Sunday, January 31, 2010

We have a Pope!

In their wilderness wandering, Sedevacantists of the Catholic Diaspora have been searching high and low in their murky quest for the long-lost Apostolic See.

But I have glad tidings of great joy for Gerry Matatics and his faithful remnant. For after many perilous expeditions to far-flung regions of the globe, I finally found the hideout of the true succession:

Our Chief Apostle

Bishop Bonner's ministry began in the 1940s under the tutelage of the late Bishop Robert C. Lawson (1883-1961), founder of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith. His first pastorate was the Green Avenue Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Brooklyn, New York.

It was in 1944 that Bishop Lawson sent Bishop Bonner to Detroit to pastor the First Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It was a store front. Today, it is a two thousand and five hundred (2,500) seat edifice known as Solomon's Temple.

In 1961, upon the death of Bishop Lawson, Bishop Bonner became the pastor of the three thousand (3,000) member mother church, the Greater Refuge Temple in the village of Harlem in New York City.

Apostle Bonner currently pastors churches in Detroit, Michigan, New York City, Washington, D.C., Jackson, Mississippi, and Columbia, South Carolina. He is the Chief Apostle and Senior Prelate of the General Assembly of the Churches of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. This is an international body of churches. Under his administration, the assembly has grown from one hundred and fifty-five (155) churches in 1961 to over five hundred (500) churches and missions throughout the world. He has faithfully kept the charge of the founder Bishop Lawson to "Add Thou to It".