Adjutancy

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Charlie Green, Jr.

September 4, 2016

bishop-cgreenDear Saints:

This correspondence is being sent at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams as per Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake.

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Charlie Green, Jr., Prelate, Missouri Southeast Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

Accommodations can be found here.

Let us be in fervent prayer for the family during this most difficult time.  If I can assist you further concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to call my office at 501.712.0048.

In His Service,

Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Assistant General Secretary / Records & Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

 

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop William Haven Bonner

August 29, 2016

Dear Saints:

bishop-whbonnerThis correspondence is being sent at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams as per Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake. 

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop William Haven Bonner, Prelate, Illinois Sixth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

The Presiding Bishop has set the national home going celebration for Friday, September 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Accommodations can be found here.

Let us be in fervent prayer for the family during this most difficult time.  If I can assist you further concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to call my office at 501.712.0048.

In His Service,

Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Assistant General Secretary / Records & Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

 

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Arthur Riley Shields

August 8, 2016

Dear Saints:

This correspondence is being sent at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams as per Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake. 

bishop-arshieldsIt is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Arthur Riley Shields, and Auxiliary Bishop of the Greater Maryland First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. Surrounded by his family and members of the Holy Trinity Church Of God In Christ, at the age of 93, Bishop Shields transitioned at the Northwest Hospital – Randallstown, Maryland at 12:27 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2016.

Final arrangements can be found here.

Let us be in fervent prayer for the family during this most difficult time.  If I can assist you further concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to call my office at 501.712.0048

In His Service,

Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Assistant General Secretary / Records & Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

 

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Milton Paul Jackson, Sr.

July 30, 2016

Dear Saints:

This correspondence is being sent at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams as per Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake. 

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Milton Paul Jackson, Sr., an Auxiliary Bishop of the Kansas Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. 

The services for Bishop Jackson will be as follows:

A Celebration of Life

Saturday, July 30, 2016
Home going celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m.

 to be held at the

Abundance of Life Cathedral of Praise Church Of God In Christ
Topeka, Kanasas

 

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Bishops who attend the home going celebration are asked to wear their Class A vestments.

Let us be in fervent prayer for the family during this most difficult time.  If I can assist you further concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to call my office at 501.712.0048

In His Service,

Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Assistant General Secretary / Records & Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

 

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Samuel Lee Green, Jr.

June 26, 2016

Dear Saints:

This correspondence is being sent at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams as per our Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake. 

Bishop Samuel Lee Green, Jr.It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Samuel Lee Green, Jr., Emeritus General Board Member and Prelate Emeritus of the Virginia Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.  The Green Family and the jurisdiction are in need of our fervent prayers.  Final arrangements can be found here.

If I can assist you further concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to call my office at 501.712.0048.

In His Service,

Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Assistant General Secretary / Records & Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

 

 

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Stanley Harry Scott

June 24, 2016

Dear Saints:

This correspondence is being sent at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams as per Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake. 

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Stanley Harry Scott, an Auxiliary Bishop of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. 

The services for Bishop Scott will be as follows:

The Home going Celebration

Monday, June 27, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

 to be held at the

Good Shepherd Church Of God In Christ
314-18 South 46th Sreet
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143

Bishop Benjamin J. Ravenel, Officiating
Prelate, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

 

Bishop Stanley Scott

All clergy are requested to wear their "Class B" Attire at the service.  All Bishop who attend the Jurisdictional Home going Celebration are asked to wear their "Class A" vestments.  Let us be in fervent prayer for the family during this time.

If I can assist you further concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to call my office at 501.712.0048

In His Service,

Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Assistant General Secretary / Records & Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

 

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Fred Lee Cunningham

May 3, 2016

Dear Saints:

This correspondence is being sent at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams as per Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake. 

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Fred Lee Cunningham, Prelate Emeritus of the Columbia Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. 

The services for Bishop Cunningham will be as follows:

The Local Home going Celebration

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00 p.m

The Jurisdictional Home going Celebration

Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:00 p.m

both celebrations to be held at the:

Greater Pentecostal Temple Church Of God In Christ
323 Able Street
South Haven, Michigan 49090

Bishop James E. Atterberry, Officiating
Prelate, West Haven Michigan Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Bishop John Henry Sheard, Eulogist
Chairman of the Board of Bishops
Church Of God In Christ

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All clergy are requested to wear their "Class B" Attire at both services.  All Bishop who attend the Jurisdictional Home going Celebration are asked to wear their "Class A" vestments.  Let us be in fervent prayer for the family during this time.

If I can assist you further concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to call my office at 501.712.0048.  Bishop James E. Atterberry requests that you may also contact the Jurisdictional Secretary, Pastor Phillip J. Holmes at 616.570.1133.

In His Service,

Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Assistant General Secretary / Records & Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

 

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Willie Charles Green

April 26, 2016

Dear Saints:

This correspondence is being sent at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams as per Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake.  It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Willie Charles Green, Prelate Emeritus of the New Mexico Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. 

The services for Bishop Green will be as follows:

A Community Celebration of Life

Friday, April 29, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Public Viewing will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

to be held at

First Church Of God In Christ
3400 Norris Street, Clovis, New Mexico 88101

The Official Jurisdictional
Home Going Celebration

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

to be held at

Faith Christian Church
3401 Norris Street, Clovis, New Mexico 88101

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

Bishop J. L'Keith Jones
Prelate, New Mexico Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction
4800 Lomas NE – Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Telephone: 505.453.1118 / Email: [email protected]

 

Let us be in fervent prayer for the family during this most difficult time.  If I can assist you further concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to call my office at 501.712.0048.

In His Service,

Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Assistant General Secretary / Records & Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

 

Notice of Epsicopal Transition – Bishop David Willard Grayson, Sr.

February 24, 2016

Dear Saints:

This correspondence is being sent at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams as per our Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake.

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop David W. Grayson, Sr., former Prelate of the both the Maine Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and the New York Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.  At the time of his passing, he was a member of the Executive Board of Tennessee Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under the leadership of General Board Member, Bishop Brandon B. Porter. 

The services for Bishop Grayson will be as follows:

A Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Viewing will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Home going Celebration will begin at 12:00 noon

to be held at

Greater Community Temple
Church Of God In Christ

5151 Winchester Rd, Memphis, Tennessee 38118
Bishop Brandon B. Porter, Pastor

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Bishops who attend the home going celebration are asked to wear their Class A vestments.

Let us be in fervent prayer for the family during this most difficult time.  If I can assist you further concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to call my office at 501.712.0048.

In His Service,

Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Assistant General Secretary / Records & Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

 

Passing of Chief Adjutant Geoffrey Maurice Lester

On Friday, December 25. 2015, Elder Geoffrey Maurice Lester, Sr. quietly departed this life.  He was born in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland on August 2, 1956 and is the son the late Robert Maryland Lester, Sr. and Ethel Grace Stevenson-Lester.

adjutant-gmlesterElder Lester was the father of two sons Geoffrey M. Lester, Jr. and Elder Jamaal A. Lester.  He was a class of 74 graduate from Clairton High School.  That same year Elder Lester asked the Lord into his heart.  After graduation he attended the Job Corp to be an electrician.  He was the founder of General Maintenance Leasing, LLC. 

Elder Lester was a faithful member of Trinity Church Of God In Christ for 39 years.  He was also the head of the Deacon board at Trinity as well as the Leader and Teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class.  Elder Lester served as the 2nd Assistant Pastor to Bishop James M. Foster of Trinity Church Of God In Christ.  He served in the District as Chairperson to the District Superintendent, Elder Kenneth Irvin.  Elder Lester served in the state and National Church as well.  He was the Chief Adjutant to Bishop James M. Foster, Presiding Prelate of the First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Western Pennsylvania.

Elder Lester was a true servant of the Lord.  Whatever he was asked to do and he did it without complaint.

 

 

 
 
 
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