WCMA was founded by
Rev Daniel A Briggs, PhD in 1993 in the State of Maine and later divested to
Ministries Association, Inc.
in 2006, which was also founded by Rev. D. A. Briggs
in the State of Florida.
WCMA was founded to help
evangelize the world, to enhance apostolic
teachings, to train and educate both aspiring
ministers (clergy), existing clerics and
laypersons who desire to expand their theological
understandings and to improve their personal and
ecclesiastical development. Due to the splintering
among Apostolic Pentecostal ministers
WCMA also aspires to facilitate, at the very
least, an "arms length" unity among a great
ethnically and theologically diverse ecclesiastical
body of believers spread across the globe. Thus far, WCMA has reached into 190
nations around the world, has influenced
over 38,000 clergy around the world, who represent
over 5.2 million constituents and
over 100,000 religious training books (Disciples
of Christ Volumes, et al). Join us in our
here to view a WCMA Foreign Missions Video
Brief Bio and Family History of Rev. Daniel A
Briggs, PhD, founder of WCMA.
Rev. Daniel A. Briggs is the son of Rev. Arthur
Briggs, (who was the son of Rev. George Briggs).
Rev. Daniel A Briggs is a third generation apostolic
preacher/minister. He has been a pioneer, much like
his father and grandfather were before him. He was
ordained at age 22 by the United Pentecostal Church
International in the State of Maine, the youngest
ever to be ordained in that state. He founded the
First Apostolic Church of Biddeford,
World Christian Ministries Association,
Bangor Counseling Center,
Aletheia Logos University,
Cornerstone Theological University,
Apostolic School of the Prophets,
Alfred Adler Institute,
Briggs Global Enterprises,
ApostolicPentecostalChurches Global Church
Directory (APC). This APC directory was developed as
an integral part of WCMA's vision to develop a unity
and connectedness between this splintered group of
Apostolic Pentecostal churches.
Rev. George Briggs, who was Rev. Daniel Briggs'
grandfather, was instrumental in bringing to and
establishing the Apostolic Pentecostal movement in
the State of Maine. His life was often threatened by
catholic clergymen and before his death he often had
to have police protection during the time Rev, Nila
Mean and "Charlotte" came to Old Town, Maine to tell
"Charlotte's" life story concerning her eventual
escape from the catholic nunnery in Mexico and the
evils that occurred there. This exposure eventually
led to an FBI investigation and the closure of said
Rev. Arthur D Briggs, who was Rev. Daniel Briggs'
father, was also a pioneer in the State of Maine, in
the State of Maryland and in the State of Florida.
He established several floundering congregations in
various communities in Maine, e.g., Carmel,
Houlton. In Maryland, he
helped establish the church in Smyrna. In Florida he
Calvary Apostolic Church in Oxford
(Wildwood). He also mentored several other ministers
including three of his sons and two daughters, Rev.
Bruce Briggs, Missionary Diane Briggs, Missionary
Rev. Randy Briggs, Missionary Rev. Daniel Briggs and
Missionary Gaylene Briggs.
Rev. Bruce A Briggs, who was Rev. Daniel Briggs'
Missionary Diane M Briggs, who was Rev. Daniel
Briggs' oldest sister,
Rev. Randy L Briggs, who was Rev. Daniel Briggs'
second oldest brother,
Missionary Gaylene Briggs, who was Rev. Daniel
Briggs' youngest sister,
Rev. Harold Briggs, (an uncle to Rev. Daniel
Briggs), was a tank driver in WWII under General
"Blood and Guts" George S. Patton. He was one
of the only few surviving tank drivers who
first cut across the Ludendorf Bridge over the Rhine
River. He knew it was a "suicide mission" but prayed
that if God protected him, he would become a
minister like his father (Rev. George Briggs). He
did survive and he did become an apostolic minister.
pioneered an apostolic church in Maine. At his
funeral, there was standing room only and overflowed
to outside the building. The funeral procession was
than a mile long; nearly every brand of Pentecostal
minister was there. He was well liked and respected
by all that knew him.