The Christian Church of God, Inc was organized and incorporated by Pastor and Evangelist Eric A. Folds, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Eric A. Folds was licensed and ordained by The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. in 1991 and the church has been affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. since 1997. The church has a seminary to train others to evangelize and a ministry to the homeless, the poor and the needy.
Evangelism begins by becoming friends with the sinner and by showing love and compassion. “They will hear us but we must build a relationship with them of love and kindness and have a sincere desire to meet whatever need that they have.” We must also, as believers, reach out to them by what we do to manifest the love of Jesus to all and not just by what we say about our faith of God. The light must shine that they may see our good works and glorify God. As the Good Samaritan, we can lift up the wounded and heal the hurting as the ambassadors of Jesus. The light comes from the Holy Spirit producing fruit in the life of the believer. We can help the poor, broken hearted, downtrodden, and the needy.
The church believes in the soon rapture of the church, the 7 year tribulation period, salvation by grace, good works as the fruit evidence of salvation, everlasting punishment in the lake of fire and brimstone for the unbeliever, Jesus as the only way for eternal life, and the responsibility of every believer to tell the gospel to everyone. The Pastor and other parishioners travel out of the hedges and highways to share these life-changing truths to everyone. The church also preaches repentance, faith, deliverance, healing, the rapture and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
The church does regularly give away financial gifts to the needy to feed the hungry and to assist with the purchase of clothes, shelter, or to aid others in the times of crisis. “What you have done unto the least of my brethren, you have done to me.” “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick: and it gives light to the whole house.”