Pastor Sammy and Wanda Allen

Today, I am announcing the change of pastoral appointments for the Erin Church.  Pastor Sammy and Wanda Allen have made the decision to resign from the local church at Erin and move to Bismarck, North Dakota.  We are thankful for their ministry in Tennessee at the Wrigley and Erin churches.  At this time, Pastor Sammy will be taking a sabbatical from pastoral ministry and Wanda will be returning to a work at a former employer in North Dakota.

Their two children, Jason and Cristina moved to North Dakota recently and are working there.

I ask all of our folks in Tennessee to join me in prayer for the Allen Family as they turn the page on a new chapter in their life.

I know that they will be welcomed in North Dakota.

This appointment change is effective immediately.

Pastor Charles and Missy Thornburg

Effective October 1, 2012, Pastor Charles and Missy Thornburg will assume the pastoral leadership at the Erin Church.

Bishop Charles Thornburg has been a minister in the Church of God of Prophecy for over twenty-three years and served as a lead pastor in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, for seventeen years.  His most recent appointment was that of Senior Pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy in Columbia, Tennessee.
This past May he earned his Master in Counseling from Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. 
He has served as a Georgia state youth camp director, Chairman of the Alabama State Continuing Education Board, Ministerial Review Board, and several interdenominational committees. He is the Director of Pastoral Care for Signature Healthcare of Clarksville. 
He and his wife Missy have been married for over 17 years and have three children, Jonathan(12) Katelyn(9) and Caleb(3). He and his family desire to make a lasting difference in the lives of those they meet.
Please join me in prayer for bother families as they transition