About Us

The Restoration and Revival Center Church of God in Christ had its beginnings as a result of persons being saved in a revival conducted at KP Park in Moss Point, Mississippi by Evangelist McCreary of Mobile, Alabama. When he was called to labor in another area, the Saints found themselves without a Shepherd. In order to keep them from drifting apart, they began to have prayer in the home of Brother Dock Matthew Eatman and Sister Laura Eatman.

Shortly thereafter, God sent two missionaries from Mobile, Alabama, Sister Mary Archie and Beulah Osborne, to help the Saints and together they formed a mission on Ann Street in Moss Point. Through hard work and with the help of God, by 1973 the mission had grown to what was now a church and there was a great need for a house of worship for the Lord’s people, so work began on building a church. Under the supervision of these Missionaries, the building was completed on Glaude Street in Moss Point in July 1974 and the late Elder J.J. Davis conducted the first revival there later that same month.God continued to bless and souls were added to the church and it was decided that the church, because it was in Mississippi, should be under the Jurisdictional Bishop of the Church of God in Christ of Southern Mississippi. As a result of this, one of the ministers, Minister Aubry Knox was appointed as Pastor.

In 1978, a new pastor was appointed by the Jurisdictional Bishop, Bishop Theo Davis to oversee the flock of God. Minister James F. Moffett Sr. was appointed pastor of Restoration in August of that year.
God gave the vision to Pastor Moffett to build another sanctuary at the corner of Glaude Street and Macphelah Road , and in 1988 the present church building was completed.On July 23, 2000, history was made here at Restoration during our great Church Anniversary. The sanctuary was officially freed of all debt and the service climaxed with an exciting “Mortgage Burning Ceremony” for the family Life center, under the administration of this great man of God, Elder James Moffett. On July 23, 2006, the Worship Center was dedicated and named Archie- Osborne Family Life Center.

In the late 1980’s Pastor Moffett started an outreach mission in Gautier Mississippi, Harvest Gathering COGIC. He appointed late Elder Perry Merrill Sr., and Elder Robert Moulds Assistant Pastor.  Elder Robert Moulds left the ministry and moved to Virginia.  Later due to illness for Elder Perry Merrill, Sr.  Elder Charles Malone was sent to assistant until Pastor Merrill recovery.  At the demise of Elder Merrill, Elder Malone was assigned the pastor with Elder Drake Anderson, Assistant. Due to great damage to the building by Hurricane Katrina, the mission doors for outreach was closed in August 2005.  Elder James Moffett requested the Elder Malone and Elder Anderson return to Restoration COGIC. After over 30 years hard work and dedication, and a long legacy of Pastoral leadership, Pastor James F. Moffett appointed Elder Charles Malone, Pastor of Restoration and Revival Center COGIC. Elder Malone was officially installed as Pastor in October 2009 by Bishop A.V. Jordan of the 2nd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Southern Mississippi.