Presiding Bishop

Pilgrimage To Pentecost

On behalf of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. God has placed it upon his heart to call the Church Of God In Christ annually to a 50 day consecration of fasting and prayer, called the C. H. MASON PILGRIMAGE TO PENTECOST. Our desire is for God to fill His people with the Holy Ghost and to continue the revival that He started on the Day of Pentecost!

Over 2.9 billion people on the face of the Earth have NEVER heard the Gospel preached!
We need the power of the Holy Ghost to reach the world for Christ!

This consecration is NOT a departmental event or activity; this is a call for the ENTIRE CHURCH to seek the LORD.

C. H. MASON PILGRIMAGE TO PENTECOST starts Sunday, April 5, 2015 (Resurrection Sunday) through Sunday May 24, 2015 (Pentecost Sunday).  Attached are the 11 prayer requests that our leader desires for us to focus on during the 50 day consecration; so that we may have some type of unity, structure and strategy in our prayers.



You are NOT asked to read or recite these; but to catch the heart and spirit of the prayer requests and allow the Lord to use YOU to cover these (or similar) needs in prayer for at least 11 minutes of your prayer time every day for 50 days. This is why the consecration is also called 11/11/50.

You are requested to fast on Tuesdays and Fridays (COGIC’s traditional fast days) from Midnight to at least 12 Noon. Again, this is at the request of our Presiding Bishop and how the Lord is leading him. Your participation would be greatly appreciated!

We need your help:

  1. Please print off this letter and the 11 prayer requests and announce at all of your church, district, jurisdictional and departmental events.
  2. Also, please share this info on your social media, television and radio broadcasts.
  3. Please also resend this email to your distribution list.
  4. Please plan on having a huge Day of Pentecost celebration on Sunday, May 24, 2015!!!

The Presiding Bishop is requesting saints of ALL NATIONS to participate and also believers from other denominations are welcomed to join us, as we seek the face of God.

May God richly bless you as your participate in the mighty move of God!



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Bishop Blake’s Official Response


Official video response from Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. of Church of God in Christ(COGIC) regarding the incident at the recent COGIC 107th Convocation and the viral video of Andrew Caldwell.





15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.  KJV

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Trayvon Martin Statement

Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. Statement On The Trayvon Martin Incident And The George Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict

Our prayers and sympathy are extended to the Trayvon Martin family.  May we all pray and work for the health and unity of our nation.

We mourn the loss of a potential-filled young life. This incident portrays much about the increasing sickness of our society where incidents of this nature occur.

If George Zimmerman had not carried a gun, he would not have been so emboldened to come into young Trayvon Martin’s space in an inappropriate way. Trayvon Martin should have been allowed to complete his trip to and from the store safely, without harassment.

We need the creation of and conformity to effective and appropriate gun control laws.

A friend indicated, “If George Zimmerman had been black and Trayvon Martin white, the verdict would have been different.”

This is a sad time for our nation.


About the Church of God in Christ:

The Church of God in Christ is the fifth largest Protestant religious denomination in the United States with churches in 60 countries worldwide and an estimated membership of 6.5 million members.

Leadership Appointments‏

Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.
Appointed Leadership


General Board Secretary
Bishop Roy L. Winbush

General Board Assistant Secretary
Bishop Frank O. White

General Supervisor of Women

Department of Women
Mother Willie Mae Rivers

Asst. General Supervisor
Chair of Executive Business Affairs

Mother Barbara McCoo Lewis

General Counsel
Elder Uleses Henderson, Esq.

Auxiliaries In Ministry (AIM)
Superintendent Linwood Dillard, Chairman

Vice Chairman
Pastor Carl Pierce

Music Department President
Dr. Judith Christie-McAllister

Department of Evangelism
Pastor Elijah Hankerson, President

Evangelism Elect Ladies
Evangelist Rita Womack, Elect Lady
Evangelist Dorinda Clark Cole, Assistant Elect Lady

Scholastic Motivation
Supt. David Todd Whittley

Department of Sunday School
Bishop Alton Gatlin, Superintendent

1st Vice Superintendent
Rodney Atkins

2nd Vice Superintendent
Darrack Scurles

3rd  Vice Superintendent
Althea Sims

Sunday School Chairlady
Evangelist Cleolia Penix

President, Department of Missions
Bishop Carlis Moody, President

President, Youth Department
Pastor Benjamin Stephens, President

Evangelist Joyce Rodgers

President, Men’s Conference
Bishop Darrell Hines, President

Adjutant General
Bishop Matthew Williams

Deputy Adjutant General
Clarence Lewis

Deputy Adjutant General
Robert Perry

Dean of the Adjutancy Academy
Guy Glimp

Adjutant Mother
 Mother Geraldine Miller

Deputy Adjutant Mother
 Mother Connie Smith

Adjutant Apostolic
Elder Lawrence Champion Blake, Sr.

Sexual Abuse & Misconduct Committee
Pastor Gerald Harris, Chairman

Security Commission
Pastor William McMillan, Commissioner

Deputy of Executive Security
Pastor Kurt Thompson
Deputy Commissioner
Convention Venues
Pastor William McMillan

Deputy of World Headquarters
Major Charles Moore
Deputy Commissioner

Commission on Education
Dr. David Daniels

COGIC SIMUL Conference
 Bishop Darrell Hines, Chair
Men’s Conference
Pastors & Elders (2014)
C.H. Mason Seminary
Church Growth
COGIC Urban Initiatives
Prison Ministry
Military Chaplaincy
Intercessory Prayer Ministry
COGIC Health Initiative

Intercessory Prayer Ministry
Mother Francis Kelly, Coordinator

Church Growth & Development
 Pastor Roderick Hennings

 Presiding Bishop’s Office

Liaison to Board of Bishops
Bishop Charles McClellan

National Usher Board
Sister Dorothy Holmes, President

COGIC Urban Ministries
Bishop Edwin Bass

National Prison Ministry
Dr. Milton Rochford

C.H. Mason Historical Society
Dr. Mack Mason, President

Publishing Board
Marc Ellis, Chairman

Attorney Uleses Henderson
Vice Chair

Dr. David Hall

Members of the Board
Sandra Jones
Supt. Tony Campbell
Charles Conner
Stephen Savage
Reggie Witherspoon
Grace Davis Harris
Bishop Meadows
Joe Chase, Jr.
Welton Lawrence
Philip Jackson

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