COGIC’s 100 Most Influential Pastors of 2014 Are Highlighted in “The Whole Truth” Magazine

The Whole Truth

In the latest edition of The Church of God in Christ’s eMagazine, the denomination honored its 100 most influential pastors of 2014.

April E. Quillen, the Editor of The Whole Truth, wrote the following in the publication:

This month, we celebrate a group of beloved pastors who are exceptionally impacting and influencing their church families and communities — our 2014 I00 Influential Pastors. We also salute and commend the 7 prominent pastors whom we’ve proudly deemed as Pastors You Need to Know. Congratulations to all of the Well-deserving honorees!

The response to the 100 Infuential Pastors call for nominations was completely overwhelming and we graciously thank every person who took the time to submit a nomination for their esteemed pastor. The outpouring of love and appreciation for these servants of God is to be commended. We abundantly thank the chairman of this feat, Elder David George Newsome, and the entire selection committee, who tirelessly worked to meticulously select the honorees. I know that they were increasingly encouraged and inspired with the review of each entry.

The COGIC’s 100 Influential Pastors of 2014 are (in alphabetical order):

  1. Bobby Allen, Griffin Memorial COGIC
  2. Gregory Askew Sr., Jubilee COGIC
  3. Edwin C. Bass, The Empowered Church
  4. Mark Baymon, Deliverance Center Ministries
  5. Johnson Beaven, Citadel of Faith COGIC
  6. Louis Bishop, Greater All Nations Prayer Tower COGIC
  7. Albert Wendell Brown Jr., Refreshing Springs COGIC
  8. Nathaniel Bullock, Greater White Rose COGIC
  9. Eric L. Butler, Joy of Life Ministries
  10. Willie James Campbell, St. James COGIC
  11. Chad Carlton, Temple of Healing Waters COGIC
  12. Edward Carter, Prayer Assembly COGIC
  13. Clifford Chappell, St. John’s All Nations COGIC
  14. John Christian, Christian Worship Center
  15. Gilbert Clay, Rose Hill COGIC
  16. Joseph Conner, New Beginnings COGIC
  17. Alfred C. Davis, Eastside Community Church
  18. Herbert Davis, Nehemiah Christian Center
  19. Ronald Deal, St. Michael COGIC
  20. Alphonso Denson, Abram Temple COGIC
  21. Terry Diamond, Abundance of Blessings COGIC
  22. Linwood Dillard, Citadel of Deliverance COGIC
  23. Samuel Duncan Jr., Lansing COGIC
  24. Luther Dupree, Rehoboth Holy Temple
  25. Michael Eaddy, People’s Church of the Harvest
  26. Ron Eagleton, Mt. Rose COGIC
  27. Leroy Ealy, Bryant Temple COGIC
  28. Oatis Eanes, Greater Liberty COGIC
  29. Ezra Fagge’tt, Unity Temple COGIC
  30. J. Louis Felton, Mount Airy COGIC
  31. Keith Ford, The Messias COGIC
  32. George Fort, Community Chapel Church
  33. Paul Fortson, Paradise COGIC
  34. Sidney Frye, Word of Life COGIC
  35. Nelson Gatlin, Mitchell Chapel COGIC
  36. Gerald Glenn, New Deliverance Evangelistic Church
  37. Darryl Grant, Kingdom Builders Church
  38. Darrell Grissum, Lily of the Valley COGIC
  39. Harrison Hale, Cornerstone COGIC
  40. Kevin Hammond, New Covenant Fellowship COGIC
  41. Terrell Harris, True Light COGIC
  42. Milton Hawkins, Temple of Deliverance
  43. Terence Hayes Sr., Faith Deliverance COGIC
  44. Roderick Hennings, Zion Dominion Global Ministries
  45. Herman Hicks, Greater Pentecostal COGIC
  46. Bruce Hogan, Brookside Ministries
  47. Luther Holmes, Ecclesia COGIC
  48. Andrew Jackson, West Irving COGIC
  49. Andrew L. Jenkins Sr., Saints Liberty Life Step Ministries
  50. Craig Johnson, Joyful Fellowship COGIC
  51. Leroy Jones, New Life Pentecostal COGIC
  52. Dwayne Jordan, The Master’s Touch Cathedral International Church
  53. Ross Johnson, Bethel & Mt. Zion COGIC
  54. Gregory E. Jordan, Calvary COGIC
  55. James Lawson, Terrestrial Temple COGIC
  56. Clarence Lewis III, First Calvary COGIC
  57. Jerome H. Lewis, Way of Life COGIC
  58. D.L. Lindsey, The Worship Center COGIC
  59. Kennedy Lockhart, The Church COGIC
  60. Robert Lowe, New Beginnings COGIC
  61. John Magwati, Gospel COGIC
  62. Adrian Malone, Higher Dimensions COGIC
  63. James Marks, Bethesda COGIC
  64. Vincent Mathews, Tabernacle COGIC
  65. Albert Mays, Word of Life Ministries
  66. Charles McClelland, Holy Cathedral COGIC
  67. Dennis J. McMurray, Renaissance COGIC
  68. Larry Miles, Fresh Anointing Cathedral
  69. Arthur Mosley, Cathedral of Faith
  70. Joseph Norfleet, Faith Center COGIC
  71. Willard Payton, New Birth COGIC
  72. Frederick Pellum, Refreshing COGIC
  73. Robert L. Perry Jr., Grove Street COGIC
  74. Carl Pierce, Carter Memorial Church
  75. Timothy L. Porter Sr., Emmanuel Temple
  76. Henry Prior, Redeem Bethel COGIC
  77. Eddie Pruitte, Holiness Taberncle COGIC
  78. Christopher V. Pryor, Victorious Believers Ministries
  79. Moses Ray, Gordon COGIC
  80. Kenneth Reed, Greater Evangelical COGIC
  81. Robert Robinson Jr., Second Faith Temple COGIC
  82. Ahmed Screven, Bethesda COGIC
  83. Ervin Sims Jr., Mt. Carmel COGIC
  84. John Smith, Rosemark COGIC
  85. Lee Stern, Community Outreach COGIC
  86. Charles Stevenson Jr., Bethel COGIC
  87. James Strong, Fountain of Life Ministries
  88. Roy Sudds, Light of Life Miracle Deliverance COGIC
  89. Johnny Tates, Powerhouse COGIC
  90. Archie Thomas, Living Word Cathedral
  91. Paul Thompson Sr., Pentecostal Temple COGIC
  92. Keith E. Thornton Sr., Thompson Temple COGIC
  93. Henry Walker, Greater New Jerusalem COGIC
  94. Celester Webb, United COGIC
  95. Johnie Williams, Williams Temple
  96. Walter C. Willie, Prayer Tabernacle COGIC
  97. Edward Wolfe, New Hope COGIC
  98. Patrick Wooden Sr., Upper Room Church
  99. Earl J. Wright Sr., Greater Miller Memorial COGIC
  100. John Young III, Bible Way COGIC

The COGIC’s 7 Pastors You Need to Know are:

  1. Destry Bell, Christ Temple of Deliverance COGIC
  2. Matthew Brown, Greater Community COGIC
  3. Rodney Canion, New Gospel Temple COGIC
  4. Robert Dean, New Life COGIC
  5. Jerry Givens, Prayer Garden COGIC
  6. Keith Kershaw, Genesis COGIC
  7. Tarence E. Lauchie, Grace for the Nations COGIC

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