2017 Appalachian Annual Conference Report

By Bishop D. Chris Thompson It was my privilege and a special blessing to preside over the 2017 Annual Conference of the Appalachian Conference on June 17, 2017.  The conference was held at the conference campground in Dublin, Virginia.  The facility is great and has been upgraded extensively over the last two years.  A new...
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The IPHC Remembers Rev. Dorrance Manning

Rev. Dorrance M Manning passed into his eternal home on June 24, 2017. Rev. Manning was ordained in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in 1952 after attending Southwestern College (now Southwestern Christian University) and Oklahoma City University. He pastored several churches in the Oklahoma Conference and faithfully served the conference as an evangelist. In 1976,...
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2017 Heartland Annual Conference Report

By Bishop Thomas McGhee The Heartland Conference gathered on Saturday, April 29, to conduct their Annual Session. The weather was far less than ideal with heavy rain from storms passing through the area.  Despite the inclement weather, more than 200 of the conference membership were present.  Bishop Stuart Sherrill had prepared a well-organized agenda.  After...
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2017 Cornerstone Conference Annual Report

By Bishop J. Talmadge Gardner I was honored beyond measure to serve Bishop Doyle & Sherrill Marley and the members of the Cornerstone Conference as their presiding officer on Friday, June 9, 2017. Cornerstone is my “home” conference.  I was both licensed as a minister in 1981 and ordained in 1983 by the Cornerstone Conference. ...
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2017 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Report

By Bishop J. Talmadge Gardner I had the distinct honor of serving as the presiding officer for the ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANNUAL CONFERENCE [RMC] Session, June 3, 2017.  There were 92 registered delegates present at the start of the Conference Session at 9 a.m. The Conference was hosted at The Healing Place in Brighton, Colorado, (near...
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God Wants to Speak to Us in Orlando

This is the last issue of Encourage before the IPHC’s General Conference, which will be held July 26-28, in Orlando, Florida. As we prepare for this quadrennial event, I draw your attention to some aspects of the General Conference that are important for us as a global movement. First, we gather to worship the Living...
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June/July 2017 Encourage Magazine

The June/July 2017 issue of Encourage magazine is ready to read and download! Its purpose is to encourage all ministers, church members and lay leaders whether in local congregations or other expressions of denominational leadership. In this issue of Encourage, you will find articles by several well-known speakers and authors including Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham, Lee Grady,...
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Thoughts on our Wesleyan Heritage

Outside reference to God’s dealings with Israel and the church through Jesus Christ, as described in the Bible, IPHC theology has been primarily shaped by three historical events and persons. The first event is the Protestant Reformation led by Martin Luther. The triggering event is usually considered when Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses to the...
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