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About Our Church



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Dr. Ronnie L. Parson, Sr.

Apostle Parson is the Senior Pastor of The Living Church Ministries located in Charlotte and Statesville North Carolina (NC) and Diocesan Bishop of the Piedmont Diocese (NC).

Apostle Parson holds an earned Doctorate in Marriage and Family Counseling in addition to heading the Counseling Department for the Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ of The Apostolic Faith Inc, overseeing a staff of licensed professional counselors.

In additional to his roles as local pastor, regional apostle, and Director of Counseling for the COOLJC, he also servers as the Apostle of Protocall for the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of The Apostolic Faith Inc.

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The Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. was established by Robert C. Lawson, D.D., LL.D. in 1919 in Columbus, Ohio.

Lawson's ministry grew from a house church in the basement of Edward Anderson's home to an international ministry through ecstatic preaching, tent revivals, missionary work.

We teach traditional biblical morality and administration, we believe the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit are active, and we are Oneness Pentecostal.

Region V's Territory

Region 5 is one of the twelve regions of COOLJC, each headed by a different apostle board member.

It spans across West Virginia, western Virginia, North Carolina, and the Dominican Republic.



The region thrives because of the spiritual and professional leadership of it's diocese bishops.

We are committed to godly spiritual, physical, financial, and mental health and maturity, as well as the development and maturation of godly men.

We welcome dialogue with both churches and individuals interested in joining our community.  See our Contact page for more information.

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