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James R. Horne

Alabama State Overseer

P. O. Box 650

Bessemer, AL  35021

(423) 310-2702


The Church of God

General Headquarters

P. O. Box 450

Charleston, TN  37310

(423) 339-8624

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The Church of God, International Offices located in Cleveland, Tennessee, is the worldwide headquarters of The Church of God. Our vision and mission is to keep and guard the truth, to evangelize the whole world with the full Gospel, to gather God's sheep into one Body, and to strive for the perfection of the saints.

This website is the home of The Church of God in the state of Alabama. It is our desire and endeavor to see the gospel of Jesus Christ and the message of His Church grow and flourish throughout our state.

From our State Overseer:

You Are Invited!

“Heaven” will be the theme for our upcoming State Convention to be held July 22-24th at The Church of God, 1912 4th Avenue SW, Bessemer Alabama. You won’t want to miss this special gathering so make your preparations now! Please pray and fast for this function and come with expectation. See you there!

—James R. Horne, State Overseer

2016 Alabama State Convention Program

Friday Evening

7:00— Welcome, Anointing of Program and Official Opening of Convention by State Overseer; Greetings by Host Pastor

7:05— Bible Pledge by Glenn Hendrix

American Flag Pledge by Charles Flippo

Church Flag Pledge by Steve Ridlespurge

Scripture Reading (1 Thess. 4:16-18, 1 Cor. 15:52-55) by Patricia Marshall

7:15— Congregational Singing on “Heaven” led by  District 3 (Central/Southern) — Ted Cogburn

7:30— CPMA Program by Brian Denard

7:45— Alabama Evening Light and State Website Boost by Rebekah Horne

7:55— Video Presentation — Excerpts: “Crucified” by Sharon Marrow

8:10— Offering for Guest Speaker

Offertory Special Song by Wanda Booth

8:15— Message & Altar Call by Dustin Hays

Saturday Morning

9:00— Concert Prayer led by State Deacons

Scripture Reading (Rev. 21:2-27) by Frankie Graves

9:05— Congregational Singing on “Heaven” led by  District 2 (Northeast) — Jeremy Wallace

9:20— District Overseer Reports — Brother Cogburn, Brother Sutton and Brother Wallace

9:35— General Fund Offering

Offertory Special Song by Chuck Fender

9:40— Report & Convention Address by State Overseer

10:10— BTI Program by Billy Allen

10:25— Outreach Literature/General Evening Light Boost by Tarin Puckett

10:30— Evangelism Boost by Lynda Cook

10:45— Ladies’ Retreat Presentation by Kimmi Keel

10:55— Men’s Retreat Presentation by Josh Anders

11:05— Congregational Singing led by Red Bay Church

11:15— Business Session: State Treasurer’s Report, Q&S Report, W&M Report, F&A Report &  Camp Committee

Dismiss for Lunch

Saturday Afternoon

2:00— Concert Prayer led by State Bishops

Scripture Reading (John 14:1-6) by Betty Wilson

2:05— Blue Book: Getting Out of the Top 10 Rut — learning new hymnal songs, making worship fresh in the “old time way” — Kat Ricker

2:35— Message: “Heaven”  by Dustin Warren

3:05— Special Song: “Seek Ye First” by the Cogburn Family

3:10— WMB Program, Coins for Missions March

Convention Mission Offering by Tennie Ridlespurge

3:30— Testimony of New Field work in Jasper by James Kilgore

Testimony of New Field Coordinator, Jerry Cook (5 minutes each)

3:40— Message: “People Do What People Want to Do” by Brian O’Dell

4:15— Dismiss for Dinner

 (4:20 - 5:00 VLB Workshop/Q&A with Dustin Hays, General VLB Coordinator, in Classroom.

All are welcome!)

Saturday Evening

6:30— Concert Prayer led by Lay Ministers & Newly Called

Scripture Reading (Rev. 22:1-9) by Jordan Muse

6:35— Bilingual Congregational Singing led by Luis and  Keila Banuelos  

6:50— Offering for Guest Speaker

Offertory Music by State Bluegrass Band

7:00— Family Camp Report, Video Presentation & Announce IYC Representatives by Belinda O’Dell

7:10— Youth Retreat Boost by Brandon Keel

7:15— State VLB Choir by Amy Anders

7:30— Testimony by Pastor David Membreno & Song by Athens, AL Spanish Church                  

7:40— Special Song “I’m Bound for that City” by Gene and Sandra Hopkins

(VLB’s dismissed to line up for March)

7:45— VLB March & Boost by Trevor O’Dell

(VLB’s, don’t forget your Church flags and signs!)

8:05— Skit by Moulton Youth Life Team

8:15— Special Prayer for Message by Gleaners

Message and Healing Exhortation by Dustin Hays

8:50— Healing Line & Altars Open

(All Ministers form line up center aisle)

Sunday Morning

9:00— Concert Prayer led by State Evangelists

Scripture Reading (Rev. 4:8-11, 1 Cor. 2:9) by Donnie Borden

9:05— Congregational Singing on “Heaven” led by District 1 (Northwest) — Guye Sutton

9:20— Sunday School Program by Phyliss Cogburn & Special Prayer by all Teachers

9:40— Special Song by Sharon Baughn

9:45— Children’s Ministries Presentation led by Britney Anders

9:55— ABM Program by Amy Anders

Moment of Silence, Honoring Ministry and Elderly Members, & Offering

10:20— Message by Dustin Hays & Special Prayer for the General Assembly

11:05— Songs led by Janet Talley, Bill & Kat Ricker

11:15— Final Comments and Appointments by State Overseer; Prayer for Appointees by Headquarters Representative, Announcements & Official Close of Convention