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Big Sandy Event

Big Sandy will host its 1st Annual Octoberfest Celebration October 8, 9 and 10, 2010.

Among the planned events are the following:

Friday, October 8 - 5:00 PM Tommy Ball and Tennessee River Band - 7:30 PM - Clayton Mahan and the Ridgely TN Worship Team

Saturday, October 9 - 9:00 AM Flag Ceremony in Big Sandy - 10:00 Am - 6:30 PM - Program including Dude Fullerton and musicians / singers from Holladay - 7:00 PM Great Pretenders Show at Big Sandy High School.

Sunday, October 10 - programming to be announced. All activites are currently planned for the Gazebo in Big Sandy Town Center.

We're still looking for musicians and singers. Come help make this first time event a success.


Heartland Christian Fellowship Revival - Battlefront

The Heartland Christian Fellowship church in Elizabethton, Tennessee is planning a YOUTH REVIVAL on October 15-17, 2010 with Battlefront Ministries.

If you may possibly attend, this will be a great opportunity to be blessed by the ministry of Battlefront, but also of Pastor Marvin and Sara Slagle.

More information is available at the church website:

Congratulations - Young Family - Sparta

I am pleased to announce the arrival of Jonathan Andrew Young, born yesterday at 8:00 a.m., September 28, 2010 at the Cookeville Medical Center. Jonathan is 20 inches long and 8 pounds and 3 ounces.

Jonathan was born to Pastor Earl and Theresa Young who serve our Sparta church. Mother and baby are doing fine.


Northwest Tennessee CORE values session tonight

I am looking forward to meeting with the pastors in Northwest Tennessee tonight at the Union City church to share the CORE values of the Church of God of Prophecy. These meetings have been a wonderful opportunity to sit with small groups of pastors across the state of Tennessee, ands to helpfully focus on the purpose of our existence as a church movement.

If my information is correct, I will have only one more of these meetings face-to-face and then implementation on e state-wide level will begin. I will be announcing a new website for resources for our pastors and ministries. There is a great future head, and I am thrilled to be on this journey with such dedicated servants of the Lord. Together, we can achieve the extraordinary.

Please continue to pray for Isaac

Dear friends,

Please help me pray for this very special need.

"Isaac is no longer able to talk, or really move on his own. The part of his brain that controls these things was injured during the last aneurysm bleed. This part of the brain is called the basal ganglia. God knows what needs to be healed and I believe HE can heal it. Also they have had to externalize part of the shunt again because it became clogged in his abdomen. PLEASE continue to spread the word that Isaac needs a healing touch from God.

Thank you,
Charles and April"

Southwest Tennessee Pastors CORE Values Meeting

Tonight I met with the pastors of Southwest Tennessee, where Bishop Robbie Wier serves as the District Presbyter. This meeting was hosted at the Adamsville church, where Bishop Alvin Jones serves as pastor.

Like the other meetings across the state, I was blessed to sit with our pastors, who show a remarkable amount of love and concern for the work in their prospective area.

Tomorrow night, I will be meeting with the pastors in the Northwest Tennessee area at the Union City church. I am excited about the good things the Lord has in store for our churches in Tennessee.

Liberty Worship Center - Twin Cities

It was a great privilege to minister at the Liberty Worship Center this morning in Twin Cities. I was given such a warm and courteous welcome by Pastor Danny and Sheila Walker and the congregation.

Today's was Homecoming and after a great worship service, Randy Crowder ministered in an afternoon singing. I can heartily endorse Randy's ministry, I know he will be a blessing to you.

Next meeting is tomorrow night at the Adamsville, Tennessee Church of God of Prophecy with the pastors of the Southwest Tennessee area. In this meeting, I will be sharing our CORE values. I look forward to the opportunity to sit with, share and then pray with our precious pastors.

Liberty Worship Center Homecoming

Tomorrow morning I will be ministering at the Liberty Worship Center in Twin Cities, Tennessee. I am thankful to Pastor Danny Walker for the invitation to share with the people the vision the Lord has laid on my heart. After that, I will be meeting with pastors in both of our Western Tennessee Sections early in the week.

I am looking forward to being with our pastors in a time of vision casting and prayer.

2011 Tennessee Marriage Retreat

We are excited to announce the dates for the 2011 Tennessee Marriage Retreat, scheduled for February 11-13, 2011 at the MainStay Suites in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Our theme for this year's retreat is "ENDLESS LOVE," and will highlight the decades of the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's.

We will be reserving one session of the weekend for you to dress in the era you were married. Hopefully, each couple will dress in "period" clothing from the decade, and you may be able to take advantage of Halloween sales for a costume from that decade.

Debra and I already have purchased our costumes from the 1970's and we hope you will too.

We are looking forward to you being there, pastors will soon receive applications, and hopefully, we can make registration available online.

A Gathering Place

Tennessee Women’s Ministries (Women of Grace) is pleased to announce two fall conferences for women to be held at the following locations:

Jackson - Saturday, October 23rd
Grimsley – Saturday, November 6th

Each day of celebration will be from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost is
$10.00 which includes lunch. Churches having five or more attend from their local congregation may register for the reduced price of $8.00 each.

This year’s conference theme is: “A Gathering Place” Jesus promised,
“Where two or three were gathered together in His name, He would be in
the midst of them.” As women gather for worship and fellowship, we
believe there will be a gathering of renewal, reviving, and refreshing.

All ladies are invited to attend and bring a friend. Applications have been mailed to all congregations.


God bless you!

Londa Richardson, Director
"Women of Grace"

Homecoming Services - Clarksville

This morning Debra and I celebrated homecoming services at the Clarksville Church of God of Prophecy. We were blessed by the ministry of the Children's church and by a lot of good singing.

After ministering in the morning service, we shared a nice meal prepared by the congregation.

Special thanks to Pastor Bob and Barbara Creasy and the congregation for making us feel so welcome and loved.

Powerhouse 2010 Applications

Make plans now to attend. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

SOPAS First Term ends

From Wednesday through Saturday this week, I have been participating in the School of Practical and Advanced Studies at the Alabama Campground located in Green Pond, Alabama.

I have been accompanied by our pastor at Lebanon, Bishop Richard Neal, (former District Presbyter) and Bishop Robbie Wier (Abundant Grace-Memphis) and Bishop Clayton Mahan (Ridgely). Bishops Wier and Mahan also serve as District Presbyters in our state.

This has been a rich time of development and studies. We've been blessed to sit under the direction of Bishop Mark Menke, who taught the class on Pastoral Leadership Development, and Bishop Adrian Varlack taught Ecclesial Identity and the closing classes were taught by Bishop Dr. Hector Ortiz on the subject of Theology of a Movement.

Since this SOPAS was conducted in Alabama, all but the four of us are ministers and leaders in the state of Alabama.

A part of the reason for this trip was to participate in this new paradigm of education in the Church of God of P…

Powerhouse 2010

We are looking forward to the 2010 PowerHouse event at Camp Hickory Hills, located at 955 Wilson Hollow Road, Dickson, TN 37055, November 19-21, 2010.

Jeff and Kimmy Jones are leading up this year's event and we expect a wonderful time of worship, fellowship and the Word. You may open this image to print the application or it will be available at the CAMP HICKORY HILLS website


Since Wednesday, I have been at Camp Boothe in Green Pond, Alabama attending the School of Practical and Advanced Studies hosted by the Center for Biblical Leadership in Cleveland, Tennessee.

I am happy that three of our ministers are attending the classes here as well. Bishops Richard Neal, Robbie Wier and Clayton Mahan have been soaking in the theological studies, and are anxiously looking forward to the school coming to Tennessee next February. More information will be following.

Pastor Appreciation - Chattanooga, TN


We are hosting a 4 state wide pastor breakfast at the Chattanooga Convention Center on October 12th from 7am to 10am. This is a total free morning set aside to show appreciation to our shepherds in the J103 listening area who faithfully devote their lives to Kingdom building.

I have mailed over 700 invitations, plus broadcasting commercials, Facebook and email. I am in hopes of having 300+ to attend. Currently I have 120 confirmed seats. Can you possibly email this logo email and logo below to the pastors of COGOP in the TN Valley, AL, NC and North GA? They can click the logo, and it will direct them to our pastor’s breakfast web page to RSVP. Each church can have up to 4 represent at the breakfast.

The pastoral staff at the international offices are also extended an invite as well, just RSVP at the site.

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email me.

Be blessed.

Church & Ministry Relations Director
J103-Partners …

Isaac Tinch

I just heard that Isaac Tinch has suffered a setback and as of 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time, he is in surgery at Vanderbilt. Please join me in urgent prayer for this need

-- Post From My iPad

Revival - Crown of Life

CROWN OF LIFE CHURCH located at 6717 Malone Road, Southaven, is hosting a revival on September 12-17,2010.

Sunday services at 10:30 am and 6:00 pm. Weekly services at 7:00 pm.

Evangelist Rebecca Spicer will be the Speaker. Everyone is welcome.

Vision Casting - McMinnville

Last night I attended another vision-casting meeting for the pastors in the McMinnville region of Tennessee. I am happy to report that every pastor was in attendance, along with the District Presbyter, Bishop A.J. Coalter, and Bishop Freddie Harding (neighboring presbyter).

One again, I shared our CORE VALUES and tried to define the direction we are going as a movement. I will be meeting with Cleveland area pastors for breakfast this Saturday, but the next VISION meeting will be Monday, September 13, 2010 for the Nashville Area Pastors (At the Lebanon church) and then Tuesday, September 14, 2010 for the White Bluff Area Pastors (At the Crossroads Church).

I am excited about what the Lord is doing among us in the State of Tennessee.

TeamUP Conference - Murfreesboro

We are on the countdown, only EIGHT days left for Early Bird TeamUp registrations by September 15th.

If there are pastors and their youth and children’s leadership team that simply may not be able to come because of finances, the North American Presbyter is prepared to waive the registration cost provided the registration was received no later than September 15. However, this will ONLY be done for those who inform the State Office of the need first.

I still feel that this conference will be of such value to our pastors and team leaders in both youth and children’s ministries that I feel that we need to make every effort possible to encourage our leadership teams to attend.

To Pastor Jones in Florida

To Pastor Jones in Florida....don't be stupid and put American lives in jeopardy so that you can get your fifteen minutes of fame. Instead of pulling a publicity stunt, why not spend all this time and resource on preaching about the LOVE of Jesus Christ. America is NOT about burning books...In Jesus, we have a superior theology and in America a better form of government than most. Get real...don't be a hack.

McMinnville Area Meeting

Special Notice.

It appears I may have posted the wrong location for our meeting location for the pastors prayer and share sessions. The meeting for this coming Tuesday evening is scheduled to be at the McMinnville (North Hills) church.

Bishop A.J. Coalter will be joining us for this tome of sharing.

Revival Announcement - Gordonsville Family Worship Center

Dear folks,

I am hoping you can attend this revival an be blessed. This is from Pastor Bobby and Cindy Peoples from the Gordonsville Family Worship Center. Just off I-40 in Hickman, TN

Hi Brother,

I was wondering if you could put on your daily blog.

We will be in Revival with Sister Palma Hutchinson – Sept 15 – Sept 19 th (ends Sunday Morning)

Services start @ 7:00 each night - Sunday night starts @ 6:00 p.m.

Pastoral Appointment - Columbia

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Thornburg to serve as the pastor of the Columbia, Tennessee church. The Thornburgs served most recently in Huntsville, Alabama.

He and his family begin their appointment as of September 1, 2010. We welcome them to the Tennessee Team.

West Tennessee Pastors Fellowship

Last night Debra and I were privileged to share a meal and fellowship with our pastors from West Tennessee. All but three were in attendance, and we had a great time together. At the end of the meal and time of sharing, everyone was enjoying the evening so much, no one wanted to leave.

We work among wonderful servants of the Lord who, along with their families labor for this great harvest. Often that is not easy because of the circumstances of where they live and minister, yet they continue to work with faithfulness and joy!

Thank the Lord for His goodness in the lives of such good people.

Our next meeting will be tomorrow morning at the Cookeville church.

Update on Sister Weakley

Many of you have been joining us in prayer for Juanita Weakley. We received word a moment ago that she has received the results of her most recent tests and all of the reports were good. Thank you for your prayers and for the expressions of love and support you send on a regular basis.

As always, those prayers are so much appreciated, and it is a joy to see the people's faces when we share that people around the world are praying for their needs. Thank you so much for your love and care!

Isaac Tinch update - Wednesday night

I have taken the following from a Facebook post by April Tinch, Isaac's mother. We were with them for a while today.

"Isaac came through the surgery okay. They put a coil in the aneurysm and didn't need the stent. The aneurysm was actually still bleeding a little bit today during the surgery. The surgeon said that if they had done the procedure any other way it would have been catastrophic. So by the grace of God things were done the right way. Once again God has saved Isaac's life today."

We rejoice that the Lord has kept His hand on Isaac through all of these emergencies, and we pray He will continue to watch over him. Also, please join me in prayer for the family. You are wonderful people!