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Prepare for 'Pastor Appreciation Month'
Pastor Appreciation Month Video Greeting
Pastor Appreciation Month Video Greeting

The Bible teaches us to give honor to whom honor is due. I do not know of any position in the Church that deserves more honor than a God-called, God-anointed pastor. A pastor is a shepherd, a minister in spiritual and jurisdictional charge of a church congregation or community. 

Jeremiah 3:15 states, "And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." Again in Ephesians 4:11-12, "And He gave some apostles;  and some prophets; and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers for the perfecting (maturing) of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ."

Today we have many preachers (ministers) with various callings and giftings that are well-trained and equipped in their ministry, but not every minister has a pastor's heart. All are needed and have a unique role to play in the body of Christ, but true pastors according to God's own heart are few. My personal prayer is, "Please, God, give us more!" Read more.

Members on the Moveonthemove
AG: Pastor Faces Gunman in Church Foyer
Pastor Randal H. Ackland glanced at his watch. Time was of the essence. He had less than 25 minutes before the church campus and daycare would begin teeming with parents dropping off their children. Less than 25 minutes to somehow disarm or bring about the peaceful departure of the disheveled and, at best, unstable gunman that was now sitting in the church foyer. Read more.

PAOC: Rise Up Canada - A Call to Prayer on October 18
"So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one" (Ezekiel 22:30, NKJV).

Looking through the historical lens of our nation, it is evident that Canada was given to early Catholic and Christian forefathers who have toiled hard to build up this nation. Their prayers and strong biblical principles in mind have heavily influenced Canada. Read more.

IPHC: Three Vital Lessons From One of Our Founders
George Floyd Taylor was an amazing man. He was one of the earliest members of the Holiness Church of North Carolina and a leading figure in the IPHC following the 1911 merger in Falcon, North Carolina. Despite a congenital handicap, he worked tirelessly for the cause of Jesus Christ. He was an avid reader and student, and he earned a master's degree from the University of North Carolina.  Read more

Foursquare: 'Restored by Jesus' is Foursquare's 2019 Theme
Foursquare's founder, Aimee Semple McPherson, made a huge focus about Jesus. She once said: "We are all making a crown for Jesus out of these daily lives of ours, either a crown of golden, divine love, studded with gems of sacrifice and adoration, or a thorny crown, filled with the cruel briars of unbelief, or selfishness, and sin." Read more
PCCNA 2019 Annual Meeting: Celebrating 25 Years of BreakthroughPCCNA2019
Twenty five years ago, the 'Memphis Miracle' that spurred the creation of the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America was born. PCCNA is remembering that miraculous moment when a white Assembly of God pastor, Donald Evans, washed the feet of a black minister, Bishop Ithiel Clemons of Church of God in Christ. Pentecostal historian, Dr. Vinson Synan, recounts that moment here that broke walls down between black and white Pentecostals.

On March 19 - 21, PCCNA members and friends will gather to commemorate that historic occasion as well as celebrate the future of next generation of leaders in the church. A service will be held at Mason Temple on Tuesday, March 19 which is open to the public. Here are the details about the 2019 PCCNA Annual Conference: 

Where: Memphis, TN

When: March 19 - 21, 2019

Venues: The Guest House at Graceland (Hotel),  3600 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38116 (901) 443-3000

Church of God in Christ World Headquarters  Mason Temple
930 Mason Street,  Memphis, TN 38126 (901) 947-9300

  • 25th anniversary of PCCNA and the Memphis Miracle.
  • Experience the grand celebration at Mason Temple on Tuesday evening, March 19th.
  • Pentecostals celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a tree planting at Mason Temple, March 19th .
  • Prescreening the 20th Century Fox movie, Breakthrough, to be released in theaters April, 2019. A miracle resurrection story.
  • Passing a Spirit-Empowered Faith to the Next Generation - launching a visionary three-year initiative with Spirit-filled Next Gen leaders present from multiple PCCNA member denominations and church networks
  • Members and sponsors only: October 1 - December 31, 2018
  • Visitors and guests: January 1 - February 15, 2019
  • Registration limited to 200 guests
  • Community welcomed and invited to attend Tuesday evening, March 19th celebration without registration
Go to  to register on October 1st.
Jeff & Ramona Farmer
" But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends
of the earth."   Acts 1:8 (NIV) 
Jeff Farmer, President

Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America 

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PCCNA Profile: General Superintendent Randy Carterrandycarter
Randy Carter, General Superintendent of Pentecostal Freewill Baptist
1) What was your first job in the ministry?  My first ministry position was in foreign missions. My wife, Gwen, and I were assigned by my denomination to lead our  churches in the country of Mexico. We were based in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. We spent our first year in language school there in Guadalajara where we learned to speak Spanish. 

Over a six year period we oversaw the planting of eight churches and the establishment of a Bible School. After six years on the mission field we returned to North Carolina where I served as a church planter, planting two churches for my denomination then as a lead pastor of an established church. In more recent years I've served as Christian Education Director for six years. I currently serve as General Superintendent of my denomination. 

2) What's your advice to someone starting out in the ministry? My advice to someone just entering the ministry would be to habitually practice the spiritual disciplines early on, before you become very busy with the demands of ministry. If you are not careful, with the passing of years and the increased demands of ministry, it will become easy to push things like prayer, scripture reading, meditation to the back burner and just rely on your own strengths. Big mistake! 

Another piece of advice, find good mentors, people you respect and look up to. I recommend finding different mentors for different areas of life. Get yourself a spiritual mentor, a financial mentor, a family life mentor, a professional mentor. 

3) What's your favorite Bible verse? My favorite verse is Galatians 4:19. 'I am in the pains of childbirth until Christ be fully formed in you'. While reading this verse one morning many years ago I had one of those moments where the scripture leaped from the pages into my heart. That moment led me to become a different kind of person and a different kind of pastor. It made me a more passionate leader and a more compassionate pastor. It caused me to become more focused and intentional about discipleship, seeing to it that those under my care were becoming fully devoted followers of Christ. 

4) What are you reading right now? Currently, I am reading "Killing Kryptonite" by John Bevere and "Gaining by Losing" by JD Greear. Both were recommended by colleagues in ministry and I'm really enjoying both. I recently led my staff through the book "Leading From the Second Chair" by Mike Bonem and Roger Patterson. It's a great read to help leaders who have been senior leaders but who now find themselves in the number two position. It shows the senior leader how to interact with the leaders on their team.

5) Tell us a fun fact about you. Fun fact about me...this is probably the hardest of all your questions! Not so much a fun fact, but I am third generation Pentecostal minister. I have a son who is also an ordained minister with our denomination so we are four generations of Pentecostal ministers in the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. 

My father founded our denomination in 1959 and was the first General Superintendent, serving for 25 years. I am now the General Superintendent so of the four ministers to hold this highest position in our denomination, my father and I are two of them.  

Another fact, not necessarily a fun fact, but I have been married to Gwen for 37 years and we have three grown children, two daughters and a son. All three love the Lord and serve in church somewhere. My eldest, my son, married six years ago and he and his wife Rachel have given us two grandchildren, a boy and a girls. My two daughters are both getting married this year! 

My oldest daughter got married this past June and my youngest daughter is getting married the end of September this year. That's two two weddings within just three months! I tell people that we planned to have our children four years apart for a reason. Who would've thought that they'd end up getting married three months apart! By the way, both girls got engaged the same weekend (New Years 2018) while we were all vacationing in the mountains and both are marrying Military guys, one Army and the other Navy. 
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