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Dear Church Family,

It is with deep sorrow that I announce the passing of Bishop Wayne Pense, overseer of the Heartland Region. Throughout his earthly journey, Brother Pense saw through a glass darkly; but now he is seeing Jesus face to face. For to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

The promise of Scripture is that the Lord will be close to the brokenhearted. It is our prayer that Sister Adana and her family, whose hearts are heavy with grief, will be comforted by the manifest presence of our loving Father.

Bishop Pense’s ministry spanned more than 50 years; most recently serving as overseer of the Heartland Region for the past 14 years. Previously, he served as overseer in California and Hawaii and had pastorates in Missouri, Colorado, Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. His compassionate, visionary leadership has left an indelible mark on the Church.

Continued prayers and expressions of love for the Pense family will be greatly appreciated.

Bishop Tim Coalter
North America General Presbyter & Acting Regional Bishop of the Heartland Region

Church of God of Prophecy

Statement Concerning United States Senate Consideration of Equality Act

This past week, on February 25, 2021, the United States House of Representatives passed the Equality Act. This bill amends federal civil rights laws and broadly prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. This bill will now advance to the United States Senate for consideration.

The Equality Act, as currently written, should cause pause and concern for the Church. Portions of the bill, if passed, could have significant ramifications for religious people and faith communities. The rights of God’s people to act consistently with their biblical and sincerely held beliefs are undermined by the language of the Act. Presently, there are no religious exemptions or exceptions to the Act, causing concern that churches could be required to adhere to the practices of the Act as “places of public accommodation,” which is redefined in its language. Additionally, the Act has the potential to seek to impact our practices and beliefs in relation to the sanctity of life, pastoral counseling, community care and support, as well as the usage and rental of our facilities.

At times such as these, we are often unsure how the church should respond. Given the significant consequences of this action, we feel compelled to call on our pastors and ministers of the Church of God of Prophecy in the United States to prayerfully consider the following actions:

First, we should pray. The passage of the Equality Act could have significant impact on our society and institutions. It could have consequence on our local church ministries and how they operate. Pray for revival throughout this land and an awakening of God’s people. Pray for those considering this bill to uphold the precedent of religious freedom in our nation.

Secondly, reaffirm your resolve to God’s Word as our authority on such matters. As our Statement of Faith affirms, “We believe that the Bible—both Old and New Testaments—is the inspired Word of God. The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself and His will to humankind, sufficient for instruction in salvation and daily Christian living. The Bible is the Christian’s rule of faith and practice.”

Thirdly, remember that Scripture directs us to reflect the love and compassion of Christ to all people. We must lovingly and faithfully share with them the truth of God’s transforming Word with love, humility, compassion, and civility. As we discuss and debate this issue on public and private forums, it is imperative that we maintain a Christlike love. Many in our societies have been deceived and are struggling in lifestyles and choices that we believe will lead to their eternal punishment. We must reflect the grace that we all have so richly received as a gift of God.

Finally, we call on our members throughout the United States to review this pending legislation and educate yourselves on the issues it addresses. Your personal convictions regarding the issues contained in the Equality Act should be communicated to your two state representative senators by email, phone, or correspondence. You may find contact information for your senators at https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm

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A Centennial Call to Christian Unity:

Appreciating and continuing our forefathers’ efforts to be faithful to Ephesians 4:3, “Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

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The steering committee responsible for raising funds to support the International Assembly Expenses would like to personally thank you and your local church for your spirit of giving to the 2018 International Assembly. Because of your efforts, the Assembly adjourned...

Acuerdo Firmado / Agreement Signed

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November 8, 2019 ACCREDITATION PROCESS IN FULL SWING: Dr. Michael A. Hernandez, director of Accredited Ministry Development for the Church of God of Prophecy, announced today that the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has authorized the accreditation...

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On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Bishop Sam Clements announced to a gathering of the general presbyters, International Offices’ staff, and International Assembly committees that he would be transitioning to another phase of ministry at the conclusion of his six-year...

Bahamas Update

From Dr. Cathy Payne, Global Missions Ministries Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy: We have been asked what is the progression in our efforts to assist the Bahamas in this time of great need. Here are some of the ways you can help. We have been in contact...

COGOP Live! LDD Webinars

Update & Options: Disaster Relief Response

From Dr. Cathy Payne, Global Missions Ministries Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy: We have been asked what is the progression in our efforts to assist the Bahamas in this time of great need. Here are some of the ways you can help. We have been in contact...

COVID-19 Statement

From the Office of the General Overseer The world is anxiously following reports that seem to change almost hourly concerning the COVID-19 virus. Some information is factual, some is not. I’m sure you have felt, as I have, that it is hard to know who or what to...

IA 2020 Expense Offering

The steering committee responsible for raising funds to support the International Assembly Expenses would like to personally thank you and your local church for your spirit of giving to the 2018 International Assembly. Because of your efforts, the Assembly adjourned...

Acuerdo Firmado / Agreement Signed

Acuerdo Firmado Para Proveer Programas De Maestría En Centro Y SudaméricaAcuerdo Firmado Entre La Iglesia De Dios De La Profecía Y El Seminario Teológico Pentecostal Para Proveer Programas De Maestría En Centro Y SudaméricaEl martes, 3 de diciembre de 2019 los líderes...

COGOP to Have New Seminary

November 8, 2019 ACCREDITATION PROCESS IN FULL SWING: Dr. Michael A. Hernandez, director of Accredited Ministry Development for the Church of God of Prophecy, announced today that the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has authorized the accreditation...

General Overseer Announces Ministry Transition

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Bishop Sam Clements announced to a gathering of the general presbyters, International Offices’ staff, and International Assembly committees that he would be transitioning to another phase of ministry at the conclusion of his six-year...

Bahamas Update

From Dr. Cathy Payne, Global Missions Ministries Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy: We have been asked what is the progression in our efforts to assist the Bahamas in this time of great need. Here are some of the ways you can help. We have been in contact...

COGOP Live! LDD Webinars

Update & Options: Disaster Relief Response

From Dr. Cathy Payne, Global Missions Ministries Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy: We have been asked what is the progression in our efforts to assist the Bahamas in this time of great need. Here are some of the ways you can help. We have been in contact...

Continue Prayers for our Family in Bahamas

This is a "Thank You" note from a woman who was overtaken by the storm attempting to get to a refuge. The only one she could get to was our church on Coral Road on Grand Bahama Island. It was not prepared to be a refuge, but about 1,000 people arrived and our pastor...

IA 2020 Expense Offering

The steering committee responsible for raising funds to support the International Assembly Expenses would like to personally thank you and your local church for your spirit of giving to the 2018 International Assembly. Because of your efforts, the Assembly adjourned...

Acuerdo Firmado / Agreement Signed

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COGOP to Have New Seminary

November 8, 2019 ACCREDITATION PROCESS IN FULL SWING: Dr. Michael A. Hernandez, director of Accredited Ministry Development for the Church of God of Prophecy, announced today that the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has authorized the accreditation...

General Overseer Announces Ministry Transition

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Bishop Sam Clements announced to a gathering of the general presbyters, International Offices’ staff, and International Assembly committees that he would be transitioning to another phase of ministry at the conclusion of his six-year...

Bahamas Update

From Dr. Cathy Payne, Global Missions Ministries Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy: We have been asked what is the progression in our efforts to assist the Bahamas in this time of great need. Here are some of the ways you can help. We have been in contact...

COGOP Live! LDD Webinars

Update & Options: Disaster Relief Response

From Dr. Cathy Payne, Global Missions Ministries Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy: We have been asked what is the progression in our efforts to assist the Bahamas in this time of great need. Here are some of the ways you can help. We have been in contact...

Continue Prayers for our Family in Bahamas

This is a "Thank You" note from a woman who was overtaken by the storm attempting to get to a refuge. The only one she could get to was our church on Coral Road on Grand Bahama Island. It was not prepared to be a refuge, but about 1,000 people arrived and our pastor...

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

Bishop Franklin Ferguson National OverseerBegin donating to the EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND! Hurricane Dorian registered top sustained winds of 185 mph at landfall. She was one of the most powerful Atlantic storms to touch land in recorded history and she hovered over Abaco...

LATEST NEWS

Yes! Responding to God’s Call

Visit www.lddcogop.org for more information.

COVID-19 Statement

From the Office of the General Overseer The world is anxiously following reports that seem to change almost hourly concerning the COVID-19 virus. Some information is factual, some is not. I’m sure you have felt, as I have, that it is hard to know who or what to...

IA 2020 Expense Offering

The steering committee responsible for raising funds to support the International Assembly Expenses would like to personally thank you and your local church for your spirit of giving to the 2018 International Assembly. Because of your efforts, the Assembly adjourned...

Acuerdo Firmado / Agreement Signed

Acuerdo Firmado Para Proveer Programas De Maestría En Centro Y SudaméricaAcuerdo Firmado Entre La Iglesia De Dios De La Profecía Y El Seminario Teológico Pentecostal Para Proveer Programas De Maestría En Centro Y SudaméricaEl martes, 3 de diciembre de 2019 los líderes...

COGOP to Have New Seminary

November 8, 2019 ACCREDITATION PROCESS IN FULL SWING: Dr. Michael A. Hernandez, director of Accredited Ministry Development for the Church of God of Prophecy, announced today that the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has authorized the accreditation...

General Overseer Announces Ministry Transition

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Bishop Sam Clements announced to a gathering of the general presbyters, International Offices’ staff, and International Assembly committees that he would be transitioning to another phase of ministry at the conclusion of his six-year...

Bahamas Update

From Dr. Cathy Payne, Global Missions Ministries Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy: We have been asked what is the progression in our efforts to assist the Bahamas in this time of great need. Here are some of the ways you can help. We have been in contact...

COGOP Live! LDD Webinars

Update & Options: Disaster Relief Response

From Dr. Cathy Payne, Global Missions Ministries Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy: We have been asked what is the progression in our efforts to assist the Bahamas in this time of great need. Here are some of the ways you can help. We have been in contact...

IA 2020 Expense Offering

The steering committee responsible for raising funds to support the International Assembly Expenses would like to personally thank you and your local church for your spirit of giving to the 2018 International Assembly. Because of your efforts, the Assembly adjourned...

Acuerdo Firmado / Agreement Signed

Acuerdo Firmado Para Proveer Programas De Maestría En Centro Y SudaméricaAcuerdo Firmado Entre La Iglesia De Dios De La Profecía Y El Seminario Teológico Pentecostal Para Proveer Programas De Maestría En Centro Y SudaméricaEl martes, 3 de diciembre de 2019 los líderes...

COGOP to Have New Seminary

November 8, 2019 ACCREDITATION PROCESS IN FULL SWING: Dr. Michael A. Hernandez, director of Accredited Ministry Development for the Church of God of Prophecy, announced today that the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has authorized the accreditation...

General Overseer Announces Ministry Transition

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Bishop Sam Clements announced to a gathering of the general presbyters, International Offices’ staff, and International Assembly committees that he would be transitioning to another phase of ministry at the conclusion of his six-year...

Bahamas Update

From Dr. Cathy Payne, Global Missions Ministries Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy: We have been asked what is the progression in our efforts to assist the Bahamas in this time of great need. Here are some of the ways you can help. We have been in contact...

COGOP Live! LDD Webinars

Update & Options: Disaster Relief Response

From Dr. Cathy Payne, Global Missions Ministries Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy: We have been asked what is the progression in our efforts to assist the Bahamas in this time of great need. Here are some of the ways you can help. We have been in contact...

Continue Prayers for our Family in Bahamas

This is a "Thank You" note from a woman who was overtaken by the storm attempting to get to a refuge. The only one she could get to was our church on Coral Road on Grand Bahama Island. It was not prepared to be a refuge, but about 1,000 people arrived and our pastor...

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

Bishop Franklin Ferguson National OverseerBegin donating to the EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND! Hurricane Dorian registered top sustained winds of 185 mph at landfall. She was one of the most powerful Atlantic storms to touch land in recorded history and she hovered over Abaco...

Acuerdo Firmado / Agreement Signed

Acuerdo Firmado Para Proveer Programas De Maestría En Centro Y SudaméricaAcuerdo Firmado Entre La Iglesia De Dios De La Profecía Y El Seminario Teológico Pentecostal Para Proveer Programas De Maestría En Centro Y SudaméricaEl martes, 3 de diciembre de 2019 los líderes...

COGOP to Have New Seminary

November 8, 2019 ACCREDITATION PROCESS IN FULL SWING: Dr. Michael A. Hernandez, director of Accredited Ministry Development for the Church of God of Prophecy, announced today that the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has authorized the accreditation...

General Overseer Announces Ministry Transition

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Bishop Sam Clements announced to a gathering of the general presbyters, International Offices’ staff, and International Assembly committees that he would be transitioning to another phase of ministry at the conclusion of his six-year...

Bahamas Update

From Dr. Cathy Payne, Global Missions Ministries Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy: We have been asked what is the progression in our efforts to assist the Bahamas in this time of great need. Here are some of the ways you can help. We have been in contact...

COGOP Live! LDD Webinars

Update & Options: Disaster Relief Response

From Dr. Cathy Payne, Global Missions Ministries Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy: We have been asked what is the progression in our efforts to assist the Bahamas in this time of great need. Here are some of the ways you can help. We have been in contact...

Continue Prayers for our Family in Bahamas

This is a "Thank You" note from a woman who was overtaken by the storm attempting to get to a refuge. The only one she could get to was our church on Coral Road on Grand Bahama Island. It was not prepared to be a refuge, but about 1,000 people arrived and our pastor...

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

Bishop Franklin Ferguson National OverseerBegin donating to the EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND! Hurricane Dorian registered top sustained winds of 185 mph at landfall. She was one of the most powerful Atlantic storms to touch land in recorded history and she hovered over Abaco...

October 2019 Global Missions Drive

Have you ever experienced a challenge so overwhelming that forward movement seemed impossible? Perhaps all of us have experienced such a force. Many of our global missionaries and national leaders also contend with seemingly impossible challenges. Sometimes we make a...

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