COGIC Approves Gospel Singing Legend Rance Allen As Bishop
Originally posted: Sept. 16, 2011
Well, it appears Dr. Rance Allen, singing great from gospel group, The Rance Allen Group will be filling some big shoes.
Let’s hope with all of COGIG’s scandal over the years, he can add something positive to their reputation.
Report from Elev8:
Ohio’s New Bethel Church (COGIC), Dr. Rance Allen, has been nominated and approved by to the General Board of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) to succeed the late Bishop Alfred D. Knight, Jr. as the Jurisdictional Prelate of the Michigan Northwestern Harvest Jurisdiction.
Catholic Priest Monsignor William Lynn Convicted for Failing to Report Predatory Acts of Priests
We will never believe that a conviction of a church official knowingly allowing abuse to go on has finally occurred. We pray this is the beginning of many, many convictions because they need to be held accountable.
We do not think God approves of the Gospel SuperFest being in the sanctuary of Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ. Pastor Corby Bush, Sr. preached at Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ when the late Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson was living and we yet believe on making an impact, which means not to allow the world to come into the body of Christ to change it. Therefore, all of these gospel artists mingling with secular entertainers, whether they be actors, singers or comedians is not right in the eyes of God, not unless they completely follow Jesus Christ and completely step away from the world. It is time to wake up, after losing Whitney Houston. We believe Whitney Houston knew Jesus Christ, but we feel she yet would have been here, if all the gospel artists she was friends with would have been more of an true example of complete holiness and righteous saints. Gospel artists should have no more fellowship with those in the world, unless they have completely captivated them from entertaining for the world. The Word of God, the Holy Bible says this, ‘Love not the world neither the things that are in the world, he that loveth the world the love of the Father is not in him (I John 2:15). Therefore, we can love people in the world, but not associate with them, because they have not completely separated from the world.
The Church of God in Christ has a history of preaching against sin and enforcing values of true holiness and righteous, but when they allow such events where the late Presiding Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson once stood and even previous bishops before him, we cannot understand it and by allowing the upcoming Gospel SuperFest to be held there is very hypocritical in our opinion. We do not disagree just because we feel gospel artists should have no dealings with secular entertainers, but also because these days, some gospel artists seemed to live and perform very similar to secular artists…Read full article, here.
Orlando Mission Road COGIC Church Avoids Eviction with Bank Settlement
The pastor of a suburban Orlando Pentecostal church was facing eviction only days ago until they reached a settlement with the bank. The Mission Road Church of God in Christ church was able to settle with Bank of America after several years of wrestling with debt, says bank officials.
Though BlackAmericaWeb.com reported two weeks ago that the members of the church were going to be evicted at any given moment, but the pastor stated he signed papers:
What Happened to Prayer Warriors In The Black Church?
There are so many black people who are dying lost without God in there lives. Whatever happened to prayer warriors in the black church? Now, that a lot of black churches are running their churches like multi-million dollar corporations, does shut in prayer exist among seasoned mothers and missionaries who used to be popular among deliverance ministries and the Church of God In Christ.
Darin Lee McAllister was indicted in May 2010 by a federal grand jury for wire fraud, bank fraud, and swearing a false oath in bankruptcy.The sentencing was quite different from what many of us expected of months ago according to the news reports.
Below is the entire report from the FBI Website
Can Homosexuals Get Saved In COGIC, While They Endorsed Same Sex Marriage Declaration?
If you are a true child of God who knows the history of the oldest and largest African American denomination, ask yourself this question, ‘how can gays and lesbians think anything is wrong with homosexuality, if the leader of COGIC supports the Same Sex Marriage Declaration?’ If you have a child who has been struggling with homosexuality and you are still a part of the Church of God in Christ, you cannot help but wonder if you should still belong to such a denomination who supported President Barack Obama’s bill for gay marriage.
AT2W UPDATE: Darin Lee McAllister, Former FBI Agent Sentencing
We have received tons of requests to report more information on the Darin McAllister case. We covered the story extensively according to what the authorities and courts would allow us to know about the case from the beginning.
In the news at the start, Darin Lee McAllister, 44, was a special agent for the FBI is now being accused of creating a wire fraud scheme regarding a mortgage company (SunTrust Bank) of over $100,000 line of credit and also giving false statements to obtaining funds to purchase more properties back in 2006. Theses properties were worth over $1 million dollars.