Bishop’s Christmas Blog 2019

Over 900 years before Christ, Solomon asked a question that leads to discovering the meaning of Christmas, “Will God really live on earth among people?” (II Chronicles 6:18 NLT). Matthew quotes the prophet Isaiah and answers Solomon’s question: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name…

Thanksgiving Blog 2019

It seems as if the holiday between Halloween and Christmas is almost eclipsed in today’s society. But I want to challenge you not to forget Thanksgiving this year. Oh Thanksgiving is so much more than turkey, pecan pie, and the Macy’s parade. Thanksgiving is a day set aside to give thanks to God for the…

October Blog 2019

Our General Overseer, Dr. Tim Hill, has launched the “WePrayCOG” Prayer initiative, and I am excited about this. Dr. Hill is asking each pastor and church to pray with him for three very specific things within the Church of God: *Pentecostal Revival and Renewal *Prevailing Unity *Purposed Direction I am calling on you to become…

FALL BLOG 2019

Recently I met with the Stat Council for the Church of God Michigan and shared with them our emphasis for 2019-2020 which is “Renewal”. I believe that more than ever before we need renewal and revival in the body of Christ. There have been over twenty shootings in America in the past seven months. The…

Fall Blog 2019

Looking back over my pastoral ministry, I always enjoyed ministers’ retreats immensely. Those retreats allowed me to get to know fellow colleagues in ministry and form bonds and friendships that are still viable today. Our “Ministers and Spouses’ Retreat” is coming up September 12-14,2019 at the Evergreen Resort in Cadillac, Michigan. The cost is $300…

The Benefits of Camp Meeting

For the past thirty-four years, I have been attending Church of God Camp Meetings and have enjoyed them all. However, in our fast-pace, technological savvy world, are camp meetings till necessary? I believe they are and here are three reasons why. Rapport. The fellowship that a camp meeting offers with people of like faith is…

Bishop’s Blog, Spring 2019

Having just celebrated Easter 2019 I would like to call your attention to Pentecost Sunday. Historically Pentecost is celebrated approximately fifty days after Easter and was a holiday focusing on harvest. For the Christian Pentecost is founded upon the death and resurrection of Jesus. It was a risen, living savior who commanded His followers to…

Easter 2019

The other day here on our campground in Fenton, I saw my first robin, The robin is the bird which is indicative that winter is passing and that spring is on its way.  Personally, I love spring; for with spring comes new life. I especially love Easter Sunday, which is the primary holiday in spring.…

New Year’s Blog

2019 – 365 days of opportunity ahead of us. Every new year brings with it some excitement. While a new year may cause us to pause and wonder what lies ahead, as believers we should not fear nor dread the coming year. Isaiah in Chapter 41, verse 10 has a promise that I have used…