About us

The New Testament Church of God International is a ministry designed to promote and to sustain the Gospel of Jesus Christ, calling men and women to repentance and to support believers along the path in this new Millennium.


We are an Evangelical Pentecost Free Church and since its beginning, NTCGI has been a “Movement“  a moving church with a mission of  ministry to the world.  In this Millennium God is leading the Church of God as a global movement  prepared to meet the demands and challenges of ministry in the 21st century.

The Church of God consists of people just like you. Every person who attends a Church of God function,  event or local congregation is recognized as a valuable member of the church body.  


The New Testament Church of God International (NTCGI)  started here in Luzern Switzerland under the leadership of the Holy Spirit with officially all 5 members of our family since February 4, 2004.  It was later recognized as a Possible Mission by Dr. Eric Brown, the then administrative Bishop of the New Testament Church of God of England and Wales,  who visited us once during those times.  It was later decided between Dr. Eric Brown and our family Team to have the Church registered, so as to make it officially known nationally.  In this regard The New Testament Church of God International was officially registered and established in 2007.

Since its early beginnings it sought to fulfill the great commission of our dear Lord Jesus ‘Yahshua‘ to bring the good news of the Kingdom of God  nearer to the people of this land. To make sure that everyone hears the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is  the message of Hope and Deliverance from sin, sickness, death and hell.  The acceptance of Christ naturally resulted in one having this experience of real love, real  joy, real peace and satisfaction.  This experience is true not only for this life, but for the life to come, eternally.  

We have an heritage to be proud of and do celebrate the call of God on behalf of the pioneers of the Church of God  since its inception 1886 in Cleveland Tennessee, USA.   This establishment is now in almost every corner of the world. Presently, the Church of God has a world-wide membership of over 7 million people with a  presence in nearly 180 countries.


The Church of God began on August 19, 1886, in Monroe County, Tennessee, near the North Carolina border.  Former Baptist Richard Green Spurling preached in a millhouse along Barney Creek and eight persons formed a Christian Union for the purpose of following the New Testament as their rule for faith and practice, giving each other equal rights and privilege to interpret Scripture, and sitting together as the church of God.  Twenty-one years later the growing movement formally adopted the name Church of God.

Ten years after the organizational meeting, a revival at the Shearer Schoolhouse in nearby Camp Creek, North Carolina, introduced the doctrine of sanctification to the community.  Opposition to this doctrine led to severe persecution, but a spirit of revival prevailed and the Holiness believers experienced an outpouring of the Holy Spirit that included speaking in tongues and divine healing.  Such experiences prepared the way for the explosion of the Pentecostal movement in the early twentieth century.

Under the leadership of our first General Overseer, A. J. Tomlinson, the Church of God adopted a centralized form of Church government with an inclusive International General Assembly (1906), launched a world evangelization effort beginning in the Bahamas (1909), inaugurated the Church of God Evangel (1910), and established educational opportunities for ministers and members (1918).  Today Church of God ministries include more than 7 million members in 178 nations and territories.  Some 36,000 congregations serve around the world, while regional and international ministries provide resources and support through our divisions of World Evangelization, Care, Discipleship, Education, and Support Services.
For further information on the history of the Church God, see Living the Word: 125 Years of Church of God Ministry and Like A Mighty Army, both of which are available through Pathway Bookstore. Additional historical resources are at the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center.