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Pre-Assembly Rally at Fields of the Wood

Shuttle tickets are now available for the Pre-Assembly Rally at Fields of the Wood! They will depart from two locations:

  • 6:30 am (EST) from the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 7:00 am (EST) from the International Offices in Cleveland, Tennessee

Tickets are available through Monday, July 16, 2018 and will not be sold the day of the event. Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable.

Tickets are solely for the Shuttle service and includes lunch. Tickets are not needed for those who will be driving their own vehicle to Fields of the Wood. Those driving need to arrive by 8:30 am (EST).

Tickets for the Fields of the Wood Shuttle may be purchased here: SHUTTLE TICKETS.






Elva O. Decker Howard

Elva O. Decker Howard

Elva O. Decker Howard

Sister Elva Howard, who had a rich and powerful ministry in the Church of God of Prophecy, received her heavenly reward on Thursday, June 7, 2018, when she passed away at the family residence. Sister Howard was  International Director of Women’s Ministries for the Church of God of Prophecy for 30 years.  She was also instrumental in pioneering the camping ministry for the organization.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Howard. She will be sadly missed by her daughter and son, Kathryn Creasy, International Children’s Ministries director, and Randall E. Howard, former General Overseer. Please be in prayer for the entire family of Elva Howard.

Livestream of Service



5 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Peerless Road Church


VIEWING at 10 a.m. SERVICE at 11 a.m.
The service will be streamed live.  View it here.

Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Sunset Memorial Gardens


Arrangements by Jim Rush Funeral Home, Cleveland, Tennessee.

El Fuego Volcano In Guatemala

El Fuego Volcano In Guatemala

The Fuego volcano in southern Guatemala erupted on Sunday, June 3, sending lava flows and a massive ash cloud into the nearby rural communities. It was the country’s most deadly volcanic event in more than a century. At this time, the government is reporting 25 dead with 200 more unaccounted for. I have been in contact with Bishop Mario Galindo, national overseer, and we thank God that, although 15 of our church members are displaced and in shelters, no lives were lost. We are in the process of collecting clothing and food to send to the area as soon as travel is available. We would like to ask for your prayers for our Church family and also for your help. For anyone who can be a part of relief effort, donations may be sent to the Guatemala Relief Fund through the International Offices. To the people of Guatemala, we want you to know that you are not alone. The Church of God of Prophecy stands with you.

—Bishop Ben Feliz, General Presbyter, Mexico, Central America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean

Updated Assembly Housing

Updated Assembly Housing

There are rooms available at the following hotels in downtown Chattanooga:
• Read House .3 miles from the Convention Center
• Westin .3 miles from the Convention Center
• Chattanoogan .4 miles from the Convention Center
• Holiday Inn Express .6 miles from the Convention Center
• DoubleTree .6 miles from the Convention Center
• Hilton Garden Inn .7 miles from the Convention Center
• Hampton Inn .7 miles from the Convention Center
• Chattanooga Choo Choo .7 miles from the Convention Center
The city of Chattanooga has a downtown trolley. For maps and information, go to Carta Shuttle Maps.
In addition, there are a number of rooms available outside of downtown Chattanooga. We have secured a parking garage for those staying outside of downtown Chattanooga. The parking garage is located at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Attendees can park at this garage and take the Assembly Shuttle to the Convention Center. Shuttles will run from this parking lot to the Convention Center and back from early morning until the conclusion of the last session.
For a complete list of hotel rooms, please go to Current Housing List. You may make or change a reservation on this website or call 702-675-6570.

Scholarships Surpass $1m

Scholarships Surpass $1m

The Church of God of Prophecy International Offices is marking a significant milestone in its support of ministers and leaders pursuing higher education.

In a meeting with the regional and state overseers of North America last week, Shaun McKinley, director of Accredited Ministry Development, announced that scholarships and grants provided by the offices to students enrolled in partnering programs has recently surpassed one million dollars.

“We are thankful for the faithfulness and generosity of our donors and tithing local churches,” said McKinley. “Because of their contributions, over the past decade we have been able to invest in our current and future leaders as they participate in our educational initiatives.”

The scholarships and grants awarded from Accredited Ministry Development’s annual budget are only one part of the picture. When adding scholarships from national/regional/state offices, as well as grants provided to underwrite courses, over $2.7 million has been contributed to students and schools.

“We continue to be inspired by the efforts of our students,” continued McKinley. “In addition to pursuing their studies, many are bivocational pastors, balancing school, work, and family responsibilities. Without these scholarships and the variable tuitions that we negotiate with our partners, it would be impossible for many to continue their education and grow in their ministry skill.”

Scholarships are awarded throughout the year with a number of additional scholarship funds being added within the past year. Current scholarships include:

  • Adrian L. Varlack All Nations Scholarship
  • Billy D. Murray Harvest Scholarship
  • Church Matching Scholarship
  • Cross Cultural Ministry Scholarship
  • Doctor of Ministry Scholarship
  • Ministry Honors Scholarship (formerly Leader of Leaders)
  • PTS Certificate Course Scholarship
  • Women in Ministry Scholarship

Scholarship applications may be completed online at Individuals or churches may also contribute to any of the above scholarship funds at the website.

About AMD Scholarships

Make a lasting impact on the life and ministry of a Church of God of Prophecy minister by investing in an AMD Scholarship Fund. AMD Scholarship Funds provide contributors with a unique opportunity to:

  • Memorialize or honor a loved one with a scholarship in that person’s name
  • Provide financial aid to students studying in a particular field, such as pastoral ministry, counseling, youth or children’s ministry
  • Help students who have financial or personal hardships to overcome
  • Honor students who have made a significant impact in their local church or community
  • Honor students based on personal characteristics such as ethnic or cultural background, gender, or geographic origin

If you are interested in supporting or creating a scholarship fund, please contact or call (423) 559-5331. Your gift, of any amount, is appreciated and 100% will go toward the scholarship you designate.

News from Ethiopia

News from Ethiopia

The last several months we have suffered many problems with social unrest and political upheaval. We were unable to gather our leaders in April for training due to many travel restrictions, road blocks, and a government order for no public gatherings. In spite of this, our districts held their own gatherings and God tremendously blessed, as we will share below. As an update, we believe we have experienced an answer to our many prayers. In recent weeks, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia has resigned and the government has installed a new Prime Minister who is a Pentecostal believer! He is also from the Oromo tribe, the tribe who has suffered most of the oppression in recent years. We are so thankful that these changes are taking place with very little force.

Best Assembly Moments

Best Assembly Moments

We are blessed to look back at our heritage and the moments that have had an impact on our lives. Celebrating our upcoming 100th International Assembly, brings memories of these life changing events. Below is a few of these more memorable times.

IA Hotel Update

IA Hotel Update

There is a waiting list available for our contracted downtown Chattanooga hotels. To be placed on the waiting list, please call Connections Housing at 702-675-6570 / 833-245-3814 Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 8:00PM EST. To be placed on the waiting list, you must have a current reservation at one of our contracted hotels. Connections Housing will contact you if a downtown room comes available. Placement on the waiting list does not guarantee a downtown room. Note – There are still plenty of rooms available outside the downtown area. These rooms can be reserved here or you can call the numbers listed for Connections Housing. Thank you.

Statement by the General Overseer

Statement by the General Overseer

From the Office of the General Overseer

The Church of God of Prophecy is a global family ministering in villages, towns, and communities in 135 nations of the world. This international ministry has, from its early days, held to the ideal that God’s church would be composed of every “kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation” (Revelation 5:9). We have, to the best of our ability, fashioned this Church along those lines, even when multiculturalism was unaccepted and illegal in some countries.

Today, as we face actions and words that seek to divide us, the Church of God of Prophecy remains committed to the biblical affirmation that every man and woman is made in the image of God.

As an all-nations church, especially during this season of seeking, let us choose to remain faithful in praying for our leaders and be united in purpose to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting

Bishop Sam N. Clements, General Overseer

For twenty-one days, beginning January seventh, we will unite around specific daily prayer directives. These prayer guides are available on this page and on our social media to help insure our prayers are touching the most current needs.

I am also inviting you to join us January seventh, on the first evening of our season of seeking, for our global Night of Prayer live via simulcast. During this time, you will be able to submit requests that will be prayed for by our staff and ministry leaders, as well as those watching online.

Thank you for making plans and efforts to join me in prayer. I believe even greater things are ahead for the Church of God of Prophecy, but they will only be obtained through prayer and fasting.



Fasting is the most powerful spiritual discipline of all the Christian disciplines. Through fasting and prayer, the Holy Spirit can transform your life. Fasting and prayer can also work on a much grander scale. According to Scripture, personal experience and observation, I am convinced that when God’s people fast with a proper Biblical motive-seeking God’s face not His hand-with a broken, repentant, and contrite spirit, God will hear from heaven and heal our lives, our churches, our communities, our nation and world. Fasting and prayer can bring about revival – a change in the direction of our nation, the nations of earth and the fulfillment of the Great Commission.


During this annual Night of Prayer at the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices, everyone can join in the prayer movement online as we pray together. Viewers can submit prayer requests through social media, email to, and by telephone. We will pray for those requests during the event. Last year, more than a thousand people joined together from areas all over the world, including Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Mexico, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Germany, El Salvador, and India. Simulcast LIVE in English, Spanish, and French.

January 7, 2018 | 7 PM EST


JANUARY 7—13, 2018


North America and Caribbean

JANUARY 14—20, 2018

Leadership Development

Central and South America

JANUARY 21-27, 2018

Biblical Stewardship

Africa, Asia, Europe/CIS/Middle East