Funeral Arrangements for Perry Pearson

Perry PearsonFuneral Services for Perry Pearson will be at Tetrick Funeral Home in Elizabethton, TN, at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2015.  Perry passed away earlier this week near Dayton, Ohio.  Please continue to pray for the Slagle family during this difficult time.

Prayer Request

Please join me us in prayer Pastor Marvin Slagle and his family. Marvin’s grandson Terry Pearson has passed away at the age of 17, near Dayton Ohio. More information will be forthcoming.

Prayer Request for Patterson Family

Please join us in prayer for the Patterson family of Westmoreland, TN. Bob Patterson passed away today after a struggle with cancer.

Bob’s wife just retired as the long time treasurer of the Westmoreland and was acknowledged at our state convention.

Bob’s sister is Donna Creasy, the wife of Pastor Glenn Creasy of our Hartsville, TN church.

Visitation is Friday after 3:00 pm and the funeral services are at 3:00 pm on Saturday at the Woodard Funeral Home in Westmoreland.

Upcoming Changes

Now that the convention is past, we will be posting all appointments shortly.  Bless you.

Bishop McKinley

ALERT: Affordable Care Act Reimbursement Info

“July 1 is the deadline for compliance for small employers regarding individual health insurance.
You possibly have seen information of changes that have been imposed on the long-standing practice of small employers in which they have reimbursed premiums for individual health insurance policies (termed “Employer Payment Plans” or EPPS by the IRS). Many churches follow this practice as they were unable to obtain or provide group health insurance for their pastor(s) or other staff.
Through a progression of Notices, the IRS informed employers that EPPs cannot be compliant with the Affordable Care Act requirements and therefore cannot be paid as nontaxable benefits. Furthermore, if an amount is added to salaries so that employees can buy health insurance, the employer cannot require those employees to use the increase for health care. Any violation of these guidelines is subject to stiff penalties up to $100 per affected employee per day.
In February, the IRS announce “relief” from the penalties until July 1, 2015. Employers not complying by that date will be subject to the penalty and to self-reporting their violation.”

2015 Youth Camps Begin Today

There is an air of excitement at Camp Hickory Hills today, as campers and staff arrived for the first of the summer camps.  This week is Senior Camp hosting the upper-teen age group.  Please join us in prayer for each and everyone.

Our goal is to provide a safe and loving environment for all of those participating, and that they will be spiritually enriched.  The record reflects that in this past year, more people were converted in the camps than in all of our local churches combined.  What does this say?  It says that these camps are invaluable tools that will help increase the Kingdom of God.

Thank you for your prayers, we look forward to a great summer.

To learn more about our Camping Ministry go to


Death Notice – Woodrow Forsythe

Bishop Woodrow Forsythe 08/20/1938 - 04/21/2015

Bishop Woodrow Forsythe 08/20/1938 – 04/21/2015

Bishop Forsythe was a long-serving pastor at the Mayland Church of God of Prophecy (just outside Crossville), at the time of his retirement he had served the Mayland Church for 31 years.  The Pikeville church for 10 years before that and Sparta for 9 years. His arrangements are as follows:
Friday, April 24, 2015

Visitation is 11:00 a.m. at the Hood Funeral Home

Services at 2:00 p.m. at the Hood Funeral Home
Hood Funeral Home
2371 Highway 127 South
Crossville, TN 38572

2015Momentum Retreat

Campers and Staff from the 2015 Momentum Retreat

Campers and Staff from the 2015 Momentum Retreat

From Jeff Jones, State Youth Camp Director

Hearing some incredible reviews coming out of Momentum this weekend!

Special “Thank You” to Bishop Larry D. Meadors, Jr. for going above and beyond. He has been key in helping putting this together and on very short notice, ended up speaking and directing it.

Thank you to Adam Jones, Darren Schalk and Bishop E.C. McKinley for being our guest speakers. I have heard incredible things about what you guys shared and how it connected.

Thank you to the original planning committee:  Jay Johnson, Jay Johnson, Tyler Massengill and Brandon Parker. Thank you guys for an initial meeting that I don’t think any of us will forget.

Thank you to all of the volunteers that made this weekend happen. Thank you parents, pastors and youth leaders for getting them there. And thank you guys for showing up.

Create Conference

We invite you to attend the in Cleveland, Tennessee. You will not be disappointed.

Death Notice – Frances C. Hale

Funeral services for Frances C. Hale age 85 of Crossville, TN will be held Saturday April 4, 2015 at 1pm from the Chapel of Hood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday April 3, 2015 from 6-9pm at Hood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crossville City Cemetery. She is survived by her sons– Wayne, Donald, Dexter and Merrill Hale, daughter– Sharon Hale, brothers– James, Wilburn, Coplin and Wendell Curtis and sisters– Kathleen Creason and Margaret Isham.

Please join us in prayer for the Hale family.