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Church of Coltrane

In 1965 the early church was being organized as a cultural group to educate the local community about this music known as Jazz. The greatest art form and cultural contribution that the United States has offered to the world. This music came through African Americans to bring healing and dignity to a people who were marginalized in a post slavery society.

The focus of the message was directed to our people that they would come to know that there is a host of royalty in the courts of higher society. There are Dukes, Counts, Kings, Presidents, Ladies, Divine Ones, and Queens. They travel the globe in fine attire and are recognized as those that are counted among the chosen to bring light joy happiness and healing. To break down the walls of ignorance and hatred to be the voice and sound track that would prove to be a source of pride and strength a light on the long journey for human rights and economic freedom.

Charles Parker or “Bird” breathed the breath of an intellectual genius. He voiced songs like Bird Of Paradise, Confirmation, Now Is The Time. Thelonious Monk was the “High Priest” of the hidden mystery of sound.

There was a search for an avenue a way to return the availability of the music back to the people who created it. To give to the creative artist a proper venue to perform and grow. Artists like John Coltrane felt the need to be free from the restrictions foisted upon them by club owners and outside interferences by those who were not knowledgeable or concerned with the mystical sound and spiritual power which is the essence of the music as an expression of higher ideals.

The evolution and transitional process of growth throughout these 50 years is reflected in the various names of the community. The Yard Bird Club, The Yard Bird Temple, Vanguard Revolutionary Church of the hour, One Mind Temple Evolutionary Transitional Body of Christ, The Vedantic Center Saint, and John Will I Am Coltrane African Orthodox Church- Global Spiritual Community.

The album A Love Supreme is the corner stone and foundation for the theology doctrine and central tool for the imparting of Coltrane Consciousness. This community has been engaged and committed to Justice and Freedom from its inception.

“Freedom has a hell of a lot to with this music “ John Coltrane The Sound Baptism September 18th 1965 of Marina and Franzo at the Jazz Work Shop in San Francisco would be the revelation and unfolding of the Divine Calling and new vision for the “Coltrane Church”

The Sister’s Of Compassion Holy Order Of Saint John The Divine Sound Baptist provided free vegetarian meals, Yoga classes, wholesome Bread Baking, support for mother’s and children, quilting, music and instrumental education. The Sisters were chief fundraisers and ambassadors through our airport ministry. Some of our examples were the San Francisco Bay Area Black Panther Party, and the Diggers to name a few.

We are presently working on increasing membership in the Global Spiritual Community spreading Coltrane Consciousness and A Love Supreme.

We thank God for the anointed sound that leaped down from the thrown of heaven out of the very mind of God and incarnated in one John Will I am Coltrane Sri Rama Ohnedathuth the Lord of wealth and prosperity King of compassion.

“May there be Peace Love and Perfection throughout all creation…O God” -  John Coltrane

My Featured Artists Sessions

Sunday, September 8

10:00am EDT