Adjutancy

Letter from Adjutant General

October 28, 2014

Dear Saints:

I bring you greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I do hope that this letter finds you doing well in the work of the Lord.  This communication comes to you as per the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams. Within a few days, we will be gathering in St. Louis, Missouri, for the 107th International Holy Convocation of our beloved denomination.   It is important that the adjutancy pays special attention in order to fully support the following events:

  • OPENING ANOINTING SERVICE OF THE 107TH INTERNATIONAL HOLY CONVOCATION

    This event will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m.  All male national adjutants are asked to wear their “Class B” attire. It is vitally important that those who would like to participate by assisting the Presiding Bishop and members of the General Board on that day, you must meet Bishop Designate Robert L. Perry, Jr., at 8:00 a.m., in front of America’s Center Halls 4 & 5.  Please come properly dressed and be ready to serve.  For further information, please contact Bishop Designate Clarence Lewis, III, by calling him at (610) 547-7067. Or you may call Bishop Designate Robert L. Perry, Jr. at (217) 390-4860.

  • 2014 WINTER ACADEMY OF THE NATIONAL ADJUTANCY

    The Winter Academy will be held at the Renaissance Hotel located directly across from the America’s Center on Wednesday, November 5th and Thursday November 6th.  .  On Saturday, November 8th, it will continue at the America’s Center.  On Thursday, there will be a luncheon where special appointments will be made of Adjutant Overseers and formal recognitions.  Tickets for the luncheon will be $60.00. For more information on the Academy, please contact Overseer Guy Glimp, by calling (609) 509-5806.  For more information on the luncheon, please contact Mother Mary E. Bell by calling (865) 776-6509.

  • THE LORD’S DAY WORSHIP CELEBRATION (November 9, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.)
    THE SERVICE OF CONSECRATION AND INSTALLATION (November 9, 2014 – 7:30 p.m)

    These services will take place on the Official Day, Sunday, November 9, 2014. More information will be forthcoming at the academy.  The Adjutant General is asking that all adjutants stay until after the Service of Consecration and Installation on Sunday night.  We need your assistance in both ceremonies. The Presiding Bishop is counting on us to assist him at these services.

On behalf of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams, thanks so much for your support.  Let us continue to “sanctify the leader” in the eyes of the people.

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the National Adjutancy

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Torrance Wildner Johnson

October 24, 2014

bishop-tjohnsonDear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams. 

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Torrance Wildner Johnson, Prelate of Texas Northeast Third Jurisdiction.  The Johnson Family are in need of our fervent prayers at this time.  Arrangements can be found here.

The Adjutant General is requesting that all Hotel Accommodations and Ground Transportation needs for the General Board be emailed to me at [email protected] on or before Tuesday, October 28, 2014.  The Adjutant General is requesting that all Bishops who will be attending the national celebration, please wear your “Class A” vestments.  All National Adjutant brothers, who will be serving, please wear your "Class A" vestments. National Adjutant sisters who will be serving, please wear your white habits.  

If I can assist you further, please call me at 501.960.1284.

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the National Adjutancy

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Adams Alforance Edwards

October 15, 2014

Dear Saints:

bishop-aedwardsThis correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams. 

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Adams Alforance Edwards.  Bishop Edwards was the Auxiliary Bishop of the Brazil Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and was active as a District Superintendent with the Louisiana Eastern First Jurisdiction.  The Edwards Family are in need of our fervent prayers at this time.  Arrangements can be found here.

The Adjutant General is requesting that all Hotel Accommodations and Ground Transportation needs must be given to Kenneth McKnight by calling him at 225.315.3558.  The Adjutant General is requesting that all Bishops who will be attending the national celebration, please wear your “Class A” vestments.  All National Adjutant brothers, who will be serving, please wear your "Class A" vestments. National Adjutant sisters who will be serving, please wear your white habits.  

If I can assist you further, please call me at 501.960.1284.

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the National Adjutancy

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Jessie Moore Dickens

August 1, 2014

bishop-jdickensDear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams. 

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Jessie Moore Dickens, Prelate of the California Western Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.  The Dickens Family are in need of our fervent prayers at this time.  Arrangements can be found here.

The Adjutant General is requesting that all Bishops who will be attending the national celebration, please wear your “Class A” vestments.  All National Adjutant brothers, who will be serving, please wear your "Class A" vestments. National Adjutant sisters who will be serving, please wear your white habits.  

If I can assist you further, please call me at 501.960.1284.

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the National Adjutancy

The Passing of Overseer John H. Bennett

July 3, 2014

Dear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams. 

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Adjutant Overseer John H. Bennett who served with distinction as a member of the National Adjutancy for years in service to the late Bishop L. T. Walker, Sr.  Overseer Bennett was the West Memphis District Superintendent in the Arkansas First Jurisdiction under the leadership of the Jurisdictional Prelate, Bishop Jewel R. Withers, Jr.  The service for Overseer Bennett is as follows:

The Home going Celebration
Saturday, July 4, 2014, 11:00 a.m.

Fifteenth Street Church Of God In Christ
121 South Fifteenth Street
West Memphis, Arkansas  72301
Bishop Jewel R. Withers, Jr., Prelate, Arkansas First Jurisdiction, Officiant

                                                     

Services are entrusted to:

Anthony Funeral Home
135 South Sixteenth Street
West Memphis, Arkansas 72301
(Office) 735-5823

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All expressions of kindness to his wife, Mrs. Ruthie Bennett, can be sent to the care of:

Fifteenth Street Church Of God In Christ
121 South Fifteenth Street – West Memphis, Arkansas  72301 – (Office) 870-735-5823

If I can assist you any further concerning this matter, please call me directly at 501.960.1284

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr., Scribe

The Passing of Supt. George L. Kelley, Jr.

June 20, 2014

Dear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams.  Superintendent George L. Kelley, Jr. who served as a member of the National Adjutancy, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  Superintendent Kelley was the husband of the lovely Mrs. Althea Kelley and the son of Mother Frances Kelley, National Director of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry.  The services for him are as follows:

The Home going Celebration
Saturday, June 28, 2014 ~ 11:00 am

Pentecostal Temple Institutional
Church Of God In Christ

229 Danny Thomas Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38126
Bishop Designate C. H. M. Patterson, Pastor
Bishop William S. Wright, Prelate
Tennessee Southwest Jurisdiction, Officiant

Services are entrusted to:

E. H. Ford Mortuary Services – 3390 Elvis Presley Boulevard – Memphis, TN  38116
(Office) 901-345-9558

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All expressions of kindness to his wife, Mrs. Althea Kelley, can be sent to the care of:
Pentecostal Temple Institutional Church Of God In Christ
229 South Danny Thomas Boulevard
Memphis, TN  38126 – Office:  901-527-9202
Email: [email protected]

All expressions of kindness to his wife, Mother Frances Kelley, can be sent to the care of:
Post Office Box 240771
Memphis, TN 38124 – Telephone: 901-527-9202
Email: [email protected]

Let us be in prayer for First Lady Althea Kelley and the entire family during this time of bereavement.  If I can assist you further, please call me at 501.960.1284.

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr., Scribe

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Elton A. Lawrence

bishop-ealawrenceJune 1, 2014

Dear Saints:

This correspondence is being sent at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams.

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Elton A. Lawrence, Prelate of the Canadian/Michigan Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction; the father of Bishop Dr. Welton Lawrence and First Lady Mae L. Blake; and the father-in-law of our Presiding Bishop, Bishop Charles E. Blake.  The Lawrence and Blake Families are in need of our fervent prayers at this time. Arrangements can be found here.  As the information is given to the Adjutancy, we will forward it to you as soon as possible.

If I can be of further assistance, you can reach me by calling my office at (501) 332-6897.

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the National Adjutancy

 

 

 

Home going Celebration of Mother Imola York

April 29, 2014

Dear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams.  It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Mother Imola York.  She was a longtime member of the National Adjutancy.  She served with distinction and taught platform protocol for the Church Of God In Christ for many years.  She will be missed greatly by those of us who know her well.

The services for Mother York will be as follows:

The Home going Celebration
Monday, May 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Glad Tidings Church Of God In Christ
27689 Tyrell Avenue
Hayward, CA 94544
Bishop J. W. Macklin, Pastor
Second Assistant Presiding Bishop
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

All acts of kindness to the family
can be sent to:

Ms. Barbara Gibson
(daughter of Mother York)

1017 Minaker Drive – Antioch, CA 94509
Telephone: 925.698.0859 / 510.472.0772

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We mourn the loss of our dear Mother York.  Please continue to pray for the family as they prepare for this service.  If I can assist you further, please call me at 501.960.1284.

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr., Scribe

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop James Earl Gordon

bishop-jegordon2April 10, 2014

Dear SaintsThis correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams.  It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop James Earl Gordon, Prelate of the Louisiana East First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction #1.

The Gordon Family and the jurisdiction are in need of our fervent prayers. Arrangements can be found here. As the information is given to the adjutancy, we will forward it to you as soon as possible.

If I can be of further assistance, you can reach me by calling my office at (501) 332-6897.

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the National Adjutancy

 

 

 

The Passing of Deacon Robert L. Grimes, Sr.

March 17, 2014

Dear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams.  It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Deacon R. L. Grimes, Sr.  Deacon Grimes was the father of Overseer Robert L. Grimes, Jr.  The services for Deacon Grimes will be as follows:

Deacon R. L. Grimes, Sr.The Home going Celebration
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
First Church Of God In Christ
3400 Vinton Street – Clovis, New Mexico  88101

Services are entrusted to:

Muffley Funeral Home
1430 N. Thornton Street – Clovis, NM 88101
(Office) 575.762.4435

All acts of kindness to the family can be sent to:

Overseer Robert L. Grimes, Jr.

c/o Brown Memorial Church Of God In Christ
2313 East 27th Avenue –  Tampa, Florida  33605
Telephone:  813.748.2533 or Email:  [email protected]

 

Let us be in prayer for Overseer Robert L. Grimes, Jr. and his family during this time of bereavement.  He has been and continues to be a dedicated and faithful member of the National Adjutancy. 

If I can assist you any further, please call me directly at 501.960.1284.

In His Service,

Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Overseer Robert G. Rudolph, Jr., Scribe

 
 
 
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