The church of Christ has no headquarters on the earth, no central office, no president, and no worldwide governing body. We have no pope, no president, and no person or group of persons on this earth who control the thousands of congregations that exist throughout the world. The Bible says Jesus is the head of the church (Ephesians 5:23), and God has put all things under His feet (Ephesians 1:22). Because Jesus, our head, now sits at the right hand of the Father in heaven (Colossians 3:1), the “headquarters” for the church of Christ are in heaven. Each local church or congregation is autonomous. Jesus Christ has been given all authority (Mathew 28:18), and thus every congregation is under His rule.