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.
dictionary definition of ‘the information age’ states: a
time when large amounts of information are widely
available to many people, largely through computer
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
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
to the Members of Triumph the Church and Kingdom
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
This basic core of Triumph’s
inspiration of life is a Meta Physical construct. It is rooted in the
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
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