Superintendent Victoria L. Thrash and Dr. Robert Thrash Sr.
Founder and Co-Founder
The A.R.M.E.D. Church has a rich heritage that spans four decades. The late District Supt. Victoria L. Thrash answered God’s call and planted Christ-Centered Apostolic Church in Inglewood in 1976. She remained our fearless leader until her death in 1993. Dr. Robert Thrash III then became Lead Pastor. Desiring to further shape the ministry and the lives of those connected to it, Dr. Thrash prayerfully chose five words that would be the standard:
Accountable; Responsible; Mature; Equipped; Disciplined (A.R.M.E.D.).
The A.R.M.E.D. Church is constantly seeking ways to be innovative and effective; a place where believers actually enjoy gathering for fellowship and worship. We’re not bound by traditions like dress codes, restrictions on make-up and jewelry, the format of our Sunday gatherings, and music. Like James and Peter spoke to the Gentiles in the book of Acts, we do not place unreasonable expectations and requirements on the members of The A.R.M.E.D. Church. We do, however, hold each other accountable for living holy, as God requires.