Death Notice – Peggy Jean Ward Watson

It is my sad duty to share that Peggy Jean Ward Watson passed away early this morning.  Among the many survivors are Bishop Joe Watson, the District Presbyter for the Jackson Region of the Tennessee Church of God of Prophecy, and Brenda Prince, the spouse of our Lenox Church in West Tennessee.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:  Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to closing
Services: Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

Johnson-Williams Funeral Home in Newburn is in charge of services.

NOTE:  An updated obituary will follow this information.

Please be in prayer for the entire family.

Death Notice – Fred Creasy

Creasy Fred

Mr. Fred Creasy age 93 of Westmoreland passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016. Funeral services for  Creasy will be conducted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Creasy and Bro. Leon Graves officiating.  Interment to follow in New Hope Cemetery .  Visitation will begin on Tuesday, May 24, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PMWednesday, May 25, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Service Time.

Mr. Creasy was retired from the Sumner County Board of Education as a Bus Driver after many years of service.  He was a United States Army Veteran and proudly served in World War II during which time he received the Purple Heart.  He was a member of Lakeside Church of God of Prophecy and was a retired deacon of the church.

Mr. Creasy was preceded in death by his
Father Willie Thomas and his Mother Neeli Goad Creasy

He is survived by his
His loving Wife of 70 years- Roberta Coley Creasy of Westmoreland TN.
Son- Kenny & Kathy Creasy of Westmoreland TN.
Son- Mike & Joyce Creasy of Murfreesboro TN.
Son- Steve & Sandy Creasy of Merryville TN.
Daughter- Carol & Larry Harrison of Gallatin, TN.
Grandchildren: Shawne Creasy, Shane Creasy, Kendra Gregory, Kyla White, Kristen Leath, Chad Harrison, Stacey Harrison, Spence Creasy, Jonathan Creasy, Jessica Creasy, Jacob Creasy, Jennifer Creasy.
Sister- Janice Cook McMurtry
As well as a host of Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.

Death Notice – U.G. Bennett

U. G. Bennett, age 91, a Campaign Community resident and Coffee County, TN native died May 22, 2016 in Raintree Manor following an extended illness.

Mr. Bennett was a self-employed carpenter and electrician who built sixty-six houses and three churches in the Campaign area before he retired. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, member of the Church of God of Prophecy and son of the late George W. and Bertha Basham Bennett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by devoted wife of almost 60 years, Florence Magdalene Roberts Bennett; sisters, Mildred Miller, Naomi DeVolt and Violet Roberts; and brother, Howard Bennett.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James L. and Sandra Bennett of Michie, TN and Bill L. and Ann Bennett of Viola, TN; three daughters and sons-in-law, Allene and Charles Glenn of Rock Island, TN, Judy and Bobby Wallace of Sparta, TN and Shirley and Michael Dodd of Liberty, TN; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill and Leonard Bennett both of Hillsboro, TN; and two sisters, Myrtle Ritchie of Manchester, TN and Betty Hale of Chattanooga, TN.

Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at High’s. Graveside service and interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Zion Hill Cemetery with Rick Lyles to officiate. Military grave rites will be conducted by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. There will be no visitation Wednesday at High’s. Family and friends are to meet at the cemetery.

PowerHouse

Lindsey McKinley-Schreiber

Lindsey McKinley-Schreiber

Every year youth gather from all of Tennessee and multiple states at Camp Hickory Hills to worship, celebrate and build relationships with like-minded Christian Youth.  This year, PowerHouse will celebrate its 20th Anniversary.  Lindsey McKinley-Schreiber serves as the director for this event.  Lindsey is a prolific writer and anointed speaker, not afraid to share the truth in a troubled world.  Her blog lmschreiber.wordpress.com is a great source of inspiration for anyone searching for a deeper walk with the Lord.

Behind Parsonage Doors

Debra McKinley Behind Parsonage Doors

Debra McKinley
Behind Parsonage Doors

One of the most pressing needs in the church today is the care for our pastors and their family.  Debra J. McKinley is the creator and principle minister for this much needed Department for Pastoral Care.  With reminders to the churches and encouragement to the ministry family, Debra touches lives and affects the future of ministry.

Children Deserve the Best

Kim Batson Childrens Ministries Director

Kim Batson
Childrens Ministries Director

As part of our harvest CORE value, we give special attention to ministry to children.  No only are children the heritage of The Lord, but they close to our hearts.  Kim Batson serves as the Childrens Ministries Director for Tennessee State Ministries.  Her ministry continues to expand not only in Tennessee but in multiple nations of the world, teaching Childrens Ministers and ministering the Word of God.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.  She works in the mental health field as a Program Manager for the Mental Health Cooperative.  She has spent the last 16 years at MHC focusing on leadership development.  With a passion for people, she has dedicated her life to the ministry of children and developing leaders.

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.

Tennessee State Ministries – Missions Director

Michelle Brooks-Young Missions Director

Michelle Brooks-Young
Missions Director

Tennessee State Ministries has a deep commitment to the CORE value of Harvest.  Michelle Brooks-Young serves as the director for missions projects, and as a representative of the Presiding Bishop’s Office in special projects and project giving.  With a proven love for people, Michelle has traveled into numerous nations of the world, and across the United States encouraging God’s people to worship in giving to those who are most in need.

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.

Biblical Stewardship

Londa J. Richardson Tennessee State Treasurer/CFO

Londa J. Richardson
Tennessee State Treasurer/CFO

Londa J. Richardson is not stranger to the churches and friends of Tennessee State Ministries.  Most have known her as the Women’s Ministries Director for Tennessee, as a pastor and sought-after speaker. Londa is also known as the Tennessee State Ministries Treasurer/CFO.  Biblical Stewardship is a fourth CORE value which is also a factor in the blessing of so many.  We are privileged to have Londa serving with us in Tennessee!

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.

The Essentials of Worship

Glynis Varlack-Allgood Worship Ministries Director

Glynis Varlack-Allgood
Worship Ministries Director

As we continue our path to equipping our churches for the harvest soon to come, The Essentials of Worship cannot be overstated.  Too many visit or attend churches that are lacking when it comes to worship.  Glynis Varlack-Allgood is an anointed worship leader with a heart for people.  We hope you will join us in this journey into the Presence of the Father.

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.

Tennessee State Prayer Ministries

As we continue on our path to the full implementation of our CORE Values, we are anxiously looking forward to the Prayer Ministries development.  Diane Haun leads this ministry to assist in equipping those who want to be more involved as intercessors.  We are excited to see what is about to happen in Tennessee!

Diane Haun Prayer Coordinator Tennessee

Diane Haun
Prayer Coordinator
Tennessee

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.