Who We Are
The Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus is currently one of the fastest growing Hispanic Christian denominations in the world and the largest and oldest Spanish-speaking Oneness Pentecostal denomination in the United States. It has witnessed phenomenal growth in the U. S., experiencing 87% growth in membership from 1996 to 2002. Today, it is comprised of over 700 churches in the U. S and 550 missionary churches in 20 countries including Central and South America and Europe . The estimated worldwide constituency numbers at least 130,000, including 5,500 ordained ministers and deacons.
The Apostolic Assembly was incorporated as a California Corporation on March 15, 1930. Since that date, the Apostolic Assembly has been a valid and viable religious non-profit Corporation, which has authority to enter into legal transactions, and is also currently registered as California Domestic Corporation in good standing.
The Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus and its entities are governed by its Constitution, which contains its Statues and Bylaws, and in which the basis of our faith and unity are established. It exists to fulfill the following purposes:
• To preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to practice the doctrine according to the Apostolic order for the regeneration and salvation of souls.
• To maintain spiritual fellowship among all members that form the Apostolic Assembly, and to promote growth and the expansion of the work of our Lord Jesus Christ in the United States of America and in other parts of the world. (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 2:20).
• To seek, by any possible means, mutual help and protection among all of its members in order to promote, to the highest degree, their spiritual, moral, and social lives to Christianity and brotherly love (Hebrews 13:1-2).
• To select, train and ordain the necessary ministers and missionaries to establish and oversee churches that are formed in accordance with the Word of God.
Among its programs are the National Men’s, Women’s, Youth and Junior’s Auxiliary Departments; Christian Education Publications; a National Apostolic Bible College with 24 branches across the US. The A. C. Nava Trust Fund that offers assistance to widows, orphans, retired pastors, and aids students with academic scholarships; two drug rehabilitation centers in California; and several recording studios and radio programs.