About Our Church

To speak of the Greater Refuge Temple Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ is a grand and glorious one, a chronicle that will take its place in time.
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Our Mission & Vision

Our vision and mission is to help connect people to faith

We can safely say that God chose these dedicated men to work His divine inspired plan through this great church. For it was by the Herculean effort, prolific preaching and mastery of the inspired scriptures that Bishop Lawson, with tenacity and determination, hewed from the villages, cities, towns and hamlets the dynamic organization known as the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc.

Mission & Purpose

 It was in the year of 1914 when Mr. Lawson accepted the Word of God and was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. A supernatural event took place in his life, namely, the miraculous healing of his body from tuberculosis. His healing was stamped indelibly upon him and played a major part in the shaping of his inspired faith healing ministry. By his own testimony, we learned that Bishop Lawson was divinely called by the Lord through a whirlwind, hearing the voice of God saying: “Go Preach My Word! I mean you! I mean you! I mean you! Go Preach My Word.” Starting a small work in St. Louis, Missouri, and a later endeavor in San Antonio, Texas, preaching everywhere the Apostolic doctrine, he was led to the Mid-West where he pastored a church in Columbus, Ohio. It was there that he married the late Miss Carrie Fields of Leavenworth, Kansas. The couple was subsequently blessed with four sons.

 

 

 

” The inception of the Greater Refuge Temple Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ was in the year 1919. Bishop Lawson, then Elder Lawson, was invited to a prayer meeting in a basement in the 40th Street area of New York City. So energetic was his service to the Lord that his fame spread abroad and reached the ears of Mr. and Mrs. James Burleigh and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Anderson. These two blessed couples opened their homes to Elder Lawson. Even today, their homes are affectionately thought of as the “Cradle of Refuge.”

– Sister Sheila Harris

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I welcome at your Church worship services?

Yes, all are welcome at the Greater Refuge Temple worship services. Yes, all are welcome at the Greater Refuge Temple worship services. Yes, all are welcome at the Greater Refuge Temple worship services. 

Can I come during the weekly services?

Absolutely, check out our services times during the week. Absolutely, check out our services times during the week.

What does Greater Refuge Temple believe?

The Greater Refuge temple believes in the name of Jesus Christ. The Greater Refuge temple believes in the name of Jesus Christ. The Greater Refuge temple believes in the name of Jesus Christ.

Can I bring my family?

Of course, bring your entire family all are welcome. The Greater Refuge temple believes in the name of Jesus Christ. The Greater Refuge temple believes in the name of Jesus Christ.

Can I be baptized?

Yes, once you say the prayer of faith we will baptize you in the name of Jesus. Yes, once you say the prayer of faith we will baptize you in the name of Jesus.

Where can I view the services?

You can view our services live on Sunday morning or log onto our 24/7 Stream TV with various programs on our GRT TV.