Welcome to Full Gospel Churches International
The Holy Scriptures: We believe that all scriptures are divinely inspired of God, that it was an inbreathing of God through those who gave it to us. Men wrote not of their own will, but as they were moved upon by the Spirit of God. (II Peter 1:21.) The Trinity: We believe that there are three persons in the Godhead; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and these three are one in unity, in purpose, and in love. They cannot be separate in worship for they are one in the Godhead. (I John 5:7, Matt.28:19, John 14:16,26) Repentance: We believe that repentance is a Godly sorrow for sin and includes conviction of sin, hatred of sin, forsaking sin and turning to God. (II Corinthians 7:10.) Salvation: We believe that except a man be born again, he cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven (John 3:5). This new birth is a change of heart expressed in life, wrought by the spirit of God in regenerative power, so that we become new creatures in Christ (2...
To organize a close fellowship of ministers and churches of like precious faith, free from political power or monetary advantages on the part of any person. We are totally dedicated to win the lost to Christ, to encourage hearts of believers, to administer to the needs of any who are distressed. To strive to be one, that we may carry out the great commission which Jesus gave us. We are united to forward the Gospel in every conceivable way by building churches, schools, nursing homes, developing camps, establishing a foreign and home missionary department with definite goals. To ordain and license ministers to the work of the Gospel as evangelists, pastors and missionaries and to send them forth to fulfill these duties.
In the early 1970’s, the Lord gave L.E. Cassidy the idea of forming an association for independent ministers. He then contacted Rev. C.L. Morrison concerning what the Lord had laid on his heart. He wanted him to pray about helping him in getting this started, since Rev. Morrison had so many contacts. They met several times and then contacted Revs. Rudolph Davis and Charles Bartle. These four men are considered the “Founding Fathers” of F.G.C.I. Revs. Cassidy, Morrison, Davis, and Bartle were all independent ministers who wanted to unite with other ministers of like precious faith. The goal was to be able to have fellowship free of politics and monetary motives. It was to be based on love for God and fellow ministers with each church being sovereign. Churches were not to be controlled by an organization, but by the pastor and congregation. The vision and purpose of F.G.C.I. was to organize youth camps, Conventions, fellowship meetings, youth rallies,