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The Potters House

Article Index
The Potters House
Beliefs
Organisation / Ministry
Concerns
Structural Authority and Accountability
Balanced View of Tongues and Healing
Church Atmosphere
Lack of a Strong Doctrinal Statment
Negative Reports by Ex-Members and Others
Notes

History

The Potter's House (known also as The Door, Victory Chapel, Christian Center, Crossroads Chapel, De Puerta and Christian Fellowship incorporated in Prescott) was begun in Prescott, Arizona, in the early 1970's by Wayman Mitchell. By 1985 over 250 churches were established (all directly related to the Prescott church) around the globe. Mitchell is a graduate of L.I.F.E. Bible College (affiliated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel) who had a falling out with the Foursquare Church concerning certain procedures in ordaining men into the ministry. Consequently, Mitchell dropped his ordination with them and became licensed through the church he established in Prescott.

The Potter's House grew out of Mitchell's determination to establish what he perceived to be a New Testament church. Many of those attending Potter's House churches are converts who came oiut of the counterculture of the 60's and 70's and were influenced by the Jesus Movement which reached its peak during that same time period. Mitchel seized the opportunity to provide what many of these individuals were lacking: direction in life, a personal dynamic experience with Jesus Christ, and an opportunity to exercise real commitment to a local church body.


 
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