We are part of the Ecclesia-
The called out, the brave, the heirs of the Promised Land;
The people that proclaim the Kingdom of God; that share the Good News of Jesus beyond their own salvation.
We believe in the Power of God that manifests beyond our walls; beyond our own spirituality –
Healing the brokenhearted
Delivering the captives
Restoring sight to the blind
and liberating the bruised.
We believe in –
Prophecy that speaks life beyond our prosperity
Wisdom beyond our pride
Knowledge beyond our self-righteousness
Faith beyond our boundaries –
To care beyond our means
To Connect beyond our comfort zone
To Pray beyond our shopping trolley/own needs
To Serve beyond ourselves
To Worship beyond this realm
To transform lives and transform our Communities,
To serve as a Gateway for the King of kings
That His Kingdom may come
That His Will may be done.
We are part of the Ecclesia
and we will answer the call.
God began pouring out His Spirit in the USA about the year 1900 with the sign of speaking in tongues. People called it the “Apostolic Faith” because it was similar to what the early apostles experienced on the day of Pentecost.
This “Apostolic Faith” experience spread throughout the USA and Canada, and by 1908 it had spread to Sunderland in Britain, where an Anglican Church minister was baptised in the Holy Spirit. Men who were seeking more from God went to Sunderland and were also baptized in the Holy Spirit. Among them were men like Smith Wigglesworth, and W. O. Hutchinson from Bournemouth.
Hutchinson returned to Bournemouth and started a mission. Soon many others, who were hungry for more of God, went to this mission to see first hand what God was doing there. Among these was James Brooke, a Baptist minister in Bournemouth. These men joined with Hutchinson to establish the first Pentecostal Church in Great Britain, and they called it the Apostolic Faith Church.
Although this “Tongues Movement” was completely rejected by the Historic Churches, the Apostolic Churches grew rapidly, and were established worldwide under various names. This became known as the Pentecostal Movement.
James Brooke was sent to Johannesburg in South Africa in 1912, and in the space of ten years he planted many churches throughout the country. Returning to England in 1922, Brooke found that Hutchinson had backslidden and the numerous Welsh churches had broken away and formed themselves under the banner of the Apostolic Church of Great Britain. WG Hatherway left too, and he with others formed the Elim Pentecostal Church. James Brooke and some godly men with him formed the United Apostolic Faith Church, in 1926, with its Headquarters in London.
Leonard Brooke, son of James Brooke, returned to South Africa in 1938 to take up where his father had started in 1922. The mission work spread rapidly, and some city churches were also established. Today the work is growing in 17 countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Kingsgate operates under the covering of the United Apostolic Faith Church (UAFC).
Visit the UAFC Website for more info: www.uafc.org.za