On September 16, 1971 a meeting was held at the home of Bro. A.D. Smith and family located 7730 Pleasant Avenue, Norfolk,VA. The purpose of the meeting was to officially organize and established a church ministry.
Those present at the meeting were Evangelist Royce Wong, Evangelist E. Mable Wilson, Sis Josephine Smith, Sis. Flora Richardson, Bro & Sis Gray, Bro & Sis Lewis Fires. With these eight committed people a ministry was birth. The church was given the name Global Deliverance Crusade, under the leadership of Elder Royce Wong. The church was registered in Richmond, VA as a corporation. The members met in different homes for services, also the Masonic Temple located in the Oakwood section of Norfolk was frequently used to hold services.
In 1973, the name of the church was changed from Global Deliverance to Endtime United Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic). During the administration of Elder Wong the eight committed members purchased a van. In 1974, the building located at 1207 Hanson Avenue in Norfolk was purchased. The building needed a lot of repairing, but the saints had one mind and one vision and the work was done; the congregation now had a permanent place of worship.
Elder Wong resigned his position as Pastor in 1975 to relocate he and his family to California. At that time Elder Clarence Copeland was appointed Elder & Pastor of the church. During his administration the church floor was carpeted and an organ was purchased. Elder Copeland had the to Pastor a work in Suffolk, where be and his family resided and after prayer and consideration he decided to accept that great opportunity.
On June 30, 1979 at Holy Convocation, Evangelist E. Mable Wilson was ordained and installed as Pastor of the Endtime United Church by presiding Bishop Monroe R. Saunders, Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. As she went forth with the vision of God, souls were added to the membership.
The church grew in spirit and in numbers. The ministry reached out to the community feeding the hungry, clothing those in need and giving the word of God. Under Pastor Wilson’s administration the saints were encouraged. Hope and faith begin to launch the church into a new excitement with the same mind and vision. Land was purchased and paid for to build a edifice. With about a dozen members, in 1985, the sanctuary completed debt hee. Deacon Curvie Wilson, and Pastor Wilson had use their home as collateral, but by the time the building was finished the members had paid all the money back in full. All along the way the Lord blessed. What a mighty God we serve. Pastor Wilson has been the keynote speaker in the Women’s Councils, and not to mention she has counseled countless number of people. Pastor Wilson is a profound speaker and she has ministered in many of the local churches in this area.
Pastor Wilson pastored from June 1979 to June 2004. The foundation of the ministry had been laid and God had used a woman to labor in the kingdom for such a time as this.