Some history of NTCC
New Testament Christian Churches of America, Inc., often referred to as [NTCC], was incorporated in 1969 in St. Louis, Missouri as a schism from the Pentecostal Church of God (PCG) of Joplin, Missouri. NTCC was founded by a former PCG
missionary, Rodger.W. Davis (b. 1929), who had served in the Philippines for four years.
Davis withdrew, along with others, after observing an erosion of "holiness standards" in the PCG
, and after his request for the PCG to establish a Bible college in St. Louis was denied. Davis and other leaders founded Midwestern Bible Institute
, later known as New Testament Christian College, and currently known as New Testament Christian Seminary (NTCS).
-The original name of this denomination was New Testament Church of God
from 1969-1987. (The name was changed due to a conflicting name with an unrelated group.) For its first five years, the church was involved with the Independent Pentecostal or "Free Holiness" movement. (See Holiness Messenger
.) However, NTCC chose to adopt a less strict stance on the issue of divorce and remarriage, which distanced them from that group. NTCC believes that all sin (including divorce) is forgiven by Jesus Christ and "before the blood or salvation line" and thus are free to remarry.
In 1984, the administrative offices of New Testament Christian Churches of America, Inc. were moved to [Graham, Washington], southeast of Tacoma. New Testament Christian Seminary operated in St. Louis for over 15 years, but in the late 1980s its operations and dormitories were also relocated to Graham, Washington. NTCC established [url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=santa+fe,+MO&ll=39.411753,-91.857709&spn=0.006043,0.013475&t=k&om=1 campground facilities]campground facilities[/url] in 1990, 15 miles north of Mexico, Missouri, for spring and fall meetings which are held only for their ministers and selected members.
New Testament Christian Churches of America, Inc. has often been noted for the zealousness of their followers and uncompromising, plain-spoken Bible preaching. In 2004 they experienced a schism when about 5% of their ministers withdrew and formed House of Prayer Christian Church. House of Prayer Christian Church is mostly comprised of military-oriented churches and is based in Hinesville, Georgia. As of April 2006, NTCC had approximately 8,000 members
New Testament Christian Churches of America, Inc
- ''As of September 6, 2007, according to documents filed with the [url=https://www.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/soskb/Corp.asp?672414]Missouri Secretary of State[/url]''
J. H. Olson, President
J. R. Ashmore, Vice President
J. R. Difrancesco, Secretary
M. C. Kekel, Treasurer
All of the above and
J. L. Johnson,
is on the Board of Directors
Most of NTCC's church ministries (about 120) are in metropolitan areas, and there are about 30 which are near military bases (mostly Army) in the USA, Germany, Panama, and the Far East. Approximately 20% of churches also operate "servicemen's homes." For a small fee, they provide unmarried active-duty soldiers with an alternative to barracks life. This "home away from home" has much spiritual emphasis, including gospel music, a dinner every night, fellowship and a family atmosphere.
The NTCC philosophy is "Preaching a living Christ to a lost & dying world". They proselytize or go "soul-winning" by making door-to-door invitations and handing out flyers, church cards or Tract (literature) NTCC members are very diligent with initial invitations and follow-up. The sole objective is to spread the gospel by bringing people to church services and then teaching and encouraging salvation and baptism of the Holy Spirit.
In accordance to the Doctrinal Statement, NTCC does not offer charitable services such as a food pantry, soup kitchen or clothing locker, for example. NTCC does have a Worldwide Missions Program with missionaries having been in countries such as France, Panama, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, just to name a few.
Until very recently, there was no public information available about this organization. In the past, use of the internet was believed to be a negative influence and was highly discouraged. Today, NTCC manages a series of websites, including sites for their headquarters, in-house print shop, seminary and campground.
Some other websites that may be of interest
[url=http://www.notnewtestamentchristianchurches.blogspot.com]Former ministers Blog[/url]
[url=http://www.curtsstory.blogspot.com/]Another former ministers Blog[/url]