Fostering Faith, Connecting Communities

The Church of God International Black Ministries Department recently held the 17th biennial Black Ministries Conference, July 19-22 at Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Bishop John and Lady Diamond welcomed the over 400 conference attendees to their church home and this gathering in support of pastoral and community ministry. The theme for the conference was “The Harvest.”

WCC Condemns Attack in Barcelona

After a van plowed through a crowd in a popular tourist area of Barcelona, Spain, on 17 August, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit called for an end to attacks on innocent people and a unified voice of justice and peace across the world.

The Demonic Roots of White Supremacy

I had just finished performing a wedding in North Carolina last Saturday when I checked my phone and saw the alarming news: White supremacists were marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. A few minutes later, when my friends were about to begin the wedding reception with a barbecue feast, I learned that a 20-year-old white nationalist had plowed his Dodge Challenger into a group of counter-protesters, killing one person and injuring 19 others.

Church of God Pastor Speaks at Heyer Memorial Service

Dr. Harold Bare, pastor of the Covenant Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city where racial violence occurred over the weekend, spoke on Wednesday at the memorial service for Heather Hyer, who died when a self-proclaimed white supremacist rammed his car into a crowd of protesters.

‘Conversational’ Christian Radio Makes Impact in Eastern Europe

A pioneering form of evangelistic Christian radio is spreading across parts of Eastern Europe, asking questions instead of giving answers.

A Letter to America the Beautiful

Bishop Darryl Husband, senior pastor of Mount Olivet Church, a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in Richmond, Virginia, released the following:

Agricultural Training Opens Doors to the Gospel

Parachurch Missionaries Jeff and Emily Weimert serve in the Philippines.

Pastoral Commitment to the Ministry of Social Reconciliation

For the last 19 years Sue and I have been honored to serve as lead pastors of New Harvest Church of God in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Firms Acquire North American Rights to Faith Based Drama ‘I Can Only Imagine’

Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and Roadside Attractions have acquired rights to Jon and Andrew Erwin’s film I Can Only Imagine, it was announced today by Lionsgate President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions Jason Constantine and Roadside Attractions Co-Presidents and Co-Founders Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff. The film will be released in North American theaters on March 16, 2018. Kris Fuhr of Working Title Agency and Ben Howard of Provident Films will work on the theatrical campaign in conjunction with Roadside Attractions.

Cross-Country Trek Helps Promote ‘Send the Light’ Initiative

Two Church of God couples were recently featured in the Cleveland Daily Banner for their cross-country trek in vintage vehicles, while promoting the Church of God World Missions program, Send the Light to the Cities.

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