TAPAC GLOBAL was founded in England on the 28th of January 1993 with the name Christians Together in Visible Action for Global Mission (CIVAGOM), which became a member of the African Forum of CCOM.
The visionary of the organization is Archbishop Jubameeta Paul Hackman; the first Pentecostal Archbishop of England.
His rich experience in ministry and broad social network with other ministers of religion propelled the idea of TAPAC into the realms of reality. Archbishop J.P. Hackman is the most senior priest and vision bearer of The Beneficial Veracious Christ Church; an Evangelistic Pentecostal Church in England.
During a conference held on the 27th and 28th of October 1993, at Mansfield Centre, 310 Barking Road in London, it was proposed by some delegates that the name of the organization (Christians Together in Visible Action for Global Mission) be revised to include churches in America and Asia, which had shown interest to join the Alliance. The name was therefore changed to Trans-Atlantic and Pacific Alliance of Churches (TAPAC GLOBAL). This name was not used until 1997, following on from the conference.
TAPAC GLOBAL set up the Global Missions Bible Training Institute on the 27th of September 1994 to offer theological education, particularly to church leaders and members from the Charismatic and Pentecostal Church tradition. In 1997 TAPAC GLOBAL decided to take the theological education to the people at their doors. The programme is known as Theological Education by Extension. The programme brought forth St. Paul’s International Mobile Bible College, which has won the interest of many churches in West Africa.
Some Notable Projects and Achievements of TAPAC GLOBAL:
On the 27th and 28th of October 1993 TAPAC GLOBAL held its second European conference in London at Mansfield Centre, 310 Barking Road, Plaistow, London E13, to consider the problems facing African and Caribbean Christians in Europe and the home countries i.e. African and the Caribbean Islands. Delegates attended the conference from Africa and Europe. In the meeting many problems were identified:
ü Poverty in Africa and how the churches can help to alleviate it.
ü Wars and ethnic cleansing
ü The negative image portrayed Africa through advertisements on Western television and radios for fundraising purposes.
ü A new look at Africa and the Caribbean as mission fields.
ü Revival in Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia and the need for Leadership Training.
ü The relationship between African Independent Churches and Pentecostal-Charismatic churches, in Africa and elsewhere.
In 1995 TAPAC GLOBAL hosted Dr Kim Yeo from Berea Academy in Korea. In the meeting of the two, an agreement was reached to send two people from Africa, the Caribbean Islands, and India to the Berea Academy in Korea for training. All expenses were to be borne by Berea Academy except the travelling expenses to and from Korea.
In 1996 TAPAC GLOBAL, in collaboration with Kensington Consultation Centre in Vauxhall, London, offered professional counselling training to forty (40) Clergy from the black majority Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches in London.
TAPAC GLOBAL raised the Funds for the total cost of the project. Kensington Consultation Centre offered the training. In the same year, the Alliance fully sponsored six-month training for Mrs Ann Sigei of the Organization of African Independence Churches (OIAC), with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, for training in AIDS awareness and care in London, England. Mansfield Centre in Plaistow, London, offered the training.
TAPAC Global Churches are following The guidance provided by the Government on how places of worship can open, for limited permitted activities, in a manner that is safe and in line with social distancing guidelines