I believe God has set the time, the season, and the purpose:
God showed me a huge lighthouse which he said was Cincinnati Bible Way Church (CBWC), and out of this lighthouse was flowing great powerful beams of light. The light was shooting out like lasers. They were going in all directions from CBWC. I’ve seen the lighthouse again, but this time it came up out of the dust and began shooting these large beams of light. God was reiterating to get the army of God ready to invade with HIS Word.
To do this we must…
SOW, FLOW, GROW, GO!!!
God said the lasers would be extensions of the lighthouse, but they are not to detach for the light of their ministry shall flow out of the lighthouse. They must remain under the covering of the house.
Apostle James E. Blue Jr. ~ Excerpt 1989
January 1, 1976
The afternoon of January 1, 1976 Rev. Dr. Patricia T. Whitelocke, Bishop of Bible Way Churches of America arrived at Greater Cincinnati Airport. She called Ms. Gloria Myrick and told her the instruction that the Lord had given her.
She said; “The Lord Jesus said for me to come into the city of Cincinnati to give the Power for Abundant Living Class.” The following week, Friday, January 6, she came back to Cincinnati to make arrangements to start the class.
January 18, 1976
January 18, 1976, the Power of the Abundant Living Class started. There were 15 people attending the first night. The next night, January 19th, the class moved. Rev. Dr. Patricia Whitelocke taught the Word of God with Power from on High.
The people heard the Word of God and they believed and many signs, miracles and wonders followed. The class held at least 50 people each night and out of this class God chose the nucleus of the Cincinnati Bible Way Fellowship; which consisted of 27 people.
March 3, 1976
After after the class was over, we began fellowshipping on Wednesday night on Wabash Avenue. Then on March 3, 1976 we moved to Eastern Avenue for two meetings. We then moved to Uptown Towers on W. 9th Street. We met there every Wednesday night praising the Lord Jesus and being strengthened with the might by the Word of God Taught by Rev. Dr. Patricia T. Whitelocke. She came weekly from Columbus, Ohio and St. Louis, Missouri to teach
We met there every Wednesday night praising the Lord Jesus and being strengthened with the might by the Word of God Taught by Rev. Dr. Patricia T. Whitelocke. She came weekly from Columbus, Ohio and St. Louis, Missouri to teach class.
April 27, 1976
The fellowship decided to incorporate on April 27, 1976 and seven members were elected to the board of the newly established Cincinnati Bible Way Fellowship.
The church grew under this leadership and created many programs and services to help the community. The fellowship began to quickly follow the Spirit of God, in completing their objective and by receiving Mr. and Mrs. James E. Blue Jr. as their Pastor and his wife.
November 13, 1976
On November 13, 1976, James E. Blue Jr. was ordained and installed as Pastor of Cincinnati Bible Way Fellowship. Sunday services began and by His Spirit, the Cincinnati Bible Way Fellowship has developed into a church with a membership of approximately 200 people and still growing. This is the history as God through our Lord Jesus Christ moved the Cincinnati Bible Way Fellowship Church, Inc.
– Soul winning and Evangelism – to reach our community for Christ. John 3:16; Rom. 10:9; Acts 2
– Teaching, Nurturing, Mentoring, Making disciplines for Christ – to come to spiritual maturity through the Word of God. 2 Tim. 2:15
– Divine placement in the Body of Christ as it pleases HIM – to find a meaningful place to serve and express his or her giftings or talents.
– Represent the Kingdom of God to your generation with God’s Will, Purpose, and Counsel through the establishment and release of ministry extensions into the Community, the nation, and the world. Mark 16:15