Our mission is To Advance God’s Kingdom
The Vision of Monument of Faith Church is to Minister To Humankind So As To Bring All Peoples To Christ.
Our core values are Worship, Integrity, Stewardship, Discipleship, Outreach, and Fellowship.
In the year 1933, Elder Cleveland Robinson began having prayer meetings in the home of Mother Julia Luster. Brother C.L. Taylor, State Bishop of North Carolina, officially appointed Elder Robinson as Pastor of the Durham church.
Mother Julia Luster, Joe and Fidelia Howard, Bertha Gregory, Nuorlean Tetter, Eva Luster Bell, Cleo Luster Melvin, James Fletcher, Aaron Peterson, Kedessa Stanback, Rosa Lee Howard, Classie and Ludi Nicely, Lela Bains, Deacon Thomas Melvin, Christine and Jeanette Alston, Mother Cora Davis, Deacon Ernest and Rosa Briggs, Connie Mangum, Lucille Fleming, Mother Betty McNeal, Mother Harriet Melvin, Mother Winnie Carr, Letha McIver, Ida Bell Briggs, Alice Weathers, Mother Winbush, Hattie Neal, Bertha and Dorothy Caesar, Esther and Virginia McCoy, Randolph and Hildred Helms, Grace, Josephine and Christine Fincher, Lela and Gregory Queen, Mazaree and Gurther Lee Hinton, Annie Bell Forrester, Consolo McCrae, Rowena Allen, and Maybelle Williams.
The Lord increased the church in different areas of its work and blessed the congregation through the years. The Pastors responsible for the spiritual, financial, and material growth are: Cleveland Robinson 1933-1937; Archie Melvin 1937-1947 and 1949-1951; Floyd McIver 1947-1949; Charles Scotton 1951-1955, Rufus B. Finlayson 1955-1959; Barney Trogden 1959-1963; Marvin Scotton 1963-1965; James Ricks 1965-1968; Eva Gilmore 1968-1970; Jimmy Foxx 1970-1975; Carl Waden 1975-1981; Willie Walters 1981-1985; Harold Williams 1985-1997; and Clarence Laney, Jr. 1997-present.
In March of 1996 Clarence Laney, Jr. was appointed as Interim Pastor and was officially appointed as Pastor in July of the same year. Significant growth in membership and finances has occurred under the leadership of Pastor Laney.
In May of 1998 the name Monument of Faith Church (MOF) was added to personalize the ministry. MOF is a progressive church on the move for God. Inspired by our vision, our lives as individuals and as a church body have been greatly enriched and our community has been positively impacted.
We accept the Bible as God's Holy Word, inspired, inerrant and infallible (in its theology). We believe the Bible to be God's written revelation of Himself to mankind and our guide in all matters of Faith. Therefore, we look to the Bible as our highest authority for doctrine, practice, organization and discipline.
As Joshua and Caleb brought back grapes as a sign of God's bountiful blessings, which he provided as an inheritance for children of Israel , we too can possess our inheritance as we walk in faithful obedience to a loving and benevolent God.
In his response to his unwavering faith, Abram, having placed his only son on the altar of sacrifice, was given a substitution sacrifice in the form of a ram.
"BEHOLD, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" Psalm 133:1 ''For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and we have been all made to drink into one Spirit." 1 Corinthians 12:13