IS GAM A MAIL ORDER CONCERN?
- No, all affiliations are by application only and must be approved by the Membership Committee.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE A RESIDENT OF THE USA TO APPLY? - No, GAM is international in membership but all memberships are by application only and must be approved.
CAN WOMEN HOLD CREDENTIALS WITH GAM? - Yes, membership is not restricted by gender, age or national origin.
CAN I GET AN ORDAINED LICENSE IF I HAVE NOT BEEN ORDAINED? - No, in order to receive recognition as an Ordained Minister the applicant must have first been ordained or a graduate of a Bible College or Seminary
CAN I OFFICIATE A WEDDING CEREMONY WITH A GENERAL LICENSE? - In many states, yes, however that varies from state to state. You should either check with the Clerk of the Court in the county in which the wedding is to take place or you may contact GAM and we will check the state statue for you.
DOES HAVING A MINISTERIAL CREDENTIAL EXEMPT ME FROM INCOME TAXES? - No, only qualified churches and outreach ministries can be tax exempt under the IRS 501 (c)(3).
DO I HAVE TO RENEW MY CREDENTIALS EACH YEAR? - Yes.
ARE THERE ANY FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS WITH GAM? - No, nothing other than the annual membership dues.
If you have additional questions please contact us. We will be glad for the opportunity to respond to your question(s).