I have four daughters (at the time of writing, all under age 8), so this topic feels super relevant for me, and the pace of life is such that I need wisdom on this issue, stat.By way of preface, my wife and I dated in High School. We committed sin together that we have repented of, but that still brings things up in our marriage from time to time. Obnoxious Report meets Everything Is Going Down, But The Word Of God……Well, there has been another major upset in the Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) rumors are flying that Evangelist Joyce Rogers has not been reappointed as the Chairlady of the Youth Department.
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Fast forward 24 years, I’m dating this amazing man who is Baptist. (Morris went to a Baptist college, Baylor University, and he is a third-generation Baptist.) And I…I only saw Baptist as legalistic folks that lived to find fault in the theology of others.
I also thought everyone was a Sister Usher with white stockings, nurse’s shoes, and white gloves just waiting to give me the stink eye if I so much as thought about nodding off in church.
And when they started speaking in tongues, baptizing in Jesus’ name, and casting out demons…the church they were attending was no longer a good fit for them.
There was a lot of emotional pain and hurt feelings when they left. But I do remember the sense of losing my friends, and my parents’ inability to explain why.
During this time, Elder Bostick and his wife were members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (A. Elder Bostick and his wife first heard holiness preached at a small storefront church at Pendleton and Cottage avenues in St. Shortly thereafter, Elder Bostick and his wife left the A. In 1908, Elder Bostick established a storefront church at 11th and Wash (now Cole) streets in downtown St. Under his dynamic leadership, the church experienced unprecedented growth and soon became too large for its location. In 1963 the assistant pastor at the time, Elder Robert Sanders was called to serve as pastor.
In 1913, Bishop Bostick decided to move the congregation to a new sanctuary at Twenty-Third and Morgan (Delmar), in search of a more spacious residence. and Jurisdictional Prelate of the California Southeast Jurisdiction, Bishop Robert James Ward-Pastor of Kennerly Temple C. Elder Sanders served faithfully and humbly for 17 years.
This phenomenal lady has served for 16 years in that position and it is time she be elevated to something greater.
It is no doubt that Joyce will move on to something bigger and better.
You see, my granddad was a Baptist Pastor for 47 years.
But my parents left their Baptist church in the early 1980s, because they were becoming more charismatic.
Morris and I had been dating for a few months, and decided that we’d take our relationship to the next level by going to church together.