Our Story

Our story begins in 1993 as a storefront church located at 2637 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY with a handful of committed members with a heart for evangelism leading many to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. Two Sunday’s a month the ministry would conduct evening evangelist services at the local soup kitchen serving coffee, donuts, and the spoken word of God. The ministry grew and the storefront could no longer hold the growing congregation. The board members of the First Christian Church contacted Pastor Stephan and heard of the growth of the ministry and made an offer to sell First Christian Church to Potter’s House and agreed to hold the mortgage interest free! On Palm Sunday, April 6, 1998, the members marched around the new church home and held the first service at the new location of 1002 Niagara Avenue the former First Christian Church.

In August 2001 our Co-Pastor Celestine Booze along with the Apostolic. Crusade Team (ACT), traveled to the regions of Togo and Ghana, West Africa to conduct revivals and crusades. During this Apostolic journey, Co-Pastor met many pastors we were without mentorship and church covering. Soon returning to the United States she and Pastor Stephan Booze spork of the need of African pastors, In October 2001 Pastor Stephan and Co-Pastor Celestine founded the World Missions Ministries International Fellowship of Churches (WMMI) with the mission of Reconcile the lost, spiritually deficient, and overlooked back to God the Father. Empower through education, impartation, and relationship. Activate and refine the gifts that are within the Body of Christ. Challenge believers to use gifts, talents, and abilities to impact Kingdom and environment. Help struggling churches fulfill their potential. (R.E.A.C.H.) Immediately 16 Liberian Pastors became a part of the Fellowship. On December 16 Pastor Stephan was consecrated Bishop.

In February 2006 the Potter’s House moved to an even larger location on 7th Street in Niagara Falls the former St. Paul United Methodist Church. To date, their many ministries operate at the Potter’s House CCC and many countries are a part of the World Mission Ministries Fellowship of Churches to include Belgium, Italy. African countries Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Angola. Additionally. The Potter’s House operates the World Mission Bible Institute a fully accredited Bible College.

Potter’s House is a ministry with a big heart for adding souls to the kingdom, and the place where God is shaping lives.

Our Mission

The mission of the Potter’s House Christian Community Church is to enlarge and advance the kingdom of God. To minister the gospel through the preaching of the infallible Word of God which breaks the yoke of bondage and set captives free. Our mission is to serve every age of the body of Christ and meet the needs both holistically and spiritually.

Archbishop Stephan Booze is a native of Niagara Falls, New York. He attended Patton Bible College of Oakland California, received B.A.degree in Biblical Studies from Jacksonville Theological Seminary and his Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Religious Philosophy from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary of Tampa, Florida.

Archbishop Booze is the founder and Presiding Prelate of the World Missions Ministries International Fellowship Of Churches. This reformation was established in 2001 through much prayer and the calling of God to the nations. Presently there are over one hundred World Missions Ministries International Fellowship of Churches branches throughout the United States, Europe, Jamaica, and Africa. Archbishop Booze has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Africa, and the West Indies conducting numerous revivals, workshops, and Leadership Conferences. He is also the founder of the World Mission Bible Institute an accredited Bible College. He has authored two books “Tapping Into An Open Heaven” and “Booze For Men”.

Dr. Stephan Booze

Archbishop Booze received his call to ministry in 1984 and founded the Potter’s House Christian Community Church of Niagara Falls in 1993. He was ordained by Bishop T. D. Jakes in 2000, consecrated to the office of Bishop in 2001, and elevated to Archbishop in 2011. Archbishop Booze received this Sacred Elevation and his Apostolic Succession through the Trans-Atlantic and Pacific Alliance of Churches, based in London, England; Washington, D.C. and Tampa, Florida.

Archbishop Booze is married to Evangelist and Overseer Celestine Booze; they have two adult sons, two grandchildren and reside in Niagara Falls, New York. Archbishop Booze’s motto is:

“We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard” Acts 4:20

Dr. Celeste Booze

Dr. Celestine Booze is a native of Niagara Falls, New York and currently serves as the Co-Pastor of the Potter’s House Christian Community Church, in Niagara Falls, NY where her husband Archbishop Booze serves as the senior pastor.

She serves as the International First Lady and Overseer of the World Missions Ministries International Fellowship of Churches, which presently includes 10 countries in the organization. Within the local church, she provides pastoral oversight to the Sunday school, Women’s Ministry, Ministers and persons in training for fivefold ministry, new membership services, Young Adult and the Media Ministry. She is the founder and instructor of the Potter’s House School of the Prophets. Educationally, Dr. Booze holds a Doctorate of Religious Philosophy from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary of Tampa, Florida. She also received advanced leadership training at Beulah Heights University of Atlanta, Georgia.

Professionally, Celestine served the Niagara Falls Police Department for 20 years assigned to the patrol division and the detective bureau. She retired after 20 years of service and holds the distinction of being the first female promoted to the rank of detective in the history of the Niagara Falls Police Department.

Dr. Booze is a well sought-after international speaker and her ministry has taken her throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, numerous African countries, and the Caribbean conducting Pastoral and Leadership Training Conferences, Crusades, Revivals, Workshops, and Prayer Breakfasts.

Celestine and her husband Archbishop Stephan reside in Niagara Falls and have two adult children and two grandchildren.


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