God gave our Pastor, Bishop Edwin Bass, a crystal clear vision of an unusual church where every individual is fulfilling their unique purpose through faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness and charity.
For if these things be in you and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren or unfruitful…2 Peter 1:8
In mid-1993, Bishop Bass followed the leading of the Holy Spirit and founded that church. God gave our Pastor the name, The Empowered Church, based on the New Testament scripture Acts 1:8.
With his family and a few others, Bishop Bass took the first steps toward making the vision God had given him a reality.
At our first meeting on June 3, 1993, Bishop Bass told the small assembly, “Working together untiringly—with the help of God—we will witness The Empowered Church grow from this tiny seed of faith into a mighty oak tree. With God all things are possible!”
Just like he said, since the beginning, God has set His approval on this church. Souls have been saved and lives dramatically changed. And, as in Nehemiah’s time, the people have had a mind to work. The ministries of the church continue to multiply in number and expand in scope.
Since our beginning, we have voluntarily associated with the Church of God In Christ.