833 E 21st Ave, Gary, IN 46407
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Saints Home
Church Of God In Christ - Gary, IN
We are a Church that believes in diligently seeking the Lord. We are a church that believes "Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" (Eph. 3:20). We seek to minister to the whole man naturally and spiritually. We believe God's grace is sufficient and that his love is abundant. Pastor Marcus and Lady Alexis Hammonds invite you to be a part of a new fresh anointing.

It is our vision to be a church that mirrors Christ. The heart beat of our ministry is to evangelize and disciple. Simply put our aspirations are to reach and teach. Understanding, that a church that mirrors God is a church that loves God. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son.." (Jn. 3:16). It is our vision that we come together as a diverse group of people with different backgrounds, but sharing the commonality of knowing and putting Christ first (Mt. 6:33).

We believe every believer should be in a growing relationship with Jesus by being obedient to God's word and surrendering to his Holy Spirit. Therefore, as a body of Christ we will seek to move people from programs to relationships. Jesus used the relationship building process of selecting, associating, consecrating, duplicating, imparting and demonstrating.

  • Affirmation Of Faith
  • We affirm our faith in the Bible. + We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written word of God.
  • We affirm our faith in God. + We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • We affirm our faith in the Blessed Hope. + We believe in the blessed hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ, at His return.
  • We affirm our faith in Repentance and Salvation. + We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ. We believe that regeneration by the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
  • We affirm our faith in Jesus Christ. + We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer.
  • We affirm our faith in the Holy Ghost . + We believe that the baptism in the Holy Ghost, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for Him.
  • We affirm our faith in Sanctification. + We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in the present world.
  • Saints Home COGIC was founded by the late Bishop C.E. Bennett. The first State Convocation was held at Saints Home COGIC, 509 East 20th Avenue Gary, Indiana July 27th to August 5th 1927. This meeting was hosted by Bishop C.E. Bennett and was graced with the presence of Bishop C.H. Mason. Later that year Bishop Bennett was appointed to the office of State Overseer.

    Beginning with eleven small churches and missions, by 1948 the numbers had grew to forty-eight churches. Shortly thereafter the state was divided into northern and southern portions. Sixteen churches were placed with Overseer Homer Worth and thirty-two churches left with Overseer Bennett. The number soon grew to ninety churches under Bishop C. E. Bennett.

    On November 14, 1968, the General assembly of the COGIC elected the first General Board and Presiding Bishop of the church. Bishop C. E. Bennett was a member of the first General Board elected (1968- 1972). Bishop Bennett after out growing 509 East 20th Avenue, relocated his congregation and church to it's new edifice at 833 East 21st Gary, Indiana. On June 27, 1972 the Lord called Bishop Bennett home to rest from his labors.
    In December of 1972, Elder William O. Blakely, Sr., pastor of Faith Temple COGIC who had faithfully and loyally served Bishop Bennett was chosen to succeed him as pastor of Saints Home and Bishop of Indiana First Jurisdiction. Under Bishop W.O. Blakely leadership, the Indiana First Jurisdiction grew to over 120 churches. The Lord moved Bishop Blakely a spiritual and humble leader from labor to reward in 1988.

    On December 10, 1988, Elder Rozelle Hammonds was appointed pastor of Saints Home COGIC. Pastor Hammonds was saved, filled with the Holy Ghost and later called to ministry in 1952. Pastor Rozelle Hammonds was ordained by the late Bishop C. E. Bennett in 1956. Pastor R. Hammonds also served as Assistant Pastor to Bishop William O. Blakely. Pastor R. Hammonds is presently the owner/operator of Esquire Men's Clothing, where he has worked 69 years.

    Pastor Hammonds married his high school sweetheart Gladys Marcella (Crawford) Hammonds. Pastor R. Hammonds a high school drop, went back to school and earned his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Mother Gladys Hammonds earned her Bachelor's and Master Degree in Elementary Education. To this union 5 sons were born, Supt. Rozelle (Ruby), Pastor Richard (Gospel Experience),Peter (Vivian), Pastor Frank (Denine) and Pastor Marcus and Alexis Hammonds (Saints Home COGIC).
    Pastor R. Hammonds retired on November 17, 2012 and was appointed Pastor Emeritus and his youngest son Marcus Hammonds was appointed Pastor of Saints Home COGIC. He was officially installed as Pastor on March 10, 2013 by Bishop Donald L. Alford Sr.
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  • Sunday
    Morning Prayer- 9:00 am
    Sunday School- 9:30 am
    Worship Service- 11:30 am
  • Tuesday
    Bible Study- 7:30 pm
  • Friday
    Prayer/Bible Band/YPWW- 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
    Adult Choir Rehearsal- 6:00 pm
    3rd Friday Ministers and Missionaries Fellowship Services
  • Prayer Line
    6:30 am - 7:30 am
    Phone Number: 805-399-1000 Access code 353 465#
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    Pastor Hammonds Comments
    Pastor's Scripture of the month
    2 Samuel 7:27
    For thou, O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.
    Pastor Marcus Hammond
    Alexis Hammond
    She is a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader and Choir Member. Lady Alexis is presently a member of the Mother Board.
    First Lady Alexis Hammonds

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    Ministries
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  • Mens
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