Bishop Matthew Williams

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

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

 

 

 

The Passing Of Mrs. Mary Lula Cotner Lane

November 15, 2013

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 Mrs. Mary Lula Cotner Lane.  This 91 year old was the mother of Mrs. Mary E. Bell, the widow of a former Adjutant General, Bishop H. J. Bell.  The services for Mrs. Lane will be as follows:

The Home going Celebration
Monday, November 18, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
(Viewing from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)

Rogers Memorial Baptist Church
520 College Street
Knoxville, Tennessee   

Services are entrusted to:

Unity Mortuary
1425 McCalla Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee  37915
(Office) 865.637.8811

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

Mother Mary E. Bell
4304 Aylesbury Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee  37918
Telephone:  865.688.2195   or   865.776.6509

Bishop Matthew Williams would like for us to be in prayer for Mother Mary E. Bell and her family during this time of bereavement.  She has been and continues to be a dedicated and faithful member of the National Adjutancy. 

In His Service,

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

Notice of Episcopal Transistion – Bishop Thomas Lee Westbrook

September 6, 2013

bishop-twestbrook2Dear 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 Thomas Lee Westbrook, Prelate of Washington Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. 

Click HERE for more information about homecoming arrangements. 

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

In His Service,

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

Notice of Episcopal Transistion – Bishop Hugh Edward Cawthon

September 6, 2013

Dear Saints:

bishop-hcawthonThis 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 Hugh Edward Cawthon, Prelate of Southern Illinois Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. 

Click HERE for more information about homecoming arrangements.  As of now, National Services will be held on Wednesday, September 11 at 11am in Decatur, IL.

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

In His Service,

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

Notice of Epsicopal Transition – Bishop Henderson Spivey

April 27, 2013

bishop-hspiveyThis letter is being sent as per the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams. It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Henderson Spivey, Prelate of the Western Georgia Jurisdiction.

Arrangements for the National Homecoming are being made at this time. Click HERE for more information about homecoming arrangements.  As of now, National Services will be held on Friday, May 3 at 11am in Rome, Georgia.

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

In His Service,

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

The Passing of Bishop D. A. Burton

March 14, 2013

Dear Saints,

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

bishop-daburtonIt is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop D. A. Burton, a past member of the General Board, a past General Secretary and currently the Prelate of the Eastern Pennsylvania Jurisdiction.

The Burton Family and the jurisdiction are in need of our fervent prayers.  Homegoing information 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,

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

The Passing of Bishop Walter Earl Jordan

December 30, 2012

Dear Saints,

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

bishop-wejordanIt is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Walter Earl Jordan., Prelate Emeritus of the Ohio North First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

The Jordan Family and the jurisdiction are in need of our fervent prayers.   Homegoing information 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,

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

The Passing of Bishop Cornelius E. Anderson, Sr.

November 23, 2012

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 Cornelius E. Anderson, Sr., Prelate Emeritus of the North Carolina Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

The Anderson Family and the jurisdiction are in need of our fervent prayers.   Homegoing information 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,

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

 

 

 
 
 
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