Welcome to the website of the Gospel Spreading Church, Inc. Thank you for visiting our website. It is my prayer that as you travel through our website you will get to know the Gospel Spreading Church, Inc.: Our history, our present leaders, mission, goals, national and local church activities.
Our organizational mission is to fulfill the Great Commission through obeying the great commandment. (Matthew 28:19-20 & Matthew 22:37-39).
Matthew 28:18-19 (KJV)
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matthew 22:37-39 (KJV)
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Our motto is, “Go. Teach. Spread. Love.”
We celebrated our Centennial Anniversary in August 2019. It was a wonderful, grand spiritual worship experience that we will never forget. We are so thankful to our Heavenly Father, for leading and empowering us to labor for and with Him for almost 102 years. Our God has truly been faithful to us throughout these years. We are now in our 102nd year. The last two years since our centennial anniversary has been very challenging as our country has gone through the COVID-19 pandemic. We quickly adhered to state and local guidelines and closed our church edifices to in person worship. We planned and implemented virtual worship services for our local churches with the leading and empowerment of the Holy Spirit. God blessed our virtual worship services and extended our ministry through them. Now our local churches are reopening to in person worship one by one. We are excited about the possibilities of what God is planning to do in and through us
Through God’s providence and grace, He raised up Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux and his wife, Mrs. Mary Eliza, to be the founders of our church organization in 1919. Elder Michaux established our first church in Newport News, VA on November 22, 1919.
Since then, God has blessed us for almost 102 years to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thousands of men, women and children have given their lives to Christ through this ministry. The Gospel Spreading Church of God is not dormant nor sleeping, but we are alive and well, to the glory of God. If we become discouraged, we will look up to God and back over our past and remember how God has graciously blessed us and then move forward. We know that God is with us daily. With God, nothing is impossible!
Thank you for visiting our website.
Pastor Michael A. Clayton, Sr.
Bishop and Presiding Elder