Executive Team

Bishop Carlis L. Moody, President, Evanston, Illinois

Bishop Moody was born December 16, 1934 to Mr. Booker T. and Geneva Moody, in the city of Tifton, Georgia. He was saved in September 1944 and accepted the call to preach in July 1946 in the city of Waukegan, Illinois. In October 1950, the late Bishop W. M. Roberts ordained him. At the age of 16, he established two churches and later submitted them to older Pastors. Elder Moody served as Youth Pastor at St. James Temple and as District Sunday School Superintendent from 1952 until 1957. Late in 1956, Mother Sadie Adams and her son Elder Eugene Adams went to Bishop L. H. Ford and asked him to send Elder Moody to Evanston, Illinois to open a church. Elder Moody came to Evanston on January 7, 1957 and organized the church with a small group of six people. The Lord gave the name of this group “Faith Temple.” This church has been active and vibrant in the Evanston community every since and now serves over 200 families and over 500 members. After attending Moody Bible Institute in 1970, the then Elder Moody traveled outside of the United States for the first time. Since that time, he has ministered in over thirty-eight countries. In 1975, Elder Moody was appointed International President of the Home and Foreign Missions Department of the Church of God in Christ, which reaches into over fifty-seven countries. In 1976, he was elected to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Pentecostal World Conference. He served in this position for over 27 years. As a part of Home and Foreign Missions Ministry, his local congregation served as the Home Church for a Drug Rehabilitation Center, (Prevention, Inc.) for eleven years.

In 1982, Elder Moody was consecrated as Missionary Bishop in the Church of God in Christ. Bishop Moody heads all of the Mission work of the Church of God in Christ in all foreign countries as well as in the United States. He is the International President of the Home and Foreign Missions Department. Bishop Moody also serves as the Jurisdictional Bishop of Germany. Bishop Moody married his wife, Mary Alice in September 1955. They have one daughter, Missionary Sideary King, three sons, Elder Carlis Moody, Jr., Elder Anthony Moody, Sr., and Jeffrey. They have a total of twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. In 1996 the street where his local church resides was named after him – Bishop Carlis L. Moody Ave. In 1998, he and his congregation moved into a brand new edifice in Phase III of ministry expansion. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Ministry. On the May 7, 2005 an Honorary Doctor of Divinity was bestowed upon Bishop Moody by the Interdenominational Theological Center, Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia for his life’s work. Bishop Moody’s life on testimonies is told in his book “Humility before Honor”. He has received acclaim and recognition from all over the world and a library would be needed to house the recordings of the volume of his work and travels.


Bishop Charles Black, Vice-President, Gary, Indiana

The mission-mind of Bishop Charles Elson Black came into existence through the parenting of Samuel and Rosie Black. Born September 28, 1935, in Crawfordville, Arkansas, the mind of Bishop Black received its molding and nurturing from the teaching and precepts of his saintly mother, Missionary Rosie Black. Missionary Black taught her son how to be compassionate and sensitive to the needs of those who were sick/or less fortunate. Throughout elementary and high schools, Bishop Black assisted his mother in feeding the hungry, reaching out to the poor and needy, and visiting the sick and shut-in. Upon leaving Arkansas, Bishop Black took up residency in the area of Gary, Indiana, and was employed by US Steel for over 38 years. Bishop Black began various programs of assistance from his home. Wherever possible, Bishop Black encouraged and incorporated the help of the local assembly of which he was a member. While serving as a deacon, Bishop Black was appointed as State President of Mission by the late Bishop W. O. Blakeley. During his 20 yr. tenure as state president, Bishop Black received the assignment from God to reach souls through the ministry of His Living Word and heeded the call by studying the word and doing jail and street ministry. He later followed his pastoral calling and through much prayer God birth in him Mission for Christ . Bishop Black has traveled extensively with Bishop Carlis L. Moody. As he accompanied Bishop Moody, some of the areas to which he visited were: South Africa, Ethiopia and Haiti. In the harvest of soul-winning with Bishop Black are his wife, Missionary Beatrice Louise Oliver-Black, his wonderful children and the family of intercessors at Mission for Christ.


Bishop Bobby Henderson, Vice-President, Atlanta, Georgia

Bishop Bobby Henderson answered God’s call to the ministry of the Word at the early age of fourteen. Three years later, at the age of seventeen, he continued in obedience and entered the ministry of the word full-time. His itinerary includes conducting yearly seminars in the Memphis, Tennessee Holy Convocation and the Auxiliaries in Ministry Convention of the Churches of God in Christ, and revival services, ministering across the country an d overseas. Dr. Henderson is the President and Founder of Anointed Word Ministries International. He is the founding president of the Evangelism Department of the Central Georgia Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ and has served in the department from 1982 through 1992. He is a trustee member of Charismatic Bible Ministries, Oral Roberts Chairman. In August 1992, Evangelist Henderson founded the Anointed Word Evangelistic Tabernacle. In May 1994, Anointed Word moved into their edifice at 2418 Panola Road, Lithonia, Georgia. He is the author of several books and has an extensive tape ministry. In June, 1988 he established the Anointed Word School of Ministry Conference and Convention. The School of Ministry Conference provides training for those who want to learn how to minister in their anointing and spiritual gifts. As Bishop of Uganda, he travels extensively back and forth to the continent of Africa and other places establishing the work, doing crusades, preaching the gospel and meeting the needs of the people. Since 1977, He has been married to a virtuous woman, his precious jewel, Lady Authurine and also provides for the needs of their lovely daughter.


Evangelist Joyce Glover-Stanley, Public Relations Director, Bloomington, Illinois

Evangelist Joyce Glover-Stanley is a retired financial aid administrator from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. She is a member of Prayer Wheel Church Of God In Christ, Springfield, Illinois South Central, Dr. Juan Morrison Overseer. Evangelist Glover-Stanley is Convention Services Coordinator for the National Missions-Evangelist Convention of A.I.M.. She has served as mediator for the national missions department to Trinidad and Tobago. She serves as public relations director for the national missions department. Evangelist Glover-Stanley has ministered in Trinidad/Tobago, France and the Island of Bermuda among various other places. She is the wife of Elder Reuel Stanley and has one son Julian Glover-Stanley who is now in college. Evangelist Glover-Stanley has also served as a Jurisdictional Minister of Music for many years.


Brother Charles A. Rivers, Executive Secretary, Detroit, Michigan

Brother Charles A. Rivers by profession has been a corporate manager for several years in Corporate America and resides in Detroit, Michigan. He is a member of Antioch Church Of God In Christ, Southwest Michigan # 2 Jurisdiction. Brother Rivers has been promoted this year to Executive Secretary of the Missions Department after having served as Coordinator of Special Events for the National Missions Department for many years. He has also served as Education Dean and as liaison to/for The Regional Directors and retains primary responsibilities for the International Missions Breakfast during the Holy Convocation. Brother Rivers has served as a short-term missionary to the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, North Dakota, Guyana, Chile, Panama, Philippines and Liberia among other places. He is married to Dr. June Rivers, the Director of Youth on a Mission for COGIC and has a lovely college aged daughter Carla who has also traveled extensively with them on trips.


Supervisor Sideary King, Administrative Assistant

Supervisor King has been a member of The Church of God in Christ since birth and is the oldest child of Bishop Carlis L. Moody and Mother Mary Moody. She felt the Lord tugging at her heart to do missionary work after hearing a soul-stirring sermon on missions given by Missionary Barber from Africa. In addition, she has a first hand experience in seeing people struggle with addictions via a local based church program called ‘Prevention’. Supervisor King cultivated her administrative gifts by attending school to study Missions and Accounting collectively. She has been the Office Manager in Memphis 30 years and has traveled extensively throughout the world in support of the work of Missions. She has been recently been promoted to Supervisor of Canada and is quite busy between her local church, working in Missions, and serving as Supervisor. She is the mother of two fine daughters, DaVina Smith and Jacqueline and a wonderful son-in-law Elder Douglass Smith, all are serving in the church.


Superintendent Henry Hunt, Director Projects and Special Events, Baltimore, Maryland

is pastor of Mt. Heron Memorial Church of God In Christ in Baltimore and Bread of Heaven Church of God In Christ in the state capital of Annapolis, Maryland, Greater Maryland 1st Jurisdiction. Superintendent Hunt is Region I Director and has a passion for the work of missions and can be depended upon by Bishop Carlis L. Moody, President to do whatever needs to be done for the work of missions. He is a strong supporter of Missions initiatives at all levels. Pastor Hunt is taking the charge on Managing the Portfolio of Strategic Initiatives and Projects for the Board of Missions. He has served at the National Level in Missions since 1993.


Missionary Sherri Penson, Dean of Education for Missions

is a member of Mt. Olive COGIC in Aurora where her pastor is Bishop W.H. Bonner. She is the Executive Director of the Marie Wilkinson Child Development Center in that same city. For years, Missionary Sherri taught the very young, our future missionaries who attended the AIM convention with their Mission minded parents. Missionary Sherri has been devoted to the work and progression of Missions for several years.

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