On June 1, 2007, the Senior Pastor at Columbia, Tennessee, Dr. Philip Lawson accepted an appointment to serve the Woodland Hills Church of God of Prophecy in Bessemer, Alabama. The state of Tennessee will miss Brother Lawson’s ministry, but we trust this is the will of the Lord for Brother and Sister Lawson and the Columbia church.

As of the same date, I have appointed Gary Clements to serve as the Senior Pastor of the Columbia church. He, Peggy and their children moved in last week and assumed the responsibilities there.

At the time of his appointment, Gary had been serving for several years at the Breezewood Church of God of Prophecy in Fayettville, North Carolina.

I trust we will all give Gary and Peggy and the kids a warm, Tennessee Welcome.