General Assembly

General Assembly

of the Church of God

The General Assembly of the Church of God met for the first time in 1917 at a time when the world was changing exponentially. Throughout the years, this body has met to serve as a forum for the identification, selection, and empowerment of leaders for the Assembly and the ministries and agencies within the Assembly’s portfolio.

If the local church is the building block of the kingdom, then the Assembly is the only venue that brings the whole family of churches together in the United States and Canada for the purpose of understanding the Spirit’s leading for the Movement.

The Assembly meets biannually during the Movement’s national convention. Every congregation needs eyes, ears, and voice present. Every congregation’s shepherd is needed in the house. Every congregation has the chance to send lay leaders, as well. If the Spirit speaks through the Body, then this is the singular expression of the Body for the Church of God.

The Ministries Council is the governing Board of Directors of Church of God Ministries; it is accountable to the Assembly.

The Ministries Council is comprised of these twenty-four voting members:

  • The Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary of the Assembly.
  • Fifteen members ratified by a two-thirds vote of the Assembly for staggered four year terms, three members each from five geographic regions of the United States, nominated by the Business and Leadership Resource Committee.
  • One member ratified by a two-thirds vote of the Assembly for a four year term, representing Canada, nominated by the Business and Resource Leadership Committee.
  • One member ratified by a two-thirds vote of the Assembly for a four year term, nominated by and representing the National Association of the Church of God.

MINISTRIES COUNCIL

  • Timothy Clarke
    Timothy Clarke Chair
  • eric livingston
    eric livingston Vice-Chair
  • Vincent Miller
    Vincent Miller Secretary
  • Timothy Clarke
    Timothy Clarke Chair
  • eric livingston
    eric livingston Vice-Chair
  • Vincent Miller
    Vincent Miller Secretary
  • bob oliver
    bob oliver
  • bud arbeiter
    bud arbeiter
  • chris bonis
    chris bonis
  • clifton mcdowell
    clifton mcdowell
  • david hoag
    david hoag
  • ed nelson
    ed nelson
  • gideon thompson
    gideon thompson
  • jeff stewart
    jeff stewart
  • jim lyon
    jim lyon
  • jonathon grubbs
    jonathon grubbs
  • ken love
    ken love
  • laura pires-hester
    laura pires-hester
  • leslie barnes
    leslie barnes
  • linda abold
    linda abold
  • mike claypool
    mike claypool
  • Tim Gould
    Tim Gould
  • Tim West
    Tim West
  • William Spencer
    William Spencer
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