In 1984, God spoke to Elder Arthur G. Carney, Sr. to retire from 22 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, to remain in Dover, and open an Apostolic Church. After much fasting, praying, and taking the call into consideration, he and one other brother, Deacon Sterling Eggleston, (now Bishop Eggleston at Jesus Is Lord Ministries), searched for a location to conduct worship services. Every vacant building was considered, but the owners of the buildings would not lease to individuals to conduct religious activities. It seemed as though every door was closed, and that this was an attempt for Satan to stop God’s plan. Thankfully, Deacon Eggleston opened his own home for the church to hold their initial service on the first Sunday in August of 1985. There were a total of twelve (12) people in attendance.
For over thirty (30) years, Elder Arthur G. Carney, Sr. has been, and continues to be a shining example of a faithful servant. Despite the many obstacles and challenges the church, He and Evangelist Carney stayed faithful to the call. As a result of their unwavering faithfulness, they can rejoice for the many souls that came to God through this ministry. Many have gone on to become pastors, evangelists and faithful church members, preaching and teaching the Gospel throughout the United States and overseas. We give God the Glory for all that he has done, and we celebrate the legacy that they established for our ministry.
"Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding" (Proverbs 4:7)
Immanuel Apostolic Church
Elder Arthur G. & Evangelist Adeline Carney