Sabbath Stats: Top 10 Church of God Congregations in Tennessee (2016-2017)

Cleveland-North, Mark L. Williams $197,437.50 – 1,813 Knoxville-Park West, Gerald E. McGinnis $154,159.33 – 1,283 Ooltewah-Redemption Point Church, Kevin Wallace $136,673.76 Cleveland-Westmore, Kelvin Earl Page $115,190.44 – 1,069 Chattanooga-The Crossing, Terry Lee Harris $80,629.54 – 855 Chattanooga-City Church, Michael Ray Chapman $61,096.33 – 976 Cleveland-South, Edwin Dwayne Lipsey $55,833.79 – 599 Cleveland-Mt Olive, Gary Warren…

Throwback Thursday: 75th Church of God International General Assembly: Historic Encounters, Hints of What Lies Ahead

by Tony Richie Official church historians consider the Church of God (Cleveland, TN USA) the oldest continuing, and one of the largest, Pentecostal ecclesial organizations in the world. It dates back to 1886 with roots in the Unicoi Mountains of Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina. It considers itself more of a movement than a…

Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Meaning and Usage of the Term “Bishop”

MOTION: 76TH INTERNATIONAL GENERAL COUNCIL/ASSEMBLY, 2016 After a detailed review by the International Executive Council of the meaning and usage of the term “bishop,” further study needs to be done that will better address whether it is necessary to change the current nomenclature in order to clarify and fulfill the intent of the International General Council…

Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: State Overseer

XIX.     State Overseer Qualifications RATIONALE: The position of state overseer is one which requires knowledge of the day-to-day work of the local pastor. By having accrued at least five years of active service as a senior pastor, the prospective state overseer will possess a first-hand understanding of the task of the local pastor, as well as…