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PCCNA Members Respond to Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

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PCCNACommissionsPCCNA Launches Two Commissions
The PCCNA Executive Committee has formally approved the formation of two new commissions - the Christian Unity Commission and Prayer Commission. PCCNA President Jeff Farmer cautions, "Do not let the title Commission deceive you into thinking these leaders are engaged in business as usual.  The days in which we live portend great conflict in the heavens, which will continue to manifest itself with increasing turbulance and spiritual warfare between righteousness and wickedness in the earth.  The PCCNA Board of Administration has charged these commissions with a call to desperate prayer and radical action - to advance the kingdom of God by demonstrating unity in the power of the Spirit."       

Dr. David Cole is directing the Christian Unity Commission with Dr. Cecil Mel Robeck of the Fuller Theological Seminary and Dr. Harold Hunter, Director of IPHC Archives and Research Center and the designated liaison for IPHC.

Dr. P. Douglas Small, Church of God Prayer Coordinator, is directing the PCCNA Prayer Commission with Dr. Lou Shirey (IPHC) and John Maempa (AG). The PCCNA Prayer Commission is hosting a special session at our February 24-26, 2016 annual meeting. The Christian Unity Commission also plans to host a special session.
SupremeCourtPCCNA Members Respond to Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage
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The Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage caused an uproar among Christians across the nation. PCCNA members responded with wise counsel as well as a call to renew our commitment to holiness, prayer and evangelism. Here's a round-up of responses from some of our members.

From Doug Beacham, General Overseer of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church: "The leadership of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) is disappointed in the US Supreme Court ruling that fundamentally redefines the scripturally based, millennia-old definition of marriage. We continue to hold that marriage is between one man and one woman (Gen. 2:18-25; Matt. 19:4-6; Eph. 5:31)." Click here to read more.

From Charles E. Blake, Sr., Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ:"Today, the Church of God in Christ reaffirms its long-held position that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, basing our decision firmly on the Bible." Click here to read more.

From George Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God: "Today is a sad day for America. In Obergefell v. Hodges, a 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court ruled: 'The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.' As a Christian minister and general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, I am deeply concerned with the Court's redefinition of marriage and the negative effects that it may have on religious freedom." Click here to read more. 

From Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Director of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference: "Today's SCOTUS decision redefining marriage serves as a defacto and legal catalyst for the marginalization of Americans who embrace a biblical worldview. Still, we affirm the Court's recognition to uphold proper protection of religious organizations and persons, under the First Amendment rights, as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so central to their lives and faiths, and to their own deep aspirations to continue the family structure they have long revered." Click here to read more. 

From Mark Williams, General Overseer of the Church of God: "The Church of God stands with fellow Christians who understand that God intended marriage to be between a man and woman, as explained in Genesis and confirmed by Jesus, when He declared that the Creator has "made them male and female," and that "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." Our church joined in the Supreme Court case by means of an amicus brief requesting consideration for this millennia-old view of marriage propounded by Scripture." click here to read more. 

From Samuel N. Clements, General Overseer of the Church of God of Prophecy: "The Church of God of Prophecy believes that marriage is a lifelong institution, established by God, between a man and woman joined as husband and wife. By its very nature, marriage exists for the mutual love and support of spouses, for the procreation and training of children, and as a foundation for community." Click here to read more. 

From Charles E. Blake, Sr., Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ: "Today, the Church of God in Christ reaffirms its long-held position that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, basing our decision firmly on the Bible." Click here to read more. (move up)
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Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada member shares his vision for bringing faith and hope to the entertainment industry.
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada member, Jamie Rauch, shares his vision for bringing faith and hope to the entertainment industry on 100 Huntley Street.
Church of God Announces Custom Church Apps
Earlier this year Church of God Communications released a new downloadable "app" for smartphones which offers several innovative features for churches, pastors, and laypersons. Read more.

Transplanted Faith
George Hovsepian had no qualms about starting an Iranian-Armenian church in a park in Glendale, California. He knew the Lord would provide a more suitable setting.  Read more

Love Lodi
As part of a city-wide campaign called "Love Lodi," Bethel Open Bible Church in Lodi, California, pastored by Larry Beck, planned an outreach at a park across the street from a mosque. Read more

David Leonard: Sent to Care for U.S. Troops
Foursquare Chaplain and U.S. Air Force Captain David Leonard shares what it's like to bring hope and the gospel to U.S. troops serving our country in dangerous places. Read more

"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

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PCCNA would like to thank David Wells, General Overseer of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and Randall Bach, General Overseer of Open Bible Churches for sharing the PCCNA video on their web sites and in their publications. We encourage our members to help us promote the good things that God is doing in the PCCNA by sharing the video on your social media sites, web sites and publications.
People of the Spirit: Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of America
People of the Spirit: Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America

Leadership Transitions

There have been several transitions in leadership with our members.

General Bishop Loyd Naten
Pentecostal Church of God General Bishop Loyd Naten
Loyd L. Naten is the
new General Overseer of the Pentecostal Church of God.
He pastored his first church in 1973 in Findlay, Ohio. Since then he has pastored in Bakersfield, El Cajon and La Habra, California. He served as secretary for the Southern California District of the Pentecostal Church of God for eight years and as district bishop for eight years. During his tenure as Southern California bishop, he also served as an Assistant General Bishop for the Southwestern Region of the Pentecostal Church of God for four years.

President Chris Ball, Elim Fellowship
President Chris Ball, 
Elim Fellowship
Chris Ball is the new President of Elim Fellowship.
He is a graduate of Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY and served as Senior Pastor at Lighthouse Community Fellowship in South Butler, NY from 1988 - 2014. He and his wife, Carol, watched the church grow from 35 to over 350 in Sunday morning attendance. He served for 17 years as the Syracuse Area Elim Representative. In May 2006 Chris was appointed General Secretary of Elim Fellowship and in December 2006 he was appointed as an Elder of the Fellowship. In May 2015 Rev. Ball became the new President of Elim Fellowship.

Rev. Shannon Joel Truelove is the General Overseer of the International Pentecostal Church of Christ (IPCC). Rev. Truelove has also served the IPCC as Assistant General Overseer, District Board Member, District Youth Director, Revivalist and Pastor. He is a Member of the Board of Administration of the Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America and member of the Board of Directors of the Church Leadership Conference. In addition to fulfilling the responsibilities as General Overseer, he is also the Pastor of the Full Gospel Assembly in Hartford, MI. Full Gospel Assembly has experienced great growth under Rev. Truelove's leadership. Being a third generation Pentecostal minister, his rich heritage has compelled him to bring a message of revival and hope to the many churches in which he has ministered. Rev. Truelove holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI. He appears regularly on the TCT Television show "Ask the Pastor." He remains active in his community as a Volunteer Chaplain, community organizer, and Corporate Ministries Board Member. He and wife, Stephanie, reside in Michigan with their two children, Breanna and Zachariah.
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The Randonmness of Sovereignty 
by Rev. David Wells
"A person's steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?" (Proverbs 20:24).

God's sovereignty is both a comforting and a mysterious concept. We express our confidence in His sovereignty when we make statements such as, "the Lord knows" or "His will be done" or when we sing songs like "God Is in Control" and "He Reigns." Yet we often wrestle with the idea of God's sovereignty, especially when events that take place in our life appear random. When a family that loves Jesus is hit with tragedy, or when disease strikes a close family member in the prime of life, we can quickly move from the confidence that "God is in control" to a deep cry of "Why?" Read more
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WarRoom War Room: In U.S. Theaters August 28

War Room Trailer
War Room Trailer

Filled with heart, humor, and wit, WAR ROOM follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a couple who seemingly have it all-great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, their marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. 

With guidance from Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them. As the power of prayer and Elizabeth's newly energized faith transform her life, will Tony join the fight and become the man he knows he needs to be? Together, their real enemy doesn't have a prayer. For show times or to bring the movie to your city, click here.


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