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The Church of America
Address: 1982 Vienna Ave. Dept 700
Deltona, Florida

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Emblem of The Church of America - Copyright © 2008

The Church's emblem:

The white cross on a blue canton represents Christ's purity and sacrifice and his authority over us; the red chief represents His blood which was poured out for us and covers our sins; and the white unicorn rampant on a blue field is the symbol of the ancient Israelite tribe of Joseph who was the father of Manasseh who became the father of the birthright people of the Great Nation which is the nation and people of America.  (The unicorn is also the symbol of the Scottish people who also are Manassehites and brought their culture and heritage and birthright with them to America.)

About the Church:

The Church of America, formed on Thanksgiving Day 2008, is unique in many respects.  It is a non-denominational, baptist, seventh day Sabbath keeping, gospel preaching, Christian Bible church. We are both new and old at the same time. Our character is Twenty-First century, but our message is First century.  We desire to maintain the most biblically authentic church in America because we believe that with authenticity and scriptural fidelity comes Christian well-being and spiritual peace, and we should not seek to compromise those things for the sake of convenience or expedience or approval.  We intend that if Jesus would come and inspect our Church, He would find nothing unacceptable.

Free Church status:

We are one of the few Free Churches left in America. What does that mean?  It means that we have never ensnared our Church with Caesar's incorporation coils, which would contractually limit our free speech and free exercise of religion. We believe to incorporate would be blasphemy since it would result in a marriage of the Church and the State, with the State as the head of the Church instead of Christ.  We prefer to stand entirely upon our Constitutionally guaranteed rights to freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press alone; and since we receive nothing from Caesar, we expect Caesar to remain within the bounds of his own mandate. In other words, we are a purely ecclesiastical endeavor with no State or Federal sponsored incorporation, nor all of the rules and obligations that go along with being an organ of the State as a regulated corporation.  A church that incorporates itself through the State has no advantages available to it that a stand-alone church doesn't also have.

In the process of incorporating, churches entangle themselves in the world of federal, state, and local commercial regulation, and corporate entity rules requiring complicated filings, record keeping, and maintenance fees; rules that non-incorporated Free Churches are not obligated to. 

Does this mean that a Free Church gives up it's tax free and tax deductible status?  Not at all. Each Free Church is guaranteed to be tax free and donations given to it are fully tax deductible by the donor. Both the Constitution and the federal tax-code make this clear. In fact it was only in the last fifty years that most churches started to incorporate themselves with the State to obtain what they perceived were State benefits.  These illusory benefits contained a carefully concealed fish hook that these churches now regret having swallowed. In the process of incorporation they unwittingly accepted dominion by the State over their doctrine, finances,  practices, and speech. This has created churches that are "voluntarily" enslaved to the State by virtue of voluntarily becoming a State regulated corporation.

Does this mean that a Free Church has no legal identity? No. It means that it has a separate legal identity.  Separate from the State that is.

Does that mean that the government won't recognize a Free Church? No. Governments are required by law to recognize Free Churches and are prohibited from interfering in the affairs of Free Churches.  Unlike incorporated State churches, Free Churches are protected by the courts. But those same courts are unwilling to protect the rights of incorporated churches. We have seen this in case after case after case. We conclude that there is no advantage whatsoever to incorporating a church.

To learn more about what a Free Church is, watch the following video:

Video Link: Government Takeover of the Church

The Sees:

The Church of America's mandate is divided into three geographical areas called Sees:

  • The See of Saint Augustine which encompasses the areas of the USA, Canada and the Canadian Islands, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Hawaiian Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, all the Virgin Islands, Gitmo, Jamaica, the Cayman islands, Belize, Haiti, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Trinidad, Clipperton Island, the Falkland islands, South Georgia Island, and the English, French, and Dutch speaking Caribbean and South Atlantic Islands;

  • The See of Colón which encompasses the areas of Mexico, Spanish speaking Central and South America, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Galapagos islands, and the Eastern Pacific Spanish Speaking Islands;

  • The See of São Vicente which encompasses all of Brazil and its islands.


The Provinces and the Parishes:

Each See is divided into one or more Provinces and Parishes.  Each Parish has a local church house or chapel, and each Province has one or more Parishes.  The Church's primary Parish is Smyrna Parish near the city of Orlando, Florida in the Province of North America. Areas that have no Parish are considered part of the Provincial mission field, which may have a local mission center, home church, or be part of the Province's online mission program.

The American Communion:

The Church also oversees the American Communion which is a body of like minded churches associated with and under the protection and guidance of the Church of America.

Church doctrine:

The Church of America has no doctrine other than the Bible. This means that we don't add any new doctrines or traditions, and we don't accept any old doctrines or traditions that don't appear in the Bible. Rather we do our best to understand and follow the pure examples given to us by Jesus Christ, and the Apostles and the New Testament churches they oversaw.


We often include music and singing as part of our services.


Men may not cover their heads during church or when preaching or teaching or praying.  Jackets and collars are not required.  Long hair should be tied back. Men should remain unshaven and refrain from wearing neckties, jewelry, or cologne.

Women may not wear visible makeup, perfume, jewelry, or ribbons, and must cover their hair while in church and when teaching or praying.  A veil to cover the hair is recommended.

Both sexes are expected to wear modest clothing with subdued colors that is not revealing, tight, flashy or expensive looking. A wedding band, a modest watch, and a rosary cross are okay. Clothing should cover all of the body between the collarbone and the knees and cover the shoulders.  Shoes should be close toed with a low heal or flat sole.  If you have one, bring your bible.


Visitors may attend church worship or fellowship meetings as a guest of a parishioner or with the permission of the pastor.

The Sabbath:

All Christian believers must remember to refrain from doing any work on the Sabbath day of rest and devote the day to holiness and prayer and worship as written in the Ten Commandments.  Saturday is the seventh day of the week and it is the true Sabbath.  The biblical Sabbath begins on Friday evening at sunset and continues until sunset on Saturday.  Those who attend church on Sunday must still honor the Commandment of God to rest on the seventh day and to keep it holy. 


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