The Kingdom Empowerment International Covenant Fellowship of Churches Incorporated was established in the Year of our Lord 2000 and is a 21st Century kingdom endeavor.
We have formed with the intent and purpose to fulfill the “great commission” of evangelization and Christianization of the world in accordance with the Holy Scripture, Saint Mark 16:15 to “…go into the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved…”
We endeavor to own, manage, remodel and dispose of property; to set standards for the Ministries and Ministers affiliated with The Kingdom Empowerment International Covenant Fellowship of Churches, Incorporated;
We shall establish and organize churches, conferences, religious societies, educational institutions, hospitals, homes for the aged and community outreach centers, according to and consistent with its doctrines;
We will spread the doctrine of Jesus Christ throughout the world; to foster and encourage foreign and domestic missions;
We endeavor to own, manage, remodel and dispose of property; to set standards for the Ministries and Ministers affiliated with The Kingdom Empowerment International Covenant Fellowship of Churches, Incorporated;
We will regulate admission and dismissal of congregations according to the Bible, and in general, to carry on the business connected therewith and incident thereto, not forbidden by the laws of the State;
We will properly train, equip and ordain capable leaders for their respective leadership roles and fivefold ministry offices in the kingdom;
We will operate in a spirit of excellence providing fresh insight, impartation, and continuing training and development.
We will be a place of restoration, restoring the integrity and honor among our Delegates, Covenant Partners, as well as Affiliates bringing about accountability to the kingdom.
We will serve as a resource center designed to provide services as well as spiritual guidance, impartation and leadership skills to enhance the five-fold ministry.
INTENT AND PURPOSE
The purpose for which this Corporation is formed is to fulfill the “great commission” of evangelization and Christianization of the world accordance with the Holy Scripture, Saint Mark 16:15 to “…go into the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved…” Hence, the purpose of the Church shall be to organize churches, conferences, religious societies, educational institutions, hospitals, homes for the aged and community outreach centers, according to and consistent with its doctrines; to spread the doctrine of Jesus Christ throughout the world; to foster and encourage foreign and domestic missions; to have authority to purchase, own, manage, remodel and dispose of property; to set standards for the Ministries and Ministers affiliated with The Kingdom Empowerment International Fellowship of Churches, Incorporated; to regulate admission and dismissal of congregations according to the Bible, and in general, to carry on the business connected therewith and incident thereto, not forbidden by the laws of the State of Illinois and with all the powers conferred upon religious, not for profit, Corporations, through the Secretary of State, by the laws of the State; and, to adopt a seal for use at official documents.
believe and Teach
Kingdom Empowerment International Fellowship of Churches, Incorporated is an Anglican-Apostolic Community that practices the Christian Faith in the Pentecostal-Holiness tradition.
We hold that the Bible is the inspired, infallible, written Word of God, giving a true history of the creation of the heavens and the earth, and of mankind, and containing a correct prophecy of ages to come regarding the heavens, and the earth and the destiny of man. Furthermore, we also believe and teach that there is no salvation outside of that which is contained within its pages.
APOSTLE ROBBIE PETERS, PH.D.
Through solemn meditation, he hears the sentimental whispers of a powerful voice, the still voice that directs him to lead, teach, coach, empower and preach the true and unadulterated Word of God. Ministerial and business visionary, entrepreneurial trailblazer, altruistic philanthropist, and spiritual shepherd Apostle Peters has touched many around the nation. Radical, Revolutionary, Outspoken, Innovative, Charismatic, Anointed and Cutting Edge are just some of the ways that Apostle Robbie Peters, Ph.D. has been described. Apostle Robbie C Peters is one of the world’s most revered masterminds, leverages his pioneering vision and instincts extending beyond the church.
Some know him as Bishop, but many others within in the Apostolic venue and Episcopacy call him a Leadership “guru”, “Trail-blazer” and the “Epitome of a Churchman,” other theologians call him an astute, intellectual, prolific orator; an altruistic philanthropist and a ministerial visionary. Apostle Peters is called to the nations to properly place Apostles and the Entire Five (5) Fold Ministry into Apostolic Alignment and Apostolic Flow. Apostle has an anointed and very unique ministry that promotes reconciliation and redemption. He constantly uplifts and equips the Saints for Empowerment and Kingdom Building. The knowledge and wisdom given to him by the unction of the Holy Ghost continues to reveal, impart vision and catapult him to higher heights. Apostle Peters is an “Apostle’s Apostle” and a “Preacher’s Preacher”.
To know him is to love him. Those that know him will tell you that his talk has always been more than spiritual. His style is intensely his own. Apostle Peters offers a practical demonstration of both hope and compassion. With surgical precision Apostle Peters dissects and disseminates the Word of God resulting in unprecedented growth and expansion. His intense desire from an in-depth exploration of spiritual truth; his intellectual and scriptural approach stimulates the intellect of people in all areas of life. His unique and diverse oratory skills makes ministries openly welcome him as he leaves an indelible mark on those that are seeking and searching for answers in either their natural or spiritual lives. Apostle Peters firmly believes that the church is to effectively minister to the needs of the people. He primarily focuses on empowering LEADERS. From the streets to the pulpit, his Bapticostal (Baptist and Pentecostal) flavor blazes most frequently on subjects that God birthed him to deal with (Pain, Patience, Leadership, Titles, Praise and Worship, Empowerment, Soul Winning, Love Relationships and Women as well as Men). His sermons are sure to carry elements of poetic commentaries and startling insights of the bible. Having a non-judgmental attitude has always been key in Apostle Peters helping people reach their destiny and has enabled him to build bridges, reach denominations, generations all genders, races, culture and ethnicity. Apostle Peters is the Presiding Prelate and General Overseer of the Kingdom Empowerment International Covenant Fellowship of Churches, Incorporated, a reformation that empowers the Saints in Kingdom Building. Apostle serves on several boards of many prominent reformations; who seek his counsel and wisdom. Apostle is also the CEO and the Establishmentarian of the Elijah II Elisha Mentorship and Apostolic Covering. The Apostle is also the Metropolitan and Chairman of the Unification of Apostles and Bishops
Apostle has always had a thirst for knowledge, where he has become a Scholar in his own rite with the Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia where he has successfully obtained his accredited Doctorate of Theology. Apostle has also received his Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the Open Arms International Bible College and Seminary School of Chicago, Illinois.
In 2015 Apostle Peters joined forces with the renowned John Maxwell and has become part of the JMT Leadership Team, and now serves as an Executive Director.
Apostle Robbie C Peters is also the Chancellor of The Empowerment Theological Institute & Bible Seminary. Apostle Peters is a Devoted Husband to Lady Oneika Peters. Apostle supports his beautiful wife in all facets of her ministry and businesses. Oneika Peters a best friend, mother and a loving wife is Apostle’s chief advocate as well. Lady O serves as the Executive Director of RCP Word Ministries, along with many other roles in assisting her Husband in Ministry. This power couple has several business ventures and together they have seven (7) children, DeJuan, Isaiah, Lyric, Jamar, Karter, Nina and Mason. Apostle travels extensively across the country domestically as well as internationally ministering at various leadership seminars, workshops, conferences and revivals on a weekly basis. Apostle is also establishing and planting churches and ministries as well as doing the Apostolic and Episcopal process across the country. He continues to ‘equip the saints’ for the work of ministry. He is a Mentor, Life Coach and Spiritual Father to hundreds in this city and to millions in the Nation as well as a Grandfather to many sons and daughters in the ministry. He is indeed the “epitome of a churchman”!
a. There is only ONE God; the Creator of the heavens and the earth and all mankind manifested to mankind as Father (Creator), Son (Redeemer) and Holy Spirit (Indwelling Spirit) (Romans 8:11).
a. God is a Spirit (John4:24), the Eternal One, the Creator of ALL THINGS; and of course, of all men; thus making Him their Father. He is the first and the last and beside Him, there is no God (Isaiah 44:6). There was no God formed before Him, neither shall there be after Him (Isaiah 48:10).
a. Jesus is the Son of God Himself according to the Spirit (Matthew 1:23). Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 16:16), the Creator of all things (Colossians 1:16-17), God with us (Matthew 1:23), God made flesh (John 1:1-4): God manifested in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16), “He which was, is and which is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8; Isaiah 9:6). To this, Jesus Himself testified when He said: “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:7-11; and “I and My Father are One.” (John 10:30).
b. Having been obedient, “He BECAME the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him” (Hebrews 5:8-9). Jesus obtained this place of preeminence, neither by usurping authority nor by nepotism. He obtained if it from the Father, who delighted in giving Jesus all things, that in Jesus all the fullness of the Godhead, bodily, should dwell (Colossians 1:16-19; 2:9).
c. Since it took the shedding of the blood for the remission of the sin of the world (Hebrews 9:22), God as the Father, being a Spirit, had no blood to shed; so He prepared a body of flesh and blood (Hebrews 10:5), that He might fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah 43:11; “Beside me, there is no savior”, and caused the angels to say, “For there is born this day in the City of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)
The Holy Spirit
a. The Holy Spirit is the manifestation of the Spirit of God (The Creator), and of the resurrected Christ, coming to dwell in the hearts and lives of men who will be obedient to the Gospel, as the Comforter, Sustainer, and Keeper. (John 14:16-26, Romans 8:1)
a. Salvation (deliverance from...) consists of deliverance from all sin and unrighteousness through the Blood of Christ; is obtained by the believer’s repentance for sin, water baptism for the remission of sins, and receiving the in-filling of the Holy Spirit, with a continuance of a godly life. (Acts 2:36-41)
a. Water Baptism is an essential part of New Testament Salvation: and not, as some teach, “just an outward sign and/or form of an inward cleansing.” Without proper baptism it is impossible to enter into the Kingdom of God (God’s True Church, the Bride of Christ), and therefore it is merely a part of a “local assembly initiation for membership.” Jesus Himself recognized Water Baptism as an essential in fulfilling all righteousness.
b. As an essential part of the New Testament Salvation, it should never be administered before one hears and believes the preaching of the Gospel of Christ. One must believe the Gospel, confess Christ as Lord and God, and repent of sin. Subsequent to these, water “baptism doth also save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” (I Peter 3:21)
The Manner of Baptism
a. Water Baptism can only be administered by immersion. (Colossians 2:12) Note: Jesus said; “Born (to bring forth) of the water...” (John 3:5), Paul said; “We are buried with Him (the Lord Jesus Christ) by baptism.” (Romans 6:41); Notice also that “Jesus came up out of the water…” (Mark 1:10); Phillip and Eunuch “went down into the water…” and “came up out of the water.” (Acts 8:38-39)
b. Baptism should be administered in the “likeness” of Jesus death, burial and resurrection, since this is a type of our salvation. The Apostle Peter gave us the whole plan in Acts 2:38 when he said; “Repent (death to sin), and be baptized (burial) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrected life).”
c. Sprinkling, pouring and/or infant baptism of any kind cannot be substantiated by the Word of God, but are only traditions handed down to us by our forefathers from the Dark Ages. Therefore, our Church does not embrace these traditions.
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
a. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the spiritual birth. (John 3:5); it is that necessary baptism which palaces the believer into the Kingdom of God, as is evidenced by “speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.” (Acts 2:4)
b. It must be understood that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the personal in-filling for believers, subsequent to the work of the Holy Spirit which brings a soul to Christ by the Father (John 6:44). It was prophesied by Joel (2:28-29) and Isaiah (28:11); foretold by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:11); purchased by the blood of Jesus and promised by Him to His disciples (John 14:26, 25:26); first outpoured on the Day of Pentecost upon the Jews (Acts 2:1-4); then upon the Samaritans (Acts 8:17); and upon the Gentiles (Acts 10:44-46, 19:6); and now “promise is unto you and to your children, and all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” (Acts 2:39)
Tongues (Two Classifications)
a. “Speaking with other tongues (languages) as the Spirit gives utterance” is the manifestation that God has given to man as a definite, indisputable, supernatural witness and sign of the initial Baptism in the Holy Spirit. It is the sign that accompanies the promise by the prophet who said; “I baptize you with water…but He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire” (Matthew 3:11). It is a prophecy of Isaiah; “the rest and the refreshing…” (28:12); foretold by Jesus as a sign that would follow every believer (Mark 16:16-17); and, poured out, first, on the Jews as Jerusalem during Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4), then on the Gentiles as Caesarea, in fulfillment of the prophecy of Joel (2:28-29) and referred to in (Acts 2:15-18) which promised that this same Spirit would be “poured out on all flesh.”
b. The gift of tongues (unknown tongues) mentioned by Paul (I Corinthians 12:1-10), and concerning which he gives regulations in (I Corinthians 14:1-40), is that gift given by the Lord to some believers for self-edification (I Corinthians 14:4), except when there is an interpreter present (I Corinthians 14:27-28) when it is used to edify the Church. It is especially distinguished from “speak with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance” in that this gift can be self-operated: “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.” This gift has been so misused in the Church (I Corinthians 13:1) and therefore needs proper regulation (I Corinthians 14:23-28). This is entirely different and separate from that which God gives as a witness of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Paul said; “Forbid not to speak with tongues…” (I Corinthians 14:39), and “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all...” (I Corinthians 14:18). We dare to teach or preach to the contrary?
a. After we are saved from sin, we are commanded to “Go and sin no more” (John 8:11). We are commanded to live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world (Titus 2:12). We have been admonished that without holiness, “no man shall see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14)
b. We are called upon to present ourselves holy unto God (Romans 12:1), cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit (II Corinthians 7:1), and separate ourselves from all worldliness (James 4:4). If the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear (I Peter 4:18)? One cannot do this by one’s own power, but power is promised when the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within the believer. (Acts 1:8)
a. God has manifested Himself to mankind through the ages by miraculous healings, and has made special provisions, under the dispensation of Grace; to heal all who will come to Him in faith and obedience. The blood of Christ purchased divine healing for is, especially “by His stripes.” (Isaiah 53:5; I Peter 2:24)
b. Jesus went everywhere healing all that were sick (Matthew 4:23-24). He commanded His disciples to do the same (Matthew 10:8). Jesus said, concerning those that believe the Gospel: “They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:18). Mighty healings and miracles followed the disciples wherever the Gospel was preached. There is no sickness and/or disease too hard for God to heal. Anyone can be healed by the power of God.
Signs of Christ’s Coming
a. The signs of Christ’s coming are everywhere. The days of perils are here, indeed: with forms of godliness, void of the power of God; society and political systems have been corrupted; men’s hearts are full of pride, blasphemies, and love of evil pleasures (II Timothy 3:1-3). These things, together with multitudes running to and fro, the increase of knowledge (Daniel 12:4), the traffic of automobiles (Nahum 2:3), and the persecution of the Jews and their return to Palestine (Luke 21:24), and scores of other things are startling signs that the coming of Lord draweth nigh. Wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilence, earthquakes, floods, the distress of nations with perplexity, death, and murder, men’s hearts failing them for fear, are all sounding the alarm of Jesus soon return. (Matthew 24:6; Luke 21:25-28)
The Second Coming of Christ
a. We believe that Jesus is coming back to this earth in bodily form just as He went away (Acts 1:11), to catch away a holy people (His Bride, His Church) who have accepted redemption through His Blood, the new birth by water and Spirit, and are found faithful when He Comes. ( I Thessalonians 4:16:17; Luke 17:34-36)
a. There will be a resurrection of all the dead, both the just and the unjust. (John 5:28-29)
The Lord’s Supper
a. We partake of Lord’s Supper to memorialize the Lord’s death until He comes (I Corinthians 11:23-31). We teach that the bread is the Broken Body of our Lord (Isaiah 53:5, I Corinthians 11:24). The cup is the New Covenant in His Blood which provides forgiveness and relationship with God (Hebrews 9; I Corinthians 11:25). This Church does not believe that the bread and wine of the Lord’s Table actually become the Body and Blood of Christ through Transubstantiation. We do believe, however, that the symbolism employed in these elements is as consecrated and sanctified as the Body and Blood of Christ when presented to the Lord for the purpose of honoring His death, burial, and resurrection.
b. Our respect for this Feast is signal but we dare not worship the Table and/or the Elements. We believe that Baptized Believers, only, have the warrant to draw nigh to the Table of the Lord. When one is not in fellowship with the Lord and/or with their brethren, they should avoid the Table until they have made straight paths for their feet. (I Corinthians 11:27)
c. Kingdom Empowerment International Fellowship of Churches, Incorporated would tend to lean away from the doctrine of Consubstantiation as well simply because we do not wish to suggest that the Table of the Lord becomes His consul, emissary and/or ambassador in the Earth. The job of consul, emissary and/or ambassador is that of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, this Church holds the Holy Communion to be one of the most sacred of the Sacraments and believes that every member of the Body of Christ is enjoined to observe the same as often as humanly possible. This feast is to be consecrated by an ordained bishop and/or elder of the Church and served by them, along with the deacons, who have been set apart for priestly ministry.
The Sacrament of Humility
a. The Sacrament of Humility is the Washing of the Feet. We believe that this is a sacramental as any other New Testament ordinance. Our Lord Jesus gave us this example that we should do even as He had done. Jesus said; “Ye ought to wash another’s feet.” Then in another place, He said; “If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye them” (John 13:4-17). I Timothy 5:10 suggests that this ordinance was practiced in the early Church by Paul and others. It is, therefore, our teaching that we should observe this sacrament, as often as is feasible for the chastisement of ourselves and for the greater glory of Christ our Example.
a. All members of Kingdom Empowerment International Fellowship of Churches, Incorporated are subject to administrative and/or judicial discipline, and are entitled to the benefits thereof.
1a. Our members are encouraged to respect and obey civil governments, just laws and duly constituted authority. Paul, in Romans 13:1-5has given us a pattern for civil behavior and we encourage the members of this Church to adhere thereunto.
2a. We do reserve the right, however, to object to obeying and civil law and/or authority that conflicts with the moral law of God. (Acts 4:19)
3a. We discourage believers from taking believers to law. We believe that all matters, between believers, should be judged by the Church, in accordance with I Corinthians 6:1.
4a. In the case of serious charges, such as, murder, immorality, heresy, sedition, child molestation and/or insubordination; these must be submitted, in writing, to the immediate religious superior for immediate adjudication.
5a. In those instances where our clergy is made aware of the abuse of a minor, or has advance notice of a murder and/or suicide, the “Clerical Confidentiality Rule” shall not apply. The cleric is enjoined to notify civil authorities as soon as possible and subsequently notify the religious superior of the same as soon as practical.
6a. We are conscientious objectors to war in all of its forms. We are patriotic citizens and loyal to our Government, however, as Bible-believing Christians we cannot endorse and/or actively participate in violence and/or in the taking of human life for any reason (Romans 12:19, Luke 3:14, Matthew 26:52, John 18:10-11, 36). We subscribe to a non-violent way of life, but are willing to participate and/or cooperate with our Government in any non-violent activities. This article should not be construed to license for cowardice, but rather an attestation of our God-given right to obey the Scriptures as they have been handed down to us from the Prophets and the Apostles.
The principal terms of membership are the conditions of salvation as expressed in Holy Scripture: repentance, baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, full of the Holy Spirit or earnestly seeking that experience…by one Spirit are we all baptized into one Body. Those entering into fellowship shall conform their lives and faith to the doctrine of our Church, which is based upon the doctrine of Jesus Christ and the apostles in accordance with the Scriptures.
Churches may affiliate on the following basis:
a. That they teach and practice the doctrine on membership as defined by the Word of God and taught by this fellowship.
b. That they have a pastor ordained by The Kingdom Empowerment International Fellowship of Churches, Incorporated
c. That they will participate in the regular support of this Fellowship through Tithes and Offering, and that they will participate with the Holy Convocation through a system of delegations.
d. Membership may be terminated either by the member congregation or the Fellowship for cause as determined by the Canons of this church after due process.
Membership may be terminated by resignation and/or expulsion for just cause (such as practices of immoralities, [see Article XVI, Doctrine and Discipline]); or for extended negligence in Christian duties, insubordination to spiritual authority and failure to support the Church financially as prescribed by Holy Scripture. Unexcused absence from the Holy Convocation, Episcopal Calls, Training Conferences and the General assembly for three consecutive years will invalidate the membership.
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