International Christian Ministers Association

Who We Are

We are the International Christian Ministers Association, LLC (the ICMA). The ICMA is a ministry based on the coast of North Carolina in the USA. This ministry's goal is to ordain as many ministers as possible that are ENTHUSIASTIC about sharing the Gospel that have a call on their life. Enthusiasm is the key. Here's why; the word is derived from two Greek words: "En" which means "IN" and "theos" meaning "in God". Enthusiasm literally means God In Us!

The ICMA wants people who are filled with God and are willing to answer the call to become ordained and fulfill the Great Commission. Matthew 28:16-20

Our goal is to supply you with training, Biblical studies and prayer covering. Our Intercessory Prayer Team works 24/7 praying for ministries worldwide.

Statement of Faith

The ICMA believes the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 

The ICMA believes that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

The ICMA believes in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. 

The ICMA believes that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential. 

The ICMA believes in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by who’s indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. 

The ICMA believes in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. 

The ICMA believes in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Doc Dalton

 

THE DEPRESSED POET, DOC “POP’S” DALTON

 

Suffering from depression/bi-polar disorder, feeling suicidal, lost and the feeling of being alone. But when he was hospitalized God came through to him in the most unlikely place, with the right words, at the right time.

 

I am not a great poet or writer, states Dalton. In fact, I am not even a good poet or writer, and I say that because it’s the truth.

 

What I am is a man who struggles through his words,

so, he can make it through his days.

                                                                       

 

He was the host of the children’s cable show, Body-Slam on Drugs, a show geared toward the youth in an effort to help educate them on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. He did this show in association with a North Jersey Police Department and both he and the department received praise from children, parents, teachers, mayors, governors, congress men and women, senators and countless others.

The police department noticed Doc when they saw him co-hosting a pro-wrestling cable show, “Wrestling Tracks U.S.A.” At the time, Doc was a manager in the pro-wrestling field. They contacted him about their idea, set a date for a meeting, and they agreed on producing a show together.

In addition, Doc hosted a Christian based radio show called Outlaws 4 Christ Radio, where independent Christian artists had a platform to air their music. He interviewed a number of people on the program, and he still maintains that one of his favorite interviews was with Hall of Fame Fisherman, Jimmy Houston. Great guy, states Doc. The new show was set up in three days thanks to his daughter Sherri.

While everything seemed great on the outside, that wasn’t what Doc was going through on the inside. He suffered sleepless nights, confusion, anger, and his thoughts ran wild. Shortly after, depression set in followed by the highs and lows, and finally constant thoughts of suicide.

One evening while taping a number of shows, he told himself he couldn’t do it anymore and when the last show was completed, he looked at everyone, told them he quit, and walked away from it all.

It wasn’t long after he was hospitalized on two different occasions for being suicidal. During the second hospitalization, a doctor pulled him aside and told him to try his hand at poetry. Doc thought this doctor was crazier than he was, but he was locked in, couldn’t leave, and thought why not? To his surprise what took place was unreal. Everything he wrote about was God, heaven, the angels, Jesus and more. He had no idea where it all came from, but the one thing he knew was that he didn’t want it to end.

Since then he has been experiencing a different feeling even though many days and nights are difficult and the depression and more comes and goes. Still, it’s the words that pull him through in the middle of the night.

There is so much more to tell but not enough space to tell the entire story.

Since then he has been baptized, speaks at different events about depression, continues to write what he calls God poetry. He was ordained by the International Christian Ministers Association where they call him the Pastor of Prayer.

Doc says he feels prayer is the most unselfish act of kindness you can give to someone because you are asking God to help that person, love that person, heal that person, be by that person’s side and guide them while asking for nothing in return for yourself. It’s the gift of kindness from one’s heart that makes that gift of prayer so special.

This year Doc is releasing a book under The Coffee and Prayer Series. The name of the book is, “It’s a God Thing. In 2020 there will be two more releases with “That’s the Beauty of it All” which happens to be the title of the first poem Doc wrote and “The Happiest Sad Guy in Town.” 

Where does the coffee come from for The Coffee and Prayer Series? Doc says that at this stage of his life, coffee is his drug of choice. At times even that is a bit tough to handle, he says with a laugh.

There is even a new show starting in 2020 called, The Coffee and Prayer Series. It will touch on a number of topics including depression and prayer but for right now, it’s all about writing and praying. Praying with whomever wants and needs prayer, and even for those who you may not know personally but understand that prayer should still be directed at them.

And growing more within the community of believers and the ICMA.

To find out more about The Depressed Poet, you can visit his website at docdalton.com

 

 

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Our Purpose

Our purpose is to promote Jesus! The ICMA will ordain, equip and empower our ordained ministers to advance God's Kingdom through leadership, ministry, fundraising and missions. 

We invite ministers to unite with us and become part of our fellowship. We seek to advance Christianity via networking and the sharing of information and resources. 

We want our ministers to be effective Christian leaders. We aren't just handing out a piece of paper, we are prepping them for warfare.  We offer prayer coverings for all of our ministers.  No minister should ever feel alone.

Has God Called You?

Did you know that by answering the call and becoming an ordained minister you have been given the greatest privilege and responsibility in all the world? It's true! There is nothing like being a minister of the living God, the Sovereign Lord and Majesty of the universe. 

Hospitals, nursing homes, homeless shelters and jails often require ministers to be ordained before ministering to people. Most of the states in the USA and the majority of countries in the world require licensing in order to perform weddings, funerals, or any religious gathering. Our hope is to help you answer your "Calling".

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Dear ICMA Member:

Believe it or not, there is more to the ICMA than just ordaining ministers! This organization is becoming a powerhouse in ministry. Our intercessory prayer teams IPT work around the clock to cover the needs of many, we have built wells for water in Liberia, aided pastors in developing nations with food and shelter, provided hi-definition cameras for a US based church seeking to expand their presence, we are in the process of building a university in North Carolina that will offer affordable Christian education and this was done through the efforts of our gracious Father and 4 full-time leaders who run the ICMA.

These things are planned and prepared by leadership and staff who are deeply committed to our becoming who it is God is calling us to be.  The ministry and mission of the ICMA take place because of the spiritual and financial gifts our members and friends choose to offer.  These are the resources that fuel our mission; and yes, it does cost real money to provide these spiritual things!

The decision to give a gift is a choice, but as a follower of Jesus, it really isn’t an option!  Based on what we have received, we are encouraged to give something – out of thanksgiving for what God has done, and as a sign of faithfulness and commitment to be a part of the good things that God is continuing to do in our world.  We have the gift of Jesus and we are invited to respond to what God has given us with generosity of our own.

To make that gift means making a decision to give something away that you might use for something else.  To do that may require choosing to not buy a fancy coffee, or deciding to carry a sack lunch into the office once a week instead of buying lunch.  The amount may seem insignificant, but did you know that gift of just $10 every week can help an orphanage keep the doors open every month, pay the power bill for an aging minister who can’t meet his bills, pay for inexpensive antibiotic treatment for a father in Pakistan who cannot afford medication or provide roofing materials for a school in Uganda. Your gift matters – it matters to you as the giver, and to the ICMA which utilizes it as a resource for mission.

As an organization, we are entering a time of discerning what we will contribute monetarily in the coming year.  The practice of exercising financial stewardship is a spiritual discipline and a way to grow our faith.  There is joy to be found in practicing generosity and it begins with a simple step of a commitment to contribute.

My prayer is that you will join us on a “Journey to Generosity”.  The gifts you give make good things happen. Thank you for being a part of it.  Challenge yourself to give in a regular and disciplined way.  I promise you won’t regret it.

“How do I give?” you might be asking. Go to www.paypal.me/icma

 

Blessings,

Pastor Jeff Godsey

President/ICMA