​ The Regions of the A.B.S.A Council

Region 1. - North Eastern Region
Suffragan Bishop Melvin Falkner

Region 2. - North Western Region
Suffragan Bishop
Donsero Reynolds

Region 3. - Northern Region
Suffragan Bishop Jerry D. Wright

​Region 4. - Central Region A
Suffragan Bishop G. Victor Morrissey 

Region 4. - Central Region B
Suffragan Bishop Dr. Thomas E. Griffith

Region 5.- Southern Region
Suffragan Bishop Wendell Chinn

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ABSA 2023 Fall Council Registration

We are asking for participation from all the churches of the ABSA Council for the mass choir for Friday night of the council 10/20/23. This is the night Bishop Finnell will be installed as diocesan. Rehearsals will be held at Christ Temple (Indianapolis) on Tuesday 10/10/23 and Monday 10/16/23, both at 7pm. I have included the songs below. I look forward to ministering and lifting up Jesus with you! 😊 🙏 💙

- Michael Finnell

1. Holy, holy, holy - Wilmington Chester

2. He's been good - Charles Jenkins

3. Jesus is the light - Hezekiah Walker https://youtu.be/VguXCbm9QZ8?si=VJuR3t7rWLkr5bwd



The Apostolic Bible Students Association (A.B.S.A.) of Indiana is the 4th Episcopal District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. (P.A.W.), the oldest Oneness Pentecostal organization in existence, founded in 1906, and re-organized as a Oneness Pentecostal organization in 1915.  The PAW was originally headquartered at Azusa Street in Los Angeles, California, moved to Oregon, and eventually moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where it was legally incorporated and remains today.

The A.B.S.A. was founded by Presiding Bishop G.T. Haywood in March of 1924 and had Bishop Karl Franklin Smith as it’s first leader (diocesan).

This august body of Pentecostal assemblies in the state of Indiana has a distinguished history, boasting such exemplary leadership as Bishop Karl F. Smith, Bishop Oscar (Sin-Killin’) Sanders, Bishop James Edison Tyson (twice), Bishop Charles Watkins, Bishop Charles A. Sims, and now the very distinguished Bishop Charles M. Finnell.

Certainly the Lord Jesus Christ has done and shall continue to do mighty works for the Kingdom of God in the state of Indiana through the Apostolic Bible Students Association!