San Antonio, Texas to be Location of 2022 General Assembly

San Antonio, Texas will be the location of the 78th International General Assembly of the Church of God to be held in the summer of 2022. The official announcement is made today by General Overseer Tim Hill and the Church of God International Executive Committee.

The dates for the Texas gathering will be July 25-29, 2022 and will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. San Antonio is famous for its RiverWalk, home to dozens of shops and restaurants and located adjacent to the convention center. The Riverwalk is also connected with many of the hotels with which the Church of God will be contracting for special Assembly rates.

The 2022 General Assembly (GA22) will be the 78th event, which was postponed earlier this year because of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. The International Executive Council, meeting in session on April 21, 2020, voted to postpone the 2020 Assembly, originally scheduled for July 21-24 at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

The decision to postpone came after weeks of research and consultations by numerous individuals and committees. Indianapolis officials agreed to a cancellation with no financial penalties in exchange for a return to the city at a date to be decided.

Negotiations on a location for what would have been the 79th Assembly were already underway prior to the onset of Covid-19 and the subsequent postponement of the 78th Assembly. When Indianapolis stipulated the return to their city did not have to be in 2022, talks with San Antonio and Orlando, Florida continued.

“San Antonio has been a favorite Assembly destination for our delegates,” stated John D. Childers, secretary general for the Church of God and chairman of the General Assembly Cabinet. “The Church of God has held the Assembly in San Antonio five times in the past. It offers three critical elements to a successful Assembly: a variety of hotels, restaurants, and meeting space. It has not been since 2008 when we were last in San Antonio and they have added to and improved their facilities over the last 12 years. These and other factors played into the decision to choose San Antonio for the 2022 General Assembly.” Childers stated negotiations with San Antonio convention officials were finalized earlier this week.

“I am pleased that the dates and facilities worked out for the Church of God to return to San Antonio for the Assembly,” General Overseer Tim Hill stated. “The state of Texas holds a special place in my life and ministry, as it does for many in the Church of God. I look forward to when we can all be together in 2022 for the 78th International General Assembly.”

Dates for pre-registration for GA22 have not been set, but traditionally begin in January of the Assembly year.

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