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Strengthen My Hands

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in About | 0 comments

Nehemiah 6:1

Now therefore God strengthen my hands.

Life’s challenges are designed not to break us but to bend us toward God.

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Dr. Patrick Callender – St. Ashworth Temple’s Annual Men’s Day Speaker

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Events, Guest Speakers, Recent Updates | 0 comments


Dr. Callender was born and raised in the Virgin Islands. He grew up on a farm with his grandparents where he learned the importance of hardwork, caring for their livestock. He gave his life to The Lord at age 11 and dedicated himself to ministry with great passion at age 14. He preached his first sermon at age 15 and, also served as the youngest Trustee in Anticoh Baptist Church. After graduating high school, Dr. Callender worked in the Department of Customs for 4 years. He then attended college at the University of the Virgin Islands where he majored in Biology. However, he wanted to improve his Bibical knowledge and transferred to a Baptist School, Hardin­Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. In 1986 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry. Dr. Callender then returned to the Virgin Islands and worked as a Research Technician at the Caribbean Research Institute in the University of the Virgin Islands.

In 1987 he joined the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman (Medic). In 1992 he joined the Ohio Army National Guard. Dr. Callender is a Colonel in the Army National Guard. He serves as a Field Surgeon and Flight Surgeon. He has had three tours to Iraq and one tour to Afghanistan in our Nation’s fight in the War Against Terror. Currently, he also serves as the Homeland Response Force­Ohio Surgeon for FEMA V Region.

In 1988 he attended Howard University in Washington, DC. He graduated in 1990 with a Masters in Anatomy and Cell Biology. He then attended medical school at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and graduated with a medical degree in 1995. He then completed a three year residency in Internal Medicine at Akron General Medical Center in 1999. He joined a private practice, Internal Medicine Consultants Columbus in 2000. In 2005 he joined the Veteran Affairs Medical Center where he is currently employed as a Staff Physician.

Dr. Callender met his wife of almost 20 years, Candrece Smith­Callender, at church and Bible study while they attended Ohio University. After their graduations, they were married in 1995 and the Lord has since blessed them with 3 children, Patrick Jr., CaNia and Ethan.

Through the years he has served in various capacities in the church which include; Sunday School teacher, superintendent, Bible Study Leader, and youth pastor. Dr. Callender continued to devote himself to the study of the scriptures and more intimate relationship with the Lord. His passion is to reach souls for Christ, and to touch the lives of those he comes in contact with as a credible witness for Jesus. Currently, he serves as an elder under Pastor Dr. Robert L. James in New Mount Sinai COGIC in Columbus Ohio.

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JO Patterson Mother Emily Bramm Reader

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Recent Updates | 0 comments

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God’s Refreshing Word

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Events, Recent Updates | 0 comments

Isaiah 55:11 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

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Bishop Charles Harrison Mason

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in About, Guest Speakers | 0 comments

bishop mason

His Legacy


About Bishop C.H. Mason’s Legacy

Bishop Charles Harrison Mason deserves to be remembered. He
stands out in history because of the expanse of his phenomenal
ministry, which was recognized by all races and classes of people
during his lifetime. He hails as the founder and first senior bishop of
the Church of God in Christ, one of the largest Pentecostal
denominations in the western world.

Bishop Mason was a leading pioneer within global Pentecostalism,
being an “alumnus” of the Azusa Street Revival, the founding event
of the Pentecostal movement. During his fifty-four year tenure as
senior bishop, the Church of God in Christ grew from 10
congregations to 4,000 congregations; from approximately 2,000
members to 400,000 members, and from churches within the
United States to churches on five continents.

There is so much to be learned from the spectacular life, ministry,
and witness of Bishop Mason. His achievements have yet to be fully
comprehended. The 150th anniversary of Bishop Mason’s birth should
be an occasion in which we rediscover him as the founder of a great
denomination, an evangelist of high stature, a supporter of world
missions, a friend of education, a champion of pacifism, and an advocate
of civil rights.

Watch Live, Wednesday, September 10, 2014



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Alice Marie Templeton Hood – Obituary

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in About | 0 comments

Alice Marie Hood

Obituary  Condolences

Alice Marie (Templeton) Hood Obituary
July 1, 1939

Homegoing Sept. 5, 2014

Preceded in death by parents Herman Sr. and Emma Jane; sisters Teleatha, Teresa, Hazel; brothers George and Herman Jr.

Survived by husband, James H. Hood; only child, Antoinette “Squeeki” (Marvin) Randolph; grandchildren, Sonja (BFF) Hamilton, Darryl (Lacie) Hamilton, Brandon Harper; great grandchildren, Sonay, Saniya, Brenden Jr. and Zoey (Marie); brothers, Pastor Willie (Kathy), Johnny (Corrine), Alfred (Charlene); sisters Naomi (James), Parlee (Kenneth); Norma; and sister in law, Carolyn; and favorite cousin, Ida (Pastor Richard).

Services will be held Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Ashworth Temple, 1086 V. Odom Blvd., Akron, OH 44320. Superintendent A.C.S. Walker officiating and Bishop J. Delano Ellis II eulogizing. Interment service Glendale cemetery. Friends and family may visit the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 3496 Wyoga Lake Rd. Apt. 102, Stow, OH 44224.



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