Daughter churches began to be added to the Mother church and in 1994 the first Shield of Faith Convention was begun. The Shield of Faith Fellowship of Churches was formally incorporated in 2003 when our Presiding Bishop severed his ties with a previous organization and was consecrated to his office. Growth has been continuous and we now bishops, pastors, sons and daughters-in-ministry and affiliated congregations around the world.
The fellowship has grown to include some 1,000 congregations. Through this body the Apostle’s doctrine has been widely declared and many pastors have come to Apostolic truth. Pastors and their families and churches have been strengthened by the spiritual, emotional and financial support of Shield of Faith.
We are presently organized some 30 Dioceses/regions in the United States with international dioceses in Europe, South Pacific, Mexico and many in Africa, including The West Africa Diocese, The East Africa Diocese, The Kenya Diocese, The Narobi The fellowship now numbers more than 1,000 affiliated churches worldwide.
The Shield of Faith Economic Development Corporation was started in 1998 and has risen to become an important factor in the life of the city of Pomona. This autonomous 501(c)3 non-profit corporation has executed a successful $250,000 federal Welfare-to-Work program and has shown its effectiveness by creating the $23,000,000 Shield Village/Tivoli Plaza community that now exists across the street from our church.
It is also recognized by the city as an officially-designated Community Housing Development organization and is in the process of carrying out a number of additional housing and social welfare projects that demonstrate the love of Jesus and improve the quality of life for those around us.
We are grateful that God has given our Bishop and wife the vision for service, sacrifice and faithfulness which has enabled them to do a significant work in Jesus’ Name. Shield of Faith is grateful for the leadership God has given us and we stand strongly behind our First Family in their efforts on behalf of the Kingdom of God.
God has been ever faithful to our church and pastor. We pause to say , “Thank you” to the man and woman of God and to thank the Lord for his unfailing kindness and grace towards this ministry.