Origin and history

This local assembly is built upon a solid foundation, the word of God according to the gospel of Matthew 16:18 "The gates of hell shall not prevail against us."


The scripture used to describe our church is found in 1 John 1:3 "That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his son Jesus Christ."


Our leaders believe in faithfulness, obedience and stability, which they show us by example. Our Apostle served faithfully for more than twenty-five years and our Prophetess served for more than ten years in the House of God, Church of the Living God Inc.


Together Apostle and Prophetess Roberts served faithfully at the National Tabernacle Church of the Living God Headquarters Convention Center under District Presiding Elder Mae F. Chester. This is where Apostle and Prophetess were mentored, developed and released into their life's assignment after much grooming and preperation for their purpose and destiny.


Apostle Roberts served in various capacities including: State and Local Minister of Music, the Pastor's Personal Advisor and Intercessor, Head Trustee, Finance Department, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent and served on the board of the Local Minister's Alliance just to name a few capacities he's faithfully held with no restraints.


Everyone who's come in contact with or ever been around our Pastors for any length of time would always confirm that God had a high call on their lives. Then in April 1997 these faithful servants of God were seperated, consecrated and ordained to the Pastorate during the Annual State Assembly under Bishop L. D. Simmons-Ward, Presiding Prelate of the Florida Atlantic Diocese of the Churches of the Living God Inc.


In obedience to the call of God they begin their first Pastoral Ministry assignment in Ft. Pierce, FL in March 1998. They and their children faithfully drove over 125 miles, each way every weekend for one year. Within this year God trained them to be leaders who would mentor, develop, cultivate and mature believers from all walks of life, just as you and I.


Because of their willingness and obedience to follow God wherever he lead them and their pursuit of his perfect will, God then instructed Apostle Roberts to come back to Orlando and establish this ministry, then called Fellowship In Praise Family Worship Center, now known as Cathedral Of Praise Sanctuary International Church.