ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
Incorporation under the Laws of the State of California
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:
That we, the undersigned, a majority of whom are citizens and residents of the State of California, have this day voluntarily associated ourselves together for the purpose of forming a corporation under the laws of the State of California;
AND WE HEREBY CERTIFY:
FIRST: That the name of this corporation shall be HARVESTER MISSION, and is formed under title XII, Part Four, Division First, Civil Code.
SECOND: That the purposes for which it is formed are religious, charitable, and benevolent purposes and especially to conduct religious services, to train workers for carrying on the purposes of this corporation; to purchase, own, sell, mortgage and lease real estate and other property as may be necessary for the purposes of this corporation; to receive donations; to receive, manage, take, and hold real and personal property, by gift, grant, devise or bequest, and to sell, or to dispose of the same; and to do each and every thing necessary, suitable or proper for the accomplishment of any of the purposes herein enumerated or which shall at any time appear conducive or expedient for the protection or benefit of this corporation.
THIRD: That the principal office for the transaction of the business of the corporation will be located in the County of Los Angeles, State of California.
FOURTH: That the object of the organization of said corporation is other than for profit, and therefore, there shall be no capital stock.
FIFTH: That the following confession of faith shall be forever a part of the Articles of this Incorporation, and all persons becoming members, directors, or workers shall subscribe thereto, and any person refusing to subscribe to said articles of faith or having subscribed to said articles of faith who shall renounce the same, or in the event that they do not renounce the same but teach doctrines, rules, regulations and tenets of faith in opposition thereto, shall thereby automatically cease to be a member, director or worker of this corporation, and all rights of said member, director, or worker shall thereby cease and determine, and in the event that said member, director or worker is a trustee of said corporation, his place shall thereby automatically be vacated.
The confession of faith hereinbefore referred to is particularly as follows:
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, was given entirely by God and is His authoritative word to men and the only absolute and infallible guide to faith and practice.
We believe that God is one God and three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Virgin Birth: that God the Son came in the flesh, was conceived by the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary.
We believe that though tempted in all points, He lived an absolutely sinless life.
We believe that He died on Calvary to make atonement for sin; that He bore our sins in His own body on Calvary and there suffered death as our substitute, giving His life in vicarious sacrifices; that there is no other way to be saved except by believing in His Name.
We believe that Jesus Christ arose from the dead in a real flesh and bone body.
We believe that Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven with this same body and will throughout eternity be in this glorified body.
We believe that Jesus Christ is coming again in this real, visible body to raise, with a glorified body, those dead in Christ and to change the bodies of those living who are His like unto His glorious body, and to take them together to be with Him
We believe that after this, He will return to the earth to establish His kingdom on earth and to rule in bodily presence over that Kingdom for a thousand years.
We believe that having ascended into Heaven, Jesus Christ sent the Holy Spirit to endue the Church with power to spread the Gospel, to bestow gifts for building up, and administration of the Church to work miracles of grace in the hearts of believers, enabling them to live the Christ life, to teach and guide believers into all truth, and to be sovereign administrator of the Church of Christ on earth.
We believe that the Holy Sprit was sent to convict men of sin, and we look to Him to perform this work through the word of God preached and taught by men sent out under His direction and empowered by Him for this service.
We believe that the Church is the invisible body of Christ called out by the Holy Sprit and consisting of all those who have received Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and have been born again by the Holy Spirit, and that wherever such are found, they compose this body, and though they may be divided by space or time or organization, they nevertheless form one inseparable organism which is the body of Christ.
We believe the commission of the Church is to gather people for His name by preaching the Gospel and to build up in the faith those who have become members of His body.
SIXTH: That the number of directors or trustees of said corporation shall be three (3), and that the names and residences of the directors or trustees who have been elected for the first year and to serve until the election and qualification of their successors are as follows, to-wit:
Name Whose Residence is
T. Marshall Morsey Los Angeles, California
T. A. Trowbridge Siloan Springs, Arkansas
Paul J. White Los Angeles, California
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto subscribed our names this 4th day of December A.D. 1929
STATE OF CALIFORNIA )
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES)
On this 4th day of December 1929, before me CLAUDE A. WATSON, a Notary Public in and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California, personally appeared T. MARSHALL MORSEY, T. A. TROWBRIDGE and PAUL J. WHITE, known to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the within instrument, and severally acknowledged to me that they executed the same.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal in the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of California, the day and year in this certificate first above written.
Notary Public in and for the County of
Los Angeles, State of California.