Who We Are

Who We Are

The Apostolic Christian Church had its roots in Switzerland. It was founded in the 1830’s by a Swiss clergyman named Samuel Froehlich, who called his group the Evangelische Taufgesinnte, which was translated as Evangelical Baptists. This group differed from the established state church of Switzerland in two prime areas:
1) they were part of the Anabaptist movement, that is, they believed in baptism of believers rather than of infants who had no knowledge of the faith, and
2) they were part of the Peace tradition, similar to the Mennonites, in that they believed in non-violent solutions to political problems and would not bear arms in war. The first adherents came to the USA in 1847, and began the first Evangelical Baptist congregations in New York State. The name of the movement was changed, so as not to confuse it with the Baptists, who were already an established denomination. Although it was first called Evangelical Baptist, it began to also be known as Christian Apostolic, then Apostolic Christian, which is the name by which the church was eventually registered.

ACCF Purpose

Evangelization – To create and maintain funds for the purpose of spreading the Gospel in the United States and in other countries based upon the Word of God, and built upon the Foundation of the Apostles and Prophets; Jesus Christ, Himself, being the Chief Cornerstone

Visitation – To provide the needed visitation by Church workers in the Churches and for isolated members, and where possible to establish new Churches

Service – To provide exhortation and help in the Churches, as needed, for the awakening and renewing of interest in the work of the Lord

Education and Publications – To provide the necessary collaboration and assistance among the Churches for the selection and preparation of Bible School materials- including the financing, publication and distribution of proper and necessary literature

Church Buildings – To investigate the needs, advise and assist in the procurement of Church buildings and other needed facilities

Committees – To establish committees for the promotion of the purposes and objectives of the corporation, in different parts of the United States and other countries

Representation – To represent the Apostolic Christian Churches as a service organization regarding legal or governmental matters, which may arise

Aid – To solicit and disburse funds for the purpose of aiding the needy and the distressed in the United States and in other countries

Mission and Vision

To provide information, programs, financial resources and other services to our churches in North America and missionary projects around the world for the purpose of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and the salvation of lost souls.

The Apostolic Christian Church Foundation serves the needs of our members and churches in North America and around the world, and assists in their efforts to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.