Inspirational Gospel Assembly, formerly known as Pan African Church of God in Christ, was established in 1991 by Pastor J. O. Kuffour at the ACORN office on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. When the Lord put a burden on Pastor Kuffour’s heart to reach out to the African Community, he shared this vision with his Pastor, the then Superintendent James Gaylord of Eastern District of COGIC in New York. His Pastor endorsed his decision and introduced him to the then Late Bishop Ithieu Clemons, who ordained and installed him as the Pastor of Pan African Church of God in Christ.
Pastor Kuffour took to the streets with aggressive evangelism as well as the supper markets, subways and house to house in Brooklyn. As a result the church grew within the period of six months from five to over thirty people and therefore prompted the need to relocate. move from the office of ACORN to more convenient place. The church was therefore moved from Flatbush Avenue to a Haitian Pentecostal Church on Empire Boulevard and Nostrand Avenue.
After worshipping with then for about four years, most of the parishioners had moved from Brooklyn to the Bronx. Consequently, the church needed to move again from Brooklyn to 112 Tudor Place, Apt 2F, Bronx, NY 10452.
Subsequently two months later, the church was relocated to a store front space seating about 150 people 214 East 165th Street, Bronx, NY 10456, where we worshiped till 2009, when the Omnipotent God, blessed us with our own building at 1211 Brook Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456.
Before we moved to our new edifice, the Lord directed Pastor Kuffour to change the name, “Pan African Church of God in Christ” to “Inspirational Gospel Assembly”.
Beloved, it is always good to seek the affairs of our Lord Jesus Christ first in our lives. As the scripture put it in Matthew 6:33 “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His Kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.”
Presently, our Church “Inspirational Gospel Assembly” could seat over thousand (1000) people during time of worship at a given service.
The church besides the sanctuary has a big hall that could seat over 600 people for religious activities, such as wedding reception, christening, birthday parties and baby shower and Funerals.
What, what would have become of me, had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living. Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord. (Psalm 27:13, 14)