Episcopal Transition

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.

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Hillmon Moses

May 29, 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-hmosesIt is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Hillmon Moses, the Prelate of the South New Jersey Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

Final arrangements are forthcoming. However, we do know that the national home going celebration for Bishop Moses will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015, at 12:00 noon at the Tabernacle of Faith Church Of God In Christ, in Camden, New Jersey. 

As the information is given to the adjutancy, it will be forwarded to you in a timely manner.  Arrangements can be found here.  The Moses family and the entire jurisdiction are in need of our fervent prayers at 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.
Assistant General Secretary / Records and Archives
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Joseph Ronald Willis, Sr.

May 13, 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. It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Joseph Ronald Willis, Sr., Pastor of Foundation of Faith Church Of God In Christ and the Former Prelate of the Philippines Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

bishop-jrwillisThe services for Bishop Willis will be as follows:

The Home going Celebration
Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
(Viewing to begin at 10:00 a.m.)
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
399614 14th Avenue – Sacramento, California 95820
Bishop George Dallas McKinney, Officiating

The Interment
Armed Force National Cemetery
5810 Midway Road – Dixon, California 95620

Let us be in prayer for the family and the jurisdiction 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.
Assistant General Secretary / Records and Archives
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

 
 
 
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