The National Fellowship Churches of God, Inc. has a rich heritage that began with the outpouring of the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost, and ignited at the Azusa Street Revival in 1906.
Our forefathers established the Apostolic Faith body in 1938 from which we are an outgrowth. We celebrate their labor of love in the ministry under the spiritual guidance of such great leaders as Bishop William J. Seymour, of the Apostolic Faith Mission, Los Angeles, CA; Bishop Charles W. Lowe, of the Apostolic Faith Church, Handsom, VA; Presiding Bishop R. C. Grant, of The Apostolic Faith Church of God, Inc., Baltimore, MD together with Vice-Bishop C. R. Whitley, of Rocky Mount, NC. Subsequent Bishops include Bishop G. B. White, of Washington, DC and Bishop George Parks, of Franklin, VA.
In 1978, the movement experienced the birth of a new outgrowth, The Apostolic Faith Churches of God under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Lois C. Grant, of Baltimore, MD (son of the late Bishop R. C. Grant) and Vice-Bishop Abraham Urquhart, of Philadelphia, PA. At the passing of Bishop L. C. Grant, Bishop Steven D. Willis, of Franklin, VA headed the movement; with then Elder Ivan L. Grant, Sr. serving as Overseer.
In 1996, The Apostolic Faith Churches of God started to diminish. Yet from the ashes we survived. Survival is not mere existence for The National Fellowship Churches of God, Inc. (NFCOG); it’s a new heartthrob or spiritual cardiac massage to new life.
At the direction of God in 1996, NFCOG was birthed with its Covenant Churches that rose from the ashes. We are thankful to God for our spiritual heritage and God’s divine appointment of our Chief Apostle Ivan L. Grant, Sr In 1998. Apostle Grant, being led of God, consecrated NFCOG’s 1st Vice-Bishop — Former Bishop Ronald E. Riley, Sr. of Bridgeport, CT who served until 2006. 2012 marks the consecration of Bishop Forrest R. Nance, Jr., of King George, VA to the office of Vice-Bishop.
God has sanctioned His work by declaring us a nation — the Nation of NFCOG. We are thankful for our spiritual heritage. To God be the glory!