About IAoC

Introducing the Interdenominational Assembly of Churches
Africa – America – Asia


With more than 85 churches partners come alongside Eric Michel Ministries International. Staffed with Directors, Clergies and supporting staff members, to mobilize all the services we provide in Christ at our International Districts
and bring them out into the communities who needed the most …


The Most Rev. Eric Gagnon , D.Theol. DDiv. DPhil.
Archbishop of Eric Michel Ministries International
Founder & Commander of the Chaplaincy

Rev. Eric Michel
– Minister Ordination December 7, 1988
– Bishop Ordination November 30, 2010
– Archbishop Elected May 6, 2011

  • Founder of Research, Theology and Teaching Ministry (S.U.N.S. 1978),
  • Co-Founder of EMMI Chaplaincy (2010)
  • Co-Founder of New Hope Ministry & Missions (Baptist)
  • Founder of Eric Michel Ministries International (Since 2010)
  • Member of the International Federation of Christian Chaplain
  • Member of the United Religions Initiative Interfaith Cooperation Circles. Founder of Harmony Circle
  • Member of American Association Of Wedding Officiant
Eric Michel Ministries International founded in 1978
Under the name Société Nouvelle du Nouveau Syncrétisme
in September 2021, it will be a 43 years-old non-profit
Providing via different ministries the Gospel of Christ.
Not-for-profit Religious Corporation
Canada Non-Profit Registered 895170-5
Canada Taxation 803239177RC300
Entreprise Quebec Non-Profit 1170642343

Orientation: Interdenominational
Polity: Episcopal & Connexionalism
Associations: Interdenominational Assembly of Churches
Independent Christian Churches International
Ministries: Fellowship, Chaplaincy, Seminary, Association of Churches
Headquarters: Ottawa Ontario. Canada
Regions: Christian World
Founder: Most Rev. Dr Eric M. Gagnon
Official website: http://iaoc.church

  • Christian Unitarian Ministry
  • Methodist Episcopal Nonconforming Ministry
  • New Hope Ministry & Missions Independent Baptist Ministry
  • Eric Michel Pentecostal Ministry
  • Eric Michel Independent Catholic Ministry
  • Eric Michel Secular Buddhist Ministry
  • Interdenominational Assembly of Churches Ministry
  • RTT Ministry (Academic Research in Christian Theology and Apologetics Teaching Methods)
  • Chaplaincy Ministry (TOSF)
  • Footsteps of Jesus Seminary & Bible Academy
  • Harvestime Bible Academy
  • African Churches Association
About Us

All our Theology and our Philosophy is base on two passage of the Bible, first John1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

This one was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and apart from him not one thing came into being that has come into being. In him was life, and the life was the light of humanity. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. And the second on Ephesian 4: 4-6 one body and one Spirit (just as also you were called with one hope of your calling), one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all. in one word CHRIST.

A brief history

EMMI started over 43 years ago by our Archbishop Eric Michel in Quebec Canada during fall and winter 1978 -1979, the goal was the search on Historic Jesus and our Genesis of the Academic Research in Christian Theology and Apologetics Teaching Methods or in short Research, Theology and Teaching Ministry (RTTM)

Then in 2010 after been accredited as a Chaplain we became Eric Michel Ministry and Chaplaincy until 2014 when the Rt. Rev. Eric Michel get associate with the Rt. Rev. Marie Arnold to build our organization know today as Eric Michel Ministries International and in their private live as well as spouse. We have a merge of Michel a Christian Unitarian and Arnold a Christian Baptist.


In Spring of 2017, the Rev. B. Philip Kumar, Pentecostal Church , Vadapalli India and the Rev. Xaviour Sebastian Chikwatu United Methodist of Malawi, requested to work with us.

The “Eric Michel Ministries International ministry of the Interdenominational Assembly of Churches was born upon the teaching of Christ. We are an association of members churches and para-churches serving members over 85 head churches across the world. Through our local churches and our online ministries we provide a Seminary, a Bible Academy, a missions outreach program and resources like counselling and support committee for Ecclesiastical rules and order via our Canon Law and Ecclesiastical College (House of Bishop) and many more.

The IAoC is divided into five regions, Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania overseen by a “District Superintendent Bishop”, whom provide the management and spiritual support to the churches that he is responsible.

Canada is the central Headquarter in-which the Archbishop Eric M. Gagnon (Minister & Founder of Eric Michel Ministries International Chaplaincies”) is the international Elected Prelate and executive director of the Board of the EMMI. Members vote every year upon resolutions and other business of EMMI IAoC. All Ministers serve under the annual assembly named the Symposium.

Membership For Churches

Services Currently, IAoC provides services upon the following area:

  • Counselling services
  • Educational services, the Seminary Footsteps of Jesus & Bible Academy limited to those seeking to enter the ministry, and Harvestime Bible Academy for any person
  • Members community chest fund by donation and online store
  • Prayers services
  • Workshops
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • and much more.


The interdenominational initiative aimed at greater cooperation among Christian churches. We strive for greater mutual respect, toleration, and co-operation among other Christians. As Protestant spiritual unity suffices us, the most important in Christian ecumenism is that people focus primarily on Christ, not on separate church organizations. We all see the risen Christ at work in the lives of various Christian churches. We overcome in the faith in Christ to be one in him and love one another as a witness to the world.

We are registered as a Not-For-Profit Religious Corporation commonly know for its Community Chaplaincy since 2010 and registered in 2014 at Corporation Canada

Also since 2015 we offer bible studies and in 2017 an association of churches and para-churches under the Interdenominational Assembly of Churches Ministry

We a welcoming organization, our Bible teaching reflect the fundamentalist Christian view by
 “Implementing Team Impact Christian University Curriculum”,

And a partnership with Vision International University (Born Again) and being a member of the International Federation of Christian Chaplain.

As a member of the Interdenominational Assembly of Churches Ministry we must comply with their statement of faith according to our own Creed, the Universal or the Ecumenical creeds

We do also include in our program the development of an idealistic integral alliance and universal politics grounded in the fundamental concept ONE, and the view of Christology which emphasizes the extent of Jesus Christ’s concern for the cosmos. The biblical bases for a cosmic Christology is often found in Colossians, Ephesians, and the prologue to the gospel of John know also as the Universal Christ from the Progressive Christian.

So we are a welcoming and affirming Home Church under the World Organization Chart of Rights, we work together for racial justice as a “whole people of God” and we include people of all sexual orientations and genders.

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