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The Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Jesus Christ
(1930 ~ present)
The Apostolic Assembly had its humble beginnings in the year 1912. In 1916 the pastorate and ministry elected Francisco Llorente as its president. With the establishment of official church leadership providing vision and direction, membership in the organization grew steadily. As a result, on the 15th of March 1930, the Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Jesus Christ became incorporated under the laws of the State of California.
Today, the Apostolic Assembly consists of approximately 700 churches with a membership of approximately 106,000 throughout the United States. The churches are supervised by 26 bishops who represent districts located throughout 45 of the 50 ststes of the Union. There is a heavy membership concentration in California, Arizona and Texas. Currently, the Apostolic Assembly holds General Conferences every four years to elect its board of directors as well as supervision bishops.
The Apostolic Assembly also has an extensive Foreign Missions influence in approximately 18 countries worldwide. In North America it has a number of churches in Mexico as well as in the Caribbean countries of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. In Central America they have sent missionaries to the countries of Panama, Costa Rica, and Honduras. Recently in South America the organization has experienced explosive growth in the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. They have not limited their missionary influence to North and South America, but have made great efforts to establish churches in Spain and Itlay as well.
Throughout the humble beginnings of the Apostolic Assembly, the tenacious yet caring leaders ministered primarily to the spiritual needs of a growing number of Spanish speaking peoples who flooded into this country looking for a better life for their families. Since then, they have made great strides in not only providing ministry to this Missionary generation and its subsequent generations, but they have broken the cultural barrier and have provided bilingual ministry to subsequent Boomer and Buster generations as well. They are confident that the Apostolic Assembly will continue to grow, in both financial strength and in membership in the years to come. Because the moral fabric of our society continues to weaken, the church stands willing to face the challenges of meeting the spiritual needs of hurting people around the world.
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