He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.  Matthew 16:15


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“THE GATHERING INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES” was launched on November 8, 2009 under the leadership of the Rev. Clover Hawthorne and her husband Elder Lambert Hawthorne. The Gathering has a mandate to continue the mission of reaching those people of the Bronx and beyond who are not members of a church or not attending any church. The Gathering is a Church of God Congregation with headquarters in Cleveland Tennessee.

We are committed to building strong and effective outreach programs not only for members of The Gathering, but also to our community and beyond. We are committed to evangelism. Our number one goal is, and will always be, the salvation of the lost. We are committed to prayer and intercession. We believe that miracles are for today. By His mighty power, we will experience miracles, signs, and wonders to the glory of His majestic name.

We ask our members to do three things each week:

  • Come to worship service to fall more in love with God and His word.

  • Go to small group meetings to love others in community.

  • Serve in a ministry to impact others.



The mission of our church is to know Christ and make him known by loving God, loving others and serving the world. To encourage small groups designed to hear from God through reading the Bible, obeying what He says, and sharing it with their social networks.


 We are disciple-driven, bible-centered. We believe that each local church has been given its own special assignment from the Father.

Ours is threefold:
1. Inviting people into a worship experience that enables them to fall more in love with God and His Word.
2. Leading people to love others, in our homes, our church and our communities.
3. Teaching people to serve the world and to evangelize the lost, including people of the Bronx who are not members of a church or not attending any church.


Glorify God through a lifestyle of personal obedience and communion with Him; and, in the Spirit and Power of Pentecost, to worship Him in seasons of praise, brokenness, power and blessing.

Build relationships that strengthen each of us, recognizing that we are the body of Christ “fitly joined together.”
Recognize the need for sharing the message of the Gospel and to understand our personal responsibility in meeting that need.

To design the Gathering International Ministries around a straightforward and strategic process that moves people through the stages of spiritual growth. It is a process of loving God, loving others, and serving the world.

We, as a community of Spirit-filled believers, commit to exalt God, evangelize the lost, and edify and equip the church for ministry.


During this pandemic, we are taking all necessary precautions to protect you and your family. We have reopened our doors for worship on the inside and invite you to join us if you can. Some may feel more comfortable worshipping from home, and if that is you, you can click on the link below to stream our services.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 3:17

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Special Events

DECEMBER 31, 2021

New Year’s Eve Service

Join us for an inspiring and spirit filled service on December 31, 2021 beginning at 9 PM.

NOVEMBER 21, 2021


Over 2,000 families receive boxes of food, vegetables, cereal, milk and so much more every week from this initiative. Each generous donation of $25 will feed A family of 4 for a week.