Updates and information from around GSO

Loving God and Loving People at 96

On September 26, 1943, I was born to Laddie and Beulah Thornton as Frances Ann. Over these 75 years I have been blessed by the example of their lives and the lessons they taught me. For over 30 years, they served as pastors in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. My mother never saw herself as...
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Holmes Bible College Dedicates “Leggett Way”

The first classes of Holmes were held in the summer of 1893 in a cottage on Paris Mountain. N.J. and Lucy Holmes led the classes and the first semester was held in the newly purchased Altamont Hotel on Paris Mountain, Greenville, South Carolina. The college was then called the Altamont Missionary and Bible Institute. After...
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One of My Heroes from the Past Generation

After graduating from college, I attended graduate school at Union Theological Seminary (UTS) in Richmond, Virginia (now called Union Presbyterian Seminary). Though I was accepted at other seminaries, Union’s strong Bible department and financial aid, along with an excellent local IPHC church, led me there. The Presbyterian money must have been predestined to educate a...
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October 2018 Encourage Magazine

The October 2018 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, Dr. Kevin D....
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“A Slow and Sudden God” Book Release

By True Potential  Poetry is essential. Not in the sense that we must have it to survive (although an argument can be made for that), but in the sense that poetry can distill feelings like despair and joy, pain and rapture down to their very essence. It’s the difference between a diamond mine and a...
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Mid-Atlantic Quadrennial Conference Report 2018

By Dr. A.D. Beacham, Jr., Presiding Officer The Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) met in session near Baltimore, Maryland, at Kingsway Christian Center on September 8, 2018. The facility was built by the late Rev. Wesley Potter, who served as pastor and conference superintendent. The current pastor is Rev. Shaun Simon, a gifted and faithful young pastor....
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The Religious Alliance Against Pornography Webinar: Unashamed The Religious Alliance Against Pornography (RAAP), which began in 1986, has been actively involved in uniting people of many faith groups against the issues of pornography. The International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) has been a member of this group for several years. In an effort to raise awareness and help...
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