Bishop Sheldon M McCarter – Greater Cleveland Ave. Christian Church

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Greater Cleveland Ave. Christian Church
5095 Lansing Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Phone: (336) 661-0226

Bishop Sheldon M. McCarter is the senior bishop at Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church located in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was born April 10th, 1961 to Dr. R.T. and Lady McCarter in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

The main objective of this ministry is to meet the whole man – spirit, soul, and body – through the teaching and preaching of the Word of God. We believe that every member of this ministry will be firmly rooted and grounded in the Word of God and will overcome the challenges of life.

We will understand the teachings of the five fold ministry (Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers; Ephesians 4:11). We believe through the teachings of the Word that you will receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We are determined to have a spirit filled ministry that builds the integrity of men and women with a God consciousness, so that they function in a way that glorifies God and help change a generation. We are to reach the lost and the hurt with a message of faith that provokes people to reach their ordained destiny.

If we carry out the vision, God will send men and women to Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church and they will be able to live a victorious life.


We believe in one God-Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Creator of all things.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died, was buried, was resurrected, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father and is true God and true man.

We believe the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired Word of God and the infallible rule of faith and conduct.

We believe in the resurrection of the dead, the eternal happiness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost.

We believe in personal salvation of believers through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

We believe in sanctification through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit, and we believe in personal holiness, purity of heart and life.

We believe in divine healing, through faith in the Name of Jesus Christ, and that healing is included in the Redemption.

We believe in water baptism, in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as distinct from the New Birth, in speaking with tounges as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4), in the gifts of the Spirit, and the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. We believe that all of these are available to believers.

We believe in the Christian’s hope-the soon-coming, personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.