At the dawn of the 50’s Peter Warsop, an ardent young preacher who was tireless in his pursuit of truth, and others of like mind rented a small, upper room in the bustling market town of Loughborough, Leics., and the work as it is today, began.
A time of unfolding revelation followed as this minister taught about the Body of Christ, the function of the ministerial gifts as laid out in Ephesians 4 and freedom to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Little, if anything, was being taught about these things in the church world at that time.
In the late 1950’s he took up the pastorate of a church group in Nottingham. In a relatively short period of time the group grew through an intense programme of evangelism which saw hundreds of people come to faith and receive water baptism!
The first great change happened when the leadership began to baptise the believers in the Name of Jesus as declared in the scriptures. This was an unheard of departure from the tradition of baptising in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Hundreds of people benefited from this, however, and Water Baptism services were a regular part of the life of the Church.
1966 brought a revelation about Covenant and the fact that it was possible for men and women to have an acknowledged covenant relationship with Yahweh in this day and age. Understanding about the place of the Nation of Israel in Yahweh’s ongoing purposes, the truth of the Olive Tree (Romans 11), and a growing awareness of the Hebraic roots of our faith was being established in people’s lives.
Following this the Congregation was launched into a decade of restoration - the use of God’s personal name (Yahweh), and the Hebrew name of His Son (Yahshua), the seventh day Sabbath and the Feasts of Yahweh as outlined in Leviticus 23. This was quickly followed by holiness and sanctification.
With a desire to propagate the full Gospel of the Kingdom, the Congregation set up a small printing works from which it began to produce a variety of literature which was distributed across the world. This laid a foundation for all the future printing and publishing needs of the Congregation.
The Congregation has always been keen to share the message with people from all walks of life at home and abroad. This has resulted in establishing congregations in Jamaica and Africa, and creating ties of fellowship with brethren in Norway, Denmark, the USA and India.
If you would like more in-depth information about the Congregation’s development, a documentary DVD (Chronicles of the Congregation) is available on request (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
For just as each of us has one body with many members...