• Revelation 22:17 :"And The Spirit and The Bride Say Come"

  • Gen 1:1 - "In the beginning GOD created the heaven and the earth."

  • Bro. Branham - Malachi 4:5 - "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord"

  • Bro. Coleman - Rev 10: 8-11 - "And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. " ...

  • Rev 19:7 - "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready."

Brother Joseph C. Coleman was the founder of the Local Christian Assembly Church of New York City and was the Pastor for over 40 years. Pastor Coleman was ordained at the Branham Tabernacle on July 7, 1963. Brother Branham boldly looked down from the pulpit and asked: "Do you believe me, Sir, to be GOD's prophet?" The young man responded with a definite, "Yes!" Brother Branham then went ...

Founding Pastor

While attending a meeting at the Branham Tabernacle on December 30, 1962 and listening to the message "Sirs, Is This the Time", the Lord spoke to Brother Joseph Coleman saying, "When you return back to New York, start your church on January the 6th". The first service of the New York City Church was held in Brother Joseph Coleman's home at 1267 Findlay Avenue with Brother Orlando Hunte preaching ...

Church History

Brother and Sister Fiore came to the Local Christian Assembly in June 1964 and he was immediately appointed a deacon. In the 1960's & 1970's, he was an integral part of the Local Christian Assembly. He taught Adult Sunday School, led song services and ministered during Friday night prayer meetings. Often he was called upon to minister to the entire congregation and was instrumental in the spiritual growth ...

Our Pastor

Bro. Fiore began in the Ministry in the late 1950’s directly after his conversion in the Calvary Pentecostal Church.  His salvation snatched him out of a life enveloped in the gang community of Brooklyn and put him immediately into service for the Lord.  His conversion at the time had a significant impact throughout his immediate community and he quickly went to work to witness to anyone who would listen.

In his early years many souls were won for Christ.  He would preach in storefront churches, on the streets and in local Pentecostal churches.  One memorable victory was in the storefront mission church in Far Rockaway, Queens, when he was given the opportunity to speak at a service.  During the service, members of a local gang gathered outside the mission and began mocking the service.  They began throwing eggs and stones at the glass front of the mission.  Bro. Fiore, full of Holy Ghost, compassion and love, left the pulpit and went out onto the sidewalk and ministered to every one of them.  He challenged them to come in and listen.  By the end of the service the altar was full and they were all led to Christ.

Two years later, when Bro. Fiore visited that same mission church, many of the deacons and officers of the church were those same gang members that he had led to an old fashioned Pentecostal Holy Ghost conversion.

During this time, in 1956, as a young man, Bro. Fiore attended his first meeting to see Bro. Branham.  He attended with his grandmother and witnessed firsthand the gift of discernment and the supernatural anointing that was present in all of the Prophet’s meetings.

It was not until 1961, that he would come to understand the teachings of Bro. Branham and the realization that he was a 20th Century Prophet.  It was later that he left Pentecost and began his walk with Bro. Coleman and Bro. Hunte.

During this time, he attended many of the Prophet’s meetings including the full Marriage and Divorce series, meetings in New York at Mark Auditorium, and The Unveiling Of The Mighty God in Indiana and Philadelphia.

One notable memory was in February of 1965 in Indiana while the Prophet preached, “This Day This Scripture Is Fulfilled.”  The Fiores were in attendance.  They sat behind the pulpit in the gym area while the Prophet was preaching towards the auditorium.  When he came to end of his message, he began to speak under the anointing calling out the hearts of the people.  The prophet was speaking about the Christ that stood with his back to Abraham’s tent and spoke to Sarah. About that time, he turned his back to the congregation and was now facing where Bro. and Sis. Fiore were seated.  The Prophet then spoke to a lady behind them, “Here is a lady sitting right back here behind me, as Sarah was in the tent.  She is praying for a daughter.  Stand up. The daughter is not here; she is away, the daughter. And you’re the same as it was when a woman come to Jesus, who had a woman that was variously vexed with a devil.  The woman is... girl is demon possessed.  She is not here, She is from… You’re from North Carolina. You believe that? And that’s the Truth, isn’t it?  Mrs. Orders, you can go home.  If you’ll believe with all your heart, you’ll find your daughter like found when Jesus Christ in the days gone by, said it was healed.  This day this Scripture; the sign of Sodom, the sign of the Super-Seed, the sign of the natural church! This day this Scripture is fulfilled in your midst.”  Needless to say Bro. and Sis. Fiore were lost in the presence of God as they saw the resurrected Christ standing in a 20th Century Prophet fulfilling the scripture of St. Luke 17:30.

During 1974 when Bro. Coleman ministered about the Seven Steps, Bro. Fiore was the first member to acknowledge that it was the “Seven Thunders.”  Bro. Coleman recounted at the time how the Lord told him not to explain the revelation of the Seven Thunders but to preach it from St. John 20.  As he preached it, he recalled how a window opened and Bro. Fiore and Sis. Coleman caught the revelation while he was preaching.  Of that monumental moment Bro. Coleman said “I saw it first on September 20, 1974.  Then it would just be myself, my wife and Bro. Fiore, he picked it up at the door and it would then be us three.  Amen, three Hebrews down in the fiery furnace.”

Bro. Coleman officially ordained Bro. Fiore into the Ministry on June 15, 1974 and later appointed him as Associate Pastor.  In the original Bylaw documents of the Local Christian Assembly, Bro. Fiore was named the Associate Pastor and until the time the Lord took Bro. Coleman home in 2012 this remained unchanged.

Original Bylaws 1974-2012

After Bro. Coleman going on to be with the LORD in January 2012, Bro. Fiore was nominated by the Local Christian Assembly officers to become the interim Pastor in April, 2012 in accordance with the Prophet’s teaching. Ninety days later, as taught in Church Order, the congregation officially voted and Bro. Fiore was overwhelmingly elected as the Pastor of the Local Christian Assembly. Since that day Bro. Fiore, along with his wife Sis. Madeline has continued to serve as pastor of the Local Christian Assembly.

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