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“Thank God the early church did not miss the Upper Room experience as a vital part of the package of Pentecost. They recognized that their relating with the Comforter Spirit had come through the prayers of the Upper Room and they understood that ongoing prayer after the model of Christ would continue to build this relationship.” -RE Howard

Upper Room Prayer Cells are developing all over globe, as individuals join together together in homes, churches, and other meeting places to pray together. To be a part of the Upper Room Prayer Cell ministry and receive regular email updates and prayer points, click here.
Helping Hands for Kids 2010 Giving Project

∆ Participate in the Helping Hands for Kids giving project and help build a Pyramid of Hope for preschool children who live in the city of Giza, Egypt, just across the Nile river from Cairo.

∆ Many children in Egypt are too poor to attend kindergarten.

∆ Without foundational education, these children will continue to live in the hopeless cycle of poverty.

∆ This kindergarten will not only bring Hope for a brighter future for children in Egypt, but will introduce them to our Hope in
Jesus as Savior.

Your Donation Is Needed

Send To: Children’s Ministries, PO Box 2910, Cleveland, TN 37320
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21 Days of Prayer

January 1—21, 2011

“Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity;” Jeremiah 29: 12-14a

"I invite every individual and local church to join me for 21 days of prayer and fasting, as we seek God’s direction and blessing in the New Year. I believe that a strength of the church is prayer, the ministry of intercession. What can defeat a church on its knees? All over the world God has rekindled the passion and call to prayer saying, 'My house shall be called of all nations a house of Prayer!' Join me and thousands of others from around the world as we unite our heart, minds, and prayers for our families, churches, and world." -RE Howard, General Overseer

Coming Soon!

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Promo Video

Daily prayer directives

Downloadable prayer guides,…

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, through prayer, we will plant churches and equip leaders to carry out the biblical mandate to make genuine disciples of all the peoples of the world, to the glory of Christ our Lord, Head of the church.


The Church of God of Prophecy will be a Christ-exalting, holiness, Spirit-filled, all-nations, disciple-making, church-planting Movement with a passion for Christian union.

Now on to Christmas

Dear Friends,

Now that Thanksgiving is past, we are headed full-steam for Christmas. As you know, the Friday after Thanksgiving is affectionately known as Black Friday because it is the day the retailers go from "red ink to black ink," indicating they have experienced profit.

I am so happy to know that we all profit because of the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ 2,000-years-ago on Mt. Calvary. As we move into the season of Christmas, let's keep grateful hearts and me mindful everyday that we have much to be thankful for.

A Thankful Heart

Thanksgiving day is here with all the normal activities. Turkey and Dressing, time with family, Macy's Day parade and of course, football. It is our sincere desire that on this special day you had the opportunity to remember the spiritual blessings in your life. God loves you so much, He can't take His eyes off you!

Please know that you are loved and appreciated!

Prayer Request for Howard Scott

I just learned a few-minutes-ago that Harriman church pastor Howard Scott has been hospitalized in Michigan while visiting family. I do not have full details at this time, but will post updates. Please join me in prayer for Brother and Sister Scott tonight.

Attention Pastors and Other Ministers in Tennessee

November 23, 2010

Dear Fellow-laborer;

I trust this letter finds you well, enjoying the Lord’s blessings and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit in your daily work.

I am writing today to remind you that the calendar year ending is drawing close, and our office will be preparing the necessary tax statements/information reports necessary for you to complete your Federal Income Tax returns. The reports will include your tithing/offerings to the State Office for the period of January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.

It is our goal to get this information into your hands in a timely manner, and to allow time for any questions to be answered.

Please check to make sure that you are up-to-date on your monthly reports to the State Office, and that your tithing/giving is clearly reflected on those reports.

Finally, I want to thank you for your dedication to the work of the Lord, and for your ministry in the Church of God of Prophecy. Thank you for your faithfulness in tithing and giving; as your…

What about Spiritual Growth?

Today was a little bit different than normal. While we were gone from home our water heater began to leak and required replacement. While our state properties caretaker David Allen replaced the water heater, I had the opportunity to sit in my recliner and read the Sunday newspaper through and listen to the idle chat on the television. During this time, I decided to surf through the channels on cable television and found a plethora of "Christian" television which featured a lot of people I have never heard of before. Obviously they have some following or they wouldn't be on television, right? Or maybe I am just behind on things. There were some casual observations that started me thinking. Here they are, not in any particular order:

1. Seems like none of the preachers wear a full suit in the pulpit when they preach.

2. Lots of upbeat music.

3. Slick presentation, good editing and camera work.

4. Everyone preaching a series of some type.

5. Most of the preaching cou…

PowerHOUSE 2010 is history

It is Sunday evening and I just reached home for a little R & R. This past weekend at PowerHOUSE was a special time for so many of the youth of Tennessee, the Lord blessed in a powerful way.

The Dove Award winning and Grammy Award nominated group Decemberadio were a real blessing to those in attendance, and we are thankful for their ministry.

Special thanks to everyone who made the weekend so special. The anointed messages, teaching, worship and prayer made the difference in many of the lives of our youth.

If the Lord spoke to you in a special way at PowerHOUSE (or pastors/leaders if you have heard a testimony) I would love to hear it and share. You can post it o my Facebook page or add your comment to this post. I would love to share it. God bless.

Passing of Lloyd Bell

Bro. McKinley,

I just wanted to let you know that Minister Lloyd Bell of Selmer, TN, (Member of Bethel Springs, TN) passed away this afternoon around 2:00 PM. There are no details worked out at this time, but the wake probably will be at the Shackelford Funeral Home in Selmer, and the funeral probably will be at the Bethel Springs Church on Monday morning. I'll let you know as soon as feasible.

Pastor James L. Lawson, Bethel Springs Church of God of Prophecy

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Bishop John Murphy

Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
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It’s hard to be sad today but I am as my spiritual dad and mentor has gone home to glory. However, I do rejoice with my dear friend, confidant, and spiritual leader as he reached his goal and went to be with Jesus for evermore.

I know many of you have never heard of Bro. Murphy but I ask you to bear with me today. Those who knew him knew how he could make you laugh and cry as he fed you the word of God in a way you would never forget.

This man gave his all to his family, his church, his friends and many he did not even know. Wherever you found Bro. John you found life and looked forward to being with him. He was a great builder; his hands were involved in 27 different buildings or structures with the money often coming out of his pocket because he wanted to see a job finished.

It goes without saying a church and congregation were never the same after Br…

Attention CLEVELAND area readers

On Monday, November 29, 2010 from 4 to 8 pm, Chick-Fil-A on Keith Street will be holding a spirit night to benefit one of our pastors. As many of you know, Pastor Rick Brogdon will be having a kidney transplant in December. This surgery is extremely expensive and insurance only covers a little over half the cost.

Chick-Fil-A has graciously agreed to host a spirit night to assist in this cause and giving 20% of the evening's profits directly to the pastor's kidney transplant fund.

What do you need to do? It's simple...Eat at Chick-Fil-A on Monday, November 29. When you place your order, tell the cashier that you are there to support the DURKEE ROAD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY (if you fail to mention this, Chick-Fil-A will not donate the 20%).

Please tell all of your friends and family to do the same.

If you cannot make it to the spirit night for our pastor, and would like to donate, contact the church;

Durkee Road Church
Attn: Pastor Brogden Kidney Transplant Fund
201 Durke…

Kingdom Celebration at Keith Street Ministries

This morning was the first service in the annual Kingdom Celebration at the Keith Street Church in Cleveland, Tennessee. I am so thankful for everyone who was in attendance, the musicians, worship directors, singers and the pastor John A and Judy Stone. The Lord blessed this morning and I am looking forward to more great services this week.

Sunday evening starts at 6:00 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. If you are in the Cleveland area, we would love to see you there.

Lord send revival! Let it start in me.

Cleveland Revival

I am excited about the next few days as I will be at the Keith Street Ministries church in Cleveland, Tennessee for revival services. Pastor John A and Judy Stone have issued a gracious invitation for me to minister twice on Sunday (tomorrow) and Monday through Wednesday evenings.

I do hope that you can be with me if you are in the area, as together we join our prayers and faith to see a mighty move of God in Cleveland. If you cannot attend the revival services, I ask that you join together with me in prayer for God's perfect will to be done in the lives of those attending.

Regional Ladies Retreat

The Regional Ladies Retreat hosted by the International Women's Ministries Department (Cleveland, Tennessee) begins today and goes through Sunday at the Lake Barkley Resort near Cadiz, Kentucky. This is an annual event that draws ladies from multiple states for a time of fellowship, worship and the preaching/teaching of the Word of God.

Each year, Catherine Payne and her staff, which includes lady ministers from across the United States provides an excellent time for the ladies to draw closer to the Lord and deepen their walk of faith. We always have a large group of ladies from Tennessee in attendance and we are grateful for their participation, which always makes this one of the best Regional retreats in the world.

Debra and I are privileged to be here for the retreat, although I will be leaving on Saturday for Cleveland. I will be ministering in a revival at the Keith Street church from Sunday morning through Wednesday night. If you are in the area, I would love to see you fo…


Dear Friends,

I shared a few minutes with one of our pastors this evening, and he shared that he checks the blog regularly for prayer requests, etc. He knew that I would be going out of the country and asked if I had pictures. With that said, thought I would give a quick update.

Last week, Debra and I spent seven days in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where I ministered at a leadership conference, and taught a class of about two hundred pastors on the "mission" of the church. It was a great trip, and although we thought Hurricane Thomas was going to hit Santo Domingo straight on (it moved toward Haiti instead) we had a wonderful time. I am posting a few pictures here to give you an idea of the conference.

We returned Monday night (late) and worked some in the office on Tuesday. Yesterday, I had to make a trip to Mississippi and back, and today we are at Lake Barkley, Kentucky for the Regional Ladies Retreat. On Sunday, I begin a revival at the Keith Street Church in Cle…

PowerHOUSE Schedule


4:00 pm Registration

5:30 pm Supper

7:30 pm Worship - DecembeRadio
Service – Bro. McKinley

10 pm DecembeRadio


8:30 am Breakfast

9:45 am Class

• Missional Living in College – Mavin Escew
• Missional Living in High School – Matt Hopkins
• Missional Living in Middle School – Jason Dasher

10:30 am Change Classes

10:35 am Elective Class

• Awesome God: Praying Teens – Janice Miller
• Christianity is Not a Spectator Sport – Robby George
• Dreams to Destiny – Gary Clements
• Fearless - Lindsey McKinley
• I See Dead People – Kevin Carver

11:20 am Break

11:30 am Elective Class

• Awesome God: Praying Teens – Janice Miller
• Christianity is Not a Spectator Sport – Robby George
• Dreams to Destiny – Gary Clements
• Fearless - Lindsey McKinley
• I See Dead People – Kevin Carver

12:30 pm Lunch

1:45 pm Meet in Chapel

2:00 pm Mentoring Moments

3:00 pm Social and Game Time

5:30 pm Supper

7:30 pm Worship – TN Youth Worship Team
Service – Sharon Farruggia

• Movie Night: “How to Save a Life”
• Hay Ride and Bon Fi…

PowerHOUSE Synopsis

POWERHOUSE 2010 Class Synopsis

Awesome God : Praying Teens. What happens when teens pray?

Session 1:

This is an interactive session where we will discuss some of the issues that teens face:

• Relationships
• Depression/Negative emotions
• Finding our Purpose
• Peer Pressure
• Sexuality
• Eating Disorders
• Temptation
• Safety
• Making Wise Choices
• …….and more

Christianity is Not a Spectator Sport. No more sidelines time to get in the game!

God has called us to be Christians, which means to be Christ like. However, too often instead of Christ-like, we have become Christ-lite. We only want appear to look like Christ, by only doing as much as it takes to just get in to heaven, and nothing more.

Jesus expects more from those of us who call ourselves Christians.

He has called us to truly live a Christ-like life.

To be Christ-like is more than just not cussing, not drinking, and not watching really bad movies (that often). In this class, we will attempt to learn how to follow him by not focusin…

Interim Pastoral Appointment - Burns, Tennessee

Earlier this week, Pastor Terry Bear was appointed to serve as the new Senior Pastor of the Baggett's Chapel church, which has left a vacancy at the Burns church.

I have appointed Pastor Tony Hill to serve as the interim pastor to complete the term of Pastor Bear at the Burns church. Please join me in prayer for the Hill family.

Pastoral Appointment - Baggett's Chapel, TN

Effective November 14, 2010, Pastor Terry Bear will assume the position of Senior Pastor at the Baggett's Chapel church in Cunningham, Tennessee.

Please join me in prayer for the Bear family and for the Baggett's Chapel church