Sunday, August 02, 2015

Death Notice Perry C. Pearson

Obituary for Perry Craig Pearson

Sensitive, loyal, brilliant, adventurous, one-of-a-kind, 17 year-old Perry Craig Pearson of Johnson City, Tennessee, went to his heavenly home on Monday, July 27, 2015. Perry was born on May 8th, 1998, a son of Craig and Rachel Slagle Pearson. Perry was preceded in death by his maternal great grandmother, Mary Martha Davis Slagle, on May 26, 2015.
He is survived by his loving family: parents, Craig and Rachel Pearson, sister, Rayanna Pearson, and brother, Jonas Pearson; grandparents Marvin and Sara Slagle of Johnson City; grandparents John and Sue Pearson of Stevensville, MT; “Aunt” Nichole, great-grandfather Ralph Slagle, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Perry has friends from BSA Troop 35 and ETSU University School who will miss him sorely.
Perry enjoyed computer gaming with his friends, movies, music, trivia, reading, bicycling, roller coasters, and the outdoors.
A service to celebrate the life of Perry will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 2, 2015 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Larry Stamm, officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Sunday; or at the home of Perry's grandparents, Pastor Marvin and Sara Slagle.
The graveside service will follow at Washington County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Kevin Slagle, Erik Pearson, Tristan Pearson, Ronnie Zimmern, Bowen Wexler, and William Rogers.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Perry Pearson Memorial Foundation, C/O Heartland Fellowship Church, 211 Heartland Way; Elizabethton, TN 37643.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Pearson family. Office 423-542-2232, Obituary line 423-543-4917.
Perry will never be forgotten by those who knew him. Perry was loved immensely and he will live in our hearts forever, until we see him again. Rest in peace, Babe.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Prayer Request - Slagle Family

Please join me in prayer Pastor Marvin Slagle and his family. Marvin's grandson Terry Pearson has passed away at the age of 17, near Dayton Ohio. More information will be forthcoming.

Camp Meeting at the Campground

Friday, July 31- 6:30 PM
Saturday, August 1- 5:00 PM

"Then he said to me, 'Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live." Ezekiel 37:4-5

Camp Hickory Hills
Dickson, Tennessee

Monday, July 27, 2015

Welcome new pastoral family

The Weathers Family
Today we welcome a new pastor to Tennessee Church of God of Prophecy (Official), coming from Michigan. Pastor Chris and Sara Weathers along with their family Ana, Rachel, Victoria and Jordan. I know you will find the people at Lakeside Church to be warm and welcoming to you. We look forward to working alongside you in this great harvest.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Prayer Request for Patterson Family

Please join us in prayer for the Patterson family of Westmoreland, TN. Bob Patterson passed away today after a struggle with cancer.
Bob's wife just retired as the long time treasurer of the Westmoreland and was acknowledged at our state convention.
Bob's sister is Donna Creasy, the wife of Pastor Glenn Creasy of our Hartsville, TN church.
Visitation is Friday after 3:00 pm and the funeral services are at 3:00 pm on Saturday at the Woodard Funeral Home in Westmoreland.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Post-Convention Update

Dear Friends,

It has been quite a while since I've posted something to the blog page that I have used for several years.  As we draw closer to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, it seems as if there is not even one moment to spare, and the work continues to grow.

We had a wonderful Tennessee State Convention at the Omega Center International in Cleveland, TN.  Everyone involved in the preparation and presentation of the convention did a great job and I appreciate their sacrifice and effort to make this a great event.

God bless each and every one of you.

E.C. McKinley

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Camping Ministries 2015 begins today

There is an air of excitement at Camp Hickory Hills today, as campers and staff arrived for the first of the summer camps.  This week is Senior Camp hosting the upper-teen age group.  Please join us in prayer for each and everyone.
Our goal is to provide a safe and loving environment for all of those participating, and that they will be spiritually enriched.  The record reflects that in this past year, more people were converted in the camps than in all of our local churches combined.  What does this say?  It says that these camps are invaluable tools that will help increase the Kingdom of God.
Thank you for your prayers, we look forward to a great summer.
To learn more about our Camping Ministry go to

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Death Notice - Woodrow Forsythye

We are saddened to announce the passing of Bishop Woodrow Forsythe, retired minister.  Bishop Forsythe served for many years at the Mayland, Tennessee Church.  More information will be posted later today. In the mean time, please pray for Sister Wilma and the rest of the family.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lead Up Conference

Tonight a large group of worship leaders and pastors gathered at the Emerge church in Lebanon, Tennessee for a special teaching event featuring Tony Sutherland.  Tony is a part of the team at the Free Chapel Church in Georgia, where Jentzen Franklin serves as Senior Pastor.

Tony did a great job of presenting relevant materials.  The conference will continue tomorrow, and Tony will be ministering on Sunday morning at the Emerge Church.

Pastor Larry and Kelly Meadors have done a great job in organizing the event.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Creation vs Evolution

Last evening I was pleased to attend the first of six classes on Creation vs Evolution, taught by Bishop Mike Burton.  Mike is a long time minister in the Church of God of Prophecy and holds both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in the field of Geology.  He also works as a geologist for the Tennessee State Government.

Mike's approach was impressive to me personally and was filled with thought-provoking information that I had never heard before, which is interesting because I've studied this subject off and on for 30 years.

The classes are taking place at the Crossroads Church in White Bluff, Tennessee on Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  It is not too late to get involved and we would love to have you attend.