We are pleased to announce the appointment of Bishop Gene Dasher to serve as the District Presbyter for the Cleveland/Chattanooga area churches. Currently, Bishop Dasher also serves the local church at the Union Grove church, the historic site of the Second General Assembly of the Church of God movements. Edwina has served alongside Pastor Dasher
The Dasher family became acquainted with the Church of God of Prophecy in the early 50’s and Gene joined the Orlando 22nd St church in the early 50’s. The family moved Ohio in 1959 as he started High School. The family calls Mansfield Ohio their spiritual home church.
In 1966 Gene left Ohio for the U.S. Army and was trained at Ft Knox KY, his first assignment was in the Republic of Vietnam 1966-1967. He returned home and was at Ft Hood Texas until 1969 when he left to attend College.
Beginning at Cleveland State Community College, Gene transferred to Lee and graduated in 1973 with a Business Administration Degree.
Gene was in sales until 1975 when Bishop Billy Murray appointed him to go to Jackson TN to pastor, and in 1977 was moved to Livingston to Pastor the local church there. While there, Gene attended Tennessee Tech and completed his Masters Degree in Education with a Business cognate.
In 1979 Gene served the church in Willard, Ohio and was pastor for four years. In 1983, Gene accepted a challenge at Paterson, LA and we stayed that one year
In 1984, he returned to Cleveland hoping to teach at Tomlinson College full-time, however, due to a low census at TC, he as adjunct faculty.
In 1985, Gene was the CFO for the White Wing, and also ran the bookstore a couple of years before jobs were eliminated in the mid nineties.
Gene served at Union Grove when pastor left in the middle of the year, then sent to Eastview for six years. After this a pastor left in the middle of the year in 1996 and he has been filling in almost 20 years now at Union Grove again.
Please join us in prayer for Gene and Edwina in this new ministry assignment.