OUR PASTOR

Greeting in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ:

 

Apostle L. C. Mathis was born in Washington, DC. He was raised in various parts of the DC Metropolitan area. By the grace of God, Apostle Mathis withstood much peril and darkness coming up in the streets of Southeast and Northwest DC. In 1992, while on the streets of DC, Apostle Mathis heard the voice of God, not many days hence, Apostle Mathis answered God’s call and repented of his sins and was baptized in water in the Name of Jesus Christ and received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost.

 

From that time, God had spoken with Apostle Mathis and had shown him many signs and visions, but Apostle Mathis could not understand how God could have chosen him to preach His word. Though he was reluctant, the following vision sealed his faith. Apostle Mathis asked the Lord to show him a sign and at that very moment, instantly, the Lord took him into a deep trance and lifted him up into the heavens, wrapped his arms around him, showed him the world and said unto him…”See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. “ (Jeremiah 1:10) God then anointed his spirit and lifted him up into the heavens three times and on the third time he came back down preaching the Gospel in the name of Jesus Christ with great power and boldness.

 

After Bishop L. Hunter’s death in 1991, The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ was going through great havoc. Apostle Mathis became a great support to the Minister left in charge. It was there Apostle Mathis began magnifying his gift and began ministering the Word of God. Early in 2007, God began leading Apostle Mathis, with many signs and infallible proofs, regarding ministering in North Carolina. Apostle Mathis spoke to the leader about what God was doing, and asked the leader for his blessings and the leader blessed him. For about six months, Apostle Mathis preached out of a small building in Lilesville, North Carolina. In November of 2007, with no warning, unbeknownst to Apostle Mathis, he was told openly by the leader in a meeting of brethren that he could no longer preach in North Carolina, but could only preach in churches the leader allowed him to preach in or he would no longer be in the church. The all-knowing God had prepared Apostle Mathis for this shocking turn of events by leading him and two other brothers to go on a 50-day fast, 48 days before this meeting. Apostle Mathis asked the question “Whom ought I to obey, God or man?” At that moment in the meeting, Apostle Mathis stood up in front of them all and shook the dust off of his feet. There was a great silence. Apostle Mathis chose to obey God instead of man, and continued ministering in North Carolina. Before the end of 2008, God blessed the church to move to a larger location in nearby Wadesboro, North Carolina. Before the end of 2013, God blessed the church to relocate to a beautifully renovated sanctuary located at 1234 East Caswell Street also in Wadesboro, North Carolina.

 

Though many lies have been told, God is with him and has never have forsaken Apostle Mathis. Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has blessed Apostle Mathis to continue steadfastly in the Apostles’ Doctrine and teach and preach a gospel that cannot be condemned. “And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.” (John 8:29)

 

Farewell

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