About Our Church

Our Culture

NYC Bridge Prayer Walk (October 5th, 2019)

Pray, Seek, Turn - Prayerful Protest (June 14, 2020)

IIM Stoop Service (August 15, 2021, & August 11, 2022)

IIM Culture Day (October 17, 2021)

Souls Behind the Badge (December 12, 2022)

Mission & Vision

IIM is a Holistic Ministry Impacting Every Demographic.

The Vision of IIM is to progressively reach the lost through the teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and empower the entire being: Mind, Soul and Spirit. The Kingdom consists of all people, so IIM is a Ministry that doesn’t isolate but equally impacts all.

5 Pillars

  1. Transformative

  2. Relevant

  3. Authentic

  4. Contagious

  5. Sustainable

Statement Of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.

We believe that there is only One God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and, God the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ, at His return.

We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious Blood of Jesus Christ.

We believe that regeneration by the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer.

We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it.

We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in the present world.


The Institutional Church of God in Christ of Brooklyn, NY was established on February 1, 1951, by the late Chief Apostle Carl E. Williams, Sr. The vision of the late Chief Apostle was to “Tell One, Bring One, and Win One for Jesus”. With over fifty years of partnership with Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and New York City the Ministry has participated in bringing services to the community as a whole. With the evidence of the Holy Spirit and the prominent music ministry of the Institutional Radio Choir, twenty-nine albums were recorded and performed. Bishop Carl E. Williams, Jr. boldly followed the vision of the House as he became the senior Pastor on January 27, 2001. Bishop Williams Jr. was committed to pouring into the next generation, empowering those under his leadership to walk into their God-given Purpose.

He upheld the mantle passed to him by God and his father, and faithfully Pastored the ministry for 18 years. On January 27, 2019, the mantle was officially passed down to the 3rd generation in Pastor, Alex L. Williams. Today, he serves as the Senior Pastor of the church, under a renewed name, Institutional International Ministries (IIM). Ambassador of the infectious phrase “Watch God Work”, Pastor Alex L. Williams is a Jesus fanatic who is unashamedly passionate about the Kingdom of God, radically preaching and teaching the gospel with a hearty focus to build individuals and save souls.


The Institutional Church of God in Christ Inc. was founded on February 1, 1951, at 963 Gates Ave. Brooklyn, NY, by then Reverend Carl E. Williams Sr.


Reverend Carl E. Williams formed the "Institutional Radio Choir." a music ministry in 1954 as a way to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the choir recorded their first album, "Well Done" in 1962.


The Ministry outgrew its previous location and moved to its current location, 170 Adelphi St. in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, on July 6, 1964 (3 - Picture of Building).


The church's popularity grew when it started its radio broadcast every Sunday night on WWRL AM 1600 in 1966.


The Institutional Church founded its outreach ministry servicing thousands in food insecurities, drug rehabilitation, and prisoner re-entry.


The Institutional Radio Choir recorded landed its first Gold Album, entitled "One More Day" - 1972


The Institutional Church and Institutional Radio Choir featured in the "New Yorker" magazine, 1984.


The Institutional Radio Choir was featured in the Hit Broadway Play, "The Gospel At Colonus." Which went on to be a finalist for the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the winner of the 1984 Obie Award for Best Musical.


The now Bishop Carl E. Williams Sr. and his wife Elvonia Williams founded the "Oasis Daycare Center" in 1995 servicing low-income families and Children.


On January 27, 2001, Bishop Carl Williams Sr. decided to pass the mantle down to his son Bishop Carl E. Williams Jr., ordaining him as the new Pastor of the church.


Under the leadership of Bishop Carl E. Williams Jr., the church formed a new outreach ministry called the "Love Kitchen" which served the homeless of the community of Brooklyn, NY feeding over 10,000 people a year.


And now as the 3rd generation successor of the Institutional Church of God in Christ, ordained by his father, Bishop Carl E. Williams Jr. in November 2016, Pastor Alex L. Williams continues to carry out its legacy with passion, fervor, and innovation.


Understanding the need for a relevant vision within a shifting culture, the Institutional Church of God in Christ was rebranded by Pastor Alex L. Williams to the "Institutional International Ministries" (IIM) with a focus on diversity and transformation in September 2017.


On October 5, 2019, Pastor Alex L. Williams and Institutional International Ministries (IIM) launched “The NYC Unity Bridge Prayer Walk.” An initiative seeking to unify New York City through Intercession and Praye amongst various denominations, cultures, and demographics.


In November 2020, IIM formed "Institutional Cares," a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community through Social Justice, combating Food insecurity, and mentoring the next generation.