Brief History

Brief History of Miracle Revival Temple 
Church of God in Christ

Miracle Revival Temple was founded June 1, 1969 at 2098 Amsterdam Avenue, on “Sugar Hill” in New York City when our founders, Bishop Ceacer Gooding and Evangelist Josephine Gooding stepped out on faith and answered God’s call on the first Sunday in June. Twenty six members joined the church.

In the next eleven (11) months God blessed Miracle Revival Center Inc. to expand the ministry and move to our present location at 1555 Macombs Road in the Bronx, N.Y. In 1984, the Lord allowed us to burn the mortgage and in October of that same year, Elder Ceacer Gooding was ordained Bishop of Miracle Revival Center Inc. by the late Bishop F.D. Washington. The name of the church was changed to Miracle Revival Temple Inc. in January of 1991 as the church member- ship continued to grow.

For over twenty (20) years, Miracle Revival Temple had a radio broadcast, where Bishop Gooding could be heard preaching and praying for people everywhere. Because of his anointing in prayer over the radio, he became known as “Gods Miracle Man of Faith and Power.” Out of this ministry, many pastors and successful ministries have been born including that of their youngest son, Supt. Jay Gooding who is the founder and pastor of Fellowship Tabernacle Minis- tries C.O.G.I.C. which was established on December 29, 1996.

In March of 1999, Bishop Ceacer Gooding due to illness became incapacitated, however our co-pastor, Evangelist Josephine Gooding continued the vision given to them by God in 1969. On February 15, 2009, Bishop Ceacer Gooding appointed Superintendent Jay A. Gooding to the pastorate of Miracle Revival Temple and on June 7, 2009, he was installed as the pastor of Miracle Revival Temple. Henceforth his ministry became, “One Church, 2 Locations”.

On April 2, 2014, the Lord called our beloved Bishop Ceacer Gooding home to receive his heaven- ly reward, heaven is rejoicing.

Miracle Revival Temple was officially accepted into the Church of God in Christ 1st Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Eastern New York by the Jurisdictional Prelate, Bishop James H. Gaylord on December 13, 2014.

The Lord continues to bless the Miracle Revival Temple Family. The legacy of Bishop Ceacer Gooding continues.........