Who We Are.
True Holiness Covenant of Peace Assembly of Walnut Hills was founded on February 15, 1988, in Loveland Ohio, which is 20 miles northeast of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the United States of America. We are a branch out of our mother church in Silverton, Ohio, whose documented history reaches as far back as 1966.
We have a Spirit-filled style of worship, we practice the doctrine of the New Testament Apostles, and we practice a scriptural lifestyle of holiness. We are disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Word that was made flesh, who is revealed within the written word, from Genesis to Revelation.
True Holiness is affiliated with our shepherd organization, True Holiness Assemblies of Truth United International and our facility houses its national offices and its Leadership Development Institute. Also, our senior pastor is the Presiding Overseer of this organization of 8 congregations and 38 missions and ministries.
What Is In a Name?
The New Testament church is built upon “the Rock” which is Christ our Lord (Matthew 16:18). During our Bible studies, we have found that metaphors were used throughout the New Testament to describe Christ’s universal church. But it was not the custom of the early church to use these metaphors as legal names for their local congregations. However, it has been the tradition of churches in succeeding centuries to use one of the scriptural metaphors or a description of Christ’s relationship to the Church, to legally form a name for their congregations and para-church organizations.
In keeping with this tradition, our congregation has chosen the name True Holiness Covenant of Peace Assembly and added the location “of Walnut Hills” at the end of our name. [Walnut Hills is one of the historic neighborhoods in Cincinnati, Ohio USA.]
True Holiness is taken from Ephesians 4:24, which states, “And that ye put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and True Holiness.” This scripture emphasizes the difference between counterfeit holiness and true holiness, which is the design, nature, and character of Christ’s church.
Covenant of Peace is taken from Colossians 1:20, which states, “Having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself.” The new covenant, or Covenant of Peace, is ratified by Christ’s blood, and it is “everlasting” because its blessings are eternal. It was through the pacifying blood of Christ that God henceforth became “the God of peace” unto His people.
Since our congregation is one of many congregations in the world, we intend for our name to signify our ministry that edifies the Body of Christ and our outreach of reconciliation for those who have yet to be redeemed.