Episcopal Transition

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Stanford Lee Butts

February 15, 2017

Dear Saints:

This correspondence is being sent at the request of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake.  

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Stanford Lee Butts, Prelate, Maryland Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. 

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.
Adjutant General
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Robert L. Asberry

January 12, 2017

Dear Saints:

bishop-rasberryThis correspondence is being sent at the request of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake.  It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Robert L. Asberry, Auxiliary Bishop – Texas Northeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

As per the Office of Bishop James E. Hornsby, Prelate, Texas Northeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, the service for Bishop Asberry will be as follows:

The Home Going Celebration
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

Saintsville Church Of God In Christ
220 South Marsalis Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75216

It is the desire of the national adjutancy to help in any way possible. 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 / Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

 

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Robert Prince Washington

bishop-rwashingtonNovember 21, 2016

Dear Saints:

This correspondence is being sent at the request of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake.

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Robert Prince Washington, Auxiliary Bishop, New York Eastern First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction where Bishop James H. Gaylord serves as the Prelate

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 / Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

 

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Lorenzo Lee Kelly

September 26, 2016

Dear Saints:

bishop-lkellyThis 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 Lorenzo Lee Kelly, Prelate, South Dakota 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 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 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.

 

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Robert Richard Carr

June 26, 2015

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-rrcarrIt is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Robert Richard Carr, the Prelate of the Greater Northern California Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.  Final 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 [email protected] on or before Thursday, July 2, 2015.

The Adjutant General is further 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 you "Class A" vestments.  National Adjutant sisters who will be serving, please wear your white habits.  All ecumenical and civic guests, please contact my office concerning your attendance so that we may be able to properly receive you at the service.

Let us be in 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.

 
 
 
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