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The Story of KAM

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In March of the year 2020, a highly contagious respiratory outbreak known as the coronavirus (or COVID-19) is declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and a worldwide shutdown of public gatherings is mandated. Mt. Zion Apostolic Church in Indianapolis, Indiana (founded 1922) and Greater Apostolic Faith Temple in Detroit, Michigan (founded 1972) close the buildings and move to virtual “eChurch” on the internet via livestreaming services. Under the leadership of Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr., the two congregations are known as “Sister Churches.” As the two churches increasingly meld their standard operating procedures for greater efficiency and stewardship practices, the need for practical consolidation becomes evident. After prayerful consideration, strategic planning, and legal consultation, the decision to merge Mt. Zion and Greater Apostolic is made. A news release is published announcing the merger and the new name is revealed at the New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service on December 31.


On January 1, 2021, Mt. Zion and Greater Apostolic officially merge under the new single-name brand established as Kingdom Apostolic Ministries (KAM). The two campuses become known as the “legacy campuses.” This multisite movement embraces a vision of additional campuses that spring forth wherever God leads. The eCampus and KAM Marion become the first satellite locations, operating online and from Marion, Indiana, respectively. As the vision for expansion continues, KAM celebrates the grand opening of a new campus in Atlanta (Jonesboro) Georgia, in 2024. With a journey of more than a century, Kingdom Apostolic Ministries continues to look to God, the author and finisher of our faith, to order our steps as we advance His Kingdom and spread the life-changing message of Jesus Christ to the world. 

View the presentation below to learn about our legacy history:

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