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Christian Alliance Ministries
Worldwide Church of Jesus Christ
Celebrating over 33 years in Gospel
Begins with the Ministry of Jesus
Succession begins with Jesus Baptism and
then to the Apostles and early Christianity as a Jewish sect
30-60 a.d. continuing to the Roman Catholic Church in (60 a.d.)
followed by Chronological connection to the Lutheran Church in Germany
(1517) to the Finnish Lutheran Church, Finland in (1558) to the Finnish
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, (Suomi Synod) Michigan USA in (1876) to
Christian Alliance Ministries/
Worldwide Church of Jesus Christ, (1980 to present).
Early Church Bishops of Rome
Are Recorded in Succession through the Transition to Martin Luther and
Original Lutheranism from Germany to Scandinavia and Then as the Finnish
Lutheran Church (Suomi Synod) to Michigan in the U.S.A. in
1876 * See List
*The Apostle Peter was
first the Bishop of Antioch before becoming the Bishop of Rome in 60 a.d.
Together, the Apostle's Paul and Peter founded the Church at Rome.
Peter (33-67) *James, the brother of Jesus
was first Bishop of Jerusalem
Anacletus (Cletus) (76-88)
Clement I (88-97)
Alexander I (105-115) * Name
"Catholic Church" first recorded by Ignatius of Antioch in 110 a.d.
in a letter to the Church at Smyrma.
Sixtus I (115-125) ( Xystus I )
Pius I (140-155)
Victor I (189-199)
Callistus I (217-22)
Urban I (222-30)
Lucius I (253-54)
Stephen I (254-257)
Sixtus II (257-258)
Felix I (269-274)
Caius (283-296) ( Gaius )
Marcellus I (308-309)
Eusebius (309 or 310)
Sylvester I (314-35)
Julius I (337-52)
Damasus I (366-83)
Siricius (384-99) *Rome legally
recognizes name "Catholic Church".
Anastasius I (399-401)
Innocent I (401-17)
Boniface I (418-22)
Celestine I (422-32)
Sixtus III (432-40)
Leo I (the Great) (440-61)
Felix III (II) (483-92)
Gelasius I (492-96)
John I (523-26)
Felix IV (III) (526-30)
Agapetus I (535-36) (Agapitus I)
Gregory I (the Great) (590-604)
Boniface IV (608-15)
Deusdedit (Adeodatus I) (615-18)
Martin I (649-55)
Eugene I (655-57)
Leo II (682-83)
Benedict II (684-85)
Sergius I (687-701)
Gregory II (715-31)
Gregory III (731-41)
II (752) -- *Because he died before
being consecrated, some lists (including the Vatican's official
list) omit him.
Paul I (757-67)
Leo III (795-816)
Leo IV (847-55)
Nicholas I (the Great) (858-67)
Adrian III (884-85)
- Sylvester III (1045) --
by some to be an antipope
Leo IX (1049-54)
Gregory VII (1073-85)
Victor III (1086-87)
Urban II (1088-99)
Eugene III (1145-53)
Gregory X (1271-76)
Innocent V (1276)
Celestine V (1294)
Benedict XI (1303-04)
Urban V (1362-70)
X (1513-21) *Excommunicated Martin Luther
from Catholic Church
Lutheran Bishop Germany (Founder)
Martin Luther 1517-1547
Bishops of Turku (Finland)
*Studied and met Luther
Erici Sorolainen 1583-1625
Gezelius the elder 1664-1690
Gezelius the youger 1690-1718
Fredrik Mennander 1757-1775
Archbishops of Turku (Finland)
of Turku was elevated to archepiscopal rank in 1817.
Gabriel Melartin 1833-1847
* Continued pure use of the liturgy of the Finnish
Lutheran Church from Finland
E. Backman 1844-1909
From Finland 1876 *Begin
JJ Hoikka 1854-1917
ordained in USA
Kustaa Nikander 1845-1919
*Apostle to America
from Finland 1885
*Bishops: Nikander, Hoikka, Eloheimo and KL Tolonen, organized
the Finnish Evangelical
Lutheran Church of America
and the Suomi Synod in 1890
* Bishop/ President of Suomi Synod 1922-1950
* Apostolic in Finnish Lutheran Church until 1986
*Bishop; Howard M. Sarkela was Baptized as a Finnish Lutheran in Michigan by Rev. Kauppila
and founded the Worldwide Church of Jesus Christ in Michingan.
of the Worldwide Church of Jesus Christ:
Even as Martin Luther
departed the Catholic Church and formed the
original Lutheran Church based on his belief in Justification by Faith alone
(Romans 1:17 and Habbakuk 2:4), Bishop; Sarkela who is a Finnish
American and baptized in the Finnish Lutheran Church "Suomi Synod" of Michigan, departed the Lutheran
Church and later formed the conservative evangelical
(non-liturgical) "Worldwide Church of Jesus Christ" (WCJC)
in response to a life changing awakening through which the Holy Spirit
illumined to Bishop; Howard M. Sarkela, the need to maintain the integrity
of God's Church and to keep intact the original declaration of the "Suomi Synod"
as well as the perpetual integrity of historic "Apostolic
Succession" as undefiled.
*Sadly, the former Finnish Lutheran Church
through merger, did compromise the integrity of the "Suomi Synod"
by accepting liberal, humanistic doctrines which defile the
intention of our Lord Jesus Christ regarding the sanctity of His Church.
it is sad that numerous large denominations such as Lutherans and
Episcopalians etc. are siding with blasphemous liberal inspired
doctrine which is the fulfillment of Biblical prophesy that the time
would come when many would not endure sound doctrine, but wanting to
have their ears tickled, would turn away from the truth. *II Timothy
4:3. *paraphrase from New American Standard Version
So, By the Grace of our Lord In 1980, under
inspiration of the Holy Spirit with our Lord's purpose to protect the perpetual integrity of
His Apostolic succession from the beginning of His
early Church throughout the ages, a new denomination known as the
Worldwide Church of Jesus Christ was born. Today the WCJC has
thousands of affiliated Churches in approximately 40 countries
worldwide. The WCJC claims "Sola Scriptura" the Holy
Bible alone as it's only doctrinal source and not the humanist
doctrines of men, while continuing to recognize the original declaration of the
former undefiled Finnish
Lutheran's "Suomi Synod" of Michigan, which states; "the Suomi Synod maintains as the
highest principle of confession that the Holy Word of God is the
only rule and standard by which all doctrines of the Church are to
be tried and judged".
In obedience to the
direction given by our Lord's Holy Spirit to Bishop; Howard M. Sarkela, The
WCJC seeks to continue the simple pattern of our Lord's early
Church, as established by Jesus and His Apostles, prior to the
influence of tradition and the humanist doctrines of men, recognizing
as our obligation, specifically; obedience to the "Great Commission" (Matthew 28:18-20). The WCJC recognizes the
Bible as the inspired and infallible Word of God and as the Lord's complete
revelation. The lineage as recorded in our WCJC document of historic
Apostolic succession is intended as a perpetual undefiled record.
Church of Jesus Christ
Howard M. Sarkela (1951-
*Founder, Presiding Bishop WCJC 1980
Samuel Galloza (1965-
) *Bishop WCJC / CAM 2004
Jefferson Ghauri (1979-
*Bishop WCJC / CAM 2005
Dr. Teodoro Garvida
*Bishop WCJC / CAM 2007
Dr. Seth Lagunda
*Bishop WCJC / CAM 2009
Succession continues to ordained WCJC Bishops
*The WCJC identifies with the early
New Testament Church as a Jewish sect in 30-60 a.d prior to
establishment of the "Universal" Apostolic Church at Rome in 60 a.d.
later known as the Catholic Church in 110 a.d and legally recognized
after 384 a.d. Martin Luther founder Lutheran Church in 1517 a.d.
Finnish Lutheran succession begins in 1554 and later to America in 1876.
Continuing as the WCJC since 1980.
said: “But as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become
SONS of God”. (John
believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
third day He arose again from the dead.
ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father
whence He shall come to judge the living and the
believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Apostolic Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.