Organized September 8, 1923, by the Executive Board of the NATIONAL Convocation of the above named church, New York City, N.Y.
It is the mission of the International Missionary Department of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ to do a more effective work for the Lord. Its commitment is to constantly strive to serve the Lord and one another in holiness, loyal dedication to the word of God, through prayer, fasting, witnessing, consecration, sacrifice, and love.
This department was created for the purpose of aiding this church as an organism, to perpetuate the doings of the saints in the beginning of the church; that is, to make an opportunity for the missionary women to be church; that is, to make an opportunity for the missionary women to be helpers together with our ministers and pastors in bringing souls to Christ, and comfort to those in need: To visit the widows, orphans and sick give godly counsel in the fear of God, and teach the younger women to be chaste godly counsel in the fear of God, and teach the younger women to be chaste keepers at home, and so walk, shunning the very appearance of evil, that the gospel be not blasphemed. Additionally, our purpose is to labor together with the brethren in establishing churches and spreading this truth, as those women in the churches of old were helpers of Paul. Phil. 4:3
We, the women of the Churches of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, knowing that God has called us into holiness and sobriety, and charity, to rescue the fallen and administer any and all help, as we have opportunity, whether spiritual or material to the Glory of God and to the honor and majesty of His great Name, now take our place in the ranks of the workers of our Lord to do our part in harvesting souls for Jesus Christ, as our Lord is coming soon to gather the precious fruits of the early and latter rain.
MISSIONARY THEME SONG
“I’LL GO WHERE YOU WAI’LL GO WHERE YOU WANT ME TO GO”
“Lifting Up a Standard for the People” Isaiah 2:10 In Action, Attitude and Appearance
God is our Refuge and Strength; our Fortress and Strong Tower! What a privilege it is to know Him as Holy Women of the Most High God. We are thankful to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for allowing us to see another year.
The International Missionary Department of the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apostolic Faith, Inc., endeavor to serve in this great organization of Holy Ghost filled women “earnestly contending for the faith.” We strive to remain “steadfast” and “unmovable” always abounding in the work and word of the Lord.
The IMD is consecrated and dedicated; available for every good work for the Lord Jesus Christ in our “action, attitude and appearance.” By God’s grace, we are determined to present ourselves united as we continue to uphold the legacy of our founding mothers, adhere to the Apostolic Doctrine, and to “add thou to it.”
My desire for the IMD is that we maintain a servant’s heart, walk together, pray together, and work together as dear children of God. I pray we allow our lights to shine and show forth the love and compassion our our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May we always work for the glory of God!
Mother Mildred D. Lewis, President IMD Officers & Staff
New 2014-2017 International Missionary Department Officers:
- President: Mother Mildred Lewis
- 1st Vice President: Missionary Evangeline Jenkins
- 2nd Vice President: Missionary Glinda Roberts
- Recording Secretary: Missionary Dorothy Jones
- Corresponding Secretary: Missionary Regina Constantine
- Financial Secretary: Missionary Carla Wilson
- Treasurer: Missionary Judith Allen Hill
- Chaplain: Missionary Natacha Davis
- Sergeant-at-Arms: Missionary Fern Sumerlin
- Missionary Sandra Mouzon, Coordinator of Junior Missionary Unit
1995 – 1998
Mother Mildred S. Woolfolk
1998 – 2004
Mother DyAnne E. Moultrie
2004 – 2008
Mother Doris S. Hudson
2008 – 2012
Mother Ethelyn R. Rosier