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About Us

Celebrating 50 years of Ministry!

Bishop Lois Sharpe, Pastor
Bishop Lois M. Sharpe, Pastor

As our church enters into our fiftieth (50th) year of ministry, we continue to stand on the same principles upon which we were founded: obedience to the Word of God, a holy lifestyle and love one to another. As our founder, the late Prophetess Mattie Bernikow Bass used to tell us: "As long as I have love for you, that is not enough. I must get it to you." We must continue to let each other know that we love them. It's a Jesus thing!
As 1 John 4:7,8 says: "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God and everyone that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knowest not God for God is love."
The Seed of Abraham family is a loving, caring and blessed family. Agree with me in prayer for the principles upon which we were founded.
Our family comes in all colors which makes us a beautiful bouquet and God loves us!
Bishop Lois M. Sharpe, Pastor and Overseer

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United States

246 Wells Avenue N.

Renton, Washington 98057

425 228-1200

Bishop Lois M. Sharpe, Pastor

Central Africa
P. O. Box 30690
Blantyre 3
Malawi- C. Africa
Pastor Evans Khobidi, Overseer

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Headquarters for the Seed of Abraham Pentecostal Church is located at 246 Wells Avenue North, Renton, Washington 98057, USA.

The Seed of Abraham has answered the call of the Great Commission. We have sent the Word of God over the airwaves into: Eastern, Central and Southern Regions of Africa, and recently added Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Israel. Prophetess Bass, Pastor Sharpe and a small ministry team have ministered in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Blantyre (Africa), Vishakhaptnam, India and UK. We are a place of refuge for all who are poor in spirit, brokenhearted, captive, and in need of deliverance. We know this is the acceptable year of the Lord (Luke 4:18, 19). Therefore, we will preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in its fullness and reach as many souls for the Kingdom as God allows.

We are known for our uncompromising stance against anything contrary to the Word of God. We hold sacred the principles of the doctrine of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are taught, and we do preach holiness.

As a joyful body of believers, we celebrate Jesus in every service. We believe in living free from sin-- not in it. We are taught that after one has repented and received forgiveness for sins that we should receive the infilling of the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues as "the Spirit gives utterance" (Acts 2:4).

This power enables us to live holy lives before the Lord every day according to St. Luke 1:75. We continue to rejoice as we see the Word of God come alive when we "lay hands on the sick" and they recover, when we "decree a thing" and it is "established unto us."

The ministry's outreach has included: Union Gospel Mission, Bread of Life Mission, Department of Youth Services (Youth Center), Teen Challenge, King County Jail in Kent and Seattle Washington, monthly Street Ministry (downtown Seattle), Convalescent Centers and hospitals, Alcohol Treatment Center, weekly broadcasts on two community access TV stations in Washington State, weekly radio broadcasts covering 24 countries in Africal. 
Under the leadership of the late Bishop D. V. Khobidi, the Seed of Abraham has acquired about 52 churches in Malawi and Mozambique, Central Africa. The late Bishop's son, Bishop Evans Khobidi, is now the Overseer of this International Ministry. The Seed of Abraham gives financial support monthly.
Although we are fewer in number than in times past, the Lord still causes his face to shine upon us and he gives us his peace as we continue to work the work that has been assigned to our hands. In March 2009 we began 30 minute weekly radio broadcasts in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Israel. We are humbled that God has given us this opportunity to preach in the cities of his birth, death, burial and resurrection, and where he will return again. What an honor! We will continue taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who will receive Him.
These radio broadcasts may be heard online by accessing our Media page and following the directions.

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On January 6, 2008, Associate Pastor Lois M. Sharpe, daughter of the late Pastor, Founder and Overseer, Prophetess M. J. Bass, was oficially installed as the successor Pastor and Overseer of this great ministry and all associated ministries throughout the United States and Central Africa!
Pastor Sharpe served as Church Administrator, Associate Pastor and Vice President of the Board of Trustees for many years working along side of Prophetess Bass. It is therefore the natural thing that Pastor Sharpe continues to lead in the vision given to her mother, Prophetess Bass.
More importantly, she has an extraordinary revelation of Jesus and walks under a powerful anointing of the Holy Ghost. The Lord has blessed her with wisdom, and understanding of people and biblical leadership abilities.
Please know the Seed of Abraham church family appreciates your past love and support and we are counting on it for the years to come. Please pray for this ministry as Pastor and Overseer Lois M. Sharpe assumes expanded responsibilities to bring the Gospel to the world to continue to "Reach the Lost for Jesus!"
All nations are welcome here! The Lord has blessed this ministry.
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Our Founder, A Leader Called By God Above...

Remembering Our Founder

In Memoriam

Prophetess Mattie J. Bass
Late Prophetess Mattie J. Bass, Founder
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February 22, 1917 - November 10, 2007   
Mattie J. (Evans) Bass was born February 22, 1917 to Walter (Papa) and Monemia Evans in Ambrose, Coffee County, Georgia. She is the oldest of twelve (12) children. As a young girl she recalled Papa, a Holy Ghost filled Minister, calling the children in from playing for a time of prayer, worship and bible study. She was raised in Florida with her brothers and sisters.

Mattie married Joseph Sharpe and of this union, two children were born, Lois Marion and Joseph Dalton Sharpe (deceased). In 1942, Prophetess Bass received her cosmetology license from Sun Light Beauty School in Miami, Florida. She moved to Seattle, Washington in 1952, opening her own beauty salon.

Prophetess Bass rededicated her life to Jesus in 1962 and was filled with the Holy Ghost five days after her conversion. God called her to preach the Gospel in 1965. She completed Biblical Correspondence Courses and received two awards of achievement. Prophetess Mattie Bass began her ministry as a pastor in the fall of 1967 in a small, store-front, corner building under the name of 'God's Pentecostal Prayer Mission'. Her leader, the late Bishop E. F. Morris, inspired and strongly encouraged her to be obedient to God's call and the work assigned to her.

While overcoming great resistance to this ministry, including some pastors and church organizations in the community, Prophetess Bass stood and God blessed the work. Many came to see this humble woman minister the Word under the power and authority of Jesus Christ. Many souls have been and continue to be saved, healed and delivered through this ministry! In 1971, the 'Mission' moved to a larger building (17th and Lucille Street) and was renamed, Seed of Abraham Pentecostal Church- a name submitted by the late Pastor Larry Evans and chosen from a list of names by members. This new name was adopted by the Board of Trustees.

The Lord continued to bless and add to the church until it became necessary to find a larger building to accommodate the members, which caused the move to our present location in Renton, Washington in 1980.

After celebrating her 90th birthday (February 22, 2007) Prophetess Bass continued to preach at the Seed of Abraham Pentecostal Church and accepted numerous invitations to minister outside of our church until her passing on November 10, 2007. She is admired by both men and women of the gospel because of her strong stance and values in holiness. She preached the simple message of salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ by repenting of sins and being baptised in water and in the Holy Ghost. God confirmed her ministry with many miracles and signs following. She inspired believers to stand on the promises of God and fight the good fight of faith!


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