Executive Council Meets in Joint Session

Cleveland, Tenn.–The Church of God International Executive Council, gathering for their regularly-scheduled April meeting, joined with the Administrative Ministries Council at the International Prayer Tower at the North Cleveland Church of God.

The International Executive Council is the highest-ranking elected body of leaders in the Church of God and consists of the Executive Committee and the Council of Eighteen. The Administrative Ministries Council (AMC) includes directors and coordinators who lead the day-to-day ministries and departments at the International Offices.

Members of the IEC and AMC join together in the International Prayer Center, located at the North Cleveland Church of God (click photo to enlarge)

General Overseer Tim Hill called the joint session, “Preparing for Pentecost” to bring attention to the season leading into Pentecost on Sunday, June 4. First Assistant General Overseer Raymond F. Culpepper opened the 10:00 a.m. event, followed by praise and worship from Ty Parker. Second Assistant General Overseer J. David Stephens offered a greeting and an introduction of Paul Holt, who represented the sister denomination, Church of God of Prophecy. Holt spoke fondly of the shared heritage of Pentecost and the fellowship of brotherhood between the two movements.

General Overseer Tim Hill then challenged the audience of leaders that “Pentecost must be an encounter for us as never before; Pentecost Sunday can’t just be another day on the calendar,” he said. Challenging members of the International Executive Council before they headed into their opening session later that afternoon, the general overseer stated, “We are here today to prepare our hearts for a sanctifying presence…the new norm needs to be seeking the face of God first.”

Hill then introduced seven guests who represented “Pentecost and Prayer Through the Generations.” The guest prayer warriors included, Orville Hagan, Persi Moran, Connor Rush, Shannon Chapman, William Holloway, Michael Utterback and a closing prayer by Kip Box.

Following the Prayer Tower gathering, the two groups joined together for a luncheon where they were briefed on the upcoming availability of Pentecost Sunday resources set to be released this Thursday on the Church of God website, churchofgod.org and cogfinish.com/Pentecost

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