United Gospel Fellowship Covenant Ministries, established by Apostle J.V. Porter in July 1977 in Frankfurt, West Germany, at Drake-Edwards Chapel, was formally founded in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in October 1980. The local Body of Believers within UGF came to be known as Christ Cathedral.

Vision is crucial, as without it, the people perish. The vision of a large, multi-racial expression of the Body of Christ and a progressive interdenominational New Testament and Worship Center, along with the assurance of “Lo, I am with you always,” guided Apostle J.V. and Pastor Nora Porter. Christ Cathedral emerged as a Body of Believers united to fulfill this vision.

Over the years, Christ Cathedral has grown significantly, evolving from seven members and no facilities in 1980 to becoming a multi-million dollar ministry with multiple locations. It serves as a healing ministry of the whole person: spirit, mind, and body, dedicated to teaching the practical approach to Truth as taught by Jesus Christ, regardless of race, ethnic background, creed, or color. The ministry is committed to spiritual transformation, empowerment, and fostering spiritual, cultural, and general well-being through the teachings of the Bible.

To support its mission, Christ Cathedral acquired properties such as 505 Deep Creek Road, which housed an edifice accommodating over 500 people, including amenities like a fellowship hall, audio and video centers, nurseries, a bookstore, a multi-purpose room, and business offices. Additional acquisitions include a Guest House, Community Center at 405 Deep Creek Road, Christ Village Resort and Conference Center at 3415 Green Valley Road, and the Christian Cultural Center at 707 Murchison Road. These facilities serve various purposes, from accommodation and community outreach to spiritual, educational, and business opportunities.

In 2021, Christ Cathedral faced a significant challenge when the property at 505 Deep Creek Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was lost due to a fire. However, in response to this adversity, Christ Cathedral persevered and acquired a new property at 619 Cedar Creek Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina, to serve as its new sanctuary in 2022. This acquisition marked a pivotal moment in the ministry’s journey, demonstrating resilience and faith in the face of adversity. The new sanctuary at 619 Cedar Creek Road continues to uphold the vision of Christ Cathedral as a progressive, prophetic, and interdenominational New Testament Word and Worship Center, dedicated to spiritual transformation and the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.