About Us

The aim of the Messenger Church of God is to follow Jesus Christ in practicing and teaching the original Christianity of Jesus and the apostles of the New Testament. As a Church it is our aim to grow toward the perfection God wants us to be growing into (Matthew 5:48; Ephesians 4:13-15).

Jesus commanded the Church to take the message of his word — the gospel of the kingdom of God — to the entire world, and to nurture those responding to the message (Matthew 28:19-20). We intend to vigorously pursue that work as God makes the necessary resources available to us.

We are confident that if we do our part fruit will be born to God’s glory (John 15:8; 1 Corinthians 3:7). As Christ instructed, we are also praying for more laborers — faithful Christians committed to the truth — to be sent to the harvest (Matthew 9:37-38).

We acknowledge that the true Church of God is a spiritual body made up of those whose names are registered in heaven (Hebrews 12:23), and is not identical with any human organization of men. We thus make no claim to be the only Church fellowship representing Christ on the earth, but we have come together to fellowship with one another in the Father and Jesus Christ, endeavoring to faithfully follow the Word of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit (1 John 1:3-7).

We recognize Jesus Christ as the head of the Church, its chief apostle, and sovereign ruler (Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 3:1). Jesus Christ is the sole mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5). Each member of the Church has direct access to God’s throne through Jesus Christ (Hebrews 4:14-16; 10:19-22). Each member is being judged individually by Jesus Christ, and each will give account of himself as an individual to God (Romans 2:6; 14:11-12).

The Church is governed in accordance with Biblical principles, understanding that the ministry, while entitled to respect and cooperation in the legitimate discharge of their duties, is required to be faithful to God and his word. Authority in the ministry is not absolute but is limited by God’s word to those actions which are in accord with God’s word and which edify the body of Christ. Failing that, members are under no obligation to continue in fellowship with them (Hebrews 13:7, 18; Deuteronomy 13:1-4, 18:20-22; Isaiah 8:20; Jeremiah 23:28, 32; Acts 5:29).

The ultimate and final authority in all matters of doctrine, faith and practice is the Holy Bible – the Old and New Testaments – correctly understood.

In terms of outreach, the mission of the Church is to continue to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and the original apostles, proclaiming the true gospel – God’s word – faithfully, and teaching obedience to his commandments (Matthew 28:18-20; John 8:31). A more detailed summary of our doctrines is available at the following link: Summary_doctrines.pdf. More information about specific teachings on a variety of doctrinal subjects may be gleaned from the material posted on this website.

Our literature is offered free of charge. Literature published by the Church on our website(s) or through other means is copyrighted. But we do not object to persons sharing it with others, as long as they do so without charge, and without alteration, and with all copyright notices intact.

The work of the Church is supported by the prayers and participation of its members and associates, striving to be “lights” to others through their example (Matthew 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:9-12). Our financial support is provided through the freely given tithes and offerings of our members, co-workers, and donors. We welcome voluntary contributions in support of the work of proclaiming the gospel.

Contributions are gratefully acknowledged. In the United States, donations to legitimate Churches are deductible from Federal income taxes, by law (1). Our mailing address is:

Messenger Church of God
PO Box 619
Wentzville, MO 63385

Our phone number is 573-722-4253

More information about donations is available on our “Donations” page.

Privacy Policy:

We do not sell e-mail lists or personal information concerning our contacts to outside parties. We accept no paid advertising. We receive no remuneration from any party for mentioning or recommending any product or service.

We do not use “cookies” or similar devices to track visitors to our website. If you contact us by e-mail or register with us giving additional information, such as your address, we will retain that information to provide feedback, or otherwise serve you. We will not bombard you with constant messages, appeals, etc., but we may contact you on occasion, especially if you sign up for our newsletter. If you are concerned about e-mail security, we encourage you to use an encrypted e-mail service, such as protonmail.

Some of our pages provide links to other websites. You may be asked to submit personal information to any of these sites. We do not control the information policies or practices of third party sites. You should review their privacy policies to learn about how they collect and use personal information.

We use an application called Wordfence to protect this site from hacking and other types of security threats. Some personal information (such as IP address) may be collected by Wordfence. You can review their privacy policy here.

If you are a subscriber to our magazine or other literature we may use a service such as Pitney Bowes, the US postal service, or some other mailing or shipping service to transfer the items we send you. They would be provided the information necessary to perform their task.

Donations by credit/debit cards, ACH transfers, and some online payment systems are linked to an online service called Churchtrac. We encourage giving through this system in order to help protect against fraudulent use of stolen credit card data, or similar fraudulent activity. Neither we nor does Churchtrac see or retain your card or banking information other than the last four digits of an account number.

Churchtrac utilizes Stripe for all customer payments and online giving. Stripe uses a series of exchange tokens for relaying payment information, so that your credit and debit card numbers never actually hit the Churchtrac (or our) server or system. Churchtrac only stores limited information to assist you with making payments and generating receipts, such as the last four digits of your card number, and the amount you paid. You can find out more about Churchtrac’s security policies here, and their privacy policy here.

More information about donations is available on our “Donations” page.

We do not print member lists to distribute to members or the general public. Individuals who register with us through Churchtrac are encouraged to use secure passwords and keep their login information private, so unauthorized persons will not have access to it.


1. Note Concerning Tax Deductible Contributions:

In the United States financial donations by an individual to churches and certain other organizations are tax-deductible to the extent that the aggregate of such contributions does not exceed 50 percent of the taxpayer’s contribution base (adjusted gross income) for the taxable year (26 USC 170).

Section 508(c) of the Internal Revenue Code provides that churches are not required to apply for recognition of Section 501(c)(3) status in order to be exempt from federal taxation or to receive tax deductible contributions. Churches are automatically exempt from Federal income tax, in accordance with the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States. “Congress shall make no law regarding an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (U.S. Constitution, First Amendment). Contributions to churches are deductible by donors under 26 USC 170.