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Heritage - Christ Temple Church is affiliated with the Churches of Our Lord Jesus Christ (C.O.O.L.J.C.), in the Mid-Atlantic Diocese, a chosen
vessel unto the Lord to preach the gospel, to bring the plan of salvation to millions of unsaved, and to provide that
strong leadership example of a people truly committed to His will and purpose.
was founded by Bishop Robert Clarence Lawson in 1919.
We represent the continuum of the orginal Apostolic Church founded on the "Day of Pentecost" .
We sincerely believe that we have been selected as one of God's useful tools because we represent and maintain
His highest standard of Apostolicism found in the Word of God. We live by his example, and we pray, fast, preach,
teach, worship and praise in order that His will and purpose shall always prevail.
Christ Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith Inc. was incorporated in 1984 in the State of Maryland. Sevices were
held in the Shadyside Elementary School in Suitland Maryland. In 1985, Christ Temple moved to 2508 Kirtland
Avenue in Forestville MD. In 1987 Christ Temple leased space at the Community Service Center, 7300 Kent Town
Drive, Landover MD. In 1993, Christ Temple had to relocate to 1017 Sero Estates Drive Fort Washington MD
because the Community Service Center was in need of costly and extensive repair.
A Building Fund Committee was appointed and the saints were encouraged with our motto:
"We Walk By Faith And Not By Sight" , II Cor 5:7. Elder Donald Malloy outlined a plan that encompassed
and directed funds toward first the purchases of equipment, furniture and supplies needed for the new location,
then towards the purchase of a building.
In 1995, Christ Temple purchased our present building, 9020 B Woodyard Road. The church continues to grow
under the direction of Pastor Donald Malloy. God opened the heart of the church with His
compassion and love, and many lives were filled with the power
of His Holy Spirit. He continues to use Christ Temple to bring His anointing to people of varied backgrounds and to
confirm that His Holy Spirit has found a resting place here at Christ Temple . His love and acceptance prevails at Christ Temple as we continue to worship Him and grow into the vision and promises He has given us.
the progression of this vision continues under the dynamic
leadership of Elder Donald Malloy . We are looking forward purchasing larger church facilities that will be a
testimony of our God's faithfulness.
Vision - Christ Temple's Mission Statement...We are a community of faith, challenged, strengthened , and transformed by the God who is revealed to us in Christ. We welcome all who would follow Christ. We prefer truth to complacency. We strive to connect faith with life. We serve and leaven the church, community of humanity and wider world through compassionate and enpowering ministries. We ask your prayers for His continued strength to accomplish the vision for Christ Temple. "A Family Church caring for the Family of God"
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