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Jim O’Bold Selected to Succeed Jeff Jenness as President of Servant Solutions

Jim O’Bold with his wife Felisia.

Merv Bennett, chair of the search committee and board of trustees of Servant Solutions announced that Jim O’Bold has been selected to become the sixth president in the seventy-year history of Servant Solutions. The naming of Rev. O’Bold as president-elect is subject to ratification by the General Assembly of the Church of God at Convention 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading

President of Servant Solutions to Retire, New President Sought

Jeff Jenness to retire at close of 2019.

Editor’s note—On January 28, 2019, Jeff Jenness announced his plans for retirement from his twenty-six year post as president of Servant Solutions. A letter from Jeff to the Church of God movement follows, as does a letter from board chair, Merv Bennett, about the search process for the next president of Servant Solutions:

Dear friends throughout the church,

I have had the rich privilege of serving the Church of God and the broader church for the last twenty-six years. There are simply no words that I can capture to express the joy I have received in doing this work of “improving financial security for servants of the church” through Servant Solutions. Over these years I have been privileged to intersect with countless church pastors and leaders, agencies of the Church of God, local church elders and boards, Christian higher education institutions, and many parachurch ministries. I have been enriched in ways so much greater than what I have given. Continue reading

Hoag Inaugurated as Third President of Warner University


Photo: Jim Lyon presents Bible to David Hoag.

By Leigh Ann Wynn

On Friday, November 4, with over a thousand attendees packing the First Baptist Church of Lake Wales sanctuary, Dr. David A. Hoag was inaugurated as the third President of Warner University. Warner students, faculty, staff, community leaders, donors, guests, and presidents from other colleges came together for this most regal of ceremonies. Continue reading

Warner University Honors Retiring President, Introduces New


By Carl Stagner

Twenty-five years. Considering the national average of an eight-and-a-half-year stay for college and university presidents, the tenure of Warner University’s second president is truly remarkable. For Warner University, twenty-five years isn’t just about longevity and consistency, however; it most accurately represents an era of leadership that brought transformative changes and incredible growth to the endorsed agency of the Church of God in Lake Wales, Florida. As the Church of God movement honors the retirement of Dr. Gregory V. Hall, Warner University has also introduced their third president: Dr. David A. Hoag. Though these two major developments in the life of Warner University signal a change in seasons, a steadfast commitment to Christ and Christian higher education remains. Continue reading

Anderson University Inaugurates John S. Pistole as Fifth President


Anderson University inaugurated John S. Pistole as the fifth president of Anderson University on Friday, October 2, 2015, in a special ceremony at Reardon Auditorium. The inauguration event welcomed presidents and delegates from colleges and universities across the country. While inducting Pistole, Patricia Seasor Bailey, chair of the Anderson University Board of Trustees, boosted AU’s rich presidential history as Pistole is only the fifth person in the nearly one hundred-year history of AU to be inaugurated as president.
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Warner Pacific College President Named ‘Woman of Influence’


Photo: Dr. Andrea Cook

Warner Pacific College President Dr. Andrea Cook was recently named a 2015 Orchid Award Winner by the Portland Business Journal, which will honor her during their “Women of Influence” awards ceremony on Thursday, April 16.

The Orchid Award honors and recognizes the region’s most influential women professionals with strong records of innovation, outstanding performance in their respective fields, and meaningful contributions to their communities. Nominations for the award were judged on three criteria: professional accomplishments, community leadership, and awards and milestones. Continue reading

Gaithers to Host Tribute Concert for AU’s Edwards


Anderson University alums and legendary Christian recording artists and lyricists, Bill and Gloria Gaither will host a special tribute concert to honor President James L. Edwards and Mrs. Deanna Edwards on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Reardon Auditorium. The special celebration concert is free and open to the public. Bill and Gloria Gaither will be among a special list of speakers and performers that include Sandi Patty, the Anderson University Chorale, Jay and Amy Rouse, the Anderson University Wind Ensemble, Carl Erskine, a student gospel quartet and members of the Edwards family. The event will also include special moments of recognition from campus members as well as recognition from local, state and national offices. Continue reading

AU Presidential Search Committee Nominates Dr. John S. Pistole


Photo: John S. Pistole

The Anderson University Presidential Search Committee, chaired by AU board member Patricia Seasor Bailey, will bring the name of Dr. John S. Pistole before the Board of Trustees for election as the president of the university on Oct. 27. Dr. Pistole most recently announced his retirement as Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Prior to his appointment to the TSA by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Dr. Pistole served as Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the Bush and Obama administrations. Continue reading