Triumph The Church And Kingdom Of God In Christ

Elder Darlene R. Whittiker-Harris
Elder Darlene & Superintendent Curtis Harris, Sr.

PURPOSE

And the Lord said unto the servant “Go out unto the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” (Luke 14:23)

The primary purpose of the National Evangelistic Department is to win souls to Christ, to promote spiritual growth in all areas, and among all members; to help increase the membership of all local churches, and to provide evangelistic help and services as needed. As a team, our main focus in this department is to work diligently to assist with church growth by teaching and preaching the everlasting gospel, effective evangelism, biblical and spiritual principles relating to evangelism, and the art of soul winning on the district, state, county, and local level. Using biblical instructions and examples from the written and revealed word of God, we will offer spiritual assistance to individual seekers who desire to grow spiritually, to be saved, sanctified, and baptized with the Holy Ghost and Fire. We will also reach out to those who desire to reach higher heights in the knowledge of God. (2 Timothy 4:5) reads: “But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” Let us never lose sight of the purpose of this department. It is my sincere prayer that those who have a genuine love for evangelism, will rise up and help build the Evangelistic Department work, it is our time now to soar like an eagle in flight. Let us come forth…

And as they went, many souls were saved, healed, and delivered, and the result was the Lord added to the church daily. (Mark 16:15)

INTRODUCTION

I greet you with the triumphant greeting “All Hail!” I am extremely humbled, thankful, excited, and blessed to be selected as the National Chairperson and Director of the National Evangelistic Department of Triumph The Church And Kingdom Of God In Christ. First, I thank God for the anointing, Chief Apostle Russell Clark, National Mother Maple Buck, and the Executive Staff for appointing me to this position. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to work and serve in this capacity of this great overcoming body known as Triumph The Church And Kingdom Of God In Christ.

My name is Elder Darlene R. Whittiker-Harris. I am a lifetime member of Triumph The Church And Kingdom Of God In Christ. I serve as Shepherd of Triumph The Church And Kingdom Of God In Christ in Los Angeles, CA. I have been married to Superintendent Curtis Harris for 39 years and together we have one son, and three grandchildren. I am the youngest daughter of the late Bishop Charles H. Whittiker, Sr., one of Triumph’s great preachers, teachers, and builders. Before uniting with Triumph, he Founded Church of the Apostolic Faith known today as the City of Refuge currently under the leadership of Bishop Noel Jones, who graciously allowed his portrait to be unveiled and placed in the foyer at City of Refuge Church. My mother is the late District Mother Rocelia E. Whittiker, one of Triumph’s great teachers, mothers, helpers and mentors for the young women. As their daughter, I may sound a bit biased; however, I am thankful to be their daughter and pray God will bless me to carry on their fruitful heritage. May the works they have done continue to speak for them.

I currently reside in La Puente, CA on the Second Episcopal District, and my District Apostle is Apostle Wilbert Buck, the husband of National Mother Maple Buck. I have been an active member of the National Evangelistic Department since the early 1980’s under the administration of Apostle Edgar Threets, one of my fathers in the everlasting gospel, who along with his wife Mother Ruthie Threets recruited me into the Evangelistic Department. Much of what I’ve learned about evangelistic work, I learned under his administration of which I am eternally grateful. During that time I was serving as a local Evangelist and was recommended to be appointed State Coordinator of California by my District Apostle, the late Bishop T. E. Williams. I have worked and served in the Evangelistic Department as a licensed Evangelist, State Coordinator, District Coordinator, and National Seminar Instructor for over thirty years. I love and enjoy doing the work of an evangelist, and truly feel there is nothing in ministry as rewarding as evangelistic work.

According to the guidelines in the Constitution of Triumph The Church And Kingdom Of God In Christ, in the rules governing the National Evangelistic Department, it states the Evangelistic Department is composed of all licensed district and state Evangelists, Ministers, Teachers, and Missionaries. There is an immediate need for help in the National Evangelistic Department; therefore, I am asking all of the above license holders to consider returning to or becoming active members of the Evangelistic Department. This is in compliance to the constitution. We sincerely need your HELP for the up building of this Triumph Church! Together we stand, and together we achieve victory in the work of evangelism.

Evangelism is the core and strength of the church. It requires that we all become one as a team. The Evangelistic Department is one of the departments that are a unifying factor. It should become one of the main support systems. Without strong evangelism as the foundation and support, there will be little to no spiritual growth, or increase in the membership. This department needs the help of all Triumph’s Evangelists, Preachers, Teachers, Missionaries and helpers who will stay before God on behalf of the work we are called to do. With dedication, help, and prayers, we can do the work that God requires.

In order to obtain spiritual growth in all areas, the Evangelistic Department work must become stronger and more effective. Evangelism must become an essential part of everything we do. Evangelism is by far, much more than an altar call, a call to membership during services, and a Revival. Although they are necessary, effective evangelism must be constant, and a growing process which requires us to go into the highways and hedges and compel men and women, boys and girls to come in.

The key words for effective evangelism are go, preach the gospel, highways and hedges, compel, and outreach. These words are the characteristics of effective evangelism, growth, and adding to the church, all of which we cannot experience unless we follow God’s command to “GO.” (Luke 14:23) “And the Lord said unto the servant “Go out unto the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” (Mark 16:15) “And as they went, many souls were saved, healed, and delivered, and the Lord added to the church daily.”

There is an urgent need in the Evangelistic Department, and we are soliciting help from all concerned members. In light of the fact sin is rampant, and evil desires to besiege God’s people everywhere; We need God! We need Effective Evangelism! We need willing workers, and we need to come together with a plan to fulfill what God has called us to do. Our determination must be firm and constant. If Evangelism is to be effective, it must take place in every area. It must become the heartbeat functioning everywhere throughout the church and kingdom. If we are to experience the blessing of increase in this great overcoming body, we need Evangelism at its absolute best!

God has blessed us with many of the greatest and most anointed Evangelists, Preachers, Teachers and Missionaries on earth. Those who hold these specific licenses are the ones God is calling for now. The Evangelistic Department needs you to come forth that we may build together. It is my sincere prayer for those who have a genuine love for evangelism will rise up, and let us work together to win souls to Christ. Let us work together and help build up this Triumph Church. God is calling us to come forth now! Do you hear His call? The song just leaped in my spirit, “I wonder can you see what I see, I see God in a new Creation, I wonder can you see what I see?” Glory to God! If so, I am looking forward to working with you, all old and new members in the very near future. It’s time now for Triumph to soar like an eagle in flight having the Everlasting Gospel, and a 21st Century vision for all of God’s people. In closing, thank you in advance for your prayers, help, and support. Thank you for answering God’s call to evangelism at its best. Much love and many blessings, live forever!