Reverend Mary G. Kelly - A Personal Testimony

The Founder of the Apostolic Faith Church in Washington, DC was the late Reverend Mary G. Kelley.  Rev. Kelley was born in North Carolina on January 22, 1901.  Her life was filled with activities of spiritual meaning.  She later in life relocated to the District of Columbia and, there the Lord manifested his will for such a beautiful woman of God.

In the year of 1953, June 3rd, the first Sunday of the month, the Apostolic Faith Mission was born as a house Mission.  The church was opened in the home of Rev. Mary Kelley with twenty-three (23) people. About 1-½ years after the opening of the church, Rev. Kelley began correspondence with The Apostolic Faith Mission in Portland, Oregon.  

The church grew and moved to several locations.  On March 1, 1964, the Lord blessed the church to purchase property at 513 M Street, N.E., Washington, DC.  In the fall of 1978 a new church was dedicated at this location.

On December 12, 1982, Rev. Mary G. Kelley went home to be with the Lord after 29 years of faithful service in the Lord’s vineyard.