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The Clerical Collar-Wearing Pastor Who Planted a Church at Age 77

Pastor Dick Ogle

By Carl Stagner

Dick Ogle’s preferred daily dress is clerical attire—characteristic among some denominations, but certainly not common in the Church of God. Funerals are one of his primary methods of outreach—unusual, but surprisingly potent. Perhaps the most unconventional thing about this eighty-eight-year-old pastor is that he came out of retirement at age seventy-seven to plant a church in Hoisington, Kansas. Today, First Street Church of God is a healthy, growing, multi-ethnic congregation that proclaims the gospel with boldness, and sings straight out of the hymnal. Continue reading

CHOG Convention 2015: Retired Ministers, Spouses Offered Reduced Registration

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By Carl Stagner

Decades of faithful service to the kingdom of God have not been forgotten. For thousands of pastors across the movement, blessings realized today have only been made possible because of those who paved the way before them. Though no one could ever thank our retired ministers enough for their commitment to the Church of God, one simple gesture of appreciation has just been announced. Church of God Ministries is pleased to offer a reduced registration rate for retired ministers and their spouses until June 15. All you need to do is call Church of God Ministries at 800-848-2464, and ask for your retired minister registration rate! Continue reading