Sunday, August 10! Be There
Youth Day, August 10, 2014 Guest Speaker:
Dr. Terrell Lamont Strayhorn is an ordained Elder in the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) International, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. Elder Strayhorn was licensed to the gospel ministry at the age of 15 under the tutelage of his pastor, the late Bishop Herman Corbett Clark Sr., at New Hope Church of God in Christ in Norfolk, Virginia, where he served for many years as a youth leader, choir director, musician, Sunday School teacher, and YPWW coordinator. After several years of licensed ministry, Strayhorn was ordained Elder in the national church under his jurisdictional prelate, Bishop Samuel L. Green (Virginia, 2ndEcclesiastical Jurisdiction) and then presiding bishop, The Right Reverend L. H. Ford. Elder Strayhorn has since served as Minister of Music, Director of Praise & Worship, or Youth Director at Loving COGIC in Charlottesville, Virginia under Pastor Cole; Refreshing Springs COGIC in Landover, Maryland (Pastor James E. Jordan); and Children of God COGIC in Knoxville, Tennessee (Pastor Phillip Hamilton Sr.). Most recently, Elder Strayhorn served as the Vice President of the Jurisdictional Music Department (2nd Jurisdiction, Tennessee; Bishop James Scott) and District Evangelist for the Knoxville District COGIC, under the leadership of Superintendent Phillip Hamilton, Sr. As a gospel preacher, he has conducted 3-day and week-long revivals in various states across the country, taught evangelism workshops at local and state meetings, and performed sacred services including weddings, funerals, and more. Currently, Elder Strayhorn is a member of Unity Temple COGIC in Columbus, Ohio under the leadership of Pastor Jerry Revish, where he serves as his pastor’s adjutant, youth worker, as well as Regional Vice President for Evangelism and representative for Young People Willing Worker (YPWW) Department for the Ohio Central East Jurisdiction under Bishop David L. Herron. Elder Dr. Strayhorn also is a Professor of Higher Education in the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) at The Ohio State University (OSU), where he also serves as Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE), EHE Chief Diversity Officer,Faculty Research Associate in the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, Senior Research Associate in the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male, and faculty affiliate in the Department of African American and African Studies. Professor Strayhorn maintains an active and highly visible research agenda focusing on major policy issues in education: student access and achievement, equity and diversity, impact of college on students, and student learning and development. Acclaimed higher education researcher and policy analyst, Strayhorn has authored 8 books and monographs including College Students’ Sense of Belonging (Routledge, 2012) and Living at the Intersections: Social Identities and Black Collegians (Information Age, 2013), over 50 book chapters, and more than 100 refereed journal articles, reviews, and scientific reports. He is a highly sought after public speaker and presenter. Named “one of the most highly visible new scholars in his field,” by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Strayhorn has received numerous national awards and honors including the Who’s Who, Top 20 to Know in Education by BusinessFirst Magazine, and Diverse Issues in Higher Education named him one of the nation’s Top 12 Diversity Scholars. Dr. Strayhorn received a bachelor’s degree (BA) from the University of Virginia (UVA), a master’s degree in educational policy studies (MEd) from the Curry School of Education at UVA, and doctorate (PhD) in higher education from Virginia Tech. He’s currently completing a law degree at Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law. A native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Strayhorn is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and the proud father of two kids.
Annual Outdoor Worship Drive In Church Service
Friday, August 29, 2014
Join us at the St. Ashworth Temple Church of God In Christ
Outdoor Worship – Drive In Church Service
The drive in service follows a standard worship service format of praise and worship, offering, sermon and alter call. You can sit in your car, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the Lord with us.
Our Goal is to increase God’s Holy Spirit in our community. This service is open to all.
Join St. Ashworth Temple COGIC’s at Lake Anna, Barberton, Ohio for our Annual Baptism Service.
John 3:5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Emmitt Louis Nevels, Sr. is a ministerial product of the Church Of God In Christ. After coming to faith in Christ and receiving the Baptism in the Holy Ghost, Brother Nevels acknowledged a call to ministry and began his trek toward leadership in the Church through obedience, consecration and devout, formal study of the Word of God.
His Pastoral experiences are legendary and his love for people brings him great commendation among all who know him. “Evangelism” has been this man’s hallmark for more than four decades and his godly lifestyle is admired and longed for among those of us who “seek the old path”.
Bishop Nevels has earned the respect of his wife and children and they attest to his life by their good behavior in holiness and by their support in ministry.
A group of Pastors of the Central Ohio Jurisdiction made their desires known when the Presiding Bishop of our Church asked for a “Recommendation Ballot” to help him in determining who should succeed our former Prelate, the late Bishop Warren Elijah Miller. Because so many of us desired to have his leadership, our Presiding Bishop has appointed him, Bishop of Ohio West Jurisdiction.
Now, we are all here to hear what the Lord would say unto us through him…
Join St. Ashworth Temple for the Annual Vacation Bible School, Monday, June 16 through Friday June 20. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.