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The Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God (A.O.H.) is considered an "Apostolic" church by its members, and was founded in 1916 as the Ethiopian Overcoming Holy Church of God by Bishop W.T. Phillips in Mobile, Alabama. The name was changed in 1927. Bishop Roby from Birmingham led the Church from 1973 until 2000. Under Bishop Jasper Robys Leadership many souls were saved and churches established. He built the "AOH CATHEDRAL" which became the headquarters of the denomination. Bishop Roby preached on the radio and television, and expanded the denomination extensively.

The A.O.H. church has expanded since its foundation and now has congregations all over the world as well as a foreign ministry. The headquarters of the church are in Mobile, Alabama. Worship services are spontaneous and emotional and include feet washing, divine healing, ecstatic praise, and speaking in tongues.

The A.O.H. Church of God observes Pentecost every year around June 1–10. This commemorates the birth of the early Church in the book of Acts, which the A.O.H. believes it is a continuation of. This, of course, is disputed by other Protestant sects, as well as the Catholic Church, which maintained the apostolic succession, unlike the Protestant sects which see it as inconsequential. The Pentecost holiday itself also serves as the A.O.H. church's annual meeting of all that are apart of the A.O.H. Body.

Bishop George W. Ayers is currently the International Presiding Prelate. He is the current pastor of the Phillips Temple A.O.H. Church of God in Mobile, Alabama (regarded as the "mother church") and the New Jerusalem A.O.H. Church of God, Birmingham, Alabama. He is also the founder of the Faith Tabernacle A.O.H. Church of God in Richmond, Ca and the Western Diocese of the A.O.H. Church of God, Inc.

Current Bishops & Executive Heads

Bishop George W. Ayers - International Presiding Prelate - Mobile, AL Bishop John H. Matthews, Jr. - 1st Assistant - Dayton, OH Bishop Horace M. Johnson, Jr. 2nd Assistant - Hyatsville, MD Bishop Phillip L. Wright - Chicago, IL Bishop Lawrence Williams - Seattle, WA Bishop Jerry Ford - Huntsville, AL Bishop Jonathan Tate - Gulfport, MS Bishop Gregory S.Cannon - Montgomery, AL Bishop Quillas Mithcell - Atmore, AL Bishop Larnie B. White, Sr. - Birmingham, AL Bishop Richard L. Curtis - Mobile, AL Bishop William T. Parker - Birmingham, AL Bishop Grover Williams - Everett, WA

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The Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God (A.O.H.) is considered an "Apostolic" church by its members, and was founded in 1916 as the Ethiopian Overcoming Holy Church of God by Bishop W.T. Phillips in Mobile, Alabama. The name was changed in 1927. Bishop Roby from Birmingham led the Church from 1973 until 2000. Under Bishop Jasper Robys Leadership many souls were saved and churches established. He built the "AOH CATHEDRAL" which became the headquarters of the denomination. Bishop Roby preached on the radio and television, and expanded the denomination extensively.

The A.O.H. church has expanded since its foundation and now has congregations all over the world as well as a foreign ministry. The headquarters of the church are in Mobile, Alabama. Worship services are spontaneous and emotional and include feet washing, divine healing, ecstatic praise, and speaking in tongues.

The A.O.H. Church of God observes Pentecost every year around June 1–10. This commemorates the birth of the early Church in the book of Acts, which the A.O.H. believes it is a continuation of. This, of course, is disputed by other Protestant sects, as well as the Catholic Church, which maintained the apostolic succession, unlike the Protestant sects which see it as inconsequential. The Pentecost holiday itself also serves as the A.O.H. church's annual meeting of all that are a part of the A.O.H. Body.

After a big controversy within in the executive board meetings. There were few people who didn't agree having Bishop Dr. Jasper Roby as the National Presider. The church, as in half the church went to Mobile for Pentecost and the rest went to Birmingham. There was an unfair ruling of the court who ruled as Bishop Ayers at the present presider. Bishop George W. Ayers is currently the International Presiding Prelate. He is the current pastor of the Phillips Temple A.O.H. Church of God in Mobile, Alabama (regarded as the "mother church") and the New Jerusalem A.O.H. Church of God, Birmingham, Alabama. He is also the founder of the Faith Tabernacle A.O.H. Church of God in Richmond, Ca and the Western Diocese of the A.O.H. Church of God, Inc.

Current Bishops & Executive Heads

Bishop Dr. George Washington Ayers – International Presiding Prelate – Mobile, AL

Bishop John H. Matthews, Jr. – 1st Assistant – Dayton, OH Bishop Horace M. Johnson, Jr. 2nd Assistant – Hyatsville, MD

Bishop Phillip L. Wright – Chicago, IL Bishop Lawrence Williams – Seattle, WA Bishop Jerry Ford – Huntsville, AL Bishop Jonathan Tate – Gulfport, MS Bishop Gregory S.Cannon – Montgomery, AL Bishop Quillas Mithcell – Atmore, AL Bishop Larnie B. White, Sr. – Birmingham, AL Bishop Richard L. Curtis – Mobile, AL Bishop William T. Parker – Birmingham, AL Bishop Grover Williams – Everett, WA


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