About Us

Church of the Living God Mission Statement

The House of God, which is the Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth will strive to teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever Jesus has commanded.   We seek to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the poor in spirit, to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the spiritually oppressed and to offer recovery of sight to the spiritually blind.  We endeavor to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God.  And we will comfort and console all who mourn.
We will fulfill our mission as a member of the Body of Christ by accomplishing the following strategic objectives:

  • To organize, build and own churches throughout the world.
  • To dispense charity and benevolence to people.
  • To improve social and moral relationships between, not only our church members, but between people in general.
  • To care for, protect and comfort persons in distress.
  • To provide school and training and Christian Education.
  • To purchase, publish and disseminate Christian literature.
  • To work in cooperation with all true believers in the principles of the Bible
Scripture reference for the Mission Statement:
St. Matthew 28:19-20
Isaiah 61:1-3
St. Luke 4:18-19
Romans 1:16

Church of the Living God Vision Statement 

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
Proverbs 29:18 

We endeavor to be holy and claim the gifts of the Holy Spirit offered by the Lord Jesus Christ, our foundation. And, through education and training, we will create a unified membership that will evangelize the world with the Word of God and prayer. Our environment will be one of free and exuberant worship and praise. We will positively impact the spiritual social and economic needs of our communities and future generations by being aware of the relevant issues affecting the vision of the Church of the Living God.

Nurturing - Helping to grow and further developing that which we already have planted in our Churches.
Excellence – Helping our Church to take its place in the world amongst other ministries.
Spirituality – Fine tune the quality of character traits that will cause us to seek, obtain, and
utilize the Gifts of the Spirit.
Stewardship – The teaching and applying the principles of God’s Word in the Organization
and Utilization of the resources within our organization.

Our History

Mother Mary Magdalena Lewis Tate 


Bishop Archibald Henry White, Sr. 

(1929 – 1981) 

Bishop James Houston Smith 

Bishop Arthur Lee Warren

SENIOR BISHOP (1981 – 1986) 

Bishop Jesse J. White, Sr.

PRESIDENT GENERAL  (1986 – 2008) 

Bishop David E. Drone 

PRESIDENT GENERAL (2008 – 2010) 

Chief Apostle Theodore N. Brown

Bishop Ivy a. Hopkins