About Our Church

Following a rich tradition, worship services at 36th Street are filled with powerful praise, singing, and the anointed Word of God which will change your life.  In our services you will see people from all different backgrounds and cultures and involved in our activities. You will see a variety of styles of dress—everything from jeans to business suits and dresses. Regardless, our principal focus is on the heart, not outward appearances. Our desire is to teach and show what it means to walk daily as a Christian, to have a firm foundation in the Word of God and, ultimately, understand that we are sent out to the world as disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Children's Ministry

We take our ministry to children very seriously.  We recognize the privilege and responsibility we have each time a child is entrusted to our care.

We are committed to providing a safe environment and secure facility.

We are committed to welcoming, teaching, ministering, loving, and valuing every child placed in our care as we follow Jesus.  Mark 10:13-16


Children Church Graduation
Bishop R. L. Hancock

Church History

Bishop R. L. Hancock came to Charlotte, N. C., in 1946, preaching, in a borrowed tent on the corner of North Davidson Street and Belmont Avenue,  that Jesus Christ is the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace. Bishop Hancock was God’s Water Boy and he taught repentance of sins and baptism by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and being filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost, according to Acts 2:38 and Acts 2:4.  He believed the Lord’s gospel is for every person as stated in Acts 17:26 “Of one blood God made  all nations.”  Bishop R. L. Hancock went to be with the Lord in 1986. 

March 1946

Baptisms were performed in Briar Creek

Tent Revival Charlotte
Baptism in Briar Creek

Bishop H. P. Hancock dedicated his life to the Lord at seventeen years of age.  He followed Bishop R. L. Hancock from West Virginia to Charlotte to work for God.

The Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic
History The Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic

The Lord blessed, and after a short while, the church was able to move from the tent to a church on Davidson Street which R. L. Hancock and  H. P. Hancock built with their own hands.

God continued to bless and the church grew.  In the early 1950’s, the church at 601 East 36th Street was purchased.  The church was remodeled to include an indoor baptismal pool.

Church History
Entrance to The Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic

In 1979 the Lord laid on the heart of Bishop H. P. Hancock to build a new church.  This is where we worship today.  The building was dedicated in March of 1980.

Clarence Cox

C. E. Cox, Sr., joined the church in the early 1950’s.  He served as Sunday School Superintendent, Associate Pastor, and in August of 1990 he was ordained as a Bishop.  He went to be with the Lord August 25, 1995.  He and his wife, Barbara, had 6 children, many of whom continue to serve in the church today.

History of The Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic

John Stacy Major, Sr., married Bishop R. L. Hancock’s daughter, Lauretta, in October of 1950.  Several years later he became invaluable to the church serving first as a custodian.  Later he was ordained as a minister, and then as a Bishop in the church.  His daughter, Frances Major Correll has been the church pianist for many years, and his son, John, Jr., is now the Pastor.  Bishop Major went to be with the Lord July 13, 2004.