COGIC World Missions, Convention Center, Tampa, Fla.
God bless you saints of God in the Jurisdiction and to those who has liked our page. Please read and do as the Lord leads you concerning this important need. Humanitarian Relief Efforts: The COGIC World Missions Team will be arriving in Nepal beginning Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Our Bishop, Bishop Michael R. Cole, will be leaving for Nepal on Monday, May 4, 2015 to join the COGIC Missions Nepal Humanitarian Relief Efforts. Please keep the World Missions Team in your prayers as they travel on this divine assignment. Saints of God if you desire to support the humanitarian refief efforts of Nepal through our Bishop's relief works, please do so by going to the Gospel Outreach Ministries website (www.gospeloutreachnd.org) and donate on online or write a check payable to Gospel Outreach ministries at 321 Belmont Road, North Dakota 58201. Please designate in the memo line: Nepal Missions Relief. Please give as the Lord leads you to give, every amount makes a difference. All monetary donation are greatly appreciated for the relief efforts in Nepal. Thank you for your support. Supervisor Cheryl J. Rountree
Missions President Selected
SOUTH AFRICAN BISHOP NAMED NEW COGIC INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS PRESIDENT
February 25, 2015 (Memphis, TN) Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. has been chosen to lead the International Missions Department of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC).
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. has, with the approval of the General Board of the Church of God in Christ, selected Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. to be the new president of the International Missions Department. Bishop Mathews succeeds Bishop Carlis Moody who served admirably as president for over forty years.
Bishop Mathews is the jurisdictional prelate of the South African First Jurisdiction and the pastor of Tabernacle COGIC in Ivory Park, Johannesburg.
Presiding Bishop Blake says, “Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. has a heart for missions. His desire to reach those men and women in the countries around the globe where the Church of God in Christ is located, and beyond, will continue our church’s long tradition of empowering people to transform their communities.”
For the past 10 ½ years, Bishop Mathews and his devoted wife, Sharon Mathews, have served as full-time COGIC missionaries in South Africa. They have been married for 21 years and have 10 children.
Bishop Mathews says, “I'm honored that Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. and the General Board have afforded me the opportunity to serve as International Missions President. I am confident that thousands of saints of the Church of God in Christ will join me and answer the call to extreme commitment to The Great Commission through radical, relevant and innovative worldwide ministry.”
Bishop Matthews was born in the United States and left a lucrative career in education to go on the mission field. He received a BA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, an MA from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and a Doctorate of Theology from North Carolina College of Theology. He has authored six books and loves the ministry of worldwide missions.
Congratulations to our newly appointed Mission Vice Presidents. Bishop Michael Cole, Elder Mark Success, Mother Sideary King and Elder Carl Patten.