It seems as if it was just yesterday since we dedicated our first building and church to the Lord; but it occurred in 1989. Our mission has not changed. Our commitment and zeal remains. In fact, the Great Commission still echoes in and continues to burn in our souls. "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature…" (Mark 16:15). This verse cannot be replaced by any statements created by man, regardless of how impressive they may be. This simple command by our Lord Jesus Christ, when acted on by faith, will create a mighty impact upon all nations.
Looking back over the years causes us to reflect and examine ourselves. Although there are successes - (Praise to the Almighty) there must have been some missed opportunities. Christian Heritage Church is now Christian Heritage Ministries - which consist of Christian Heritage Church (Headquarters), Calvary Heritage Church (Hempstead, Long Island), Christian Heritage Church of Ghana, Christian Heritage Academy (Mission to Children), and Christian Heritage World Missions impacting Central America, the Caribbean and West Africa. Some of these ministries are very much in the infancy stage, however, they have been a part of our vision and no longer a desire, but now a reality. I will quote from my message to you as written in the dedication journal in 1997:
"The task cannot be done by any one person, but as a team we can do the impossible. Let us obey the call of Jesus to be one, putting our differences aside and go to work in His vineyard which is ripe and ready for harvest, for the day is far spent and the time is at hand. We must forget our differences, the color of our skins, our academic achievements, and our social standings. Let us get down off the mountain, and go up to the Mount of Transfiguration, where we will see Jesus. Let us hold hands together, not only in our churches, communities, cities, states, or continents, but across all lands. Then and only then, will we realize that it will take all people to bridge the world for Christ. Yes, let us not look back at the museums of yesterday. Yes, these may be memorial stones, but let us echo the call of Christ our Savior. "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature…" The work has just begun."
"Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited…And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children." Isaiah 54: 2,3,13