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Fayetteville, North Carolina has a new city councilman for their district 7 office. Rev. Larry Wright, an ordained IPHC minister since 2007, pastors the “Heal the Land Outreach Ministries” in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Rev Wright took the office recently and stated "This is just another step in our walk together" as he refers to his faith in God’s plan for his life.Rev. Wright spent 20 years...
This April we have a very special Leadership Cast interview with Dr. Terry Tramel. Dr. Tramel began his ministry at the young age of 16 years old. In 1979 he became officially licensed as a minister with the IPHC and has been preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ all over the world. One of his hearts true passions and part of his calling has been as a teacher in higher education....
Two months ago, Hannah Mills of Buena Vista, Virginia thought she had played her last basketball game while attending the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She walked off the Lewellyn Gymnasium court as the Cardinals fell to Eastern North Carolina in the Mason-Dixon Tournament’s third-place game. Then, last week, a call came into the office of VSDB Athletic Director Jim Kiser. He...
It is with great joy that we announce the release of the April edition of Encourage Magazine. Its purpose is to encourage all ministers 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. Bishop Doug Beacham writes about the opportunity to show the light of...
This month Bishop Doug Beacham shares a special greeting with us to recognize the importance of April and the Easter season. Watch the video below to hear this special greeting from the Bishop.  2014 Easter Greeting from IPHC Ministries
April’s updated video has some exciting things in store. Three different conferences are holding their annual conference meetings this month, the As One Prayer Walk is taking place, and there are announcements about some exciting ministries and events that are coming up in the near months. Check out the video below for all the details and information. Have a wonderful and blessed month! ...
Southwestern Christian University and Divine Life are hosting a unique art exhibit April 8th on the SCU campus. This exhibit is titled “TETHERED: Communal Solidarity” and its intention is to explore the tension between the individual and the Body of Christ through music, poetry, film, sculptures, painting, photography, and more. This exhibit will feature Ethiopian artist Eyakem...
World Vision, a global Christian ministry providing relief to the poor and needy throughout the world, found itself in a disturbing controversy this week when it announced that it had changed its hiring policy to allow persons in same-sex marriages to work in their organization. Details of that announcement and following announcements are available at numerous web sites including www....
 The Emmanuel College Men’s Basketball Team wrapped up their impressive 33-4 season, which included a 21-game winning streak, and finish as second in the nation as they fell 70-65 to Vanguard University (Calif.) in the championship game last night at the 2014 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.This was Emmanuel’s first appearance in the championship...
The men's basketball team from Emmanuel College have made it to the Fab Four of the NAIA Championships in Kansas City. The Lions will play MidAmerica Nazarene at 9PM Eastern Time tonight, Monday March 24. • Saturday’s opening quarterfinal game saw eighth-seeded Emmanuel knock off top-seeded Cal State San Marcos 94-89 in overtime, making it the first extra-period game of the tournament.•...
Dr. Doug Beacham spoke on "Holiness & Missions" at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary on March 11th in Cleveland, TN. Below is quote from his comments at this event.     "Holiness and missions go together because they flow from the heart of our Loving and Holy Triune God. Our challenge is to avoid the legalism that marked so much of our...
This month we have a unique Leadership Cast episode with Marivel Reyes the senior pastor of Iglesia El Shaddai in Austin, Texas. She has been pastoring this church since 1996 and has a passion for reaching the Hispanic community with the gospel of Jesus. Two of her main focuses in her ministry are to create disciples and plant churches. In this episode Pastor Reyes will be talking about church...
We are so excited to release the March edition of Encourage magazine. Its purpose is to encourage all ministers 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. Bishop Doug Beacham writes about the need to take your disappointments to God. He emphasizes...
Recently, Dr. Beacham led a conference call with IPHC leaders, pastors, and missionaries discussing global immigrant opportunities for local churches.  During this conference call Dr. Beacham gave advice, answered questions, and made suggestions regarding subjects concerning this topic. The audio of this conference call was recorded and posted below.  In addition to discussing the...
There are so many amazing events happening in March. Women's Ministries Day is on the 9th, Talent Quest competitions are beginning all over the country, and Annual Conferences are also starting. Watch the video below to learn about all of these events and more. God bless and have a wonderful month! March Update 2014 from IPHC Ministries on Vimeo.
Holmes Bible College is having their Founders Week and Homecoming events March 5-8, 2014. Wednesday night through Friday morning they will be conducting Founders Week in which the focus will be on the ministries of Dr. Timothy Lambert, Rev. Roger Leggett, and Rev. Stephen Phillips. Each of these men will be speaking during Founders Week and sharing their wisdom with attendees.As Founders...
The IPHC is excited to release the February episode of the IPHC Leadership Cast.In honor of black history month Travis Rutland interviews the director of the IPHC African American Ministries and Church Multiplication, Stacy Hilliard. They discuss how the IPHC, both nationally and locally, can better serve minority communities.To listen to this podcast or download it to your computer CLICK...
 NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – One of the survivors of last month’s Navy helicopter crash spoke publicly for the first time Sunday morning. Dylan Boone spoke at Upward Church in Norfolk.“[I] wasn’t supposed to be flying that day,” Boone said. ”But one of the crew, his pipes burst at his house. I was the only one at squadron, crew-wise, so I just filled in. ”That was Jan. 8. Boone and four other men...
We are so excited to present the February 2014 edition of the Encourage. This issue is filled with beneficial articles. Bishop Doug Beacham shares about the four mentors that had the greatest influence on his life and ministry. Paul Carrette writes about the need for leaders and pastors to empower single women for life and ministry. Chris Maxwell, the campus pastor at Emmanuel College,...
Printed copies of the 2013-2017 International Pentecostal Holiness Church manual is now available for purchase. This manual was adopted by the 27th General Conference in Dallas, Texas. It covers the doctrine, history, and goverance of the IPHC. Copies of the manual are only $7.95 or if you order 12 or more copies the manuals are only $6.95. The manuals can be ordered from LifeSprings Resources by...
Dr. Doug Beacham and his wife Susan had the opportunity to see an early screening of the new movie “Son of God” on January 19th  with the producers of the movie, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Dr. Beacham stated after the screening, “You must go see the movie "Son of God" to be released February 28th in the USA. It is a powerful presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We...
 Esta edición del video actualizado del mes de febrero  incluye mucha información. Por favor vea el video mostrado abajo para obtener información sobre los Alimentos de la Gran Comisión, días preliminares en Emmanuel y Southwestern, la junta del Consejo de Obispos, y muchos eventos más.  Esperamos que este video sea informativo e útil.  Por favor comuníquese con nosotros si...
This February edition of the monthly update video includes a lot of great information. Please watch the video below to learn more about the Great Commission Meals, preview days at Emmanuel and Southwestern, the Council of Bishops meeting, and many other events. We hope that this video will be informative and helpful. Please contact us for more information on any of the items mentioned in the...
The IPHC was counted among the thousands who participated in the 41st March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. There were about 25 IPHC participants who came from across the country to stand with us. They included Bishop Gary Burd (Great Plains Conference) and members of M25, Bishop Abel Palomo (Mid-Atlantic Conference), Rev. and Mrs. Jonathan Burgess from Colorado, Joey Leggett (Director...
We are so excited to bring you the January 2014 podcast. Every month, we will be interviewing a different Christian leader. The interviews will include leaders in the IPHC family and also important voices in the global church. This month we are so pleased to interview Pastor Steve Ely. Pastor Ely is the lead pastor of Passion Church in Bethany, Oklahoma. The focus this month is on church planting...
Etta Pearl Brown "Mama Ghee" McGhee, 100, of Mountain View Loop, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart. She was the daughter of the late Pearley Draper Brown and James William Brown.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Graydon Irvin McGhee; a son, David McGhee; five sisters, Lillie Turner,...
 At 91 years old, Rev. Violet Hedge Curlee is the full-time Pastor of Trinity Life Chapel in Bakersfield, CA.  She moved as a teenager with her family in 1938 from the Amber-Pocasset area near Chickasha, Oklahoma via Texas to Lamont, California near Bakersfield.  Her family was part of the migration west and they worked in the fields baling hay.  They lived in a three-room...
Encourage MagazinePrimary tabsView(active tab) EditConfigure LayoutThe 2014 January issue is ready to download!This issue of Experience includes a cover story by Russell Board in which he echoes the sentiment of the opening ceremony of the 27th General Conference: Everyone still has not been served with the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Also in this issue readers will find a profile of...
The MARCH FOR LIFE in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand. Click here to visit the March for Life website. ...
At midnight, on Sunday January 5 members of the IPHC family begin to read the entire Bible together. People were assigned a specific passage and time to read their Scripture aloud. During the last week, 291 individuals from 31 different nations will have read a section of the Scriptures. Several of those people even volunteered to read more than one assignment. This week has been a wonderful...
We are so excited to release the first of our monthly update videos. These videos will be released on the first Tuesday of every month. They will provide information about conferences and important events that are happening in the month ahead. Our goal is that these videos will be a great source of information to everyone in the worldwide IPHC family. We hope that you will not only watch the...
Presiding Bishop Dr. Doug Beacham has declared a fast for the IPHC family from January 5 -11, 2014. “With the conviction that the Holy Spirit is calling us to be a Place of Hope and a People of Promise, the International Pentecostal Holiness Church is crying out to God for revival among the peoples of the world!” Click here to read the Declaration of Fast in its entirety.This one week fast also...
William Clark Marlow was born January 26, 1922 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Henry and Ollie Marlow. He passed away peacefully at Trinity Home on December 9, 2013 with his wife and loving caregivers by his side. Bill (as he was called) was preceded by his parents, his sister Vada and Thomas May both Assembly of God Ministers, by Lloyd and Madge Marlow and John Marlow both were Assembly of God...
It was a day of rejoicing before the Lord for the family of Divya Aashray (IPHC Varanasi - We have given this Hindi name to our ministry which means 'DIVINE SHELTER'). 24 new people (mostly teenagers and young adults from the ages of 16-35) were baptized and welcomed into the church family. We praise God for these first generation Christians. None of them had any Christian background, they were...
Bishop Wesley Russ will be stepping down as Mid-Atlantic Conference Superintendent, effective December 31, 2013. He announced his retirement in a letter to the pastors and leaders of the Mid-Atlantic Conference, dated December 3, 2013. Here is what he wrote: "Greetings MAC Family, I called Bishop Douglas Beacham today to inform him that as of December 31, 2013, I will be retiring from the...
Each Christmas, People to People Ministries celebrates the coming of the Great Light, Jesus the Messiah, by giving Christmas gifts to all the children on their sponsorship program.In order to make this happen they ned your help! Their goal is to rasie $50,000 to purchase more than 6,000 gifts. A donation of $25 provides a Christmas gift for a People to People child. Your generosity will help...
Join the IPHC in an effort to blanket the world with the Word of God! In the year of 2014 our Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham and the IPHC executive leadership are encouraging everyone to focus on the Core Value of Scripture. In order to facilitate reading the Word together as a church, we will read the entire Word of God out loud throughout the first full week of January starting on Sunday,...
Do you ever find yourself in need of clarification in studying the Word of God? Do you need guidance in the right direction to better understand the Scriptures? Take heart in knowing that you are not alone. A trek through God's Word is one that should not be taken lightly. This is a fact Rev. Bartholomew Frankenberry teaches and acknowledges throughout his book, The Bible Reader's Guide. By...
Esther House Promo 2013 from Caleb Pate on Vimeo.Robert & LaDawn Looney are the founders of Vision 573. The area code for Southeast Missouri is 573 and that is where they focus their ministry.The Looney's first assignment is a faith based home named The Esther House; located in Cardwell, MO. The Esther House will house up to 12 displaced mothers who have legally lost custody of their children...
Here are some updates you can be looking forward to in 2014! This is the first Monthly Update Video, we will be providing more resources like these each month, along with others. Check out and share what is happening around the IPHC!IPHC Update from IPHC Ministries on Vimeo.
There have been many questions about last week's federal court ruling that the Clergy Housing Allowance is unconstitutional. After conversations with our CFO, Brenda Phillips, as well as contributing CPA consultant, Reggie Till, we feel led to give you the following information:The current question - Does this ruling apply to 2013 or 2014?Our answer - Stay the course for 2013 and continue your...
Over the next few weeks, Bishop Beacham will be posting on his blog in regards to the Advent season. These will great devotionals for you and your family to focus on all that God has done for us. The Christmas season seems to always fly by and keep us busy. Let us all take the time, slow things down in our life, and remember the true meaning for the season. Be sure to read all of his posts here.
 A single week in November saw significant milestones achieved in two locations in Asia. On November 17, the first graduation was held for LifeNet Bible College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The twelve graduates from this School of Ministry are refugees from Myanmar, living in Malaysia while their visas are processed for relocation to another country, a process that often...
The MARCH FOR LIFE in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand. Be sure and join us again for our next march....
In May 2013, one of the worst tornados in Oklahoma history hit the City of Moore. Moore was also the site of a terrible storm in May 1999. The 2013 storm had peak winds estimated at nearly 210 miles per hour, had a path over 17 miles long, and at its widest it extended to 1.3 miles. Right in the middle of its path lay Plaza Towers Elementary. Seven children lost their lives that day in the...
The Rev. Mrs. Clara Lou Bradberry Hicks, 95, wife of the Rev. Mr. James Robert “Bob” Hicks, went to her Heavenly Home on Monday, November 18, 2013.Born October 27, 1918 in Abbeville, SC, Clara was the daughter of the late Oscar T. and Bessie Horton Bradberry. Rev. Hicks was a Minister of the Gospel for 80 years, beginning in Youth Ministry at Abbeville Pentecostal Holiness Church at the age...
For the first time ever, Falcon Children's Home will be live streaming their annual Harvest Train Program.This is a great opportunity for those who donate to Harvest Train but are unable to join in person.  The program will begin officially at 10:30 AM (EST) on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. So be sure to mark your calendars and join in this annual celebration! If you would still like to donate...
Recently, members of the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops met representatives of Ezra International. Ezra International is a Christian non-profit organization that helps Jewish people emigrate to Israel. Many families find the process of emigration overwhelming. Ezra team members offer advice, financial support, and encouragement throughout this stressful time. This support...
In Galatians 4:4 the apostle Paul refers to the birth of Jesus Christ as “the fullness of time.” Children eagerly await the “fullness of time” around Christmas Day when gifts are distributed and opened. Many of us await the “fullness of time” when life slows down a little bit for the time we have with family. Most importantly, we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.Many of us...
Bishop Talmadge Gardner, along with World Missions Ministries, has declared Typhoon Haiyan a Natural Disaster. Matt Bennett, Director of People to People Ministries, has already begun relief efforts by sending funds to provide food, water, and medical supplies. Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the most powerful tropical storm ever recorded, ripped across the Islands of the Philippines leaving a path of...
You can now purchase a copy of the new book, My Amazing Adventures with God by Lonnie Rex.Once in a lifetime you meet someone who changes your paradigm not necessary by what they say, but rather by the actions of their life. What an inspiration this book will be to every reader! The stories found here are awe inspiring as well as encouraging that every person can reach a higher...
Rebecca Reed Shirey, wife of the Rev. Dr. Ervin "Lou" Shirey, Jr., director of WIN and Clergy Development for the IPHC, has written an endorsement for Chris Maxwell's new book Pause for Moms: My preview copy of Chris Maxwell’s latest book, Pause for Moms, came at the ideal time. After several weeks of stressful activity, my husband and I retreated to a cabin situated 10,000 feet high in the...
Radiate Church launched in Columbia, SC in March of 2012 with about 30 committed attendees. They now average over 100 weekly. Radiate Church has seen over 75 people accept Jesus as their Savior through their various ministries. The lead pastor, Brandon Goff, also found time to write his first book Shift, which is now available on the church website. They also currently have over 50 volunteers...
Antonio Burden has given Cape Fear fans a lot to cheer about this season. A talented running back with an assortment of moves, his rushing skills have helped the Colts remain in the chase for the Mid-South 4-A Conference title and a state playoff spot. They host first-place Jack Britt on Friday night. In return, the Cape Fear community has given Burden something more important - a sense of...
This Sunday, November 3rd, is designated as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Globally, persecution of Christians is more severe now than at any time in history. The International Day of Prayer is a time to focus on intercessory prayer and community action on behalf of persecuted communities of believers around the world. These websites provide informationand...
There were 35 in attendance at WinShape Retreat located on the mountain campus of Berry College near Rome, Georgia. WIN Directors came from across the US and from Africa (Cheryl Turner and Roger and Mary Gorman, who are the WIN Directors for Africa), and from the Latin America/Caribbean District - Bonnie and Darrel Clowers. Amber Roy represented The Awakening Youth Missions. Bishop David and Jane...
We are excited to announce the release of "The Many Faces of Global Pentecostalism," co-edited by Dr. Harold Hunter and Dr. Neil Ormerod."The Many Faces of Global Pentecostalism" draws on a select group of Pentecostal scholars from 11 key geographical regions of the world. Each contributor is an authentic voice within their respective faith community.The impetus for this project was Oxford 20......
KERSHAW, SOUTH CAROLINA – For Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church, there is no going back.  If you look for cars in the parking lot of the Kershaw Camden Highway Church on Wednesday evenings, there will be none. Those cars are parked in a small lot near East Fourth Street on the edge of Kershaw’s once-thriving mill village. The church lights won’t be burning on Wednesday, either. ...
October is pastor appreciation month. So, thank you to all the pastors! We encourage all IPHC churches to say thank you to their pastor and family during October.Pastor Appreciation from IPHC Ministries on Vimeo.
Due to media coverage by several Christian news agencies, IPHC is calling on our global family to remember in special prayer Pastor Ron Carpenter Jr., his family, and Redemption World Outreach Center in Greenville, South Carolina. During the October 13, 2013 Sunday morning service at Redemption World Outreach Center, Pastor Carpenter shared plainly about the difficulties that his marriage has...
A local government official in central Bangladesh has halted the construction of a church, forced Christians to worship at a mosque and threatened them with eviction from their village unless they renounce their faith.The Tangail Evangelical Holiness Church in Bilbathuagani village, Tangail district, about 100 kilometers north of Dhaka, was created Sept. 8 by a group of about 25 Christians...
At the 27th IPHC General Conference, our fellowship picked up the mantle of the Great Commission - to make sure all men, women and children have been served the Gospel. The IPHC is joining with the Billion Soul Network to see unreached people groups come to know Christ. On October 27th, 2013 partner and participate with us in the "Global Day of Prayer". For the last 2,000 years, the Church has...
A suicide attack on a historic church in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 78 people on Sunday in one of the deadliest attacks on the Christian minority in Pakistan in years. The attack occurred as worshipers left All Saints Church in the old quarter of the regional capital, Peshawar, after a service on Sunday morning. Up to 600 people had attended and were leaving to receive free food...
Over 35 renowned Christian leaders, representing 400 million Christians and more than 500,000 churches, will inspire everyone who attends Synergize 4. The IPHC is honored to say that Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham will be a keynote speaker at the Synergize 4 Pastors Conference January 21-23, 2014 at Faith Assembly in Orlando, FL. He will be joined by other speakers like Jack Hayford, Ken Ulmer,...
 The Never Ending War is a story of battlefield trauma as seen through the eyes of a combat veteran. Ray describes how the search for an illusive enemy and the danger of close combat helped create his post-war problems of nightmares and panic attacks. Ray shares his amazing story as he journeys from the 'meat grinder' area of Vietnam, through the nightmares of Post Traumatic...
I grew up in a small town in Georgia called Jackson, 50 miles south of Atlanta. I had a wonderful Christian family, and I accepted Christ at the age of nine. But not everything was perfect in my life—especially when I hit my teen years. During my freshmen year of high school I developed a life-threatening eating disorder and was forced to spend several months in and out of doctors’ offices....
The Clergy Development Department of the IPHC has been gifted with several scholarships to the Galatians 6:6 Retreat November 18-20 at WinShape Retreat in Mt. Berry, Georgia. Mt. Berry is 70 miles north of Atlanta near Rome, GA. This retreat is sponsored by The Great Commandment Network and is primarily a renewal/revitalization retreat for couples in ministry. Here is a link to the website: http...
Since a 2010 earthquake destroyed Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, and neighboring areas, the IPHC’s People to People ministry has been active in helping local people reestablish their livelihood. While we can never fully understand or compensate a family’s loss in a disaster of this magnitude, People to People has worked hard to provide a new start for many Haitian families as well as churches....
Only 12 people remained at the Goshen PH Church in Goshen, North Carolina—a church that at one time had been a flagship congregation in the denomination. The church was documented all the way back to 1896 when Rev. A.B. Crumpler preached at a revival there. But over the course of time everything seemed to dry up. Several families had moved away in search of better job opportunities, and no new...
Pastor David Tucker takes pride in leading a multiracial congregation, and he says all are welcome at Destiny Church in Gastonia, N.C. Now, his commitment to racial reconciliation has landed him a prestigious award from the African-American community. In late July, Tucker and his wife, Rachel, traveled to Jacksonville, Fla., to attend the Rhythm of Gospel Awards. The National and Independent...
Since 1990 the number of non-religious Americans has doubled and the number of atheists and agnostics has tripled. Those statistics are one big reason why the IPHC has joined with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) to call for more relational evangelism in this country. The IPHC is calling its members to be part of a global movement known as “My Hope America with Billy Graham.” The...
Southwestern Christian University has hired alumnus Brad Davis as their new Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students. This position is responsible for all student activities, clubs, organizations and chapels. Davis graduated from SCU in the late 90s and has been pastoring in Columbia, South Carolina the last 17 years. His last assignment was at West Columbia PH Church. “I always...
The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh suffered from flooding when the monsoon rains began in June and early July this year. Heavy rains and flooding occurred all across the state during the summer, leading to floods near the Godavari River and the Krishna River. Authorities announced a high alert in the flood-affected areas. However, the situation worsened the Godavari River’s levels grew...
Students at Emmanuel College began the fall semester by gathering for a time of corporate worship services during the annual Alpha Weekend, August 22-25, in the Swails Center. The first session featured seasoned Pentecostal statesman Dr. Mark Rutland, who recently retired from his position as president of Oral Roberts University (ORU). For Session Two, EC Campus Pastor Margaret Turner spoke, and...
We are asking our entire IPHC family to keep Doug and Susan Beacham in their prayers. Guy Charles Reed, Dr. Beacham's father-in-law, entered into heaven about 7:25AM on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was 96 years old. He faithfully served the Lord through his life. He attended Holmes Bible College. This helped prepare him for his many years of service to a local church as treasurer, adult...
Eighty-five percent of churches in America have plateaued and/or are declining.  These churches need a revival and need to move to a new level of ministry.  They must become more missional. Bishop D. Chris Thompson would like to extend an invitation to those desiring to see how new levels of ministry may be reached in an older established church.  The platform is the...
After leading the institution through a period of significant growth and expansion over the past several years, Dr. Ed Huckeby, President of Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, has announced that he will be retiring in June, 2014, at the end of the academic year.  “It has been an exciting, career-capstone experience to have been involved in the dynamic growth we have experienced...
August 22, 2013 A Pastoral Letter to All Christians and People of Good Will Grace and peace be to you, in the name of our Lord and Savior! We write to you as leaders of Christian Churches Together in the USA. During the last three weeks of political unrest in Egypt, we have witnessed with great concern the escalation of violence. Hundreds of lives have been lost because of this violence. As...
The annual WIN Directors’ Meeting for 2013 will be held October 15-18, 2013 at WinShape Retreat in Mt. Berry, Georgia. This special time of prayer, study, fellowship and fun is open to our conference WIN Directors, superintendents, pastors and their spouses. Our speaker this year is Dr. Jerry Kirk from PureHOPE and the Prayer Covenant. He is a man of prayer with a huge heart for loving people...
As fall semester begins at Emmanuel College, the campus gathers for a time of corporate worship services during the annual ALPHA Weekend August 22-25 in the Swails Center.The first session on Thursday at 11 a.m. features Dr. Mark Rutland. For Session Two on Friday at 7 p.m., EC Campus Pastor Margaret Turner is the speaker, and EC Campus Pastor and Spiritual Life Director Chris Maxwell speaks...
Close to the heart of IPHC Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham is a yearning to engage IPHC scholars more fully into the life of their faith community. At the same time, Dr. Harold D. Hunter has brought IPHC Archivists and friends together for a meal function at every general conference since his tenure began in 1995 as Director of the IPHC Archives & Research Center. The fusing of these impulses...
This week has been the Upper South Carolina Conference Camp Meeting. Tonight they will be launching the Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr. Church Planting Foundation tonight during their Camp meeting service. The foundation will be used solely to plant churches within the Upper SC Conference boundaries and will be an ongoing project. This will be a wonderful tribute to a man who poured out his life for...
As the minutes from the business sessions are approved, they will be posted below. You may also watch the daily video recaps or the archived videos. Email gsoinfo@iphc.org to purchase the CD or DVD of any General Conference session.Wednesday, July 24 Morning Business SessionWednesday, July 24 Afternoon Business SessionThursday, July 25 Morning Business SessionThursday, July 25 Afternoon Business...
Dr. Harold D. Hunter recently completed teaching “A Theology of the Holy Spirit” at the Divinity School of Chung Chi College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Classes began on May 20 and continued through to June 18. Dr. Hunter created this course in 1982 when a member of the faculty at the Church of God School of Theology (now the Pentecostal Theological Seminary) in Cleveland, Tennessee....
Prayer Connect Magazine’s latest issue (June/July) includes an article by Dr. Lou Shirey, IPHC Clergy Development/WIN Prayer Director, entitled “Dangerous Prayers of Jesus.” The entire issue focuses on “Our Great Intercessor.” To read the article you must subscribe to the magazine. A digital subscription is $19.95. Below is a link to the issue:http://www.prayerconnect.net/magazine/issue-11---...
The Executive Council of Bishops is pleased to announce that Rev. Travis Rutland has accepted the position of IPHC Director of Communications Services. From 2009 to the present Rev. Greg Hearn served in a part-time capacity in this role. Rev. Rutland will assume the full-time position on July 22 for the Global Ministry Center (GMC) of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.  The full-...
In light of the June 26th, 2013 decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, the IPHC wants to affirm our commitment to the Christian understanding of marriage, the union of a man and a woman, in Holy Matrimony.   Though this decision brings cause for great concern, it does not diminish the opportunity we have as the church and followers of Christ. Our Lord calls us to be “salt and...
Years ago, as a young “preacher boy”, a prized mentor said to me that it was better to “burn out than to rust out”.  That seemed good to me then.  I now don’t agree with his belief.  There is not a need to aim for either position; God desires faithfulness and consistency to the end of our capability as servants.  The rhythm of life, work and rest, is presented throughout the...
A visual interpretation of the 2011 merger centennial was commissioned by the IPHC Centennial Committee. The IPHC Archives & Research Center centennial exhibit centered on four pods with the following themes: revivals in the global North; 1911 merger; visible unity according to J. H. King and G. F. Taylor, and the geographic span (USA) of the merger. We had four timelines with details about...
The World Intercessor Network (WIN) remains a vital part of the IPHC. Established in the 1980s to provide prayer support for missionaries, WIN now includes all areas of ministry. Intercessors in local churches have been identified and trained through our conference WIN directors. With the aid of electronic messaging we are able to mobilize thousands of people around the world for concentrated...
The IPHC Executive Committee and Council of Bishops look forward to seeing you July 24-26 at the 27th IPHC General Conference in Dallas, Texas. Many of you will be present earlier for Youth Quest (July 19-22), the “Never Again” Rally in Dallas supporting Israel and remembering the persecuted Christian minorities in the Middle East (Monday, July 21), and the Men’s and Women’s Ministries...
California pastor Kenneth Ulmer has impressive educational credentials—including a Ph.D.—and he has studied at Oxford, Hebrew Union College and Pepperdine University—but he is best known as a man of the Spirit and a community transformer. The church he now pastors, Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California, has grown from 300 to several thousand since he began his ministry there in...
Just over one year ago, Dr. A. D. Beacham Jr. stepped into the role of presiding bishop, filling a void left by former Bishop Carpenter’s declining health. The transition was unexpected, yet virtually seamless. As the IPHC prepares for the 27th General Conference in Dallas, Texas, Experience sat down with Bishop Beacham to discuss the transition, challenges and opportunities of this quadrennium....
The IPHC Council of Bishops has released the following statement: Recently the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted to allow openly homosexual young men into its organization. The International Pentecostal Holiness Church is opposed to this action as it endorses what the Bible clearly identifies as sin, and in our view violates the intent of the Boy Scout Oath. There are IPHC congregations and...
Presiding Bishop Beacham visited the Moore area recently. In this video he addresses the recent disaster and the IPHC's response:  Presiding Bishop Dr. Doug Beacham Addresses the Oklahoma Tornado Disaster from IPHC Ministries on Vimeo.
May is an exciting time as students graduate, young couples prepare for summer weddings, and in the United States, people remember their mothers.[1] But it’s also an exciting time for those attuned to the New Testament message. This year, both the Ascension and Pentecost are celebrated in May. Oddly, many Pentecostals do not place much emphasis on either of these days. I can understand why we...
If you have not taken time to view the brief video related to Isaiah 54 and IPHC Core Values, I encourage you to type this link into your browser: http://www.iphc.org/bishops-blog/isaiah-54. I think you will find those four minutes insightful as we move forward globally into the future the Holy Spirit has for our movement. In recent months several have commented about how they are using Isaiah 54...
Reading through Chris E.W. Green’s Toward a Pentecostal Theology of the Lord’s Supper: Foretasting the Kingdom, brought back memories – good memories – of our many hours of conversation about this and many other theological topics. Although one might object that our close personal relationships – Professor/Student, Parishioner/Pastor, and now colleagues – might hinder an objective...
Presiding Bishop Beacham will speak at Pentecostal Theological Seminary's annual conference, scheduled for April 16 & 18. The event, known as Ministers' Week, will take place on the seminary's Cleveland, Tenn. campus. This year's theme is Restoring Holiness in Experience, Living, and Teaching. The 2013 Ministers’ Week is poised to become the historic first-ever consultation of...
Now you can grab your Kindle, NOOK, iPad or other electronic reading device, and read one of the great Christian books sold by LifeSprings, based in Franklin Springs, Georgia. A Christian book publisher and church resources supplier as well as commercial print and video production company, LifeSprings is now selling print and electronic books simultaneously. And several of the local company’s...
IPHC Archivist Dr. Harold D. Hunter was part of an extra excursion during the IPHC's centennial celebration in South Africa. At the invitation of key leaders, Dr. Hunter visited the headquarters of the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) in Pretoria, South Africa, on March 4, 2013. AFM is the oldest and largest Pentecostal group in South Africa.The day started with a private session with Dr. Isak...
The IPHC Council of Bishops, the governing board of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC), and the Ty Cobb Healthcare Systems (TCHS) Board of Directors have approved a plan under which the operations of LifeSprings will be outsourced to TCHS.  The contractual agreements necessary to effect this transaction are still being finalized by the two entities and will be signed on or...
“The Pentecostal Holiness Church was born out of Pentecost. That is its soil. The soil is deep and fertile. The sun shines upon it and the showers are given. The Holy Ghost is the inhabitant of our tent. The tent – the church – has been erected in its own land. The masts have been sunk into the ground, the stakes have been driven down . . .. The wind can shake the masts, loosen the stakes and...
Vision 2020: Enlarge the Place of Your Tent Isaiah 54:2, 3 "Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited." For over one hundred years the Holy Spirit has...
IPHC Global Day of Fasting and Prayer Suggested Agenda for Conferences & Churches January 9, 2013   1. Prelude - Worship 2. Welcome/Greeting 3. Praise and Worship 4.  Devotional 5. Worship Song 6. Prayer over your own conference / area / nation Righteous Leadership / GovernmentDirectors and LeadersThe Church will arise to enlarge the vision, expand the territory, extend the...
Presiding Bishop Beacham has issued the following statement regarding the Connecticut school shooting: This week, America has mourned the loss of innocent lives. As the news of the tragic shooting in Connecticut has unfolded, we hold our loved ones a little closer as we grieve with the families of these victims. These families are dealing with the indescribable death of children,...
On December 12-13, the IPHC Executive Committee (Doug Beacham,  Chris Thompson, Talmadge Gardner, Tommy McGhee) were joined by six other IPHC leaders and intercessors (Terry Fowler, Lou Shirey, Lee Grady, Bill Terry, Harold Dalton, and Garry Bryant),  to seek the Lord's face for the IPHC global family and to hear Christ's voice for the future. Much of Wednesday afternoon was spent in...
On Sunday, November 18, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., Ruth Gwendolyn Sexton Sampier won her battle against Alzheimer’s disease. She is no longer void of memory or physically diminished; she is again whole and home free. She has entered the presence of the Lord where she awaits the arrival of the rest of her family. Ruth alongside her husband, Rev. Clifford Sampier, served the church as pastors and...
Just in time for the Christmas season, Dr. Doug Beacham and Russell Board have released a series of devotional studies, Christmas Before and After: Reflections for Advent and the Twelve Days of Christmas. Originally written several years ago and presented through social media, the collection is being offered for the first time in e-book format. The first section, written by Board, uses the Advent...
Authors Doug Beacham and Chris Maxwell will be signing copies of their new books from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at LifeSprings in Franklin Springs, Ga. Dr. Beacham has recently released The Christmas Spirit: Stories for Children/Stories from the Manger/Stories for Grown-Ups. Many of us have special memories filled with the sights and sounds of the Christmas season, and...
The Ty Cobb Healthcare System Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory K. Hearn as the new chief executive officer of the Healthcare System, effective immediately.  Hearn, who has served as the vice chairman of the Board of Directors for the past eight years, is filling the vacancy created by the September resignation of Chuck Adams, who has served us with...
Recently Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham along with Continental Director Bob Cave, Jonathan Shirey, and other IPHC leaders joined a meeting of over 120 key, strategic leaders from across the Middle East for a leadership symposium. Dr. James O. Davis, cofounder of the Billion Soul Network, hosted this meeting to focus on networking resources and relationships throughout the region.  Leaders...
“The most massive movement of prayer in the history of the United States is occurring now,” says Dave Butts, chairman of the National Prayer Committee. He says he probably cannot prove this, but he is in a unique position to observe the prayer life of our country. We know that people from every church group are crying out to God. The prayers are about the upcoming elections, but are so much more...
A city’s name plus a four-digit number often recall sweet memories. Chinese all over the world are still eager to talk about “Beijing 2008,” while “Atlanta 1996” is the most memorable event for citizens of Atlanta, Georgia. In the history of IPHC, “Atlanta 2012” will surely be an important benchmark, for it was in this city that two important meetings were held, and the agreements reached have...
Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham, Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals, and Retired Navy Chaplain Russell and Daphany Gunter participated in recent NAE annual meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the headquarters of Navigators.The Navigators as an organization is an international, interdenominational Christian ministry established in 1933. Navigators are people...
Among the many Bylaws changes at the 2009 General Conference was an adjustment to the delegate process.  Previously, every church sent one lay delegate. The new wording allows for one church delegate per 100 composite number. In addition, the church must comply with the church tithe. “If churches take advantage of this new provision, it will result in an increase in the number of non-clergy...
In a few weeks, Americans will head to voting booths around the nation to elect men and women to serve on national, state, county and municipality levels. As we prepare for this important event, I find myself reflecting on a particular episode in the life of the Apostle Paul. I like to read Paul’s journeys in Acts in conjunction with the letters he wrote to the cities on those journeys. In this...
The funeral service for Bishop Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr. is now available through Redemption World Outreach Center's website. Go to rwoc.org or click on the video below to view the service. 
Presiding Bishop A.D. Beacham, Jr. has declared 40 days of prayer and fasting for the upcoming elections. This fast will take place from September 28 through November 6. To download the prayer guide in English, click here. To download the prayer guide in Spanish, click here. Declaration of 40 days of Prayer and Fasting for the US ElectionsSeptember 28 – November 6, 2012As General...
2012 Election Prayer Guide It is imperative that we pray faithfully for the 2012 elections, yet our hope and trust is not in the results of elections! That may sound like a strange introduction to an election prayer guide. But the reality is that the spiritual and moral issues facing this nation will not be resolved in the White House, Congress, or the Supreme Court. What the United...
Declaration of 40 days of Prayer and Fasting for the US Elections September 28 – November 6, 2012 As General Superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, I hereby declare a 40 day period of prayer and fasting from September 28, 2012 through November 6, 2012, Election Day. The purpose of this time of praying and fasting is to pursue God’s plan and purpose for the United...
Presiding Bishop A.D. Beacham, Jr. has issued a proclamation in memory of Bishop Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr. The IPHC Global Ministry Center, along with our universities and benevolent institutions, are flying the flags at half-staff as a sign of mourning. All IPHC entities are asked to do the same until Bishop Carpenter is laid to rest. According to U.S. Flag Code: Private citizens...
Bishop Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr. passed away Thursday, September 20 after an extended battle with melanoma. To read the initial article and watch a memorial video, please go here. Memorial arrangements are as follows: Visitation will take place from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday, September 24 at Redemption World Outreach Center. The funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m....
Update: Experience magazine will feature a special tribute to Bishop Carpenter in our November / December issue. Our October issue includes the article below. Bishop Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr., passed away Thursday, September 20 following an extended battle with melanoma. He was 64 years old.  Carpenter battled melanoma four times in the past 20 years. His most recent diagnosis came...
IPHC News has received an update and statement from the Carpenter family regarding Bishop Carpenter's health.Hospice is attending to Bishop Carpenter at this time. He knows his time on this earth is short, and he is confident in the provision of Christ for him in Heaven. He is prepared to go be with the Lord and states, "I am ready to be with the Master."The Carpenter family appreciates your...
Please pray with us for our 27th General Conference which will be July 19-27, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Here are some prayer points to help you pray: 1. Presiding Bishop Beacham and other members of the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops as they prepare 2. The General Conference Planning Committee/Staff 3. God’s anointing on all speakers/presenters as they prepare for General...
Bishop Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr. is recovering at home after being in and out of the hospital for several weeks. He has battled shingles and pneumonia in addition to his ongoing battle with melanoma. Recently, Bishop and Mrs. Doug Beacham visited with the Carpenters at their home in Greenville, S.C. Bishop Beacham said the Carpenters expressed their love and appreciation to the IPHC family....
In recent years, the western world has experienced a continual erosion of foundational principles related to the value and dignity of human life, the purpose of human life, and God’s presence as the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of life. This erosion has led to recent attempts to redefine marriage and family relationships. Through courts, political action, cultural media influence, and even...
Franklin Springs, Ga. -- LifeSprings is pleased to announce the addition of Matt McRee as the company’s new chief financial officer and April James as the director of marketing and public relations. McRee most recently served as the finance director for the Franklin County Board of Education-Franklin County School System for the past four years, and his previous experience includes serving as the...
Each September, U.S. teens gather around flagpoles to pray for their classmates, their schools, and their communities during See You At the Pole. This year, IPHC Youth Ministries is taking prayer one step further by partnering with Every Student Every School. Youth Ministries is calling for a special time of prayer in all IPH churches Sunday, September 23 at 11:15 a.m. See You At the Pole will...
IPHC leaders recently wrapped up two days of meetings in Atlanta, GA. The purpose of the gathering was to follow up on the IPHC Task Force on globalizing the church.  The task force was represented by the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops, World Missions Ministries Continental Directors, and international representatives from Hong Kong, South Africa, and Canada. According to...
At its July 20 meeting in Orlando, Fla., the IPHC Council of Bishops (COB) adopted several statements regarding the definition of marriage. These statements reflect the previously accepted position of the IPHC and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) as related to homosexuality, and the NAE statement regarding the biblical definition of marriage.   “The Council of Bishops felt it...
Dr. A. D. Beacham, Jr., is no stranger to the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. A lifelong member of the IPHC, Beacham spent his formative and young adult years in South Norfolk, Va., and Franklin Springs, Ga., where he sat under the tutelage of scholars like Dr. Vinson Synan and Rev. John Swails. His father was a respected leader who served the church on both the conference and general...
Bishop Ronald Carpenter says he didn’t have a choice in his salvation––but he did have a “drug” problem. “My mother drug me to church, drug me to prayer meeting, drug me to revival,” he often recalls with a laugh.  A native of Rocky Mount, N.C., Carpenter––known as Ronnie to his friends––grew up in the Pentecostal Holiness Church. At 16, he gave his heart to the Lord and felt the call to...
Shock. Grief. Hope. Admiration. Respect. Those are just some of the feelings the IPHC global family has experienced since Bishop Ronald Carpenter, Sr., announced his decision to step aside as the general superintendent due to health reasons. Always an excellent teacher and leader, Bishop Carpenter has entered his best season of leading and teaching all of us how to live with purpose and joy. He...
Stephanie Ellen Morgan died Friday, August 3 after an extended battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Dr. Hugh Morgan, Director of IPHC Chaplain's Ministries and Editor of Hugh's News. Earlier today, Dr. Morgan posted an update on Stephanie's condition, asking for prayer for her healing. She peacefully passed away several hours later with her family by her side. Bishop Bill Jones of the...
The IPHC’s new Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops (ECCOB) is already working hard, casting vision, and looking to the future of the church’s ministry around the world. Bishop Talmadge Gardner, Executive Director of World Missions Ministries, said he has been praying for direction and vision since the July 19 election. “I’ve already begun to sense the Lord’s impartation and His spirit...
This is the Christmas that no one ever wants. It will be the first Christmas with both my father and mother in the presence of the Lord. I walked with Doug through this when his father, then mother, passed away. I knew it would be painful. So, here I am this Christmas walking where many of you have walked, and many are walking for the first time. Without the hope of the gospel, these days can...
The new Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops (ECCOB) was installed in a special service Friday, July 20 in Orlando, Florida. Dr. A.D. Beacham, Jr. was installed as the Presiding Bishop of the IPHC. Rev. D. Chris Thompson remained in Evangelism USA but became the Vice-Chairman. Rev. J. Talmadge Gardner was installed as the Executive Director of World Missions and the Corporate...
Dr. A.D. (Doug) Beacham, Jr. was named General Superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church this morning at the Council of Bishops meeting in Orlando, FL. Beacham fills the position left vacant by Bishop Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr., who stepped down for health reasons. Presiding Bishop Beacham was formerly Executive Director of World Missions Ministries and Vice-Chairman of the...
The World Intercession Network (WIN) is encouraging IPHC members to join the American Prayer Initiative. This event is the result of a one-day meeting among prominent women in leadership from various national organizations. API believes the nation's best way to regain our Christian focus is for "we the people to return it to the God upon whom this country was founded." The initiative focuses...
Prayer Experience? The concept may be new to you but in our high-tech, hands-on culture, why not make prayer an experience! Prayer is interactive in that we both listen and speak to God. To encourage that exchange in prayer, we can add a simple task or exercise to make it more memorable and deepen interaction with the Father. Why Make Prayer Interactive? Including an Interactive Prayer Walk in...
Oxford 2012 was a Consultation on Global Pentecostalism which is meant to identify the third major stream of 21st Century Christianity. This unique event was an invitation-only gathering of diverse scholars from 13 regions of the globe. The conference ran June 7-9, 2012 and was hosted by the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. In addition to presenting papers, the group was able to engage local...
Twenty some years ago I read the following article written by Chaplain Dick Stenbakken.  Dick and I both served in the US Army as Chaplains, I representing the IPHC and Dick representing the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  I recently asked Dick’s permission to release this for pastors in the IPHC.  He has granted the use of the article.  I remember the impact this article...
By now, the majority of the IPHC knows of my decision to resign as general superintendent, effective July 19. I have received countless emails, phone calls, voice mails and text messages with prayers, encouragement, and well wishes. The outpouring of love and support I have received in the weeks following my announcement overwhelms me.The decision to resign was not an easy one. I fully intended...
Annetta Lee is well-known in the IPHC as the administrative assistant to Presiding Bishop Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr. But this prayer warrior and servant leader is also an accomplished author in the Christian fiction genre.Lee has been writing and publishing fiction for over a decade. “I write fiction because the stories crowd my head and want out,” she says. Her latest book,Light Encounters,...
IPHC leaders are preparing for a time of transition as Presiding Bishop Carpenter’s resignation approaches. A public installation service of the new leadership will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20 in Orlando, Fla., prior to the kickoff service for YouthQuest. Earlier this month, Bishop Carpenter submitted his resignation, effective July 19. He cited side effects of chemotherapy as the...
I strive to be as punctual as possible in answering emails, letters, and phone calls. This is no small task since emails alone can exceed 100 per day. I can often be found working in my study in the “wee hours” as I sift through and respond to the various communications I receive throughout the day.Recently, however, I set those demands aside. I turned off the phone, I shut down the computer, and...
He’s a former Bible college president, a prolific author and a trusted adviser to pastors around the world. But don’t let his impressive credentials fool you. Dr. Samuel Chand, an internationally respected church growth consultant, says he learned about success during times of failure.“Failure has been my teacher and mentor,” says Chand, 59, author of numerous books on leadership including...
The Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches of North America recently passed a motion to be intentional about encouraging Pentecost Sunday celebrations to emphasize the multi-cultural, interracial DNA of Pentecost. As a member of PCCNA, the IPHC is encouraging pastors and churches to be intentional about celebrating Pentecost Sunday this year.Empowered21 has created a website to provide resources for...
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 GLENDORA, CA –After nearly a year of work, Kevin Mannoia, Chair of the Wesleyan Holiness Consortium (WHC), announces the formation of Aldersgate Press, the Publication Arm of the WHC as “a means to fuel the Holiness movement into the future.”  In February of 2011, the WHC released two books to test the viability and need for new books written in the Wesleyan Holiness stream of the...
The IPHC Ministerial Credentialing Program is administered by the IPHC Conferences to ordain and license IPHC ministers. Please contact your conference office for course scheduling.  Download the Course Listing here. 
The World Intercession Network of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church is pleased to announce the establishment of a prayer partnership with The Children’s Center of Oklahoma. Mr. Albert Gray, TCC Director, has asked WIN to provide a prayer covering for the patients, staff and operations of The Children’s Center.The Children’s Center is a private, nonprofit pediatric hospital serving...
Empowered21 USA, in partnership with the Society for Pentecostal Studies, brought select leaders, scholars and next generation voices together at Converge21 USA at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. They convened Wednesday, February 29-Saturday, March 3, 2012 for four days of presentations, over 100 practical learning conversations and dynamic general sessions to discuss and...
As I write this month’s column, we have just concluded our annual General Ministries Cabinet meeting. This year’s session featured training with denominational consultant Dr. Sam Chand. While every aspect of the training was phenomenal, one statement in particular stood out to me:The speed of the train is determined by the speed of the tracks.If the IPHC is the train, then people are the tracks....
Laquitta Mash died February 29 around 7:35 p.m. Mash and her husband, Bill, were best known for their work renovating the IPHC Global Ministry Center when it was purchased in the 1970's.The Mash family attended Muse Memorial Church in Oklahoma City for many years. Bill and Laquitta spent their lives “evangelizing” for the Lord in the church through personal friendships of missionaries and...
Handwritten letters are not a thing of the past - at least, not a Siler City PH Church. The organization is collecting handmade letters and cards for Vietnam Veterans through the end of March. The cards will be distributed at the Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration Saturday, March 31 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The event is hosted by the Speedway and the USO of North Carolina. ...
Nearly two years after a tornado destroyed their building, members of Friendship PHC are celebrating. On February 12, the church hosted a rededication service for their new sanctuary. "Today is a celebration, and I just want to jump and shout. I really do," said Pastor Dewayne Klepper. The church was one of many buildings hit by a series of tornadoes in May 2010. The tornado took off...
Dr. Sam Chand, noted church consultant and strategic leader, spoke to IPHC leaders at the annual General Ministries Cabinet meeting in February 2012. Chand challenged leaders to personal growth and development, and reminded them that people are our greatest resource. "The speed of the train is determined by the speed of the tracks" he said. Chand is the denominational consultant...
The next time you walk through the doors of your local church, look around you. What is the average age, gender and race among members of your church? Would you say your church embraces and models diversity? Or is everyone … the same? More than 40 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We must face the sad fact that at the 11 o’clock hour on Sunday morning when we stand to sing, we stand...
Eula Kathleen Corvin died January 28 in Cedar Rapids, IA. She was 96. Corvin was the widow of Rev. R.O. Corvin, former Assistant General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Holiness Church and the first president of Southwestern Christian University. Corvin was born Eula Kathleen Staton November 13, 1915 in Cummings, GA. She attended Holmes Bible College, where she met her husband. The...
The Board of the International Pentecostal Holiness Foundation (IPH Foundation) is excited to announce the hiring of its first full-time President, Rev. Olin McSherry. Rev. McSherry has served as a former manager of a leading health care company. A significant part of Olin’s life and experience demonstrate a passion and commitment to education and developing people.He has served as a former...
 The IPHC Global Ministry Center hosted its annual Day of Prayer & Fasting on Wednesday, January 18. We want to establish the presence of Jesus in the GMC and allow the Holy Spirit to do his work in our lives and our ministry to God," said Dr. Lou Shirey, director of iWIN and Clergy Development. The Day of Prayer was part of the IPHC's annual 21 days of prayer and fasting,...
Randall A. Bach, former Executive Director of the Eastern Region of Open Bible Churches, assumed responsibilities as President of Open Bible Churches January 2, 2012. Elected by the credentialed ministers and delegates of Open Bible at the 66th National Convention of Open Bible Churches in Coral Springs, Florida, Rev. Bach succeeds Dr. Jeff Farmer, who served as Open Bible Churches President...
On January 13, 2012, an historic meeting of leaders took place at the Central Offices of the Foursquare Church. Among those leaders was Dr. Vinson Synan, noted IPHC historian and Dean Emeritus of Regent University. "This is an historic day. The divisions of a hundred years ago were laid aside today in a wonderful spirit of unity," said Synan. During the meeting,18 top leaders of...
Miss Evelyn Virginia King, 87, a daughter of the late Bishop Joseph H. King and Blanche Moore King, died Monday, January 16. She was 87 years old. Visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday evening, January 17, 2012, form 6 to 8 o'clock at Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston, GA.The funeral/memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, January, January 18, 2012, in the chapel at Pruitt...
 Mr. Earl Hale, brother of Mrs. Nan Carpenter, died unexpectedly this week. Hale was hospitalized shortly after Christmas when he fell off his roof while attempting to repair a television antenna. Hale had been improving and was expected to recover when he died suddenly on the morning of January 12. The family said the cause of death was not immediately known, but doctors suspect a...
A former Presiding Bishop's wife is in stable condition after suffering a stroke. The following is a statement released by her family: On December 30 Mrs. Jean Williams suffered an Ischemic Stroke in Oklahoma City while visiting her family. She was admitted to Mercy Health Center that evening. She was moved to a private room this afternoon. She is stable at this point and undergoing tests....
Winning the Food Fight: Victory in the Physical and Spiritual Battle for Good Food and a Healthy Lifestyle is available on amazon.com. Ken Walker is the picture of health today, but that wasn’t always the case. Four years ago, Walker says he “paid the price for a lifetime of overeating” when he underwent double-bypass surgery. Three months later he entered a lifestyle program that helped him...
I wonder what would happen in each of our personal lives if each of us committed to live a praying life.Jennifer Kennedy Dean, a noted teacher on prayer, distinguishes the difference between having a prayer life and living a praying life. A prayer life happens when we devote a specific time to prayer. A praying life takes place when every moment carries the potential for prayer.A friend of mine...
Dorothy Dalton Hopkins, 94, of Moultrie, GA, and Greenville, SC, died Friday, December 16, 2011, at UniHealth Magnolia Manor South.Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, December 22, at Bridges Funeral Chapel in Athens, GA, with her sons, the Rev. Dr. Gerald Hopkins and the Rev. Dr. David Hopkins, officiating and grandchildren participating. Family visitation will be just prior to the...
A time of fasting should start with a few days of physical preparation if at all possible. Several ministries who encourage fasting recommend a pre-fast cleansing soup to detoxify the body before they begin the actual fast. I personally have used this cabbage/vegetable soup prior to a Daniel fast and enjoyed it enough to continue it throughout the fast. Your body will detox and you may experience...
Two tremendous things happen in the life of a person when fasting and prayer become like the two sides of one coin. First, there is a greater awareness of your human need – heightened awareness of your own limitations, weaknesses and frailties. Fasting makes a person acutely aware of his dependency upon God’s provision – not only of food and water, but for all things that are beneficial to an...
As you know, the presiding bishop of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, has called for a voluntary fast January 1-21 in conjunction with the Awakening America Alliance . To help you prepare for this time of fasting and prayer, the WIN office has gathered information you may find of interest. For your fast to be successful, you must do a little planning. Once you have decided...
We expect that as we follow the example set by Jesus and meet His expectation that His followers would fast (Mt. 6:16) that fasting and prayer will position you for breakthrough in every area of your lives! Here are some resources that may help as you prepare to fast. Bless your efforts as you prepare for this time of fasting and prayer!   Books:  Fasting Forward, Advancing...
Dave Williams, in his book The Miracle Results of Fasting, says that even as fasting cleans out the body physically, it clears the mind, humbles our souls and give us a fresh stance before God. I think the commandment to “have no other god before me” comes into focus during a fast. (Exodus 20:3) After this frantic season of spending, eating, celebrating, we will stop and become accountable...
The Lord's purposes should be uppermost in our hearts and minds as we begin our fast. The Lord wants to impart his heart to each of us. He wants us to hear clearly and receive our assignments through our prayer times as we have cleared the airwaves (by cleansing our bodies, minds, and spirits through fasting). He wants us to feel what He feels for this world and do something about it through...
New guidelines adopted at the 2009 General Conference require the By-Laws Committee (formerly known as the Polity Committee) to be appointed two years in advance of the conference. In light of this requirement, the Council of Bishops in its meeting in Atlanta, July 18-19, approved the appointments recommended by the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops. Their report will be...
Thanksgiving came early this year for residents at Falcon’s Children Home (FCH). On the foggy morning of November 22, 2011, over 2000 participants gathered in Falcon, N.C. to take part in the annual Harvest Train, a fundraising effort organized by IPHC Women’s Ministries. This year’s presentation of funds and commodities totaled just over $345,000. Harvest Train is also the largest annual IPHC...
November 6 was a historic day for Kingsway Christian Center in Baltimore, MD. The church honored Rev. Wesley & Peggy Potter, former pastors who served the church for 17 years. Potter was also deemed "Bishop Emeritus" in light of his many years as Conference Superintendent of the Mid-Atlantic Conference. The Potters have served nearly 25 years in the Baltimore area.
Sunday, November 13 was a historic day for the Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Pentecostal Methodist Church of Chile. In the morning service, Pastor Eduardo Duran was consecrated as Bishop of the Chilean Pentecostal Methodist Church: Evangelical Cathedral, Jotabeche 40. In addition to several Chilean Bishops, the laying on of hands included Bishops Ronald Carpenter and James Leggett from the...
It began in early October. Mixed in between the Halloween costumes and Thanksgiving cornucopias were twinkling lights, ornaments, and a few knickknacks – the first of the Christmas decorations. In a matter of weeks, that small stash had grown, with an entire section of the store dedicated to glittering trees, a wall of stockings, and ornaments of every shape, size and color...
The IPHC's 2011 statistical report is now available to the general public. This detailed report contains information on the IPHC's current membership, number of churches, and ethnic / geographical data.To download the annual statistical report, click here.
The Redemption Ministries of the Eastern Virginia Conference met for the 92nd session on October 14-15, 2011. The annual conference was held at GreenSprings Chapel in Williamsburg, Virginia. The first session on Friday morning was "Risk Management...
IPHC Youth Ministries and World Intercession Network have partnered with Everyschool.com to minister to the 69,000 schools and 24.2 million students in America. This may sound like an overwhelming task, but with your help we believe that we can reach our goal of seeing every student and every school reached with the gospel!How to Get Started:Go to www.everyschool.com and click on “Adopt...
It was my pleasure for Betty and I to drive to Amarillo, TX to participate with Bishop Gary Burd and Carolyn in their Annual Conference activities. It was a very blessed and rewarding weekend. It was a busy weekend.- Friday night GO Rally, Saturday – Annual Conference and Sunday services. It was also the day that Bishop Burd and the Christian Heritage representation left for Israel and Run to...
Dr. Harold D. Hunter, Director of the IPHC Archives & Research Center, will be digging into Pentecostal ecclesiology in connection with two professional papers that are on the horizon. The first paper entitled “Pentecostal Reflections on Apostolicity” will be read to the WCC – Pentecostal JCG that will convene November 5-11, 2011 in Riga, Latvia. Dr. Hunter will also present a paper entitled...
This is an announcement of a unique event that will convene June 7-9, 2012 in Oxford, England. Daily sessions will be held at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. In addition to presenting papers the group will seek to engage local luminaries like Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Professor Paul Fiddes, and Dr. Wonsuk Ma. Over the course of the journey this group will publish books to write large a...
The Consultation on Global Pentecostalism will take place June 7-9, 2012 in Oxford, England. This event, sponsored by Empowered 21 which is led by Dr. Jack Hayford and Rev. Billy Wilson, is being organized by IPHC Archivist Dr. Harold D. Hunter. A core mission of the meeting will be to form a steering committee to plan a multidisciplinary scholar's track for a major global conference in Jerusalem...
 I have just returned from a ministry trip involving two major events.  First was the Church Planter’s School held in Prattville, ALin cooperation with  the Southwestern Graduate School.  The event was excellent.  Bishop Mike Gray had an outstanding number present.  Other conferences were present as well.  The speakers connected well with the group.I flew from...
It is true what they say: Any man can be a father, but it takes a special man to be a dad.I believe the same can also be said of pastors. Many believers can visit the hospitals or jails; pray for the sick; carry out preliminaries in a church service; and even fill the pulpit, if necessary. However, it takes a special person, driven by a special calling, and empowered by a special anointing to be...
It was my honor to represent the church as the presiding officer for the Grace Bible Ministries (GBM) annual conference session, October 1, 2011, 2011. Thank you for allowing me to fill in for Bishop Beacham. I expressed greetings from you and expressed regrets on behalf of Dr. Beacham.  The Conference was hosted at Abundant Faith Church, Round Rock, Texas.  Abundant Faith is served by...
After a full life of serving his Lord, at 93, Aubrey Brown Pate went to see Him face to face, September 30, 2011. Aubrey was born, August 17, 1918, to James and Rachel Pate, at home, in Paul, Alabama. He was a 1940 graduate of Holmes Bible College, in Greenville, South Carolina. He was an IPHC ordained minister of the Gospel in the Alabama Conference (now called Alpha Conference). He and Louise...
Field Director Garry Bryant and I met in Anchorage , Alaska on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 14, 2011. We then flew a small plane (puddle jumper) to Homer, Alaska. The scenery was unbelievable! We were present for the Alaskan Annual District Training and Conference. On touchdown we began private meetings with pastors and the District directors, Eugene and Nancy Strickland. These...
Funeral will be held at the Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston, GA, this coming Saturday, September 25, at 4 p.m. Viewing will begin at 2 p.m. You may visit their website for directions.Burial will follow in Franklin Springs, GA in the Cates Family plot.[Editor's Comment: I have known Sybil Rousseau Cates and her husband, Princeton Cates, all of my life. Sybil and Princeton spent many years...
I was privileged this past weekend to preside over the Mid-Atlantic Conference which was hosted by the Kingsway Christian Center in Baltimore, Maryland and its new pastor, Rev. Wyatt Cook. The conference began with coffee and donuts from 8:00 – 8:30 am followed by Registration from 8:30-9:00 am. There were 140 people present including 33 ministers. After a short session of Praise and Worship...
Ruth Belcher Hill, 88, was promoted to heaven on September 6, 2011.She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Rev. J. J. Hill; three sons and wives, Johnny and Carol, Dale and Linda and Randy and Bonnie; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.Remains rest at Norman Funeral Home, 2982 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063 (804) 556-4111, where family will receive friends on Thursday,...
IPHC Archives is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. This small yet vital department is responsible for preserving, documenting, and storing the IPHC’s rich history.“We are the stewards of many IPHC treasures,” said Dr. Harold Hunter, Director of Archives & Research.The first archivist on record was G.F. Taylor. In an editorial, he called for a fireproof vault to be built in the...
In the mid-1990s, Christianity became a fad. People everywhere wore WWJD bracelets and t-shirts that were Christian spin-offs of common brands. But all too often, the lifestyle didn’t match the look. Christianity was a “style” to be displayed, not a conviction to be lived. Theologian and writer Brennan Manning said, “The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today ... is Christians who...
October 2 is the annual Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem. According to their website,On May 29, 2003, over 450 international leaders converged in New York City for the Jerusalem Prayer Banquet, where they signed the Prayer Resolution that would launch the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem. This historic event was the beginning of what is now the largest Israel-focused prayer event...
The Rev. Mr. O. N. Todd, Jr., age 93 of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Golden Living in Riverchase, Alabama, near Hoover, Alabama. Rev. Todd was Pastor Emeritus of The Lord’s Chapel in Gardendale. Brother Todd was the senior pastor of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Birmingham for 25 years, and senior pastor of Lord's Chapel for 25 years. He was the General...
The weather was extremely hot. The location was excellent. The organization was absolutely one of the best I’ve seen. The members were warm, open and committed to the work of the Lord. The worship was awesome. These are just a few statements describing the Men’s Convention, Women’s Convention and Annual Conference of the Texas Latin Conference. The meetings were held at the Embassy...
Have you ever been surprised to see that a friend listed his religious affiliation as “Christian” on his Facebook page? Many people call themselves Christians but have no understanding of what the word really means. In fact, many in today’s society don’t even know the basics of the Bible. Consider these statistics from a 2004 Gallup poll among American teenagers:·     ...
I am sad to admit that the phrase “Christian America” is now an oxymoron. We are no longer a Christian nation.America, the country that has stood as a beacon of Christian faith in an unbelieving world of darkness for more than 250 years, has lost its spiritual moorings. Our society is consumer driven but never satisfied, highly evangelized but not by Christians, spiritual but not born again, non-...
In a new book published in the summer of 2010, Dr. Kristen Welch uses autobiographies, archival documents, and interviews to examine the emerging ethos of women preachers in the IPHC. In "Women with the Good News": The Rhetorical Heritage of Pentecostal Holiness Women Preachers, Dr. Welch shares how Oklahoma women preachers have been shaped by the Holy Spirit, by the...
The IPHC Archives & Research Center would like to introduce a digital library which seeks to identify e-sources related to our ministry.A good place to start for e-books and online journal articles is Google Books and Questia. Prof. Allan Anderson’s Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity at Google Books is just one of the many quality books about Global...
 The IPHC Archives & Research Center extends an invitation for all to visit the 2011 Centennial Exhibit on display in the Global Ministries Center. What one will see involves months of original research and planning with the final presentation put together by Sondra Hunter and Erica Rutland.  The centennial exhibit centers on four pods with the following themes: revivals in the...
The Monday morning session of January 31, 2011 in Falcon, North Carolina celebrating the IPHC Merger Centennial gave way to putting this unique event in historical perspective. Clink on the hyperlinks to read the following papers presented that morning: Dr. Dan Woods, "Meet Sam Page"; Dr. Kristen Welch, "Women Preachers in the IPHC"; Dr. Vinson Synan, "The Spirit of Falcon - 1911 Merger". The...
Please click on the link J.H. King in Europe to read about the impact of J.H. King on Pentecostalism in Europe. The themes that emerge such as organic unity are before the IPHC as we celebrate the 1911 merger of the Fire-Baptized Holiness Church with the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Additional information may be found in the January 2011 Cast where Bishop Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr., interviews Dr....
Feeling bogged down with traditional Bible reading plans? Don't be discouraged ... We're here to help! Below are a few Bible reading resources designed to help individuals develop a healthy Bible reading habit this year.Read Through The Bible - Jan. 5-11, 2014Join the IPHC in an effort to blanket the world with the Word of God! In order to facilitate reading the Word together as a church, we...
The IPHC Archives & Research Center has just released a centennial edition of the “Early IPHC Periodicals” CD. NOTE: The online store is not working so please place orders by calling Ms Erica Rutland at (405) 792-7158 or sending email to erutland@iphc.org This expanded edition includes missing issues of Live Coals of Fire (1899-1900) and Holiness Advocates (1900-1908). Recently acquired...
We celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ as the foremost Apostle, whom God sent by incarnation into the world to redeem humanity (Hebrews 3:1). He chose foundational apostles to write the New Testament Scriptures and lay the foundation of the Lord's church (Luke 6:13; Galatians 1:1). The New Testament also identifies functional apostles, who followed the Twelve (Acts 14:14). Functional apostles have...
Dr. Harold D. Hunter, Director of IPHC Archives and Research Center, has published several professional articles in books and journals this year, as follows: "A.J. Tomlinson's Emerging Ecclesiology," in Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 32:3 (2010) 369-389. “Two Movements of the Holy Spirit in the 20th Century? A Closer Look at Global Pentecostalism and Ecumenism,” in...

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