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County of Philadelphia

We, the undersigned declarant(s), Declare that an assembly of Christian believers, , was
formed together on the 13th day of December, in the Year of our Lord 2005, as a
Church/Assembly under the Lordship and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ, thereby we
organize and recognize our existence according to the following statute declaration(s) and
articles:

I. CH:URCH/ASSEMBLY NAME
The name of this Church/Assembly shall be, United Apostolic Holiness Assemblies

International (hereinafter referred to as "The Church/Assembly").

II. GO\TERI\'ING DOCTIMENTS


On December 13, 2005,I, Apostle Larry Jerome Rivers Founded The United Apostolic Holiness
Assemblies International in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a Church/Assembly of the Lord Jesus
Christ. I serve as the Incumbent of the Office of the General Overseer for a Life Term, sick or well,
and te#ninated at Death. I shall name my Successor by Amending the Articles of tncorporation of
the Corporation Sole, to include the name of my successor.
2. That this Church/Assembly was established through the necessity for unification of True Apostolic
Believers, of like purpose, practice, and faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
J. That this Church/Assembly shall ordain and license minisfsl5, administer discipline when needed,
and propagate the teachings of Jesus Christ, and his Apostles, according to New Testament
1.

Apostolic Doctrine.
Th. gou"**ent of the United Apostolic Holiness Assemblies lnternational is solely vested in the
Offrce of the General Overseer. The General Overseer is the incumbent of the Church/Assembly,
and has the responsibility of administering and man4ging the affairs, properfy, and temporalities of
the Chwch/Assembly. The General Overseer shall serve for a Life Term, sick or well, and
terminated at death, and shall legally name his successor, by amending the Articles of lncorporation.
5. The Church/Assembly has no voting membership, and membership is limited to those who have '
received Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, and who agrees to be governed by the Statement of
Doctrine, and the Apostolic Covenant of the United Apostolic Holiness Assemblies International.

4.

The General Overseer shall not receive a salary from the ChurchlAssembly, and shall agtee to a
Vow of Poverty, where everything in excess of his necessary living expenses, shall be used for the
furtherance of the mission of the Church/Assembly.
7. All real property of the Church/Assembly shall be held in perpetuity by the Incumbent of the Office
of the General Overseer. Upon the death of the Incumbent of the Office of the General Overseer, all
rights, title, and interests of real property, shall be transferred to the legally named successor to the
Office of the General Overseer, in the Articles of Incorporation, and not to the Incumbent's Heirs or

6.

8.

Executors.
Under the exclusive headship and sovereignty of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Church, its members,
attendees, pastor, elder(s), deacon(s), mother(s) etc., shall submit to and be govemed in accordance
with God's Word, the Holy Bible, as well as the Church/Assembly's Canon, Statement of Doctrine,
and other governing documents which may from time to time be prescribed by the
Church/Assembly.

III. SCOPE OF POWERS


The Church/Assembly, acting through its General Overseer, Pastor, Elder(s), and any
they may fromtime to time appoint, and pursuant to the Church's polity, shall be
authorized to conduct Church activities and functions deemed necessary to the proper
operation of the Church. Such activities shall include, but not be limited to, opening
financial accounts such as bank accounts (whether checking, savings, etc.), as well as
brokerage or other investment accounts, the purchase, lease or rental of church meeting
facilities, as well as necessary office facilities, the purchase, lease or rental of church
office equipment, musical instruments, sacerdotal accouterments, and any and all other
forms of property, both real and personal, vehicles, equipment, supplies, implements or
tools deemed necessary to the proper operation of the Church, the purchase of insurance,
the remuneration or compensation of the Church's minister(s) such as its pastor(s) and
other ministers, the distribution of tangible and intangible gifts or benevolent charities, as
wellas any other necessary and appropriate financial transactions, the Church/Assembly
acting through its goveming body, for the initiation, promotion, expansion and
continuation of this ministry. Current appointed and authorized Banking Checking or
Savings Account Signatories are as follows:

Authorized Banking Signatory


Authorized Banking Signatory

#1:
#2:

Apostle Larry J Rivers


Mother Maggie Wilson

IV. TAX EXEMPT STATUS


Pursuant to 26 U.S.C $ 508:

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Secretary that they are


applying for recognition of section 501(c)(3) status
Except as provided in subsection (c), an organization
organized after October 9,1969, shall not be treated as an
(a) New organizations must

orgatization described in section 501(cX3)

Specifically section 26 U.S.C $ 508(cX1)(a), which reads,


(c) Exceptions
(1 ) Mandatory exceptions
Subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply to(A) churches, their integrated auxiliaries, and conventions or
associations of churches

AND in reference to the Internal Revenue Code Publication 557 and


IRC Publication section 501(c)(3), we, "The Church" formally
declares that we are a Tax Exempt Church and as such, are
EXEMPT FROM FEDERAL INCOME TAX and are

ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE TAX DEDUCTIBLE


CONTRIBUTIONS as Defined by both IRC Publication 557 and
501(c)(3), which states the following,
IRC PUBLICATION
To File Form 1023

57 : "

Organizations Not Required

Some organizations are not required to


These include:

file Form 1023.

Churches, interchurch orgarizations of local units of a


church, conventions or associations ofchurches, or integrated
auxiliaries of a church, such as a men's or women's
organization, religious school, mission society, or youth
group.
These organizations are exempt automatically

if they meet

the requirements of section 501(c)(3)."

IRC Publication Section 501(c)(3) Definition of


"Churches":
Churches. Although a church, its integrated auxiliaries, or a
convention or association of churches is not required to file
Form 1023 to be exempt from federal income tax or to
receive tax deductible contributions, the orgarization may
find it advantageous to obtain recognition of exemption.

We,"The Church/Assembly", declare that we DO NOT find it'advantageous'


to 'obtain recognition of exemption' from the Intemal Revenue
Service as we respectfully retain and declare our sovereign right to
remain a Tax Exempt Church as prescribed and described above
and because the First Amendment of The Constitution of The United
States of America clearly states,'oCongress shall make no law
respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free

exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom ofspeech, or ofthe press;


or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the
government for a redress of grievances."

We DECLARE and AFFIRM that we, "The Church/Assembly" are


AUTOMATICALLY considered TAX EXEMPT from Federal
Income Tax, Property Tax and that ALL Tithe and Offering

contribution(s) shall be considered Tax Deductible pursuant to law.

V.

DECLARATORY STATUTE AS DEFINED. PURSUANT AND


PRECENDENTBD THROUGH LAW

We, the declarant(s) Apostle Larry Jerome Rivers,


Mother Maggie Wilson, and Missionary Juanita Grant, declare, affirm and recognize
the definition of this Declaratory Statute of Church Establishment
And Tax Exempt Status, as defined by Black's Law Dictionary 5thEdition which states
the following,

"Declaratory Statute: One enacted for the purpose of removing doubts or putting an end
to conflicting decisions in regard to what the law is in relation to a particular matter. It
may either be expressive of the corlmon law, 1 BI.Comm. 86; In re Ungaro's Will, 88
N.J.Eq.25, | 02 A.244,246, or may declare what shall be taken to be the true meaning
and intention of a previous statute, though in the latter case such enactments are more
commonly called "expository statutes." McMahon v. Maddox, Tex .Civ .App., 297 S.W.
3 10, 3 l2 A statute enacted to put an end to a doubt as to what is the corlmon law, or
the meaning of another statute, and which declares what it is and ever has been. Nelson v
Sandkamp, 227 Minn.l77,34 N.W.2d 64A,642"

\TI. DISTINCT LEGAL EXISTENCE


This affidavit serves to fulfill28 U.S.C S 1746 regarding sworn
declarations under penalty of perjury. We, the declarant(s)
Apostle Larry Jerome Rivers, Mother Maggie Wilson, and
Missionary Juanita Grant declare and recognizethe distinct lauftl existence of
United Apostolic Holiness Assemblies International, as a bona fide Church/Assembly.

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RECOGNIZEp CREED ANp FORM OF WORSHTP

We, the declarant(s) Apostle Larry Jerome Rivers, Mother Maggie Wilson and
Missionary Juanita Grant, declare, affirm that United Apostolic Holiness Assemblies
International has arccogrized creed and form of worship through our faith
in Jesus Christ. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible,
authoritative Word of God. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus
Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His
vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily

resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in


His personal return in power and glory.

VIII. FORMAL CODE OF DOCTRINE AI{D DISCIPLINE


We, the declarant(s) Apostle Larry Jerome Rivers, Mother Maggie Wilson, and
Missionary Juanita Grant declare, affirm and recognize The Apostle's Doctrine, as
God's Only Plan of Salvation for the Human Family.
The basic and fundamental doctrine of this Church/Assembly shall be the Bible standard
of full salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the
Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the
initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.

We also believe and practice three ordinances:


1.

Water Bantism - by Immersion, In the Name of


sins and receiving the Gift of Salvation.

Jesus Christ, after repenting of one's

Holv Communion - (the Lord's Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's


suffering and death for our salvation. We believe in partaking of the Bread, which

2.

represents Christ's Broken Body, and in partaking of the Wine, or Juice, which represents
Christ's Shed Blood.
3. Foot Washinp - We follow the example and command of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ, and it is a divine institution. It is well to follow His example and wash one
another's feet; thus manifesting the spirit of humility.

IX. MEMBERSHIP NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ANY OTHER


CHURCH OR DENOMINATION
We, the declarant(s) Apostle Larry Jerome Rivers, Mother Maggie Wilson, and
Missionary Juanita Grant, affrrm that the United Apostolic Holiness Assemblies
International is an Independent Church/Assembly, and that membership to the United
Apostolic Holiness Assemblies International is not associated with any other Church

or Denomination.

X. ORGANIZATION OF ORDAINED MINISTER(S) AND ORDAINED


MINISTER(S) SELECTED AI|TER COMPLETING PRE,SCRIBED STUDIES
We, the declarant(s) Mother Maggie Wilson, and Missionary Juanita Grant

declare, and affirm that Apostle Larry Jerome Rivert has completed a competent
amount of biblical studies and is hereby ordained as Pastor & General Overseer of
United Apostolic Holiness Assemblies International.

XI. CHURCH _ LITERATURE OF ITS OWN


We, the declarant(s) Apostle

Larry Jerome Rivers, Mother Maggie Wilson,

and

Missionary Juanita Grant, declare and affirm that this Statutory


Declaration Affidavit and its various statements of United Apostolic Holiness
Assemblies International's faith, doctrines and ordinances shall be publically known
and will serve as literature of its own accord.

XII.

ESTABLISHED PLACE(S) OF WORSHIP. REGULAR


CONGREGATION(S) AND REGULAR RELIGIOUS SERVICES

We, the declarant(s), Apostle Larry Jerome Rivers, Mother Maggie Wilson, and
Missionary Juanita Grant, declare and affirm as a regular fellowship of
believers that United Apostolic Holiness Assemblies International holds regular
services for the empowerment and spiritual equipping for the benefit to the Body of
Christ, at the church building that we presently own, located at28l2 Germantown
Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19133. We also affirm and declare that the specific
meeting places of worship may vary to locations such as a leased or owned buildings or
house, public property, meeting halls, restaurants, coffee shops, radio communications,
conference call, cell phone conversations, online webinar(s), forums and all forms of
digital communications (such as but not limited to website domains) that allow for the
gathering of members of "The Church/Assembly".

xIII.
We, the declarant(s), Apostle Larry Jerome Rivers, Mother Maggie Wilson, and
Missionary Juanita Grant ,declare and affirm the practice of instructing the young in
the ways of the Lord.

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PREPARATION FOR MINISTER(S)

Larry Jerome Rivers, Mother Maggie Wilson, and


Missionary Juanita Grant, declare and affl1rm that if a member of United Apostolic
We, the declarant(s), Apostle

Holiness Assemblies International desires to become an ordained minister, that they


must have their house in Godly order as described in ltt Timothy chapter Three. ltt
Timothy chapter Three shall serve as a guide to being qualified for ordination here at
United Apostolic Holiness Assemblies International. Ordination shall be prescribed
only by the discretion of authorized Church personnel, such as Apostle Larry Jerome
Rivers, acting as the Pastor and General Overseer.

XV. MANDATORY EXEMPTION FROM FILING AF{NUAL INFOR}IATION


RETURNS TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
We, the declarant(s), Apostle

Larry Jerome Rivers, Mother Maggie Wilson,

Missionary Juanita Grant, declare and affirm that pursuant to 26 U.S.C


6033(3XA)(1 -3), which states,

and

(3) Exceptions from frling


(A) Mandatory exceptions
Paragraph (l) shall not apply to(i) churches, their integrated auxiliaries, and conventions or associations of churches,
(ii) anyorganization (other than a private foundation, as defined
In section 509 (a)) described in subparagraph (C), the gross
receipts of which in each taxable year arc normally not more
than $5,000, or
(iii) the exclusively religious activities of any religious order.
That our Church/Assembly, United Apostolic Holiness Assemblies International and
it's subsequent Corporation Sole, "The Office of the General Overseer and His
Successors, A Corporation Solet', are MANDATORILY exempted fiom filing annual
information returns to the Internal Revenue Service.

XYI. AUTHORIZATION
We, the declarant(s), Apostle Larry Jerome Rivers, Mother Maggie Wilson, and
Missionary Juanita Grant, declare the formation, organization and operation of, "The
Church/Assembly" is hereby petitioned for and authorized by we, the household heads,
attesting by our signatures, hereunto, under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true
and correct. Executed on this l't day of May, 2014.

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2}l4,desiring to form The Office of The General Overseerdf the United Apostolic
Holiness Assemblies International, hereby organize according to the following
statutory declaration(s) and article(s) :
I. General Overseer
It is hereby appointed that Apostle Larry Jerome Rivers, as Founder of the United
Apostolic Holiness Assemblies International, shall now be given the Office and
Title of the General Overseer of the United Apostolic Holiness Assemblies
International.

U. SUCCESSION
Whereas, Apostle Larry J. Rivers founded the United Apostolic Holiness Assemblies
International on December 13,2005, He shall serve as Pastor & General Overseer for
a Life Term, well or sick, and terminated at Death.

Any vacancy occurring in the office of the Pastor & General Overseer shall be filled in
accordance with the Apostolic Teaching of the New Testament and the Canons of the
Church. The Pastor & General Overseer Shall Reserve The Right To Govern All The
Affairs of the Church/Assembly, and Shall Reserve The Right to Name his Successor,

and All other Successors Shall have Equal Authority to govern all aspects of Church
Affairs, and to name their successors.

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General Overseer shall legally name his successor, by amending the


Articles of Incorporation, of the Corporation Sole, to include the Name of his successor.

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office and title position(s) of General Overseer of the United Apostolic Holiness
Assemblies International, and are hereby petitioned for and authorized by we, the
household heads, and Congregant Witnesses, attesting by our signatures, hereunto, under
penalty of perjury that the iorigoing is true and correct. Executedon this I't day of
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