The International Covenant Connection (ICC) is called of God to father, nurture, develop, and strengthen pastors and other ascension gift ministries through discipleship and mentoring, counseling and coaching, and providing ministry-related information, structure, and support. Furthermore, ICC serves as an agency for accountability, responsibility, and self-disclosure; and moreover, ICC exists to promote the cause of unity in the Body of Christ through a network of pastors and ministries connected in covenant relationships.
Our Organizational Structure
ICC is a non-profit corporation with a founder/president, a board of directors, an advisory board, and a membership consisting of apostolic fathers and spiritual sons, connected by generational ministry relationships. For example, the pastors and ministry leaders who relate to and receive ICC's founder as their spiritual father (first generation) may also have other pastors and ministry leaders who receive them as a spiritual father (second generation), etc
What ICC Believes - Apostle's Creed
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only son our Lord who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead; and buried. The third day he arose from the dead, he ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Church Universal, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen
International Covenant Connection Membership Benefits
Spiritual Covering - To provide an interdependent covering for ministry accountability and personal responsibility to foster ministry integrity.
Ministerial Credentials - As needed, to provide an ecclesiastical covering through credentialing to meet legal requirements to assure public credibility.
Personal Discipleship & Mentoring - To engage in the process of speaking into one's life, father-to-son, to mature one into their full potential and ministry stature.
Ministry Coaching & Counseling - To provide advice, tactics, and strategies, as a guide on the side, in the decision-making process relating to personal issues and ministry matters.
Presbytery Teams - To resource through The Connection a cadre of ordained elders forming teams of presbyters to assist in ordination services.
Leadership & Management Consultations - To provide assistance in the selection, training, and development of leaders, ministers, and ministry staff via private consultations, seminars or workshops.
Church Administration Assistance - To provide advice and assistance in setting up the legal, financial, administrative, and staffing framework to support the fulfillment of your vision.
Jerry M.Williams is founder and senior pastor of Agape Word Fellowship in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has an apostolic ministry that proclaims a life-changing message of unconditional love and acceptance, reconciliation, and restoration. He also has a track record for training and equipping believers for the work of the ministry.
Dr. Williams is the founding father of International Covenant Connection, a relational network connecting ministries in covenant. In addition to pastoring and serving as president of Sonship Bible College, Jerry also serves the Body of Christ as a teacher, conference speaker, and consultant to churches in areas of ministry management and leadership development.
Over the last Thirty-seven years, he has served as senior pastor of four churches in three states; preached in Africa, Europe, and Panama; hosted daily radio and weekly television programs; and, has helped established other churches. He has also trained and sent out other ministries into fruitful works.
He is also a North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Superior Court Mediator approved to conduct mediated settlement conferences in Superior Court civil actions. Jerry is president and chief executive officer of Mediation Resolutions, LLC. His mediation practice and interests include civil law actions, church and ministry disputes, family, business, consumer, employment and intra-organization disputes.
Dr. Williams was called to the Gospel ministry in 1974 and has been licensed and ordained by Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, and Full Gospel churches. He graduated from West Liberty State College, West Liberty, West Virginia, with a B.A. in Psychology; he attended the University of Minnesota Law School for two years prior to enrolling in seminary, where he earned a Master of Sacred Literature and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana, and a Juris Doctor Degree from William Howard Taft University’s Taft Law School in Santa Ana, California.
Jerry resides in Raleigh with his lovely wife Joyce. They have five children: Jason, Jerrae, Jenelle, Jereel, and Jeremiah.