A Great Success!
POWERHouse was a great success! It is a wonderful privilege to serve along young visionary leaders in our state. I am so proud that both of my children were involved, Lindsey McKinley Schreiber serving as the director and Shaun McKinley teaching a class and his video work. It was a also great to see our International Youth Ministries Director, Kirk Rising. There is not too to list everyone who had a part in the weekend, but I am so thankful for our State Staff who supported the weekend. Londa Davis Richardson, Kim Batson, Michelle Brooks-Young, Debra McKinley, David-Rhonda Allen, our State Youth Directors Jeff Jones and Kimmy Cole Jones and our SIT coordinator Jay Johnson
There was great pastoral support and we were privileged to have many of them in attendance weekend. The messages by Lindsey, Dr. William Lamband Sharon Quinto Farruggia were inspired and delivered with an anointing. I was not able to attend all of the classes, but I have been told they were powerful. Thanks to Joshua Steven Roberts bringing the sound equipment, and Robert-June Gordon. And the Praise Team was excellent. Of course, let’s not forget the cooking team.
The staff cabins looked great after the hard work of Pastor Jerry Payneearlier this year.
With right at 500 youth and staff for this year’s POWERHouse, we are blessed!
To everyone else involved, just know that God keeps a record of all your hard work. I love and appreciate all of you, as well as all of the youth that attended the event. May the Fire of God burn within your hearts!
Received from Pastor Barry Lee from the Turtletown Church:
What a Day! We had 106 in worship this morning without feeding, no guest singers or speakers. Just Turtletown having Church. Our members did invite their friends to Church this morning. Clara Lynn was responsible for having at least seven families to come.
It was a great service and everyone went out of the church feeling better than when they came. Next Sunday is our food give-a-way of perishable foods.
Last second Sunday in October we gave away over a ton of food. That’s right over 2000 pounds of food to the community.
The following Sunday, November 16th is our “Friend Appreciation Day” We are celebrating with a Dinner and Concert after Sunday morning service.
Come at 10 pm/11pm then eat with us at 12:30 pm and afterwards at 1;30 pm enjoy a concert with Roy Pool & Rejoice, featuring Kim Miller a cousin to Patsy Cline who is bless with a great singing voice.
If you will attend our morning worship we will bless you with a free Ticket, valued at $10.00 for the Sunday Dinner and Concert. During the concert we will have a drawing for a free night stay in a nice Hotel/Motel in Gatlinburg.
We love and appreciate our friends and family. We simply love and want to bless people! To see pictures go to
Turtletown Church of God of Prophecy FB page.
I received word today of the passing of Brother Johnny Lynn, a former pastor in the Tennessee Church of God of Prophecy. Please CLICK HERE to go to the funeral home website detailing visitation and service times. Let’s be sure to pray for the Lynn family.
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 PDF file that shows the special need. Feel free to print and share with your congregation and respond as God directs you. Click on this link to view the urgent appeal from the International Ministries of the Church of God of Prophecy. Ukraine Appeal – 2014.10.24
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Bishop Mack Allen Willis I and his wife Brenda to serve as the new pastoral couple at the Lawrence Chapel Church of God of Prophecy. Mack holds a Bachelors Degree in Theology Studies and a Masters Degree in Counseling. Mack and Brenda are the parents of Mack Allen Willis II and Kimberly Ann Willis.
Mack and Brenda are coming to us from the State of South Carolina and will begin their service on November 1, 2014. Please join me in extending a warm Tennessee welcome to the Willis family.
This report is from Saundra Johnston of Henderson, Kentucky. She is the sister to Barbara Pritchett the wife of Bishop William Pritchett, the pastor of the Tullahoma Church. Please join us in prayer for this precious family.
“Through tear filled eyes and a broken heart, my Daddy went to be with The Lord at 9:25 this morning. Bishop W. E. Robertson. Sept. 26, 1927 – October 9, 2014. Visitation will be Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Ridouts Funeral Home in Trussville, AL with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m.”
New Deacon Ordained at Crab Orchard
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 as Senior Pastor. We welcome Deacon Wagner to this vital and important ministry
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 and the richness of the fellowship is evident and the desire to work together as local churches have grown. This is the third of our meetings in 2014 and we are looking forward to the rest of the state.
Thanks to Dr. Freddie Harding the District Presbyter for helping to secure the location and provide the necessary preparations. Debra and I enjoyed spending the night at their home in Spencer.
The next day, Wednesday, we met again with the group of pastors, companions and church treasurers to conduct a training session for the new SharePoint system being used by all levels of church leadership. Special thanks to Brother and Sister Todd Bagley for a nice lunch preceding the class.
We are blessed to work with such wonderful people in Tennessee!
Bishop E.C. & Debra McKinley
Presiding Bishop of Tennessee
Yesterday afternoon, Debra and I had the privilege of spending a little time with one, if not THE oldest church member in the
Member of the Lawrence Chapel Church in Crossville, Tennessee.
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 longer than I’ve known her and I’ve known her my entire life.
Growing up in Evansville, Indiana, Sister Bee was one of the faithful members of the local church and a great encouragement to me as a young man preparing for ministry. Included in this picture with Sister Vera Bee is my wife Debra and District Presbyter, Bishop Freddie Harding.
When Debra asked, “what is the secret of living so long?” Sister Bee replied, “SECRETS! I don’t have any secrets.” It was a priceless moment.
We love Sister Bee and hope you will join us in prayer for her as she pushes forward to 109!