Updates

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Urgent Missions Plea

by ecmckinley

In 2007 I made a very special missions trip to the Nation of Ukraine.  On that mission trip we were blessed to worship at the Kiev Church, the site mentioned here.  Today I read a heart-wrenching appeal from the area for assistance with refugees from the recent fighting between Russia and Ukraine. Please read this […]

Congratulations Deacon Kevin Wagner

by ecmckinley

On October 5, 2014 it was a privilege to ordain a new deacon in the Church of God of Prophecy in Tennessee.  After having completed all of the necessary requirements for ordination, Kevin Dale Wagner was formally ordained during Homecoming Services at the Crab Orchard Church of God of Prophecy, where Bishop Terry Swaw serves […]

Plateau District Meetings

by ecmckinley

This past Tuesday, Debra and I were privileged to share a meal in Crossville, Tennessee with the pastors and companions of the Plateau District churches.  Whenever we share these times, it is a great time of fellowship and sharing of information.  I have watched as we’ve conducted these meetings across the state year after year […]

A visit with 108-year-old church member

by ecmckinley

Yesterday afternoon, Debra and I had the privilege of spending a little time with one, if not THE oldest church member in the Church of God of Prophecy.  Sister Bee is special to our family, she was good friends with my parents, grandparents and Debra’s parents as well.  In fact, Sister Bee has known me […]

The Spiritual Battle

by ecmckinley

In the last post I made mention that future updates would be coming concerning our International Assembly. Here is the first of many: Our international presbytery meeting was a time of very long hours, many prayers and much deliberation.  After going through the entire process that has been developed for our guidance, we came to […]

International Assembly Update

by ecmckinley

Dear friends, Earlier tonight my wife and I returned from Florida, having attended the International Assembly, and followed by a few days of vacation with my immediate family. First of all, I am deeply honored (and grateful) to be reappointed to serve the State of Tennessee as the Presiding Bishop.  I have wanted nothing more […]

Update on Chris and Ethan Jones

by ecmckinley

For those of you who have been following the events of the past few days, here is a brief update: 1.  Chris.  As you already know, Chris passed away at the scene of the accident.  He was taken to a hospital in Springfield and then was transferred to the Medical Examiner.  Yesterday evening he was […]

Ministers Report Form Up and Running

by ecmckinley

I am pleased to announce that the online reporting has been updated and the new format is now available.  It is located under the RESOURCES tab at the top of the page.  We are thankful for Shaun McKinley’s assistance in getting all of the bugs worked out.