In 1993 the vision for Teach All Nations Ministries was planted in the heart of God’s servant, Elder Marvin C. Gregory Sr. The Lord spoke with Elder Gregory in specifics pertaining to a global reach Word ministry. Emphasis was placed on the teaching of the gospel, witnessing the power of the Holy Ghost, and preparing the Church for the return of Christ.
The ministry’s mandate is derived from Matthew 28:19, and 20, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” These verses represent the greatest commission given; to make disciples all over the world and to teach disciples all over the world. The scriptural text exhibits the conjunction “and” along with making disciples. The Lord emphasized “teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.” In observation of the triune Godhead, it is necessary to teach from a biblical wholistic perspective because “in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, the Word was God.” To know God, one must accept the God of Genesis through Revelation; separating only the timeline, understanding the move of God through ages, yet applying wisdom and knowledge pertaining to the scriptures as relative to our days and times.
As Elder Gregory continued in his faithful service to God and His people, the Lord began to confirm all that He spoke to His servant. Providing the avenues of travel to distant lands of old; the Lord allowed him to retrace the very steps of patriarch saints, disciples and even those of Christ himself. In order to understand the truest sense of a global reach ministry, it was necessary to share in the cultural ethnicities that he would eventually be sent to provide ministry. In his travels he received revelation in depth to the persecution of the saints for their strong belief in Jesus the Christ.
On December 31, 2002, the first service in the name of Teach All Nations Ministries COGIC began at the Pope AFB Chapel in North Carolina. Pastor Gregory was allowed to provide and oversee a denominational worship service that in the historic records of Pope AFB had never been offered to the military community. This praise service earmarked the birth of the seed planted in the heart of the servant 12 years earlier. On January 12, 2003 at 6:00 pm the first “official” service was held. Invitations were extended to the community at large. The Pentecostal environment proved conducive to the needs of the military community. The country was in the state of war, deploying young airmen and soldiers to the Middle East to provide freedom to a country that could not fathom the concept (Iraq).
During his deployment to the Middle East, Pastor Gregory was tasked with performing the duties of Chaplain to many of the deployed troops. Many received the precious gift of salvation and the ordinances of the church were performed in the midst of wartime. He ministered weekly to people from every ethnic background, gender, culture, color and creed. Truly, the vineyard was plentiful and the laborers were few. Needless to say; the business of souls took precedence for Pastor Gregory and the favor of the Lord was upon him to do His bidding. The gospel service that Pastor Gregory began prior to deploying continued to provide a Pentecostal form of worship to Pope AFB and Fort Bragg troops. As time continued, the Lord again spoke to Pastor Gregory concerning the vision of Teach All Nations.
The ministry branched out, not only to the military communities, but also to the Cumberland County communities at large. The church received its official incorporation through the State of North Carolina and was majestically birth as a sole entity “Teach All Nations Ministries Incorporated”, on 19 June 2004.
Teach All Nations moved to its own edifice in June of 2004. The membership, community, and contractor volunteers banded together to renovate the 671 W. Manchester Road, Spring Lake North Carolina, building into a beautiful church edifice. Since the move, the ministry continues to grow and reach out into the communities to help uplift while “Teaching every race to run the only race that matters.” Pastor Gregory believes in strong leadership and accountability. The first major appointment to the ministry was that of Head Deacon, Barry Merritt. Pastor Gregory made several more major appointments by the leading of the Holy Ghost. He instituted leadership training and developed a continuing program of training for all leadership. He was charged with immediate stewardship of every member in the church and consistently “provokes all members to good works”, by quickly placing them in various areas of ministry.
Teach All Nations acquired eight acres of land within its first year of commissioning and burned the mortgage after only three years! This great move led to the architecture, construction and occupation of the ministries current headquarters at 12254 Highway 210 South, in Spring Lake NC.
Each of our ministries reflects the vision and mission of Teach All Nations: to reach the lost at any cost. We are equipped with the chorus ministry, praise dancers, the bus ministry, audio visual ministry, television ministry, internet ministry, administration, ushers, the Armor Bearer Corp., church maintenance ministry etc.; areas where gifts, talents, and anointing are at the disposal of God and used to lead souls to Christ.
The history of Teach All Nations Ministries has been written since before the earth was formed, therefore all who serve within it were ordained to do so , they were, are, and will be, Teach All Nations Ministries!