Presiding Bishop to Visit St. Louis

Our Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. will visit St Louis this week in honor of our International Department of Evangelism President, Pastor Elijah Hankerson and Lady Rachel Hankerson. See the flyer below for more details.

Celebrating the Life, Love and Legacy of Elder Renetha Macklin

Please continue to keep Bishop Jerry W. Macklin and his family in your prayers.

Remembering Rev. Renetha Macklin

Please take a moment to comment below with your sincere condolences to Bishop Jerry W. Macklin and his family at the passing of his beloved sister, Rev. Renetha Macklin.

Inaugural Ball Honoring Justice Casandra Lewis

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Evangelism Department Ministers to a Community in Need

By Dr Elijah Hankerson, President of the International Department of Evangelism

Thank you for all of your prayers and support, regarding the recent crisis in Ferguson, MO! We would like to give you a short report, specifically on the areas of evangelism, outreach and soul winning.

At the start of the chaos, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., commissioned the International Department of Evangelism to proceed into the area strictly to (1) share the Good News of Jesus Christ and (2) witness to lost souls!

All three jurisdictional bishops in the area have been 100% supportive of these outreach efforts: General Board member Bishop L. M. Wooten (Missouri Eastern, Western Illinois), Bishop R. J. Ward (Missouri Eastern First) and Bishop W. L. Scott (Illinois Southeast). These leaders have supplied workers from the area and workers have even joined in from other states and jurisdictions.

We are ecstatic to report that over 300 souls have given their life to the Lord Jesus, around 3,000 Gospel tracts have been disseminated to the public and hundreds of people have received prayer! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

We are grateful for all of the soul winners who literally risked their lives every day! The saints have dodged bullets, inhaled tear gas, walked for many miles every night endured brutal heat and even a violent thunder storm; all for the sake of lost souls! The “troops” completed their mission on Friday night, August 22, 2014 with the Glory Train! We started with the “Glory Train” and ended with it!

What is the “Glory Train?” It is an 18 wheeler flatbed with a trailer. The saints ride on the flatbed and the “live band” is on the trailer. It is literally a “mobile revival!” This clever soul winning tool is the brainchild of our Coordinator of Special Projects for IDOE: Lady Shirley Wooten. Lady Wooten is the wife of Bishop L. M. Wooten, who serves on our General Board.

Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., will also be in the city of St. Louis on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm. He will share a message of salvation, hope and restoration! The Presiding Bishop is ensuring that the ministry of the Church Of God In Christ ministers to this “deeply distressed and troubled” community at this time!

The International Department of Evangelism thanks for your support of soul winning!

C.H. Mason Heritage Symposium & Celebration – COGIC & AG Honor Bishop Mason

The first night of the C.H. Mason Heritage Symposium & Celebration was met with anticipation as members of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. and the Assemblies of God (USA) joined together in worship. The International Music Department sang songs to honor Bishop C.H. Mason’s love for gospel hymns in a Live Recording commemorating his life, leadership and legacy.

We were honored to have General Superintendent, Dr. George O. Wood, of the Assemblies of God (USA) preach an awesome message about the need for unity within the body of Christ, encouraged the Saints that God is doing the “immeasurable more”, and reminded us of the importance of keeping Jesus in the Church. There was a shared sense of reverence by all who attended, acknowledging Bishop C.H. Mason’s integral role laying the foundation of holiness and sanctification for our denominations.

After the service, a reception was held celebrating the 150th Birthday of Bishop C.H. Mason. Everyone enjoyed a time of food, fun and fellowship – a testament to the fact that it truly is “good and pleasant for brethren to deal together in unity.”

Congratulations to COGIC’s Own…

Congratulations to COGIC's Own Sherkeitha D. Mitchell!

Rejuvenate’s annual  “40 Under 40” cover feature recognizes outstanding professionals under the age of 40 for their early and continued contributions to the faith-based events industry.

The Church of God in Christ, Inc. could not be more godly proud of our very own Sherkeitha Mitchell for being selected as one of Rejuvinate's Annual "40 Under 40".  Sherkeitha is with the Office of Convention Planning for the Church of God in Christ, Inc.  This year’s honorees were featured in the August/September issue of Rejuvenate. This was the fourth annual “40 Under 40.”  Honorees were selected after Rejuvenate editors evaluated and reviewed all nominations submitted by industry colleagues and partners. The annual “40 Under 40” feature is not advertising-driven and not connected with any promotional contest.

As Chris Collinson, President, Collinson Media & Events explains,“Every year, we are impressed by the caliber of individuals nominated and chosen for our annual ’40 Under 40.’ This year’s honorees deserve recognition for a number of reasons, including their professionalism, determination and commitment to the faith-based events community. The future of the industry is in good hands.”

Congratulations, Sherkeitha!  God is rewarding you openly and we believe God has even greater things in store for your future!  Keep up the amazing work you do for the Lord.

Happy Birthday, Mother Cleolia Penix!

September 5, 2014 The Church of God in Christ, Inc. would like to wish Mother Cleolia Penix, International Sunday School Field Representative, a very Happy and Blessed Birthday! We thank God for you continued dedication and service. May God bless you with many more happy, healthy & prosperous years.

COGIC Urban Initiatives Helps Ferguson, MO

The Church of God in Christ, Inc's Urban Initiatives are being the hands and feet of Christ serving the community in Ferguson, MO. Take a look at the great work being done:

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