TENNESSEE VALLEY CONFERENCE
JULY 18, 2014
BY: BISHOP THOMAS MCGHEE
It was my pleasure to serve as presiding officer for the Tennessee Valley Quadrennial Conference on July 18th. The Conference Session was held at the Christian Heritage Church in Memphis, Tennessee. The conference opened at 9 am with a voting delegation of 73 along with a good number of guests. There was a sense of unity throughout the day. The response to the presentation, “We Prayerfully Value Scripture” was positive and receptive.
The highlight of the conference was the report of Bishop Manual Pate. He shared his heart for the pastors and people of the conference, which is made up of 22 churches and 1 affiliate, 3,177 members, 38 Ordained, 9 Licensed, and 15 Local Certified Ministers. His report was received with genuine appreciation of his leadership and affirmation for his vision for the future. There was very little debate as the various reports were presented. At the appropriate time for elections, Bishop Pate was reelected to serve as Conference Superintendent by acclamation as was Assistant Superintendent Josh Hannah. The remaining members of the board elected to serve were Mark Luther, Jamie Grisham, and Dale Wilson.
The following ministers were officially ordained:
Please remember this conference in your prayers as they seek to plant churches, relocate some existing churches, and work to have a number of churches move forward by becoming “Next Level Churches.”