Pastors, Dr. Theopolis B. and Florence W. Bailey, an anointed man and woman of God, led by the Holy Ghost to teach His people how to respond to Him in faith. Romans 10:14-15 says, “How shall they hear without a preacher and how shall they preach except they be sent”. Jeremiah 3:15 says, “I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding”.
After contending with their separate struggles, God united them to walk as one in the flesh and they began a family. While pastoring in a traditional church setting, God began to deal with their hearts concerning His truths. Shortly thereafter, they were baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost, and God united them to walk as one in the Spirit.
While pastoring in a traditional church setting, full of the Holy Ghost, they found it difficult to operate in the power and anointing God placed upon their lives. Their struggle became a spiritual struggle, it was imperative that they move on. In Matthew 13:54-58 after Jesus entered into His own country he could not do many mighty miracles because of their unbelief.
In 1980 the Christ Temple Independent Community Church, Inc. was established under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. As they committed their lives totally unto God, He began to exalt the ministry, placed His anointing upon it, and moved them into deliverance. At that time the church became Aka Christ Temple Deliverance Church, Inc.
While God has truly blessed them physically, with three children, Trenaye Michelle, Florence Gwendolyn aka Cookie and Miracle Marshae and two grandchildren, Joseph Lowery and Caleb Jordan. He has also, in spite of much opposition, blessed them spiritually and prospered the ministry. From a mere twenty-five (25) member congregation, the church has grown to over one thousand (1000) members on roll. Through the deliverance anointing God has placed upon their lives and the ministry, many souls are being saved, lives being changed and families are being built. Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty. (II Corinthians 3:17)