"Demonstrating Unity in the Power of the Spirit" 


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NewLeadershipPCCNA Announces New Leadership

The Pentecostal Charismatic/Churches of North America (PCCNA) recently elected a new slate of officers at its annual meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada: Rev. Alton Garrison, Assistant General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, as chairperson; Bishop Jerry Macklin, 2nd Assistant Presiding Bishop, Church of God in Christ, completing a final year as vice-chairperson; Dr. Sterling Brackett, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, The Foursquare Church, as secretary; and Rev. David Wells, General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, to serve another term as treasurer.


PCCNA also created a new officer position and elected Dr. Jeff Farmer to serve as its first President. Farmer has served as chairman for the past five years. President Farmer said, "This action is a strategic stepping-stone to PCCNA's future, and comes in the wake of five years of sustained membership and financial growth." 


Re-elected as members-at-large to the executive committee were: Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the NHCLC/CONELA; Dr. George Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God and Dr. Mark Williams, General Overseer of the Church of God.

PCCNA member organizations in the USA, Canada, and Mexico represent over 480,000 churches and nearly 90 million followers of Christ worldwide. Organized in 1994 at what has become known as the "Memphis Miracle," PCCNA remains committed to bringing down walls that have separated the church and races.

ReachCityStoryPCCNA Leaders Challenged to Reach the City
Over 50 Pentecostal / Charismatic leaders met in Vancouver BC for PCCNA's 'Lost in the City' conference hosted by Pastors David and Cheryl Koop of Coastal Church. Coastal Church is one of the oldest churches in the heart of downtown Vancover with a congregation of over 80 ethnic groups. PCCNA leaders were stirred with a fresh vision to reach their cities. 

The meeting opened with a new organizational video (available at "This was a very impacting week in my life," says Rev. Garrison. "I left challenged and convicted; challenged to pray for the great cities of North America and convicted by Karen's (Reed) message and example of radical hospitality to strangers, especially those unknown to me in my neighborhood." Reed is a leader with Missions Canada.   

   Rev. David Wells, General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada kicked off the session featuring speakers sharing their city-reaching strategies. "God is looking for relationships," says Rev. Wells. "We're surrounded by vertical cities of condos. With 69% of churches closing in urban and suburban areas, the issue isn't population but whether we have the vision to reach them."

   Session speakers included Rev. Darin Latham, pastor of Broadway Church; Karen Reed of Missions Canada and Rex Ng, pastor of Vancouver Chinese Pentecostal Church. Rev. Latham provided the six diversity challenges that his congregation faced and Ms. Reed inspired PCCNA participants with her vision for radical hospitality. Rev. Ng spoke about cultural/intecultural ministry.

   "The meetings were informative, inspiring and inspirational. God's heart for the city was shared with all in attendance. The Holy Spirit moved upon us to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the lost," says Sterling Brackett, Chief Operating Officer of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.

   Interspersed with sessions about outreach and evangelism were worship and prayer for each other. "Along with my fellow Canadians it was a great pleasure to host the PCCNA's annual meetings in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver was a perfect 'case study' for us to consider what it means to see Spirit-empowered people share Kingdom life in a city. I do not believe the impact of our time together will leave us soon," says Rev. David Wells.

   The annual meeting opened with a dinner cruise on Coal Harbor. During the cruise, the honorable Stockwell Burt Day, former cabinet minister in Alberta and president of the Treasury Board, shared how he took bike rides with former President George Bush in Canada and in Washington D.C. Roy and Rosemary, a piano / violinist duo who have performed in the Vatican and Grammy Awards, entertained the crowd with improv and their favorite Christian songs.

   The meetings were held at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel and Coastal Church courtesy of our sponsors. The sponsors included: Billy Graham Library, Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Canada, iDisciple, Foundation Capital Resources (A/G Financial), Logos Bible Software (FaithLife), One Accord, Charisma Media, Dynamic Church Planting International, Harvest House and Coastal Church.

   At the meeting PCCNA reaffirmed its commitment to "demonstrate unity in the power of the Spirit" through racial reconciliation and kingdom collaboration. The members also united in a "Call to Charlotte," a new evangelism initiative in partnership with the Billy Graham Library and the International Center for Spiritual Renewal.
NewmembersPCCNA Welcomes New Members

Pictured: Executive officers Jeff Farmer, Sterling Brackett and Alton Garrison welcomed Coastal Church into membership with PCCNA. Coastal Church is pastored by David and Cheryl Koop.

PCCNA also welcomed into membership Iglesia Évangelica San Pablo of Tijuana Mexico, pastored by Dr. Abel and Rita Mellado-Prince.

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."   Acts 1:8 (NIV) 
Jeff Farmer, President

Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America 

PCCNA Video Unveiled

PCCNA released a new video at the "Lost in the City" meeting in Vancouver. Much thanks to Gil Balch, filmmaker/producer for his production expertise.
People of the Spirit: Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of America
People of the Spirit: Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America

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Pentecostal Movements Reconcile at Windsor, Canada Meeting 
as told by Rick Ciaramitaro, president of OBFF

In May 2014 we had a historic meeting in Windsor, Ontario that was like nothing I have seen in the last 40 years of ministry, 33 of those as a pastor. Among 440 leaders from across Canada, we witnessed a historic moment that I want to tell you about in this article.


In 2013 Pastor David McGrew, president of Canadian Fellowship of Churches and Ministers (CFCM), and me, Rick Ciaramitaro, president of Open Bible Faith Fellowship, were together in western Canada at a meeting hosted by CFCM. 


On walks over three days we talked about the Kingdom of God in Canada and how the Holy Spirit was leading the Body into a closer unity and working relationship at this time in history. From those walks we discussed the possibility of having a joint conference with our two fellowships. We favored the idea of uniting for what we titled the 'Oneness Conference' to be hosted by Windsor Christian Fellowship in Windsor, Ontario. 


Every step of the organization for this conference was planned by David McGrew and me. We both agreed on guest speakers and panel discussion topics after much thought. Every topic and speaker was prayerfully made and discussed between us. We invited John Bevere, Barbara Yoder and David Wells for the last week of April. 


John Bevere and Barbara Yoder confirmed immediately. David Wells contacted me the next day saying that he wanted to come, but he had his conference at the same time as ours. Both David McGrew and I felt strongly that David Wells was to be with us, so we asked David if he could attend if we moved our conference to the first week of May. He agreed. We went back to John and Barbara with the change and both were gracious and understanding as well as affirming. Click here to read more.

MembersOnMovePCCNA Members on the Move
Houston to Host National Summit on the Gospel
Leaders from across the country will come together in Houston, April 27-29, for a National Summit on the Gospel, convened by the Mission America Coalition/U.S. Lausanne Committee (MAC) to address gospel movements, compassion and justice, collaboration within the Church, and the centrality of the gospel in ministry. Read more

AG News, Pentecostal Evangel Merge  
It's an exciting day here at AG News. For the past several years, we have been looking forward to taking AG News to another level, both in quantity and quality. We are pleased to announce that AG News is joining with the online Pentecostal Evangel to create a new and more prolific online news venue called PE News. Read more

South African Bishop Named New COGIC 
Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. has been chosen to lead the International Missions Department of the Church of God in Christ.
Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. has been chosen to lead the International Missions Department of the Church of God in Christ.
International Missions President
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. has, with the approval of the General Board of the Church of God in Christ, selected Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. to be the new president of the International Missions Department. Bishop Mathews succeeds Bishop Carlis Moody who served admirably as president for over forty years. Read more

'McFarland USA' Is the Prophetic Voice the Immigration Reform Debate Needs 
Seated behind an elderly Mexican American couple, my wife and I stood moved and motivated as we watched Kevin Costner's latest movie, "McFarland U.S.A." The story of immigrant young men, who worked in the fields picking fruits and vegetables in addition to attending High School and running in cross country competitions, re-ignited our commitment to immigration reform. Read more

Myanmar TEAMS Ministry 
In February, a team with members from the US and Japan met in Myanmar for a week of intensive ministry. Led by Asia TEAMS Coordinator Mandy Lester, the group ranged in age from 15 to 80+, and displayed both the energy of youth and the wisdom of experience. Read more

Everyday Faith 
We trust that you are experiencing a renewed sense of hope as we pray together along our Every Day Faith journey. We began the year by praying that we will collectively enter into a deeper love relationship with Christ that inevitably transforms and strengthens us, and makes an impact on those we encounter, wherever we are. This month we have been praying for an increased sense of God's forgiveness, so that we can extend grace and comfort to others who need it-through our words, actions, and in sharing the truth of the gospel. Read more
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Jerusalem 2015 - Billy Wilson Invites You to Experience the Holy Land
Jerusalem 2015 - Dr. Billy Wilson Invites You to Experience the Holy Land

All Spirit-empowered Christians from every nation of the world are encouraged to join this historic Congress May 20-25, 2015 in Jerusalem, the birthplace of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Have an authentic experience with God's presence that will ignite your faith and change your life forever. Click here to register.
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