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ABOUT US

"Out of the mouth of babes and suckling God has perfected praise..." Matthew 21:16

What God didn't put on me will not stick on me

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What God didn't put on me will not stick on me      is a phrase that we use as a church to apply to our lives on a daily basis; Through prayers, counseling and worship. We continue to live our lives trusting God that His word given to us is true, What God didn't put on me will not stick on me.

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Mission Statement

A church yielded to and empowered by the Spirit of God. Thus enabling us to effectively carry out the mandate of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ given to us in Mark 16:15-18. We must win the lost at all cost. Thereby being ready to travel far and wide across the globe as He directs and putting at His disposal all spiritual, material, intellectual and financial blessings He has provided us for this mission.

Vision Statement

A church that functions in God's divine order and inspiration in line with the Holy Scriptures. Ministering to all race and creed, bringing them into the fullness of the plan of God for their lives. Ministering to the total man: spirit, soul and body. Thereby producing Spirit-filled believers who will influence the society by their lifestyle of faith, hope and love for God and fellow man.

Tenant of Faith

We believe that God is one, eternally existing in three persons namely: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And that in His omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence; is the Creator of all things. Mark 12:29 | Matthew 3:16-17 | Genesis 1:1 | Psalm 139: 1-18

We believe that Jesus is the only begotten son of God who came from Heaven to save mankind from their sins. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life and miracles. We believe in His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension to Heaven where He is seated at the right hand of God, interceding for us. John 3:17-17 | Timothy 2:5

We believe in the Holy Spirit and His work in the earth today. Demonstrated by the convicting of the sinner of sin and drawing him to the Father through the Son. As well as the infilling of the believer with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Thus endowing the believer with spiritual gifts for effective service. John 14:26 | John 15:26 | John 16:7-15 | Acts 1:8 | Corinthians 12:1-11

We believe the Bible is the holy inspired and infallible Word of God. Timothy 3:16 | Peter 1:21

We believe that man is born in sin and that he is in need of a savior - Jesus Christ, to save him from his sinful state.

Psalm 51:5 | Romans 5:12 | Acts 4:12 | Romans 10:9-10

We believe that after salvation, God demands that man walks in faith, holiness and integrity all the rest of his days on earth.

Hebrews 11:6 | Peter 1:15-16 | Thessalonians 4:3-4

We believe that Satan the Devil is a real person who is the perpetrator of all evil, and that he reigns over a well organized kingdom of fallen angels and demons that help him carry out his evil schemes against the people of God.

Peter 5:6 | Ephesians 6:10-12 | Ezekiel 28:1-19 | Isaiah 14:12-20

We believe that Jesus is coming back one day to judge the world and put an end to satan's kingdom and all wickedness. Thus separating the Christians from the wicked and rewarding every one according to their deeds.

Revelation 20:11-15 | 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 | Matthew 13:24-43

Our Leaders

Pastors Claudius and Salome Cooper both hail from Monrovia, Liberia. They were married in 1994 and are blessed with ten children. The family presently resides in Providence, RI where they are serving as Pastors of Christ Center of Praise Churches of Providence and Worcester, MA.

They are both graduates of The Monrovia Bible Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia and Spiritual Life Bible College in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

Prior to their migration to the United States, Pastors Claudius and Salome Cooper served as pastors and founders of Christ Center of Praise in Liberia for nine years (1993-2002).

Church History

Christ Center of Praise was founded by Pastors Claudius and Salome Cooper on December 19, 1993 in Monrovia, Liberia West Africa. While attending the Monrovia Bible Training Center 1992-1994. The Lord spoke to the pastors to start His Church. They wrestled with God for a few months, finally they obeyed and started the church in 1993. March 1999, the Lord opened a door of opportunity for Pastor Claudius to travel to the United States to visit relatives, leaving Pastor Salome in charge. After six months of stay in the United States, Pastor Claudius returned to Liberia.

In the year 2000, Pastor Claudius returned to the United States, and was joined by his wife Pastor Salome and their six children in December 2002. In January 2003, the Lord spoke to them to fast and pray, which lasted until the end of March that year, at which time the Lord spoke to them to start a church. As He put it, "continue what you left in Liberia".

They obeyed and started a bible study in their then apartment in June of 2003, which has grown into the church today. After moving to-and-from several rented facilities, the Lord who called them - confirmed His word by providing the means to purchase a building on 93 Prudence ave. Providence, RI - where we are currently worshipping.

In 2007, while seeking the Lord's face for the ministry, the Lord again spoke to the pastors to start another church in Worcester, MA.

While seeking the Lord for wisdom for the assignment, taking into consideration neither of them knew anybody from Worcester, the Lord brought a man from Worcester to them for prayer. He was believing God for divine healing after the doctors had diagnosed him with a brain tumor and was scheduled for brain surgery. They prayed for him that day. To God be the glory, when this man went back to the doctors, they couldn't find the tumor in his brain. After several tests, he was declared tumor-free by the doctors in Boston and has been healed ever since.

The same man then invited the pastors to host a bible study in his home. He had no idea that the Lord had already instructed them to take the gospel to Worcester. They started the Bible studies in his home every Tuesday evening, which has now grown into another Christ Center of Praise-Full Gospel Church.