Becoming an ordained minister has helped me to go on and pursue seminary and start working for the second largest church in America. With my ordination, this has also given me the chance to do weddings and then become an officiant for others. Getting ordained is what has jumped started my career in the ministry. Thank you for all you have done.
Joshua Graham06/25/2018, 01:22 PM
Thank you so much, since being ordained by Open Ministries I now Pastor my first Community Chapel, I thank God for opening the door and showing me what my purpose in life is.
S.T. Phillips05/12/2018, 10:43 AM
I so happy to become a Minister. I went to the courthouse to register as a Minister, I was told that in my state OPEN MINISTRY Ministers can not register as Ministers. I was so disappointed because I want to perform my duties as a Minister.
Dear Minister Valdez,
You were ordained with a physical church in California by the senior Chaplain of our Ministry. Your ordination record is held in our church registry and is in good standing.
Open Ministry is a non-profit church registered with the State of California; with the purpose to guide and support the church in its mission, outreach and community services. Our Ministry has the right and privilege to ordain ministers. Our ministers have the same powers and rights as ordained clergy for religious ceremonies, weddings and other sacerdotal rites. Ministers are granted the ability to perform the sacrament of marriage, among other practices protected by our constitutional rights; and freedom of religious customs without restraint as guaranteed by the First Amendment. Your ordination was granted to you by our Senior Chaplain from our church headquarters in Los Angeles, California. Ministers are granted specific rights and privileges under the First Amendment to the Constitution. Our ministers should be able to register in their states without complaint or discrimination from the county or elected officials.
Have you contacted the county clerk to inform them you were not ordained online and that a physical ministry holds your record of ordination in a church registry? It can be imperative how you present your ordination to the county clerk and that you use the right verbiage as we have provided for you in previous correspondence. After following the steps we provided, if you are still not able to register with any county in your state and you have informed the clerk they cannot deny you the ability to perform the sacrament of marriage on a personal bias, please let us know. Your ordination and credentials of ministry are still valid. Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if there is anything further we can do to assist you in your ministerial endeavors.
Leticia Valdez05/12/2018, 03:41 AM
I was ordained in 2015 with the intention of ministering to the sick mainly. I have been able to do that in hospital with ill and dying patients with my credentials. I have been volunteering for 20 years at a food pantry that feeds around 12,000 a month. Spreading the word of the Lord and healing people with his word, is something I have always done. My ordination with you has opened more doors for me. I performed my first wedding ceremony a few weeks ago and it went beautifully. Thank you for the helpful books you sent along. I hope to have many more years as a minister with open Ministry to spread the word of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rayma Mills05/09/2018, 07:09 PM
I just wanted to say as a Reverend thank you and many blessings to Open Ministries for sending me my Credential package in the mail I just got them today and I couldn't be happier in fact out of gratitude I'm naming my Ministry Open Christian Ministries after them because they helped me kick off my Career I will for sure order from them again so I can have the wallet Credential card again Open Ministries Thank you for the Package God Bless.
Michael Vincente04/20/2018, 02:57 PM
Larry has received a senior pastoral position and has signed a contract with a church in Cordele,Georgia for twenty years Larry and his wife Rita will be moving to 110 Spring Street Cordele, Georgia 31015 with in the next two weeks they were also blessed as ritas brother and god parents gave the house the above address to Larry and Rita as a wedding gift Larrhopes to invite all open ministry members to Georgia when they get settled and to their new church Love Pastor Larry & Rita Kitchens
Doctor/Pastor Larry William Kitchens04/19/2018, 03:10 PM
I thank the Most High placing the open ministry in my path for me to start my road in ministries.
Jay Caesar03/29/2018, 08:02 AM
I received my ordination on March 7, 2018. I`m pleased to say I'll be officiating a wedding on March the 30th. Thank you for making this possible, for having all the materials I needed and the fast and friendly service. God Bless
Paul Wiley 03/13/2018, 03:02 PM
So grateful to share in these special opportunities with many friend and families.
May God Bless you all
Windy Foscue03/02/2018, 07:15 AM
Larry William Kitchens has obtained a senior Pastoral Position at a Baptist Church In Cordele, Georgia and hopes to be moving their soon Larry will contact open ministry with his new address when he moves