Chaplain Travis Coffey
By Carl Stagner
November is known for Thanksgiving. It’s also known for Veterans Day. This is the time of year that people count their blessings and name them one by one; certainly, we consider our men and women in uniform a tremendous blessing. But according to one Church of God chaplain to the U.S. Navy, being thankful isn’t enough. It’s great, but it stops short of what they need most. Travis Coffey gives us a glimpse of life as a Navy chaplain, how the Lord is working in the midst of his ministry, and how the Movement can best demonstrate true gratitude for those who serve God and country. Continue reading
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Tagged Chaplain, chaplaincy, David Erb, gratitude, military, prayer, thankful, thankfulness, Thanksgiving, Travis Coffey, U.S. Navy, United States, veterans, Veterans Day, Warner University
As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast of the United States, Church of God Ministries is preparing even now to assist our congregations in affected areas. It is our plan to coordinate with state and regional pastors to assure immediate and appropriate response to this looming disaster. Should you wish to assist Church of God congregations in the Carolinas, Virginia, and extended areas with disaster relief, you may do so by making a contribution to the Disaster Relief Fund, #45.04502.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. John M. Johnson, Disaster Relief Ministries coordinator at Church of God Ministries, 800-848-2464, ext. 2107, or by e-mail at JJohnson@chog.org.
Thank you for your prayerful and financial support! Learn more about Church of God Disaster Relief at https://www.jesusisthesubject.org/disaster-relief/.
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Tagged aid, assistance, Carolinas, contribution, Disaster Relief, East Coast, flooding, Hurricane Florence, John Johnson, North Carolina, rain, severe weather, South Carolina, storm, support, United States, Virginia
Photo: Thelma Phillip-Browne with President Obama.
On January 28, 2016, Dr. Thelma Phillip-Browne was appointed ambassador to the United States of America by her home country of St. Kitts and Nevis. Ambassador Phillip-Browne is a 2011 graduate of Anderson University School of Theology, where she earned a master of theological studies. She attends the Basseterre Church of God where Eustace Rawlings is pastor, and has served as a lay preacher and active member of the Women of the Church of God (CWC). Ambassador Phillip-Browne is a partner of Child Evangelism Fellowship (C.E.F.), St. Kitts and Nevis chapter. Her community involvements also included hosting of a morning devotional program on a local radio station, WINN FM, as well as co-hosting a “One Love” spiritually based program on Sugar City Rock radio. Continue reading
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Tagged ambassador, Christian Women Connection, CWC, global, government, international, politics, St. Kitts and Nevis, Thelma Phillip-Browne, United States, women in leadership, Women of the Church of God
By Carl Stagner
Less than three miles to the Lincoln Memorial. Only two to the Washington Monument. Just one mile to either the Capitol or the White House. Proximity to these national icons make ministry in Washington, D.C., anything but typical. Though she has crossed paths with Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, this pastor takes it all in stride. Cheryl Sanders and the flock she pastors at Third Street Church of God have a job to do, and they will not be deterred. They’re ambassadors for Christ in the nation’s capital. Continue reading
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Tagged capital, Capitol, Cheryl Sanders, city, D.C., government, outreach, politicians, politics, Third Street Church of God, unique, United States, urban, Washington