About The Community Of The Holy Spirit
We Live, We Love,
The church is people and not a place. It is a redemptive community of people gathered out of each nation, kindred, tribe and tongue. It is a therapeutic community where healing, restoration, and reconciliation occurs. Its strength rests in its doctrines, spiritual ministry, and relationships. And its identity rests in its origin, commission, and mission. It is called, in worship and work, to know Him and make Him known.
Bishop Kirby Clements and Pastor Sandra Clements founded this church in 2010 after almost 30 years in ministry, traveling the world to deliver the truth of the Gospel.
To communicate and demonstrate the principles, precepts, and power of the name of Jesus and the Kingdom of God
We embrace the theology of the Apostolic and Early Church Fathers and the creeds of the historic Christian Church. The Church of the Lord Jesus is "one body with one Spirit, Lord, and one faith." We adhere to the authority of Scripture, the deity of Christ, and salvation through faith in the atoning work of Christ. Our worship and ministry are "Charismatic", partaking of the power of the Holy Spirit and exercising the biblical gifts given to the Church. Christ Jesus is central to our worship and practices and He is Lord of our lives, the Head of the Church and the King of His kingdom. Christ is in us and we are in the world reaching the lost, continuing His work and demonstrating His kingdom on earth. We are in covenant with God in accomplishing His purposes on earth through the benefits and privileges of the atoning work of Christ. The Church, as people and not place, is a therapeutic community with a practical theology that enables its members to restore man, the earth, and universe back to God's original plan and purpose. The central issue and concern of God in Scripture is His righteous rule in heaven and on earth. Therefore, the Church is the embassy of the Kingdom of God on earth and must proclaim Christ as both Savior and Lord of all.
Dr. Kirby Clements Sr. has served in ministry leadership for more than 30 years as a prophet and archbishop of churches in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and Australia. His writings and ministry have focused upon the mission and government of the church. His abilities as a negotiator have enabled him to bring guidance and crisis resolution to ministries at all levels of their development. His insights concerning gifts, callings, and ministry functions have been invaluable to churches, conferences, and summit meetings .
Atlanta, Georgia, native Sandra Clements is married to Dr. Kirby Clements Sr. for 50 years and is the mother of their two children, Kirby Jr. and Gina. Personable, strong, and caring, Sandra is in many ways a pioneer for justice and a trailblazer in championing the dignity of women and celebrating their various roles.
A graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, her professional experiences are varied. She worked as a high school Social Science teacher, coordinated an in-hospital patient educational and volunteer training program, and served as program coordinated at D.C general hospital In Washington. She also served as a program coordinator for the United States Agency for International Development, which provides economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide. Additionally, she has functioned as a consultant for several notable social organizations, planned seminars and workshops as it relates to Creational order and the Kingdom of God. Still dedicated to her family, she currently manages the office for her husband’s dental practice.
Sandra manages her husband's dental practice and works as part of the empowerment network. Another passion of hers is to see healthy families, being a dedicated mother and grandmother wanting to share here experiences and wisdom she has developed a seminar series called "A Celebration of Motherhood." Her future plans are to celebrate parenting as a primary function for healthy families of which she has written a popular book titled "Her Name is Mother."
Another pivotal role that she plays is co-laboring with Bishop Kirby in ministry, sharing with him the pastorate of the church, The Community of the Holy Spirit, as well as traveling together teaching and preaching on the Kingdom of God and Creational order.
Sadly, Sandra departed this life in peace while surrounded by all of our family in June 2015. She serves now as part of a transcendent team that is in heaven and on earth.