From the Desk of the Chief Apostle R. D. Clark






Desk of Chief Apostle



       Our Chief Apostle and Mother R. D. Clark



Blessed Founder's Day,

A Challenge







All Hail and divine greetings:  To the Christ anointing operating in the mind-spirit development of the Triumph Saints everywhere. Time has come for us to consecrate another special Founder’s Day season.  My greatest prayer and hope for this season is that you be overshadowed with the blessings of perfect health and peace and that the Founder’s Day activities of 2017 be creative and rewarding for us all.


This is our time to celebrate and honor our founding father, Father Elias D. Smith: his Divine Revelation and vision.  Triumph Church was born out of that revelation and vision and therefore we are obligated to:  create the new strategies,  pursue the new methodologies, and embrace the new concepts, that will lead to the implementation of the revelation  and vision.


This is also our time to celebrate and honor the many courageous men and women who pioneered in the early history of the church.  It is to them we owe 0ur heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for their example of perseverance in the face of adversity. They dared to champion a religious objective contrary to the religious mindset of their world.


We must look back in amazement at the revolutionary courage with which these Triumphants of old faced the awesome challenges of their world.  For being armed only with their love of God, the Holy Ghost Baptism, and the vision of Father E. D. Smith, they created and maintained a religious structure and created a narrative for the Triumph Church that allowed them to satisfy what they recognized as the Divine Challenge for their times.


Not unlike those Saints of old, who were called on to produce a narrative for the Triumphant World of those times. We, now, also face a challenge, but our challenge is modified from theirs by the release of the overwhelming amounts of information that is the hallmark of these present times.  Ours is also the privilege and the responsibility, to arm ourselves with the love of God, the Holy Ghost Baptism, and the vision of Father E. D  Smith; but for us the responsibility is to create a narrative for the Triumphant world through a synthesis with previously hidden religious information: and thus meet the  challenge of these times.


A dictionary definition of ‘the information age’ states: a time when large amounts of information are widely available to many people, largely through computer technology.


The Triumphant principle has always directed us to a higher and deeper order of reality.  A reality that would be based on new revealed information. This is the information that constitutes the building blocks to the foundation that will justify the non–traditional religious goals of the Triumphant tradition.


It is understandable that the the constant flow of new information, especially in the religious sphere, is very threatening to the religious status quo: casting doubts and suspicion on previously held facts and beliefs;  We, as Triumphians  however, should not be threatened with information. We welcome the opportunity to examine all information. For within this information many Triumphant truths, previously hidden from the religious world are now being revealed; and it is our duty to extract from that new information those truths necessary to reinforce the Triumph apologetic.


 Yes, The information age is upon us, none of us can escape this reality. The mindset of the modern religious world, Triumph Church included: must recognize it.  There can be no hiding our heads under our pillows feigning sleep . The sunlight of a new information is blessing the world.


Inherent in each Triumphant generation is a responsibility to advance the system of Triumph The Church And Kingdom Of God In Christ to a position of accountability to the challenges of its times. Creative dialogue regarding the use of new information in meeting our challenge would be a positive addition to the Founder’s Day services 2017.


Triumphantly yours: Apostle R. D. Clark












DIVINE Greetings, to the Members of Triumph the Church and Kingdom

of God in Christ and Fellow Triumphians throughout the world.


We must recognize and be ever grateful for the Triumphant Spirit working through the Apostles and

staff members directing the church through another smooth transition of leadership. I am greatly

honored to be the one selected to serve as the leading official of this great organization. I will be

forever mindful that this awesome responsibility requires of me: a prayerful life, a commitment  to

truth, and a dedication to the principles outlined in the Charter Of  Incorporation of Triumph The

Church And Kingdom Of God In Christ: July 18th, 1918.


We must continue to move forward to overcome the many tasks and challenges that confront us.


Institutions that successfully transcend time, are those that when called upon to prove their relevance

to evolving times and circumstances, are able to demonstrate a survival flexibility.  The Triumphant

Institution must also demonstrate flexibility; a  21st century adaptation to current issues and times.

Not only will we meet the challenge of relevance; but, we will do so without violating the foundational

principles of our church. Man’s inherent divinity and the doctrine of eternal life represent the

foundational elements and the core inspiration of Triumph Church’s reality.


This basic core of Triumph’s inspiration of life is a Meta Physical construct. It is rooted in the concept,

that, there is a Universal Source Of Power, that we recognize as God, and there is an unawakened,

unaware, soul force that we call man. And when that Universal Source Of Power that we call God,

reunites with, and awakens that soul force that we call man, a transformation of life occurs. This is

the transformation recorded in 1 Cor.15:54:  


”then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, death is swallowed up in victory.”


The God force and the Man force existing in one body. This is the core principle that we must maintain

as we go forward to meet the challenges of this age.


So fellow Triumphians,  the time has come to move our organization to it’s next level of development.  We

appeal to you, our Apostle’s and their staffs, our National Mother and the staff of the Motherhood, all

National Officers, all Department Heads and their Staffs, State and County Presidents, Elders, Evangelists,

Missionaries, Prophets, Teachers and Local Members, that, working together, we can accomplish what we will.


In the spirit of our Founder, Father E.D. Smith, and the faithful Triumph Saints who have made the way for

us, we press forever forward in this great Triumphant Church.


Triumphantly Yours, Rt. Rev. R.D. Clark