UNITED ALASKA MORAVIAN MINISTRY GROUP
An Umbrella Group of Churches & Fellowships Belonging to Global Fellowship of Moravian Revival Churches (Not Affiliated with the Alaska Province nor
The Worldwide Moravian Unity)
Central Office located at
624 W International Airport Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99518
(907) 202-8364 (temporary number)
A Brief Historical Overview:
UAMM is a Moravian Group recognized by the Unitas Fratrum on November 2012. In August 2016 during the Moravian Unity Synod in Jamaica, although UAMM was formally and unfairly excluded from fellowship with the Moravian Unity, it is still recognized as a Moravian heritage Church that is exploding in power and influence throughout the world. This is affirmed by Bishop Emmaus Mwamakula, President of The Moravian Revival Church in Tanzania, located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It is also affirmed by Asian Mission Church, a group of Churches in the Philippines and Cambodia that have Moravian heritage.
UAMM is rewriting Moravian history as a global ministry sparked by Abraham George’s Celestial Traveler testimony. But more than that, it is the will of countless other godly Moravian leaders feeling estranged or persecuted by the Traditional Church following God’s voice. Today UAMM is a quickly growing fellowship with Moravians in America and other countries. UAMM continues to pull in Moravians and non-Moravians that have been excluded and rejected by the Traditional Church and gives them the biblical covering needed. UAMM does not speak negatively or distastefully about the Traditional Church, because it is still Christ’s anointed Church and has a place in God’s Kingdom. Every effort is there to work with Traditional Churches to advance the cause of Christ because the time is short.
UAMM’s vision as stated later in this brochure is to strengthen and grow Moravian Churches and Fellowships, everywhere the Spirit of God leads. UAMM exists as a Holy Spirit led organization, which uplifts Jesus Christ as Savior, Lord, and Chief Elder of the Church.
UAMM’s 24 Churches and Fellowships are located in a growing number of communities in Alaska, among them Akiachak, Akiak, Anchorage, Bethel, Big Lake, Dillingham, Kenai/Soldotna, Manokotak, Napakiak, and Wasilla, Alaska. Some of these ecclesiastical organizations include the Anchorage Moravian Church, House of Prayer Moravian Church, Holy Spirit Moravian Church, Kenai Peninsula Moravian Church, Lion & Fire of Judah Ministry, Living Waters Spanish Speaking Moravian Church, and Nanraumali Agayuun Moravian Church. A fellowship in Angoon, southeast, Alaska has requested covering and this may be formalized soon.
The first UAMM Church in the continental United State is the City of Glory Church International, which came to life in 2016, headed up by a Presbyter of the Moravian Church with two Master’s degrees – The Rev. Lauden Kangele. Rev. Kangele also birthed a second Church in Florida which has a desire to join the UAMM covering. Plans are now afoot to begin a third UAMM Church in Colorado by an ordained Moravian minister from Central America.
UAMM’s General Conference follows an approved Organizational Handbook based upon the Word of God. UAMM is incorporated as a Corporation with the State of Alaska. In 2016, UAMM received 501c3 status under the Internal Revenue Service tax code of the United States government.
UAMM’s goal originally was is for Mission Province status under the Traditional “Moravian Unity” but was excluded by action of the Worldwide Unity Synod at Jamaica in August 2016 because of its stand against the homosexual agenda in the Moravian Church.
UAMM is logistically and strategically placed in Anchorage, which is “the gateway to the world”. It has been prophesied that Alaska’s “all tribes” shall participate in an end-time sending forth for harvest to the world to bring awakening and revival to America and around the globe.
In order to train UAMM’s pastoral leadership, a non-traditional training institution called New Herrnhut Holiness Training Institute was approved in September 2017 to provide informal training opportunities. Moravian history and heritage is among the subjects shared. Church planting and tithing have also been topics during the last two training events. Extremely gifted instructors, The Rev. Dr. Doug Norwood (Pennsylvania), The Rev. Dr. Larry Salway (South Dakota), and The Rev. Lauden Kangele (Washington) have served as instructors. In September 2017, New Herrnhut already has its foundation laid by Mr. Dean Carl for a 16 guest house, conference center, and Church in Seward, Alaska. Already requests are coming in from around the world to attend this institute to train future missionaries to the world.
Significantly, since 2013 UAMM has been in partnership relationship with the Honduras Moravian Province (HMP. In November 2017, with UAMM funding for construction, a new Moravian Church was dedicated in La Ceiba, Honduras. Bishop Nicholson was the featured speaker.
UAMM has contributed significant funds to help other projects in Honduras and also to help the Africa Churches to organize. Dollars are being sent to put on a roof on a new Church in Africa. For those Churches and International Churches that desire to join UAMM, the following are some positive assistance issues UAMM provides:
1. Moravian Heritage framework.
2. Covering providing accountability with Organizational Handbook or Book of Order
3. Provides Training Opportunities for Spiritual Leaders.
4. Ordination for proven workers
5. “Living Churches” under UAMM are autonomous
6. Provision for Financial Assistance for Pastor and Church Buildings
7. Representation on UAAM during annual General Church Conference (synod).
During Governor Walker’s prayer breakfast March 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska, UAMM Evangelist Abraham “Iply” George had a vision of a “sleeping giant” in Alaska waking up and unfurling an undefiled flag for all the world to see. UAMM’s leadership recognized Iply’s message that Christ is coming soon, that the world needs to hear of John 14:6, and that the Church should remain holy and undefiled, “a glorious Church without spot or wrinkle” (Ephesians 5:27). Out of this vision was birthed a statewide, national, and international movement by UAMM as an organism of God’s love and covering. And to reach the world for Christ and win “lost souls” for Christ’s Kingdom.
Today as of February 2018, UAMM is a founding member of a Global Fellowship of Moravian Revival Churches comprised of over 70 Churches in 7 countries. Bishop William Nicholson is co-chair of this global fellowship along with Bishop Emmaus Mwamakula of Tanzania.
The core vision for UAMM’s leadership and its Churches and Fellowships is to work at Church planting until Christ’s comes! And to functionally be a “Living Church” in relationship with Christ that follows the entire counsel of God’s word, prays daily, preaches the gospel and allows the presence and power of the Holy Ghost to move in every area of the Church life.
During UAMM’s Training event September 2017, it was publicized Christ is calling people to be ordained as Church pastors who will plant Churches. On December 15, 2017 16 new ordained pastors began service. Three were ordained on February 2, 2018. This is catapulting the gospel to the villages of Alaska, Canada, every state of America, as well as to the nations.
UAMM Churches and Fellowships rising out of Moravian heritage believes:
• Believes in God as Trinity; is a Christ-centered Church; a Living Church living out the full counsel of God’s Word.
• Believes salvation is a gift from God and that is life is essentially an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ
• Nurtures and encourages spiritual growth; allows for celebration of the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion.
• Believes in the five-fold Holy Spirit inspired ministry; and is a part of a global revival and undefiled movement.
President and CEO of UAMM:
The Rt. Rev. Dr. William H. Nicholson is a 1977 graduate with a Master of Divinity degree from Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA. In 2017 he received his Doctor of Theology from International Miracle Institute, Pensacola, FL., is a veteran of Iraqi Operation Freedom, and served as a Chaplain for the Alaska & Idaho Army National Guard. He was consecrated as a Bishop of the Moravian Unity in 2008.
If anyone needs UAMM representatives to visit or need assistance, contact UAMM’s Public Relations Director for Alaska, Mr. Billy Olsen at (907) 744-3327. Our New Herrnhut Bible Holiness Training Institute Director for Development is Mr. Dean Carl at (907) 362-3611. Summer Bible Camp Director, contact Rev. Russell Lamont at (907) 444-5270. Financial counseling needs, please call Mr. John Bill at (907) 885-8283. Bishop Nicholson is always willing to travel to provide encouragement, national and international organizational assistance, etc. Please reach him at (907) 240-8102 or EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org.
UAMM maintains a website at www.alaskamoravian.org. This web site is our community bulletin board. A Facebook site called “United Ministry Group & Friends” currently has over 1700 members that interact socially.
Pamphlet published by
April 10, 2018