Lord to make a change in the present order of things, and at that time all the righteous dead shall rise from the graves, and "we that are alive" and living righteous before God shall be translated or "caught up to meet the Lord in the air" (Matthew 24:36; Luke 17:20 and 37; 1 Corinthians 15:51 and 54; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13 and 17).
The Millennium Moreover we believe that the distress upon the world is the "beginning of sorrows" and will become more intense until there "shall he a time of trouble such as there never was since there was a nation even to that time,' (Matthew 24:3-8; Daniel 12:1), and that period of tribulation will be followed by the dawn of a better day on earth, and that for one thousand years there shall be "peace on earth, good will toward men" (Revelation 20:1-5; Isaiah 65:17-25; Matthew 5:5; Daniel 7:27; Micah 4:1-2; Habbakuk 2:14).
Final Judgment When the thousand years are finished there shall be a resurrection of the dead, who shall be summoned before the Great White Throne for their final judgment, all those whose names are not found written in the Book of Life shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, burning with brimstone, which God hath prepared for the devil and his angels. Satan being cast in first (Revelation 20:7-15; Matthew 24:41-46; Revelation 21:8).
Wholly Sanctified Life We believe that in order to escape the judgment of God and to have the hope of enjoying the glory of life eternal, one must be thoroughly saved from his sins, wholly sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost. And that a wholly sanctified life is the only true standard of Christian life (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15-17).
Pentecostal Movement, Christian revivalist movement that originated in the United States in 1906. Spiritual renewal is sought through baptism by the Holy Spirit, as experienced by the apostles on the first Pentecost.
The movement represented a reaction against the rigid theology and formal worship of the traditional churches. Glossolalia, or speaking in tongues, often occurs. Pentecostalists believe in the literal word of the Bible and faith healing. They disapprove of alcohol, tobacco, dancing, the theater, and gambling. It is an intensely missionary faith, and in-person recruitment as well as through television has been very rapid since the 1960s. Worldwide membership is more than 20 million, and it is the world's fastest growing sector of Christianity.
The Pentecostal movement dates from April 4, 1906, when members of the congregation of the Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles, California, experienced 'baptism in the Spirit.' Its appeal was to the poor and those alienated by the formalism and modernist theology of established denominations. It combined a highly emotional, informal approach to worship with an ethical emphasis on sobriety and hard work, and it became a way for poor and marginal groups to improve their economic and social status while retaining their religious faith.
The movement grew rapidly in the American South and in impoverished urban areas, meanwhile dividing into dozens of small, contentious sects separated by doctrine and by such practices as faith healing. In the 1950s, faith healing, represented most prominently by Oral Roberts, was at its peak among Pentecostalists. After the 1960s, prosperity through faith became a dominant theme, taken up by Roberts and other television evangelists. But all the Pentecostal sects—ranging from the largest, to small storefront churches—shared an ecstatic tone that continued to have a powerful appeal in the United States, Latin America, and Africa. Black and white denominations within the U.S. Pentecostal Church voted in 1994 to create a national multiracial association, ending 88 years of racial segregation.
First to Speak in Tongues
AGNES N. OZMAN (1870-1937) Evangelist Agnes Ozman was assured a place in Pentecostal history when she became one of the first to speak in tongues (In the USA ) at Charles Parham's Bethel Bible College in Topeka, Kansas. Despite conflicting accounts about her expectations and sequence of events her experience is usually credited with establishing the validity of Parham's assertion that tongues speech evidenced Spirit baptism.
Ozman was born in Albany, Wisconsin, on September 15, 1870. She grew up in rural Nebraska, where she attended a Methodist Episcopal church. A participant in various nondenominational settings as well, she eventually espoused both premillennialism and healing. In 1892 she enrolled for the winter term at T. C. Horton's Bible school in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1894 she moved to New York to continue her training at A. B Simpson's training institute: Unsettled and driven by the need to pursue spiritual reality, she served briefly as a city missionary in Kansas City. From there she went, in the fall of 1900, to Parham's school in Topeka, Kansas. After her tongues experience in 1901, Ozman returned to city missionary work. In Lincoln in 1906 she heard about Pentecostalism, related her earlier experience, and identified with the emerging movement. In 1911 she married Pentecostal preacher Philemon LaBerge. The two traveled about the country, holding meetings wherever possible. In 1917 LaBerge affiliated with the Assemblies of God, receiving credentials as an evangelist. She died in Los Angeles on November 29, 1937