I have a good understanding of some of the history of the PCAF and the PAW split does anyone else have a idea of what happen to bring this shizim.


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Now I've been a ordained Elder in the PCAF, AAC, and PAW. I believe 100% in ACT 2:38 , Holiness etc etc etc ......
My hearts desire would love to see the PCAF and AAC fold back into the PAW if we can see what cause the splits and can work on bring together a great merger of GOD saints. Hear are a few articules i found,on the internet

The Pentecostal Churches of Apostolic Faith was formed in 1957 by former members of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World under the leadership of Bishop Samuel N. Hancock. Hancock was one of the original men selected as a bishop of the Assemblies following its reorganization in 1925. In 1931 he was one of the leaders in the attempt to unite the Assemblies with the predominantly white Pentecostal Ministerial Alliance, and he helped form the Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ, a body whose polity was more acceptable to the Alliance. Within a few years, Hancock returned to the Assemblies as an elder and was elected as a bishop for the second time.
However, soon after Hancock's return, it was discovered that he had deviated on traditional Apostolic doctrine in that he taught that Jesus was only the son of God, not that he was God. His position forced the Assemblies to issue a clarifying statement of its position, but Hancock's teachings were tolerated. Hancock also felt that he should have become the presiding bishop. Disappointment at not being elected seems to have fueled the discontent felt throughout the 1950s. Hancock carried two other bishops into the new church formed in 1957, including Willie Lee, pastor of Christ Temple Church, the congregation pastored by Garfield Thomas Haywood, the first presiding bishop of the Assemblies. Lee succeeded Hancock as presiding bishop of the Churches upon the latter's death in 1963.

Nevertheless, history also reveals that another event was festering at this time, and it was the power struggle between Bishop Samuel J. Grimes, and Bishop Samuel N. Hancock, of Detroit, Michigan. Bishop Samuel Hancock stated that he should have been Haywood's successor, but was prevented by the Executive Board of the PAW in the National Convention Of The General Assembly Of The PAW in 1952, and to some degree he was correct. The eastern saints battled Bishop Haywood to a degree in intense power struggle that wearied him to his grave (Golder 91, 94). Consequently, when Bishop Haywood passed, many "mover and shakers" in the east did not want another Bishop Haywood, which they though Bishop Hancock was, but Hancock was quite distinct from Haywood. Consequently, Bishop Grimes was selected to succeed Haywood. But as the case was at the General Assembly in 1952, Bishop Hancock was most likely rejected due to him never truly believing in the Oneness of the Godhead by his own admission, teaching several known and published doctrinal deviations from accepted Apostolic-Pentecostal theology (Golder 150). Consequently, Bishop Samuel Hancock left the PAW in 1957 forming the Pentecostal Churches Of The Apostolic Faith, the second split in PAW history. Bishop Hancock's power struggle with Bishop Grimes shows one of the unfortunate results of institutionalization, mixed motivation. The interest to submitting to the "will of God" in leadership on who would possess the office of the presiding bishopric was overlooked, for the prestige and power. I wish I could say that this spirit of pride was a thing of the past, but unfortunately I cannot.

The Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith
(1957 ~ present)
The Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith (PCAF) was formed by the late, Bishop Samuel Nathan Hancock of Detroit, Michigan. When Bishop G.T. Haywood died in 1931, it left a gaping hole in the PAW. Afterward, the Bishop Board voted to leave the Presiding Bishop position open for one year. Bishop Hancock felt that due to his personal relationship with Bishop Haywood (a spiritual son, and former assistant to bishop Haywood) that he should have been considered to succeed him as Presiding Prelate of the PAW.
As time passed, Bishop Hancock was never elected to serve the PAW as its Presiding Prelate. This undoubtedly created some distance between Bishop Hancock and his loyality to the organization. In 1957, some issues of concern arose within the organization that caused Bishop Hancock to step back and reconsider his position in the PAW, including his own bishopric. In 1957, he took steps to organize a new fellowship of Apostolic ministers. During the initial formation of the organization at Bethlehem Temple in Detroit, Bishop Hancock chose the name, Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith for the name of his new adventure. (more to come)

An the AAC ,

The Apostolic Assemblies of Christ was formed in 1970 by former members of the Pentecostal Churches of Apostolic Faith led by Bishop G. N. Boone. During the term of presiding bishop Willie Lee, questions of his administrative abilities arose. In the midst of the controversy, he died. In the organizational disaray the church splintered, and one group formed around Bishop Boone and Virgil Oates, the vice-bishop. The new body is congregational in organization and continues in the doctrine of the parent body, since no doctrinal controversy accompanied the split.

Most of these men are dead and i believe so are the issues of divsion JESUS is calling for unity.
Here is more history from the Virginia State Council of the PAW, it seems Grimes just had to much support with delegates for Hancock to ever have out voted him in the natonal conventions,

However in 1931, following Bishop Haywood’s death, the majority of the P.A.W.’s leadership merged with the Apostolic Churches of Jesus Christ to form the Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ (PAJC).

The PAJC was an interracial organization that effectively reunited most of the factions that had separated from the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, seven years earlier at the 1924 Chicago convention. During that convention, Haywood (the only African-American P.A.W. Executive Officer) had been elevated from General Secretary to Chairman. A year later, he was selected the organization’s first Presiding Bishop.

The Merger and Virginia

Bishop Floyd I. Douglas (California) and Bishop A. William Lewis (Ohio) were the only P.A.W. Bishops to reject the 1931 PAJC merger. Likewise, Elder Grimes, Elder R.F. Tobin, Elder Harry Barnett, Elder Akers, and a small group of churches from around the country opposed the merger. They sought to re-establish the P.A.W. under its original charter.

Bishop Floyd I. Douglas
Bishop A William Lewis
As for Virginia, several of its congregations joined the PAJC. And since Elder Grimes had objected to the merger; Bishop Karl Smith of Columbus (OH), who had joined with the PAJC, attempted to organize those churches under that banner.

Meanwhile, Bishop Lewis retrieved the P.A.W. charter; and in a 1932 meeting at Bethesda Temple in Dayton (OH), he and Elder Grimes led the effort to re-form the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. A year after helping Bishop Lewis to save the P.A.W. from extinction, Grimes was installed in the office of Bishop. A year after that, he was selected as the P.A.W.’s second Presiding Bishop.

The VSC Is Formed

Following the Dayton meeting, Grimes began the process of reorganizing the Eastern District Conference into 13 distinct councils. Under his guidance, each council established themselves as individual dioceses, but continued to work together as a consortium on issues of common interest within the national body.

The Virginia State Council was formed in 1935, from a remnant of churches that had formerly been members of the Eastern District Conference. Following several visits, earnest prayer, and the internal unraveling of the PAJC alliance, Bishop Grimes retrieved five churches and formed the VSC.


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