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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

Rev. Jim Lyon Ratified as General Director of Church of God Ministries


On June 26, 2013, the 85th General Assembly of the Church of God ratified Jim Lyon as general director of Church of God Ministries, with a majority vote of 92 percent! This marked the passing of the mantle from Ronald V. Duncan to Lyon and signals an important new era of leadership for this movement. In his first address to the Assembly after ratification, Lyon lifted an important vision, captured in the phrase “Jesus is the subject,” based on Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 2:2. Continue reading

Reaching for New Opportunities


By Mary Baker-Boudissa

In March 2013, the Ministries Council of the Church of God approved Rev. Jim Lyon as the general director designate and candidate for ratification by the General Assembly of the Church of God. Since then, the church at large has wondered what, if ratified, Jim’s vision for the Church of God would be. Continue reading

Connections in Transition

duncan_profileBy Mary Baker-Boudissa

As we celebrate our connection as brothers and sisters in Christ around the globe at the 2013 Global Gathering, we are also taking time to celebrate and honor a legacy of excellence in leadership, with the retirement of Dr. Ronald V. Duncan, general director of Church of God Ministries. Dr. Duncan has played a pivotal role in bringing this Gathering into being; as he greets delegates and meets with those who have traveled miles to take part, he is pleased with how the church is connecting. Continue reading

General Director Designate Announced


The Ministries Council of the Church of God is proud to present Rev. Jim Lyon to the General Assembly as the General Director Designate and candidate for ratification. Throughout his ministry, Rev. Lyon has demonstrated his love for God’s church. He is a faithful servant who has always been willing to employ unconventional means in order to reach those who are powerless and voiceless in a hurting world. He is a man with vision and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. Continue reading

General Director Designate to be Announced


Dear Friends,

I am writing on behalf of the Ministries Council of the Church of God to update you on the status of the leadership transition taking place in the Ministries Offices.  As you are aware, after 12 years of diligent and faithful leadership, Dr. Ronald Duncan will be retiring this summer from the position of General Director. In the last 18 months, both the Ministries Council and the Succession Committee have worked diligently and prayerfully in seeking a successor. Continue reading