World Missions Announces Award Winners

Church of God World Missions held a conference and awards celebration banquet on Monday, July 30, 2018, the day before the official opening of the Church of God 77th International General Assembly in Orlando, Florida.

The pre-assembly conference, themed Mission Possible, featured inspiring messages from missionaries Ronnie Hepperly (Southeast Asia), Terry and Beth Trussell (Uruguay), and Timothy Gbo (Togo); along with powerful testimonies on prioritizing missions from pastors Barry Clardy (Princeton Pike, Ohio), Rodney Vickers (Azalea Gardens, Virginia), Jerry Madden (Praise Cathedral, South Carolina), and Doug Anderson (Rose Heights, Texas).

“The awards banquet was a fantastic time of celebration for all God has done through World Missions in the previous two years,” stated World Missions Director David M. Griffis. “Missionaries from all over the world enjoyed this time of fellowship and encouragement.” Loran Livingston preached a message encouraging those in missions to continue their work for God. Additionally, COGWM honored those who have reached the milestone of 25 years of service, and those who are retiring at the end of this General Assembly period.
As a climax to the event, top fundraising churches and states were honored. State/region winners included the following:

Six Star: Florida-Tampa; runner-up: North Georgia
Five Star: Tennessee; runner-up: South Carolina
Four Star: Western, North Carolina; runner-up: Virginia
AAA: Mississippi; runner-up: Pennsylvania
AA: California/Nevada; runner-up Heartlands
A: Alaska; runner-up: Arizona
B: North Central Region; runner-up: N. New England
C: Rocky Mtn. Region; runner-up: New Mexico
D: Hawaii
Multicultural: Romanian Territory

Church Winners (categorized by membership):

1-50: Leaf (Mississippi)
51-100: River of Life (Florida-Tampa); runner-up: Robert (Louisiana)
101-200: Alligood (W. North Carolina); runner-up: Minot-west (North Central)
201-300: Dallas (W. North Carolina); runner-up: Greencastle (Pennsylvania)
301-400: Life (W. North Carolina); runner-up: Loch Lynn (Delmarva-DC)
401-500: Williston (Florida-Tampa); runner-up: Lighthouse Tabernacle (New York)
501-750: Adamsville-Main St. (Alabama); runner-up: Farmington Hgts. (E. North Carolina)
751-1,000: Forest Hill (Alabama); runner-up: Kannapolis-Wet A (W. North Carolina)
1,001-1,500: Life Church-Huntsville (Alabama); runner-up: Cooper City (Florida-Tampa)
1,501-2,500: Potter’s House-Columbus (Ohio); runner-up: Cleveland-Westmore (Tennessee)
2,501-up: Praise Cathedral (South Carolina); runner-up: Charlotte-Central (W. North Carolina)

To view the July 30 service online, visit

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