Youth Mission Team – Ecuador

Youth Mission Team - Ecuador

Youth Mission Team 2014 – Ecuador

We are so grateful for the Youth from Tennessee participating in this year’s Youth Mission Team to Ecuador.  This is part of the mentoring program and the fulfillment of the heart and vision of Jay Johnson, our State Mentoring Program.  This group is there now, and is minister in Quito, Ecuador and the surrounding area, having helped to plant a church in that city.  We are so proud of them and ask you join us in prayer for their continued protection and safety.

New Pastoral Appointment

The Spivey Family

The Spivey Family

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Pastor James Spivey to serve as the new Senior Pastor of the Restoration Fellowship Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Prior to this appointment, Pastor Spivey and his family served the Dyersburg Church of God of Prophecy in West Tennessee.

Pastor Todd Turpin and his family recently resigned from the Restoration Fellowship Church after doing a great work and the church will miss them.  This appointment is effective June 1, 2014.

New Pastoral Appointment

Dr. H.E. and Kim Cardin

Dr. H.E. and Kim Cardin

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. H.E. Cardin to serve as the Senior Pastor of the Bellshire Church of God of Prophecy in Nashville, Tennessee.  Dr. Cardin is no stranger to anyone in the Church of God of Prophecy.  He has served under International Appointment as International Youth Director, State Overseer of Alaska and Washington, then as State Overseer of Georgia and has been traveling the world ministering.  Dr. Cardin has also served as the Director of the Tomlinson Center.

Pastor Todd and Kathy Carroll are moving back to South Carolina to continue ministry there.  They have served the Bellshire Church of God of Prophecy with great distinction and faithfully built the work of God at the Bellshire Ministries Church.

This appointment is effective August 1, 2014

New Pastoral Appointment

Pastor Johnny Carver

Pastor Johnny Carver

We are pleased to announce the appointment of State Evangelist Johnny Carver to serve as the new Senior Pastor of the Portland, Tennessee Church of God of Prophecy.  Brother Carver is no stranger to the Portland area, having served many years in the area with a proven record of ministry success.  This appointment will be effective August 1, 2014.

Pastor Edward Ferrell has served the local church at Portland for 12 years and is retiring.  We are thanking for Ed and Helen Ferrell’s dedication to the work of God in building his kingdom.

White Wing Messenger Promotion Assistance

Monday, June 30, 2014

Greetings to our White Wing Messenger writer friends!

I want to take a moment and thank you for your support and interest in the White Wing Messenger magazine. As we gear up for our promotions during the 98th International Assembly, we have so many exciting things planned. You can be the first to know that we are partnering with Integrity Music to provide a free praise and worship CD in English or Spanish to everyone who subscribes during the Assembly. We will also be giving away an iPad Mini to a random subscriber. These two things will liven things up at our booth and hopefully make it a center of activity.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! If you have an hour or two that you could assist us in the booth, please contact Renee Sutton, office manager and booth coordinator, at We will mainly be there for informational purposes and to give CDs to those who subscribe, but the money will go through the bookstore cash registers. It would be a great chance for Assembly attendees to meet some of you who they will recognize from your articles. The booths will be open 9 am—6 pm Wednesday through Saturday. If you can spare an hour or two on one of those days, let us know. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you and God bless,

Director of Communications
Managing Editor, White Wing Messenger
Church of God of Prophecy International Offices
PO Box 2910 – Cleveland, TN  37320-2910
Street address – 3720 North Keith Street – Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 559-5129 – FAX (423) 559-5238   -

Death Notice – Evelyn Huskey

I received word of the passing of Mrs. Evelyn Huskey, the sister of our District Presbyter for the Upper-East Tennessee area Bishop Robert D. Ledford. She was the oldest of the family of nine children.  I am asking you to join me in prayer tonight for this family.
Of nine children. Please remember our family in prayer.

HUSKEY, EVELYN LEDFORD – age 83, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Huskey; parents, Robert and Ethel Ledford; sister, Melinda Bridges; son-in-law, Glenn Dake. Survivors: daughter, Jean Ledford Dake; granddaughters, Angela (Rocky) Honeycutt, Tera (John) Gilbert and Elizabeth (Brian) Beard; great-grandchildren, Tanner, Tabetha, Kara, Kyle and Sean; brothers, Robert Denny (Ruby) Ledford, and James (Mary) Ledford; sisters, Delcie (Houston) Everett, Wilma McClain, Carrie (James) Henderson, Della and Wanda Ledford; several nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 at Stevens Chapel with Kenneth Everett and Rev. Jess Hernandez officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery for an 11:00 a.m. graveside service and interment. Family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.

Funeral Service Details – Leonard Dodson

Dodson, LeonardThe funeral service will be held at 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Fred Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, June 23, at the funeral home.

Death Notice – Leonard Dodson

Dodson, LeonardI am saddened to report the passing of retired minister, Leonard Dodson.  I will post information regarding his funeral arrangements once I receive them.

Please join me in prayer for this precious family.

Death Notice – James K. Barrett

Death Notice – James K. Barrett

James K. Barrett, age 88, passed away June 16, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Nashville. He was a self employed painter, worked at the Princess Theatre and a member of Chapel Hill Church of God of Prophecy. James was a decorated veteran in the United States Navy, serving in World War II in the Pacific Ocean.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Virginia Bessie Bowling Barrett; brother, John Barrett and sister, Alberta Eunice Kennedy. He is survived by his wife, Jessie L. Hill Barrett; son, Jimmy S. (Donna) Barrett of Murfreesboro; brothers, Glen London (Jane) Barrett and Fletcher (Peggy) Barrett; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great aunt and great uncle.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM until time of Chapel service at 1:00 PM at Jennings and Ayers. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Marion Caruthers and E.C. McKinley officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130; 615-893-2422. Please leave condolences at

Update on Chris and Ethan Jones

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 released to Woodard Funeral Home in Westmorland, Tennessee.  Here are the arrangements:
A.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Woodard Funeral Home on Hwy 31E in Westmorland.

B.  Visitation will continue at 10:00 a.m. until shortly before the funeral.  HOWEVER, visitation on Monday and the funeral services will be at the Roberts Tabernacle Church on Fairfield Road in Westmoreland.

C.  The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, monetary gifts should be directed the Roberts Tabernacle Bus Fund.

2.  Ethan.  This morning, Ethan woke up follow yesterday’s extensive surgeries.  His uncle, Pastor Bary Ray informed him that Chris had passed away.  As you can imagine, Ethan took the news pretty hard, however, he was also able to give an explanation of what happened.  According to Ethan, as they were attempting to change lanes, he gave the proper signal, but was cut off by the driver of another vehicle.  Once being cutoff, Ethan tried to avoid an accident and in so doing accidentally overcorrected and lost control.  At this time there is no information about the other driver or vehicle identification.

For this who would like to show support, please remember this:  Ethan and his family are going through a very traumatic and difficult time in their life right now.  They know that you love and support them, however, visitation at Vanderbilt will be limited by Vanderbilt Hospital, so please use other means to show your support for now.  We will post updates on this site and you may also find information at our Facebook Page.  Just go to our page Tennessee Church of God of Prophecy (Official) or if you are a Twitter user, at #frostrong  #tncogop

Please pray for this precious family today.

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