OCTOBER 4, 2014
BY J TALMADGE GARDNER
It was my privilege to serve as the presiding officer for the Golden West Quadrennial Conference. The Conference was hosted at the Civic Center, in Torrance, California. The Conference had sixty-three registered delegates and at least an additional sixty plus visitors in attendance.
The transformation that has taken place in Golden West over the course of the past three years is remarkable. Bishop Murray has done an outstanding job resurrecting, transitioning and positioning the Golden West Conference to be A Place of Hope for People of Promise.
The Conference in Session elected the following persons to serve as members of their Executive Council:
Dr. Tom Murray, Superintendent [By Acclamation]
Curtis Robinson, Assistant Superintendent
Bill Kenedy, Secretary/Treasurer
Anthony Archuleta, Executive Council Member
David Lopez, Executive Council Member
Hislena Servin, Executive Council Member
Billy Wood, Executive Council Member
Former General Superintendent, Bishop Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr., Reverends; Imogene Flowers, Billy Elmore, Evelyn Snyder, J.B. Layer, Elmer Rouse, Norman Bray, William Farrier, Johnny Tatum, Dick Goad, Patricia Lackey, and William Marlow were lovingly memorialized along with prominent lay-members of the Golden West Conference Family.
Bishop Murray also presented the Wind & Fire Award to former General Superintendent, Bishop Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr. posthumously. Mrs. Nan Carpenter who was accompanied by her daughter-in-law, Hope Carpenter, graciously accepted the award on his behalf.
Clergy Credentials were issued as follows:
Certificate of Ordination
Rev. Ernest Serrato, Sr.
Rev. Richard Black
Dr. E. Leroy Baker
Dr. James R. Pennington
It was an honor as the Presiding Officer to recognize the following Conference attendees and guests:
Dr. E. Leroy Baker and his wife Evelyn, former Conference Superintendent, Grace Bible Ministries, GEB and GBA Member
Rev. Stephen Hanscom, Vice-President of Lending Services, IPHC Extension Loan Fund
What a joy it was to be in Golden West. We have a great family there. Tom and Teresa are part of God’s larger purposes and design for the Golden West Conference and California. I am praying that this quadrennium will be the most productive yield of fruitfulness in your ministry. We are so very proud of you!