Farewell & Welcome...
FAREWELL TO THE REYES FAMILY
Just before the advent of COVID, God sent the Michigan Church of God Family, Max and Rebecca Reyes and their children Alayna and Zoe as State Youth and Discipleship Director. It didn’t take the Reyes Family long before they worked their way into our hearts. As many of you know, the Reyes Family is leaving Michigan to assume that position in the Ohio Church of God Family. I want to thank Pastor Max and Rebecca for serving with distinction in this role this past 1.5 years. You poured into our youth and student pastors via MYLA and other venues. You poured into our students through retreats, Teen Talent, and camp meeting. Only eternity will reveal all that you did for the people of Michigan.
We say goodbye to you at the end of this month. Reyes Family, rest assured that you are in our hearts in a significant way. Furthermore, rest assured of our continued love and prayers for you guys. The Ohio Church of God is greatly blessed to have you. Again, thanks for all you have done.
WELCOME TO THE WRIGHT FAMILY
Recently Bishop Box nominated and the State Council elected Pastor Ernie Wright and Michelle as our new State Youth and Discipleship Directors. A native of Iowa, Pastor Ernie is accustomed to the Midwest and Sis. Michelle is a native of Indiana. Coming to Michigan will be like coming home for them. The Wrights are coming to us from the Heartland (Oklahoma/Kansas) having served six years there as State Youth and Discipleship Directors. The Wrights did a dual role in the Heartland pastoring the Sooner Church of God in Oklahoma City. The Wrights have served at four other churches as lead pastor during their ministerial journey. Therefore, they will bring to us a rich pastoral ministry. Sis. Michelle has taught school in the public school system in Oklahoma. The Wrights have four children Steve, Samantha, Clarice, and Lucas. Clarice and Lucas will be moving with their parents to Michigan.
Let us give a warm welcome the Wright Family. They will be arriving the first week of August. Join me in praying for their new venture here in Michigan.
WELCOME TO MICHIGAN
A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP KIP BOX
The Church of God was founded in 1886 upon the principles of Christ as they are revealed in the Bible, the Word of God. It has its foundation of faith and practice in the Scriptures and the vital experience of its constituents is scripturally oriented. First and foremost, the Church of God is a determinedly Christian church. It is built upon the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The doctrines and practices of the church are based upon His teachings.
In the State of Michigan, the Church of God has over 110 churches in most cities throughout the State and including the Upper Peninsula. We serve over 20,700 members and are proud to say that we saw over 4,500 people led to Christ last year alone. We could not be more excited about what God is doing here in Michigan.
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