Around 1924, Alonzo Austin Daughtry
(1885-1952) came under the influence of Bishop Marcelino
de Grace, commonly called Bishop Grace or “Sweet Daddy
Grace,” founder of The House of Prayer for All People.
Alonzo was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost, and in
the latter part of the same year, he felt the call to the
In 1927, Alonzo was sent to Augusta
to Pastor The House of Prayer there. Through his ministry,
multitudes were saved and filled with the Holy Ghost. But
with the growth of The House of Prayer across the country,
there emerged a tendency to exalt Bishop Grace above that
which was normal. At a 1929 service, reading from II Corinthians
1:12-15, Daughtry tried to correct this tendency while it
was still in its early stages. His lesson centered around
the Lordship of Jesus Christ and not ascribing to any man
divine prerogatives or positions. There were those who felt
that Daughtry had committed the unpardonable sin by questioning
the authority of Bishop Grace, but there were others who
shared his concern. Together, they left The House of Prayer
and founded The House of the Lord on the Mount.
In 1930, the church was incorporated
and the congregation purchased land at the corner of Tenth
and Perry Streets in Augusta, Georgia. God blessed the Church
wonderfully so that it grew, and spread to neighboring cities.
Around 1942, Bishop Daughtry came north and founded churches
in Harlem and Brooklyn, New York.
In 1952, a desperately ill
Alonzo placed the responsibility of the Church in the hands
of Elder Inez Conry (1897-1977), whom he had ordained a
few years earlier. Elder Conry served as our National Presiding
Minister for eight years.
In 1958, in fulfillment of
his father’s prophesy, Herbert Daniel Daughtry (1931
- ), the fourth son of Bishop Alonzo Daughtry was ordained
and installed as Pastor of the Brooklyn Church. Approximately
one year later, he became the Church’s third National
Presiding Minister, in which capacity he still serves. During
his tenure, the Church has established congregations in
various cities and areas including Bergen County, New Jersey.
In 2001, Dawnique Dakeba Daughtry-Pemberton,
the third and youngest daughter of Pastor Herbert Daughtry
organized a bible study with several members of The House
of the Lord who lived in the Bergen County, New Jersey area.
After one year, the Bergen County Bible study was designated
as a House of the Lord Mission.
In October of 2003, during
the Annual Holy Convocation, Reverend Pemberton and the
members of the Bergen County Mission petitioned and were
granted church status by the National Church.
In October 2004, The House
of the Lord, Bergen County was incorporated in the State
of New Jersey.