One God, One People, One Mission
...if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
The Apostolic Fellowship
Apostolic Fellowship Summit Minutes
October 22, 2014
Crowne Plaza, St. Louis, MO
K. Carpenter-General Superintendent, Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Mark McCool–First Assistant Superintendent, Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ David K Bernard–General Superintendent, United Pentecostal Church Int.
Jerry Jones–General Secretary, United Pentecostal Church Int.
L. Jones-Board of Bishops (Midwestern),Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (represents C.Ellis)
I. Martin Del Campo-Secretary of Education, Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus (represents Fortino)
D. Dixon-1st Vice Presiding Bishop, International Bible Way Church of Jesus Christ Inc. (represents Nelson)
Jonathan Franklin-Chairman IL State Council, Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith
R. Sanders-Presiding Apostle, Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Apostolic Faith, Inc. B. Leaman-
Apostolic Fellowship Summit Coordinator
Jennie Russell–Apostolic Fellowship Summit Administrator
D. Norris–Urshan representative
Fortino-President, Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus
J. Jones-General Secretary, Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith
C. Ellis–Presiding Bishop, Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
I. Welcome–B. Leaman Brief history of where we have come from Hosted by Urshan
II. Presentation by Talmadge French (Early Interracial Oneness Pentecostalism)
Introduction of himself–roots from the Assembly of God. Now a oneness pastor in Atlanta, GA shared educational background-Oneness researcher at Wheaton College–author "four God Is One: The Story of the Oneness Pentecostals" (1999).
Discussion of his new book. Early interracial Oneness Pentecostalism–restoring the truth, more than one man’s story.
Researched FBI files from Haywood and Frazee and others are a part of the book. PAW were under investigation during WWI. FBI also mixed Haywood up with someone else. Discussion by leaders Action Item:
AFS Meeting Notes 2006 to 2015
31-If T. French will give CSOP the copied FBI files we will work to digitize and share
Contact Bro. French and give him contact information for the presentation notes.
Youth Congress–invite youth leaders
Approved to invite youth leaders and wives next year
Dates for next year:
Oct. 22-23, 2015
Discussion of possible press release of our 10th meeting on what we are doing as fellowship. (Russell, Norris, Leaman)
Next year invite students to interview leaders for their classes Bishop Larry Jones to draft a statement from the Apostolic Fellowship Summit and send to Jennie Russell to send out to everyone.
Not just on the Brown case....we want to address the issue not take a side.
Summary of yesterday’s topic and open up for comments from yesterday’s presentation
Future possible discussion of dual licensing in specific situations
Discussion of working together:
Relationships must be intentional. We have more in common than differences. We have discussed worship services. We need to begin at the grass roots....local in the leaders.
Organizations using their websites to show endorsement–“Member of Apostolic Fellowship Summit”
Possible having a coordinator from each group who stays connected
Discussion of our mission statement:
AFS Meeting Notes 2006 to 2015
32-The purpose of the Apostolic Fellowship is:
To strengthen interaction and cooperation among Oneness Pentecostals
To facilitate the sharing of resources
To promote study, research, and teaching of the Apostolic message
To work together for common goals
To proclaim the Apostolic faith throughout the world Practicality of why we have this meeting here
Urshan as an institution was neutral to host
It has resources and staff Presentation from Bishop Larry Jones on the Ferguson situation
They were contacted to host a rally
Currently working with the Justice dept and City manager on making things better. We need to help make change.
Developing a plan
1. Speak calm to the city
2. UPCI headquarters is close and will do whatever is needed. Scott Graham and local UPCI would be willing to help.
3. Be there to meet the needs of the community.
4. Pray for calm and meet physical needs (blankets, water)
5. Be involved with the government
**If there is a problem AFS is willing to help with financial assistance.***
October 2015 (Minutes forthcoming)