FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Church of God in Christ Bishop Charles Blake, Sr. Joins
Pentecostal / Charismatic Churches of North America Executive Committee
Bishop Blake to Serve as Co-Chairperson
Seattle, WA. – Church of God in Christ Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. was elected to serve as Co-Chairperson for the Executive Committee of the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA). Bishop Blake joins PCCNA Chairperson Assemblies of God Assistant General Superintendent Alton Garrison; PCCNA President Jeff Farmer; Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada General Superintendent David Wells, Treasurer, and Foursquare Church Chief Operating Officer Sterling Bracket serving as Secretary. The PCCNA Executive Board also includes the following as Members-At-Large: Church of God General Overseer Bishop Mark Williams; Assemblies of God USA General Superintendent George Wood; United Holy Church of America Bishop Elijah Williams; National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference President Samuel Rodriguez; International Pentecostal Holiness Church General Overseer Bishop Doug Beacham and Grupo Unidad President Fermin Garcia.
“The PCCNA Board of Administration was honored to elect Bishop Blake unanimously to serve as their new co-chairperson for a three year term effective February 2016,” says Farmer. “Bishop Blake is a statesman and community transformer. We’re honored that he is carving out time in his busy schedule to partner with us in our vision to demonstrate unity in the power of the Spirit.” PCCNA represents over 40,000 Pentecostal / Charismatic Christian congregations in Canada, the U.S.A and Mexico.
Bishop Blake is the pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ, one of the largest churches in the Western United States, with a membership of over 25,000. He is recognized as one of the great preachers of this generation with a message that ministers to the whole person and brings together people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds. On April 6, 2009, in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama sought Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. to serve on his 25-person White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
This one-year appointment is a testament to his passion for the community and his desire to unite all people for the common good.