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Crook Newsletter: May 2024

May 22nd, 2024
Dear Supporters, OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND The IPHC’s challenge “to be a Place of Hope and a People of Promise (Isaiah 54:2,3)” inspires us to envision places, people, and opportunities today and tomorrow that require us to be what Christ has called and empowered us to be. In that statement, “TO BE” stretches our perspective of what...  

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Rivers of Fire: Revival in the Amazon

May 20th, 2024
Rivers of Fire: Revival in the Amazon - World Missions Ministries Communications Office On Monday, May 13, 2024, a barge filled with 347 young people, pastors, and leaders began the journey down the Amazon River with a united goal to know the person of Jesus and make Him known throughout the Amazon. The barge, also...  

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Jason and Leslie White: Called to Serve Close to Home

May 20th, 2024
Jason and Leslie White have known each other for many years. The first time he remembers seeing her, Leslie was dating the older brother of one of his childhood best friends, and it would be several years from that point before they would be interested in each other as anything more than friends. In January...  

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Launch into PLACE: New System for Connection

May 17th, 2024
PLACE is launching soon! PLACE is a tool that will simplify and streamline connection between ministers, leaders, and missionaries within the IPHC. PLACE will serve two purposes: First, it will help the IPHC to identify men and women who feel called into ministry. It’s extremely important that these future ministers do not fall through the...  

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Honoring Reverend Joel McGraw

May 10th, 2024
Honoring Reverend Joel McGraw: (February 26, 1937- May 6, 2024)   Reverend Joel McGraw, an outstanding and influential pastor within the IPHC, received his heavenly reward in his homegoing on May 6, 2024 at the age of 87. McGraw attended Birmingham Southern, Samford College, and Emmanuel College, eventually earning a Master’s Degree in Ministry from...  

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Run For the Wall 2024

May 9th, 2024
  On May 14, 2024, Mission M25 rolls out of Ontario, California, to serve Run For the Wall (RFTW) for the 19th time and head to Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day to honor our true national heroes.  For 17 years, Mission M25 has carried hydration, crossing the USA for the riders who travel on two...  

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Chaplains of Hope Trainings Report

May 9th, 2024
On Saturday, April 27th, the Chaplains of Hope training in Ontario, California, was electric—this is the best way we know how to report it! Two conferences were represented: Acts2Day and Golden West. We had nine churches: four IPHC and five independent ministries. The two church planters from Indonesia are working with Acts2Day Ministries. Pastors Johannes...  

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Bridges Newsletter: May 2024

May 6th, 2024
Bridges to Scotland! Many of you may have already seen our electronic newsletter sent out earlier this month announcing our upcoming move to Scotland. We're excited, nervous, and a bit sad to leave friends here in South Wales. For 20 months we've sought the Lord on His timing and place when it came to our...  

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Trevor and Miriam Clowers Commissioned as IPHC Missionaries

April 26th, 2024
Trevor and Miriam Clowers Commissioned as IPHC Missionaries - World Missions Ministries Communications’ Office OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. ­­— On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, the World Missions Ministries (WMM) Council unanimously approved Trevor and Miriam Clowers as WMM missionaries. The Clowers are part of a strong missionary legacy with the WMM family both as individuals and...  

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Meyer Newsletter: April 2024

April 18th, 2024
Dear Supporters and Intercessors, "…not one of these little ones should be lost." - Matthew 18:14 Just imagine giving the report, “All have been reached!” Through partnering together in ministry, that is what we are aiming for! It is possible. We are even mobilizing children to be part of the Great Commission and equipping them...  

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NW Latin Annual Conference

April 18th, 2024
I was honored to preside over the 2024 NW Latin Annual Conference on Saturday, April 13th at the Christian Reformed Church in Sunnyside, Washington. There were over 350 in attendance for the conference session and the evening worship service. The annual conference was called to order promptly at 1:30 p.m. Bishop Bill Terry recognized theconference...  

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Chaplains of Hope (COH)

April 11th, 2024
Princeton, North Carolina - On April 5-6, 2024, 31 individuals hungry to reach the community outside their churches joined Bishop Garry Bryant of EVUSA, Gary Burd, National Director of Mission M25, Craig Lawlis, Pastor of Christian Heritage Church in Amarillo, TX, Gene Henderson, Pastor at Ebenezer PHC in Columbia, SC and Mark Richardson, Pastor at...  

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YouthQuest Pivots in 2024

April 11th, 2024
Have you ever felt the nervous excitement and anticipation for an idea you’d never tried before? Do you know that feeling? That uncertain, but hopeful possibility that a new and fresh approach might be exactly what you were looking for? If so, then you might understand how we feel about YouthQuest 2024. This summer, from...  

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Dave and Debby Johnson: A Christ and Community-Focused Couple

April 10th, 2024
Oklahoma couple, Dave and Debby Johnson, have served the Lord in Paul’s Valley at the same Pentecostal Holiness Church since the early 1980s. Neither had a strong belief when growing up. Dave grew up Roman Catholic, attended church mostly to check out the girls, and adamantly believed God was not real. Debby grew up in...  

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A Look at Summer Camp: Getting Ready for 2024

April 10th, 2024
Summer camp is an institution. A rite of passage. For the young people of the IPHC, it’s a sacred time of growth, renewal, and an opportunity to have a fresh encounter with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Teens and children from across the U.S. look forward to this special week and anticipate a good...  

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Roy Newsletter: April 2024

April 9th, 2024
SPRING GREETINGS TO ALL On March 20, Phyllis and I celebrated our 51-year wedding anniversary and 38 going on 39 years of ministry in the USA and abroad. I was told in my younger years that as you get older time goes by faster. It seems like yesterday we started out and behold, here we...  

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Wooten Newsletter: April 2024

April 8th, 2024
A Glimpse into East & Sub-Saharan Africa Salama Kutoka East and Sub-Saharan Africa!!! Mungu ni mwema sana!! (Greetings from East and Sub-Saharan Africa!!! God is so good!!) Sharon and I (Ron) returned to Africa in the middle of January after five months of me visiting doctors, resting a bit, and trying to catch up with...  

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Updates from Ukraine

April 4th, 2024
*Update 04/04/2024 Ukraine Update By Bill Schwartz; Regional Director of Central / Eastern Europe We have recently received reports from our ministry teams in Ukraine. The need is increasing drastically. In the past few weeks, due to the effects of the war, we have had ministry facilities destroyed in southern Ukraine in the areas of...  

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The Importance of Gender Specific Ministries

April 4th, 2024
My ten-year-old climbed into the car with a scowl. Her usual, bubbly demeanor was overshadowed by frustration. She met my “How was your day?” with a big sigh, and it didn’t take long for her to describe how much “easier” life would be without “loud, bossy, gross boys.” As she talked, I couldn’t help but...  

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Blessed Trip to Nigeria

March 28th, 2024
Recently, I was in three cities in Nigeria with IPHC Nigerian leadership and IPHC missionary leaders. I was joined in Lagos by IPHC World Missions Ministries Regional Director Ernest Turner and IPHC missionary David Riley, both of whom live in Senegal, West Africa. Joining us was Bishop Samuel Akpan, General Superintendent of IPHC Nigeria.  ...  

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A Tribute to Mary Susan English Parker (1930 - 2024)

March 28th, 2024
Mary Susan English Parker (1930 - 2024) Mary Susan English Parker, 93 of Sanford, passed away on March 25, 2024. She was born on November 13, 1930, in Pender County, North Carolina to the late Edward and Isabel English. Mary was a faithful member of Sanford First Pentecostal Church in Sanford for over 50 years....  

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Things I’ve Learned While Leading Worship in a Local Church

March 28th, 2024
Having been a worship leader in a local church for several years, I have come to learn several things about myself and my role as a worship leader. The following points are largely practical (and perhaps self-evident to some). But I hope that somewhere in these thoughts there will be a kernel of encouragement, if...  

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The NICL with Dr. Mark Rutland: Looking Back on an Opportunity to Grow and Learn

March 26th, 2024
An amazing opportunity for our IPHC Pastors and their staff took place just recently: Three sessions of Dr. Mark Rutland’s NICL (The National Institute for Christian Leadership). Offered at no cost, thanks to the IPHC’s General Superintendent’s Office and Clergy Development Department, pastors were able to attend and bring up to three staff members. There...  

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Jamil Khan: Living and Leading by Example

March 25th, 2024
At 42 years old, Chaplain Jamil Khan has served in the military for over 10 years and just celebrated his Pinning Ceremony last month, making him a Navy Commander. Prior to his time in the chaplaincy, Jamil was a senior pastor for 10 years, successfully leading a church that offered both Korean and English services...  

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Jubilee Celebration: 50th Anniversary of the Wing Kwong College

March 13th, 2024
The Wing Kwong College in Hong Kong marked a milestone event recently with a Jubilee Celebration:  the 50th anniversary of the opening of the school in 1973. The whole event was anchored by the phrase “Shine with Grace. Stride in Glory,” and they most certainly did. Utilizing talented singers, handbell choir members, rhythmic dancers, speakers,...  

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Celebrating the Election of Dr. Thandi Ngema: Breaking the Plague of Patriarchal Stereotypes 

March 13th, 2024
In September of 2021, history was made for the IPHC! One of South Africa’s conferences elected a woman as their Bishop (Conference Superintendent). Dr. Thandi Ngema was the first woman elected to this position in all of South Africa. This is groundbreaking!   Bishop Joel Dibetsoe, National Overseer of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in South Africa,...  

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We Arise: Responding to Arise 2033 with a Song

March 11th, 2024
“As a writer, you just never know what will become of your scribbles on a page.” – Wes Tuttle Something truly special took place at the General Conference in Jacksonville, Florida in July of 2022: a song titled “We Arise” debuted. Written by Dr. Wes Tuttle, “We Arise” speaks as an anthem, a “call to...  

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Mick and Teresa Snider: A Lifetime of Leading 

February 27th, 2024
At just 19 and 17 years old, Mick and Teresa Snider said “I do” to each other and to following God’s will for their lives.   Nine months after their wedding, Mick was assigned his first pastorate in Love, Co. Oklahoma, where he and Teresa served for over 14 years. Teresa shares of her husband, “He...  

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Dave Ragan: Breaking Barriers in Jacksonville 

February 12th, 2024
Many of us grow up with expectations of ourselves, of others, and from others. Dave Ragan, lead pastor of Harvest Ministries in Florida and Assistant Superintendent of Sonshine Ministries Conference, is no different.   Dave’s mother had five miscarriages, and doctors informed her and Dave’s dad that, if she were to get pregnant again, she would...  

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IPHC NAVY CHAPLAIN JAMIL KHAN PROMOTED TO LT COMMANDER

February 7th, 2024
I met Jamil Khan at Maranatha Pentecostal Holiness when he and his mother started attending the church when he was 11 years old. At 16 years old he either wanted to be a pastor, military chaplain, or missionary. At the time he felt he was supposed to pastor and decided to attend Emmanuel College. When I...  

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Disaster Relief: Myanmar

January 8th, 2024
Disaster Relief: Myanmar - People to People Ministries Myanmar - On Sunday, January 7 th , the Kanan village in Myanmar suffered an unexpected air strike which killed 17 civilians and wounded around 20 people. Out of the 17 killed, there were 9 child casualties, including a sixteen-year-old boy who attended the IPHC church plant...  

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The Gathering: Singing with the Saints

January 4th, 2024
Welcome!! We are thrilled to host The Gathering: Singing With the Saints, a worship experience for senior adults hosted by IPHC Discipleship Ministries. The Gathering will take place in Falcon, NC, March 15-16, 2024. This experience was created with our senior saints in mind. Amid an ever-changing world full of “the next new thing,” we...  

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Women’s Gathering: ATTENDEE Response

December 7th, 2023
Women’s Gathering: ATTENDEE Response No one can share the impact the Women’s Leadership Gathering has had better than an attendee. Rachael Ward (Cornerstone Conference) is the Campus Events Coordinator for Emmanuel University. When she and her husband, Trés, are not traveling with Emmanuel Singers, they minister in churches across the denomination, and most recently, Rachael...  

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Church Hurt

November 22nd, 2023
Natalie Runion and 'Church Hurt' “Never tell God you’ll never do something because He’ll have you never nevering like you’ve nevered before,” Natalie joked when discussing her Raised to Stay journey. Natalie Runion, guest speaker at the 2023 Women’s Leadership Gathering in Black Mountain, NC, is a wife, mother, pastor, and author of Raised to...  

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Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

November 9th, 2023
I hate to admit it but, everyone procrastinates at some point. Whether it's a chore around the house (dishes, laundry, kids cleaning their rooms, etc.) or a project at work, we all procrastinate. Procrastination comes from a Latin word that literally means, “do it tomorrow.” We put off the things we should do now until...  

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Intentional Discipleship

November 3rd, 2023
Royal Rangers and Men’s Ministries is pleased to announce that we are once again hosting our Bridging Our Ministries event January 19-21, 2024, at the Redland PHC in Advance, NC. The theme for this year’s event is “24/7 Men – Being Intentional in 2024”. We hope that you will plan to be a part of...  

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Lasting Impact

November 2nd, 2023
Lasting Impact: Natalie Runion’s Inspiration for the Women of IPHC Many women were positively impacted in September while attending the Women’s Ministries Women’s Leadership Gathering in North Carolina. It was an honor to have Natalie Runion, pastor, mother, wife, and author of Raised to Stay as the guest speaker. Natalie’s messages throughout the weekend were...  

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Disaster Relief: Morocco

September 11th, 2023
Disaster Relief: Morocco - People to People Ministries Morocco –On Friday, September 8, a deathly earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8, classified as "strong", shook Morocco; the strongest quake to hit the area in nearly a century. News outlets have reported that there were around 2500 deaths due to the natural disaster, and first responders...  

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Disaster Relief: Pakistan

August 30th, 2023
Disaster Relief: Pakistan - People to People Ministries PAKISTAN – On Wednesday, Aug. 16, reports were received that two IPHC churches in Pakistan had been broken into, looted, and burned as a result of mob attacks happening within the country. According to Pakistan's IPHC (registered in the country as Christ Holiness Church) National Leader Asher...  

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Ping pong buddies

August 23rd, 2023
Chaplain (COL) Chad Bellamy. U.S. Air Force My first assignment as a military chaplain took me to McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. I was so new to the military that I could not tell what planes were in the air and what all the rank insignia meant. My highest goal at first was to...  

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Disaster Relief: Pakistan

August 17th, 2023
Disaster Relief: Pakistan - People to People Ministries PAKISTAN – On Wednesday, Aug. 16, reports were received that two IPHC churches in Pakistan had been broken into, looted, and burned as a result of mob attacks happening within the country. According to Pakistan's IPHC (registered in the country as Christ Holiness Church) National Leader Asher...  

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Mission M25 serving Run For The Wall (RFTW)

July 19th, 2023
What an incredible story produced by our efforts to represent Jesus and the church to the nation’s true heroes, our veterans, if they served in peacetime or war. Our effort this year was built around Luke 10:19, treading upon the serpents that are killing individuals, families, churches, and our nation. We all stood and stomped...  

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Avanza y Multiplica

July 12th, 2023
Avanza y Multiplica es un concepto organizado por los Ministerios Hispanos de la IPHC con un diseño de avance para centrarse en el llamado, el liderazgo, el crecimiento de la iglesia y la plantación de nuevas congregaciones entre la comunidad hispana de la IPHC. Como parte de la visión Arise 2033, consideramos que Avanza y...  

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Avanza y Multiplica (English)

July 12th, 2023
Avanza y Multiplica (Advance and Multiply) is a concept organized by the Hispanic Ministries of the IPHC with a forward-thinking design to focus on the calling, leadership, church growth, and planting new congregations among the IPHC Hispanic community. As part of the Arise 2033 vision, we consider Avanza y Multiplica a resource that drives the...  

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Church Multiplication News

July 5th, 2023
HGM church multiplication has had a great month!  It started with some of our newest church planters, Matt and Theresa Paio, who are planting The Remnant Church in Las Vegas, NV.  Matt and Theresa’s vision is to reach the 60,000 Hawaiians in Las Vegas.  After three days of training on-site and relationship building with HGM,...  

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IPHC Pakistan Church Seeks Freedom for Abducted Pastor

May 8th, 2023
IPHC Pakistan Church Seeks Freedom for Abducted Pastor - People to People Ministries PAKISTAN – People to People, on behalf of Christ Holiness Church’s (IPHC Pakistan) National Leader, the Rev. Asher Mansa, requests aid to free Pastor Shamoun Boota, a local church pastor who was recently abducted by a neighboring Muslim landlord on the account...  

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Disaster Relief: Turkey Earthquake Update

February 23rd, 2023
Disaster Relief: Turkey Earthquake Update Praise in the Midst of Storm Matthew 9:36 “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” -  People to People Ministries; Letter from Turkey National Leader Pastor Ismail Serinken TURKEY - After the devastating...  

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Disaster Relief: Turkey Earthquake

February 8th, 2023
Disaster Relief: Turkey Earthquake IPHC FAMILY IN TURKEY NEED OUR HELP -People to People Ministries TURKEY ­– On Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, an initial earthquake at magnitude 7.8 with up to 13 aftershocks reaching between 5-7.5 in magnitude shook Turkey. Hours later, a second earthquake at magnitude 7.5 shook the country again. As Turkey faces...  

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Afghanistan Relief Fund

August 26th, 2021
As you are certainly aware, the situation in Afghanistan is devastating. The world watches, comments, and pleads for governments to respond. Yet, our Church is positioned to ACT on behalf of the people. Bishop Asher Mansha of IPHC Pakistan is a leader of great influence. The IPHC is strong in Pakistan. In 2020, our collective...  

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