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POWERHouse 2014 was a great success

A Great Success!

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 RichardsonKim BatsonMichelle Brooks-YoungDebra McKinleyDavid-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!

Turtletown News

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.

Death Notice – Retired Minister Johnny Lynn

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.

Urgent Missions Plea

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

Tennessee Welcomes New Pastoral Couple to Lawrence Chapel

PhotoWe 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.

Death Notice – Bishop W.E. Robertson

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.”

Bishop McKinley

Campground Upgrades

For the past several weeks, Bishop Jerry Payne, the pastor at our Grimsley Church worked hard to do some much needed upgrades to the Staff House at Camp Hickory Hills.  He enlisted the aid of a friend and they worked tirelessly to make the facilities much nicer.  Interior was treated and painted, along with other work.  Here are several photos of some of the work.  Not pictured here (yet) is the new furniture for the common area.  Thanks Brother Payne for you love for the camping program.Staffhouse Upgrades 1966781_1028970840452485_8297547845467760954_n (1) 1966781_1028970840452485_8297547845467760954_n 10505497_1028866777129558_1357619574148546655_n (1) 10505497_1028866777129558_1357619574148546655_n (2) 10505497_1028866777129558_1357619574148546655_n 10592698_1028970857119150_6701956780320206423_n 10593089_1028865533796349_1498249582354811171_n 10616185_1028865570463012_8860336850552071964_n 10646668_1028866760462893_8111407261458156528_n (1) 10646668_1028866760462893_8111407261458156528_n (2) 10646668_1028866760462893_8111407261458156528_n 10659313_1028865587129677_5237157750369802588_n 10676403_1028865603796342_4783295567297308653_n 10703887_1028865507129685_3450608970360793715_n

Congratulations Deacon Kevin Wagner

New Deacon Ordained at Crab Orchard

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