Administrative Bishop with over 16 years of successful experience in leading local churches and pastors. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in planting and organizing new churches. Strengths in church systems and community out reach backed by training in churches ministries.
VI.DUTIES AND AUTHORITIES (25th A., 1930, p. 21; 28th A.,1933, p. 43;39th A., 1944, p. 23; 41st A.,1946, p. 26; 42nd A., 1948, pp. 28-30; 44th A.,1952, p. 35)
The state overseer shall:
1. Arrange for and assist in conducting a general evangelistic campaign throughout his state or territory.
2. Appoint district overseers, pastors, and make changes or fill vacancies in pastorates, when necessary.
3. Approve the setting in order of churches before organization is effective.
4. Approve the selection, purchase, and construction of all
church, parsonage, or Sunday school properties, together with the respective district overseers.
5. Officiate at all ordination services in his territory, sign
credentials of all ministers in his territory who have been approved by the general overseer, or return such credentials to the general overseer, giving reasons for not signing.
6. Sign revocation when terminating the ministry of any
7. Discontinue inactive churches; sign a report of same on forms prepared for this use and send to the general overseer.
8. Transfer members of churches which have ceased to exist, to
the church most convenient for the member.
9. Appoint any officer in a local church, Family Training Hour and/or YPE, Sunday school, or Women's [Discipleship] Ministries, when necessary.
10. Pass on all questionnaires of applicants to the ministry in his
territory who are considered worthy, and sign such applications, showing his endorsement of the applicant before submitting applications to the general overseer.
11. Decide the bounds of each district in his state or territory.
12. Report the organization of new churches to the secretary general on forms prepared for same.
13. Conduct a convention on each district once each year, or group two or more districts for one convention, and at least one state convention, giving general instructions in doctrine and general interests of the church.
14. Call district or state ministers' meetings or prayer conferences to arrange for the state program.
15. Before launching large financial state projects, have the approval of the International Executive Committee.
16. Where the state overseer is serving as pastor, or has relatives who are members of the church, or other conditions that would render him incapable of giving a fair trial to an offending member who has been excluded from the church, he has a right to appeal to the general overseer, who shall select two ordained bishops to sit with him to decide whether or not the offending party should have another trial.
17. The state overseer, with the district overseer, may authorize exhorters to pastor churches, baptize, and receive members into the church, when such authority is necessary or in case of an emergency.
18. The state overseer shall make monthly reports to the general overseer on forms prepared for such reports.
19. Leave all records pertaining to the state work, such as minister's reports, church treasurer's reports, ledgers, financial records, state board decisions, or any other record of importance, in the files in the state office for his successor's information.
20. Live in the state or province over which he is made overseer.
21. To model, encourage and provide formal training and prayerful guidance to pastors in the following areas: Preparing and managing an annual local church budget; dealing with local church conflict resolution; and impacting the local community (74th A., 2012).
22. That each state/ regional office conduct an annual Ministry Life Planning Training event covering the issues and challenges of retirement planning, ministerial retirement transition, ministerial taxes, healthcare, and whole life health, to assist ministers of every age to approach the stages of life successfully, and to embrace the aging of ministry (77th A., 2018).
23. That each state/ regional overseer, in cooperation with the state/ regional Youth and Discipleship director, lead pastors, student pastors, and the state/ regional Ministerial Development Board (CAMS and MIP), adopt an annual plan for identifying, mentoring/ training, and engaging young men and women, designated as the "Jeremiah Generation," in both the local and state/regional ministry of the Church of God (77th A., 201s).
Ministry of Excellence Achievement Award 2018-2019
Ministry of Excellence Achievement Award 2016-2017
Executive Leadership Award: New Jersey State Council
Youth World Evangelism Action Award
State Youth and Discipleship Director award
Department of the Army: THE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL for exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity in active federal military service.
Department of the Army CERTIFICATION OF ACHIEVEMENT.
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