The basic and fundamental doctrine of the Oneness Rehoboth Apostolic Church, Inc. is the Bible standard of salvation, which is repentance from dead works, faith toward Jesus Christ as the only true God, who has manifest Himself in the flesh, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (i.e. we believe the new birth> as recorded in the book of Acts chapter 2, verse 38 is essential for apostolic conversion, and the perfecting of love and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.)
"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 the Bible to be the inspired and infallible Word of God. "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." (II Timothy 3:16) We believe that the one God of the Old Testament became the incarnate Jesus Christ of the New Testament, and that He is God eternal. We believe that God, who is holy, has called each of us into a relationship with Him. We believe in the imminent return to earth of Jesus Christ as King.
ORAC has a divisional organization structure. The image below demonstrates our leadership structure.
In aiming to meet the challenges of tomorrow, Oneness Rehoboth Apostolic Church has positioned itself to fulfill the scriptural mandate given by our Lord Jesus Christ;
"Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15
This is accomplished by fulfilling three basic necessities:
In partnership with a wide circle of Apostolics taking the whole gospel to the whole world. To this end we now pledge our prayers, our faith, our life and love, our earthly means of support and our time in the fear of God for His Glory alone.
Structure at 208th South Fulton acquired and dedicated as house of worship.
September 4th: 30 saints met for Sunday service. Group relocated to 537 Third Street for worship, with plans to renovate 208th South Fulton Avenue.
Structure at 531-537 Third Street was purchased.
Minister Arthur Thomas was appointed Pastor and Deacon Albert Edwards was appointed Assistant Pastor.
Original name- Rehoboth Bethel Apostolic adopted the name Oneness Rehoboth Apostolic Church.
Identified and purchased the former Masterful Tire Building at 125 East Third Street.
Renovation began on the building at 125 East Third Street.
On October 8th: first service held in the new building. On October 24th, the building was dedicated to the service of the Lord.
Purchased adjoining structure formerly known as Sunlight Laundromat.
Renovations on new purchase were completed.
Continuing our journey with a current membership of approximately 400+
On January 15, the Oneness Apostolic Bible Institute (O.A.B.I) was dedicated. ORAC's website www.oracministries.org was launched.
The Oneness Rehoboth Apostolic Church celebrated 25 years of ministry. Purchased multiple properties for extension of church facilities.
Commencement Exercise for the first graduating class of Oneness Apostolic Bible Institute (O.A.B.I.) , October 12, 2008.
Renovation of parsonage located at 141 Franklin Ave, Mt Vernon completed.