A.B.I. History and Information
The Apostolic Brethren Inc. teaches the Apostolic Doctrine of repentance and then being immersed by water in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins as stated in Acts 2:38 - Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. We believe and teach the infilling of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. We also believe and teach that God came to earth as Jesus the Christ to reconcile mankind to himself by being the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Living a holy, sinless, sanctified life for our example. And that we should follow that example, to live a holy life before him.
The purpose of our fellowship; To license and provide a medium for Apostolic ministers to to have a support system. To uphold each other and meet each others needs. We are dedicated to binding together as a group of ministers that will be an asset to the people and glory of God. We strive earnestly to know and recognize each person in the office which God has called them and placed them in the church of God.
Our goal is not to be lords over men nor to let rules of organization hinder but only to have order as stated by the word of God. We are dedicated to be Brethren and to conduct ourselves as becoming ministers of the word of God. We declare "let brotherly love continue" The word admonishes us they shall be known because of they have love one to the other.
The Articles of Incorporation for the Apostolic Brethren Inc. were filed in the office of the Secretary of State of Ohio on the 26th of September, 1960
The original charter members were Bishop LaVern A. Wedlund, Bishop Marvin L. Welsh, and Bishop William E. Provance
We are a fellowship of churches with headquarters at 129 Teagarden Road, West Portsmouth, Ohio 45663
Our current officers are;
Bishop David L. Corob Sr. General Chairman,
Bishop Tom Holt, Vice Chairman,
Pastor Charles Holsinger, Secretary- Treasurer
Our National Youth Leaders are;
Reverend JR and Sister Pam Holsinger