Pastor Marlene Griggs was assigned to Christ Temple A.M.E.Z Church
in Willingboro, NJ by the Bishop over the Mid-Atlantic Conference in
November 2005. Her mission was to pastor the troubled congregation
until the large building was sold. A call for prayer and fasting resulted in the
prophecy that Christ Temple would go through a "new beginning".
Rev. Griggs' plan for a school was rejected by the Bishop and in 2007, the
church building was lease-purchased by a local Pentecostal church and the
AMEZ congregation was dissolved.
In February 2009, after much prayer and in response to the leading
of the Holy Spirit, Rev. Griggs re-opened the church in her apartment in
Collingswood NJ. August 2009, Rev. Griggs married Minister Errol Warner Jr.
and became Mrs. Marlene Griggs-Warner.
During the annual conference in May 2010, the new Bishop
instructed Pastor to change the name from Christ Temple. The new ten
member congregation voted to call the church Temple of Christ AMEZ but
the Bishop refused to recognize the congregation as a new society in AMEZ.
The church moved to the Fairview Village Community Center in Camden NJ
and continued to do the Lord's work.
Pastor Griggs' brother and sister-in-law (missionaries in Kenya)
requested correspondent Bible courses for Kenyans in Opasi. As a result a
church: Temple of Christ AMEZ was formed. The Bishop told Pastor Marlene
to take the name of AMEZ off the church in Kenya because "only Bishops
form AMEZ churches." The congregation in Camden once again sought
the Lord and after prayer and deliberation, voted to obey the Bishop and
remove the name of AMEZ from the Kenyan church as well as the Camden
congregation (we were not an official recognized AMEZ church or society).
As a result in May, 2010, we became know as Temple of Christ Christian
Church, Inc. and formed of Temple of Christ Christian Outreach
and Fellowship of Christian Churches, Inc. with one congregation in Camden,
NJ and two in Kenya. In July 2011 Minister Errol M Warner Jr. joined the
Camden congregation and we are now directed by God to plant a third
church in Kissomo, Kenya.
A WHOLE NEW BEGINNING -- the prophecy in 2007 has come to
pass - GOD IS AWESOME!!
NEVER GIVE UP WHEN GOD HAS DIRECTED YOU TO DO HIS WORK
GOD IS FAITHFUL TO HIS WORD!