Where to Find Us:

Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic of Poughkeepsie, NY
19 N Clover St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: +1 845 4857628


Mission: “Our mission is to build the kingdom of God”


Jesus said in Matthew 24:14, “And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations: and then shall the end come.”


In 1994, Evangelist Mavis E. Vincent was sanctioned by God to commence his work in Poughkeepsie, New York. Being a staunch believer in the divine plan of God, she trusted that God would confirm his Word. God confirmed his word by a witness who had no prior knowledge of the sanction. During a short process of time, God’s sanction was established. Poughkeepsie Apostolic Church came to fruition in Poughkeepsie, NY. Evangelist Mavis Vincent was ordained and installed as Pastor Mavis Vincent, according to God’s divine purpose. The church started its humble beginning with a few members.

On November 13 1994, the church had its first successful service in a small building on Main Street. Although the members were few, they had an undeniable zeal to win souls for the kingdom of God. A few months later, the church experienced a steady membership growth. Within ten months, God provided a bigger and more comfortable place for worship located at 19 North Clover Street.

God continued to bless and prosper the church with notable miracles and healing deliverances. After a year, the church took fellowship with Presiding Bishop, Apostle R. C. Williams and the Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic), Worldwide which is headquartered in Paterson, New Jersey. Several missionaries were ordained and the Lord has been adding to the church since then. Seasons change but the word of God does not, therefore our church is aligned to the word of God. The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy “thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” 2 Timothy, 2:3. “If we suffer, we shall also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us”, 2 Timothy, 2:12. Knowing this, we adhere to our motto which states, “the power behind us is greater than the task ahead of us”.

The church functioned like a well fitted unit and the saints encouraged themselves in the word of God daily. The members remembered that Jesus said…“upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” Matt, 16:18. Throughout the years, the church remained resilient in any situation. With settled devotion, the members stood and still stand committed to the building of the kingdom of God. With upward mobility, the congregation continues to evolve stronger in God’s grace. The church flourished and begun the creation of the choir, the Usher Board, Women’s Department, Brotherhood Department, Sunday School, Young People’s Department and our newly established Children’s Church.

Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic), Inc. has been in Poughkeepsie, N.Y for over 19 years, since the launching of its website, and it’s at an all-time high in growth. With every church anniversary, we remember how good God is to us. We are highly committed to fasting and praying which is the engine and soul of our church. We thank God for our Pastor who dedicates herself to the leading of God’s word without skipping a beat. Through her determination and persistence, she remains the force that pushes us forward. God has selected and elected the right Pastor with the vision and purpose to remain steadfast in these unpredictable times.

The Church is considered one of the most essential sources that stabilize the community. The Holy Ghost is leading the church and it’s very active among us. We thank God for our wonderful place of worship as we strive for perfection daily.


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