The Anointed Fellowship Praise Church, formally known as the Apostolic Holiness Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, was founded and established in the year of 1976 by Pastor James M. Miller, Jr. As a devout man, called and sent by God, he humbly accepted the divine purpose and plan God had for his life.
With his wife, First Lady Miller by his side, he stepped out on faith and started his first church in a two-room building in Cumberland County, Virginia. Regular weekly worship and revival services were held. As the Word of God was preached, many souls were saved and our membership increased. Our Pastor informed the congregation that God was leading him to expand the ministry. He instructed the congregation to fast and pray with him for seven days to seek God’s guidance. Our prayers were answered and God blessed us to acquire a new building on Cumberland Road in Cumberland, Virginia, in the year of 1981. In the year of 1986, the church expanded and a second location opened on Grayland Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.
Later during the year of 1989, Elder Miller visited and worshipped with members that were stationed in the U. S. Armed Forces in Panama. There, he preached the Word of God, souls were saved, and Elder Miller established and became overseer of two churches in Panama City, Panama. Soon after, the Panamanian government gave the church the land to build a new sanctuary in the Province of Colon in Panama City. Minister Muir was later ordained to the Office of Elder and became Pastor of the churches in Panama. The membership in Panama increased, deacons and elders ordained, and ministers licensed.
In the year of 1997, Elder Miller was consecrated to the Office of Bishop. In 2002, our Richmond location was closed due to commercial development but God gave us favor in the year of 2008. Effective July 2, 2008,our church name became Anointed Fellowship Praise Church. Our new name has a defined meaning: Christ (the Anointed One), has taken residence (His Fellowship), in our joyous (Praise), in His Sanctuary (the Church). On August 18, 2008, we purchased the church building at our present location at 5000 Probst Street in Henrico, Virginia.
Pastor Alfonso Muir was consecrated to the Office of Bishop in the year of 2012. He is currently the Vice-Bishop of the Anointed Fellowship Praise Churches. Minister Antonio Brown and Minister Gerardo Martinez Brown were ordained to the Office of Elder in the year of 2013. Minister Francisco Dean was ordained to the Office of Elder in the year of 2012, and installed as Pastor of our church in Atlanta, Georgia by Bishop Miller.
We started with one church location and God enlarged our territory to the east, west, south, and Central America. The Anointed Fellowship Praise Church Organization is steadily growing as we move from Vision to Victory. Souls are continuing to accept the baptism in Jesus’ Name and God is pouring out His Spirit. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!