Thrive Conference

Thrive Conference is upon us as people will be gathering from across the area to the Peerless Road Church on Friday, May 26-27, 2017.  There will also be the opportunity for people to have tours of the Fields of the Wood.  We hope to see you there.

Death Notice – Ruth V Sykes

Ruth Sykes(1933 – 2017)

Ruth Sykes

Palmyra, TN

Ruth Vernell Sykes, age 84, of Palmyra, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Signature Health Care of Erin.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 at the chapel of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with the Revs. E.C. McKinley, Terry Bear, and Richard Neal officiating. Burial will follow in the Baggett’s Chapel Cemetery. The Sykes family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until the hour of service Friday.

Ruth entered into this life on January 7, 1933 in Montgomery County to the late Douglas Hodges and Eula Mackens Hodges. She was a loving and caring homemaker and a member of the church family at Baggett’s Chapel Church of God of Prophecy.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Anderson “Andy” Sykes. Left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, David Sykes and Doyle Sykes; brothers, James Hodges, J.D. Hodges, Eugene Hodges, Randall Hodges, Gwen Hodges, and Larry Hodges; and sisters, Clara Ellis and Betty Peters. She was the loving grandmother of five grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Condolences may be made online at

Death Notice – Pastor Tony Coile

Rev. D.W. “Tony” Coile, age 69 of Sevierville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was a Vietnam Veteran and worked with the Southern Railroad for sixteen years in Chattanooga. Rev. Coile was a member of the V.F.W. and a retired minister of the Church of God of Prophecy. He loved the Lord and sharing the love of the Lord with others. He was a loving husband, father, “Pa”, brother and son.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Elizabeth Coile

His survivors include;
Loving wife of 50 years: Dorothy Coile
Son: Travis Coile and wife Leah
Daughters: Connie Turner and husband John, Roxanne Cron and husband James
Grandchildren: Nick Coile, Lauren Coile, Anthony Coile, Sydney Coile, Carmen Turner, Elise Turner, Hannah Cron
Great-grandchildren: Aubrey Coile, Rylie Coile
Father: William “Bill” Coile and wife Thelma
Brother: Mack Coile

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 4 PM – 6:45PM at the Parkway Church of God with a service to follow at 7 PM officiated by Pastor Bob Carroll and Pastor Philip Morris. A private graveside will be held later at the East TN Veteran’s Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Tennessee Men’s Retreat

We are looking forward to a great Men’s Retreat, March 24-25, 2017 at Camp Hickory Hills. To register for the retreat CLICK HERE to go to our secure site. “Strength in Numbers.”

Imagine Pastors Conference

Death Notice – Bishop Edsel Hartman

Bishop Hartman was born on June 27, 1927 and passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Bishop Hartman was a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee at the time of his passing.

Bishop Hartman was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and he was a graduate of the Chattanooga Central High School.

  Bishop Edsel Hartman

Funeral Arrangements: Edsel Hartman Visitation & Funeral

Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy
3301 Peerless Road.

Thursday Jan. 26, 2017 time 11:00-1:00 visitation with funeral at 1:00.

Arrowhead Church of God of Prophecy
3113 W. John Sevier Hwy
Knoxville 37920 on Friday

Jan. 27, 2017 time 11:00-1:00 visitation with funeral at 1:00. Internment following at the Berry Highland South Cemetery on 9010 W. Simpson Road in Knoxville 37920

21 Days of Prayer

Beginning January 5, 2017 the Church of God of Prophecy will begin a period of 21 days of prayer.  As our first CORE value we recognize the need for God’s people to make His house a House of Prayer.  Local churches, districts, nations and regions of the world will be involved in this special time of humbling ourselves before the Lord, recognizing that we cannot change the circumstances of our world, but we can allow the Lord to change us.

Our General Overseer, Bishop Sam N. Clements has addressed these 21 days in a video message to the church.  You may find it by going to this link:  CLICK HERE

Death Notice – Margie M Bice

margie-bice-1482077215Obituary for Margie M Bice

Mrs. Margie Trivett Bice, age 90, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. A native of Poga, TN she was the daughter of the late (T.L.) Lackey and Oda Guy Trivett. Mrs. Bice was a homemaker and was a teacher during World War II at Elk Mills School and Charity Hill School. She was a member of Heartland Fellowship for sixty-nine years where she served as Church Clerk and Treasurer and leader of the Women’s Missionary Auxiliary for many years. Mrs. Bice enjoyed camping, hiking, sewing, quilting and crocheting.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Bice; a son, Johnny Bice; sisters, Gladys Lund, Mildred Treadway and Ruby Trivett and brothers, Roy Trivett and Oscar Trivett. Those left to cherish her memory include three daughters, Charlotte Pate and husband Gary; Nancy Bennett and husband Lester, all of Elizabethton; Freda Russell and husband Joe, Chapmansboro, TN; four sisters, Daisy Shingleton and husband Gary, Hampton, TN; Christine Hill, Fayetteville, NC, Elva Hoke and husband Gene, Clearwater, FL and Pauline Leatherland, Orlando, FL; two brothers, Preston Trivett, Sarasota, FL and Lloyd Trivett and wife Joy, Foster, RI; six grandchildren, Jessica Bennett-Shim and husband Dongseop Shim, Jeju Island, South Korea; Jami Bennett, Jeju Island, South Korea; Kelly Culp and husband Tyler, Murfreesboro, TN; Kevin Russell, Franklin, TN; Angela Waters and husband Julius and Melissa Burchfield and husband Kevin, all of Elizabethton; four great-grandchildren, Jay Waters, Julie Waters Colbaugh, Jacob Waters and Austin Burchfield and one great-great-grandson, Caleb Waters, all of Elizabethton.

A service to honor the life of Mrs. Margie Trivett Bice will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Pastor Marvin Slagle officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 -7:00 P.M. on Tuesday prior to the funeral service.

Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10:45 A.M. Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Kevin Burchfield, Julius Waters, Jacob Waters, Jay Waters, Dongseop Shim, Steve Bales, Cole Harmon and R.V. Arnold. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 10:40 A.M. on Wednesday.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the entire staff, nurses, cooks, housekeeping and frontline caregivers of Ivy Hall Nursing Home who gave compassionate care, love and concern for our Mother. Also special thanks to Hannah Counts of Hospice.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Haiti Missions Project, c/o Heartland Fellowship, 211 Heartland Way, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family visiting and signing the guestbook or by fax 423-542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home is serving the Bice family. Office: 423-542-2232, Obituary Line: 423-543-4917


Death Notice – Pastor Steve Wilson

Wilson, Steve

Wilson, Steve

I am saddened to report the death of Pastor Steve Wilson Jr., former pastor of the Peerless Road Church in Cleveland.  He was killed in a hunting accident this past weekend.
The memorial service for Steve Wilson will take place on Friday, November 25.

Visitation 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Service at 3:00 p.m.

Mount Olive Church of God
3522 Harrison Pike
Cleveland, TN 37311

Revival Update from Roberts Tabernacle

Bary Ray
16 hrs ·
Revival update: in the last 4 days at Roberts Tabernacle, Jesus has saved 10 souls and at least 5 have been filled with the Holy Spirit. Many have been renewed. chains have been broken, bodies healed and many more blessings have been received. We have enjoyed the PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY. TO JESUS BE ALL PRAISE. SIster Shanon was anointed by the Holy Spirit to bless our church. We will be in Heaven before we know the full results of this revival . It was so wonderful to see so many young people seeking more of Jesus each night.