Ministers of Jesus Christ
Church of The Lord Jesus Christ
Assemblies of The Apostolic Faith
Atlanta, Georgia - USA
Apostle Dennis G. Smith, Pastor and Spiritual Overseer

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The Ministers of Jesus Christ, Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Assemblies of the Apostolic Faith is a Oneness Apostolic Pentecostal Church organization founded by Apostle Dennis G. Smith to continue on in the Apostle's Doctrine after his rejection from among the Saints for whom he loved which traces its roots through the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith formerly pastored by Apostle Samuel McDowell Shelton ( now deceased in 1992), founded by Apostle S. C. Johnson ( now deceased in 1961) and now pastored by Bishop Omega Shelton.  

     After the death of Apostle Shelton, controversy arose between Elder Nehemiah one of the Elders of the Royal House of Shelton the overseers of the Church and the other Elders of the Royal House of Shelton.  Some Saints turned to disputing with each other and the rejection of each other.  Apostle Dennis and other Saints continued to maintain love and respect for all the Saints which some disagreed with. 

     Apostle Dennis Smith was removed from the local Atlanta Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith for giving the answer “Yes Sir” when asked the question by Bishop Omega Shelton, “Are you a Prophet.”   Apostle Dennis sent his visions from God to the Royal House of Shelton which he had sent to Apostle Shelton 13 years prior to his death when he was 19 years old.  Apostle Shelton strengthened him and had the unique ability to recognize him even though he did not personally know him.  In all fairness, Bishop Omega rejected him as a result of false reports from disputing Saints.  Apostle Dennis and other Saints were ejected from the local Church and continued on in the Apostle’s Doctrine singing the song, “I Shall Not Be Moved, just like a tree planted by the waters, I shall not be moved.”   This was a time of upheaval where other Saints were also ejected in other places for various disputes or disagreements which were not doctrinal in nature, but were rather governmental as it pertain to organizational oversight.

     Apostle Dennis never took part in any rejection or ejection of any Saints or battles in the courts instead continuing his love for the Royal House of Shelton and all the Saints.  Later Bishop Omega Shelton allowed Apostle Dennis to attend the Church services again sending two Ministers to address him on the steps on Apostolic Square.  Apostle Dennis and the Saints from the Ministers of Jesus Christ has continued to be respectful to Bishop Omega Shelton and maintained cordial relationships with all the Brethren at all times always emphasizing the love of the Brethren.  

     He and the Saints of the Ministers of Jesus Christ united fellowships with the United Pentecostal Church International, the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Apostolic World Christian Fellowship, visits to the Church of God in Christ and other Apostolic Pentecostal Organizations repairing the breaches that separated the Brethren as commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ sent to him in a vision.

     The Apostolic Pentecostal Movement has traditions from the doctrines of the Holiness movement with emphasis on baptism in the name "Lord Jesus Christ", receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost with the sign following speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives you utterance, modesty in dress that reflects a profession of Godliness and the Oneness of the Godhead in teaching that Jesus Christ is the one and only God.

   Biography of Apostle Dennis Smith

Apostle Dennis G. Smith was born in Atlanta, Georgia the 4th child of the twelve (12) children of Brother Willie R. Smith and Sister Ocie E. Smith. He was raised in the Apostolic Faith and taught true Holiness doctrines under the Ministry and preaching of Apostle S. McDowell Shelton and the studies and Tapes of Apostle S. C. Johnson where he completed the Apostolic Bible Study Course. He also completed the United Pentecostal Church required Ministerial Studies, continued extensive reading from Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Anenon Bible College suggested studies, and the fundamentalist Bible curriculum after a man appeared in a Bible bookstore and show him the books to read for his ministry.  As Apostle Dennis begin examining the books that the man showed him while in the Store, the man went to the next aisle and vanished away.  Apostle Dennis sent his son who was with him and witnessed the angelic visitation to look for the man because he had some questions for the man asking the cashier in the front of the store did a man go out the door which they responded saying no one exited the store.  Apostle Dennis believe that he had entertained an angel who increased his knowledge for the task given him by God almighty.

     He attended Towns Elementary School, Collier Heights Elementary School, Fredrick Douglas High School and Washington High Evening School where he completed his elementary and High school Education and graduated receiving his diplomas in Atlanta, Georgia USA.  He attended Atlanta Technical College, Georgia Institute of Technology Continuing Education Unit, National Technical School, National Radio Institute, and Georgia of Board of Realtors Institute where he graduated and completed education and training in over six (6) different trades and received over twenty (20) Certificates and three (3) diplomas through in class, correspondence, and independent study.  He holds a Chief Engineer’s License, Unrestricted Heating and Air conditioning Mechanical contractor’s License, Universal Refrigeration License and a Real Estate Brokers License in the State of Georgia and is the owner of Jaric Enterprises Investment Company.

     Apostle Dennis G. Smith is married to Sister Geraldine E. Smith (now known as First Lady Sarah Smith). They married when he was seventeen years old (17) and she was 20 years old and they have remained married and in Love. 

     Apostle Dennis G. Smith began receiving Visions from God and Prophecies when he a young child from about three (3) to five (5) years old and they continue until this day. He received his call to the Apostleship from God coming to him in visions and speaking to him in the voice of a man, and giving him Jeremiah 3rd Chapter, particularly Jeremiah 3:20-22.

Jeremiah 3:20 - 22 Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.  A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the LORD their God.  Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.

Telling him to repair the breaches, and make many Ministers in calling for the Unity and Oneness of all the Saints (Churches) to return to God and one another in Love.

Isaiah 58:12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

  Apostle Dennis G. Smith has been laboring to spread this message for nearly (30) years, traveling to different cities and states and enabling overseas missions to obey our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

 The General Recorded History of the Apostolic Pentecostal Movement.

     In general most Apostolic Pentecostal Churches link their origin to the birthday of the Church from the events of the Day of Pentecost recorded in the new testament of the bible in the book of Acts and the doctrines and practices of the Apostles declaring that the Church is “built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone.”

     History records the spread of the Pentecostal Movement beginning through Charles F. Parham and William J. Seymour, two central figures in the development and spread of Apostolic Pentecostalism in America.  According to recorded history, it was Parham who believed in receiving the Holy Ghost with the sign following or evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance in Topeka, Kansas.  

The Apostolic Faith Pentecostal Movement increased through the 1906 Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles, California under the leadership of a African American preacher William J. Seymour. The Azusa Street Revival spread throughout the United States and abroad, and the baptism in the Holy Spirit (with the evidence of speaking in tongues) and the gifts of the Spirit were freely manifested in persons of all races, ethnicities, and social classes.

According to recorded history in 1913 from a camp meeting held at Arroyo Seco, California, the Oneness Movement originated with the belief in water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ as the baptismal formula and the oneness of the Godhead.  That Jesus Christ is the name of the one and only God.  At the heart of the Oneness Movement Rev. R. E. McAlister, a Canadian Pentecostal, proclaimed at a baptismal service that the Apostles of Jesus Christ never invoked the titles of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost when they baptized converts but rather baptized in the name, Lord Jesus Christ.

Apostle Sherrod C. Johnson founder of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith in 1930 when he separated from the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith is known among the oneness Brethren for his view of ending the sonship of God on the cross and his standard of Holy Living which we continue today.

History reported through the United Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic), the United Pentecostal Church International and others indicates that The Church of God in Christ (Bishop Charles L. Mason), Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (Bishop Garfield T. Haywood), Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Bishop Robert C. Lawson), The Way of the Cross Church of Christ (Bishop Henry C. Brooks), The Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World-Wide (Bishop Smallwood E. Williams), and many other Pentecostal/Apostolic churches are the offspring’s of the twentieth century revival.