International Men's Ministries

 

 

"The men's ministry of the Congregational Holiness Church is the Men's Ministry International. It is organized on the local, district, national, and international levels. The goals of Brotherhood International are to provide masculine Christian fellowship, inspire, teach and equip men to become involved in lifestyle evangelism, to challengemen to organize, sponsor, and participate in ministry both within and outside of the church, and to create for men the opportunity to serve by challenging, training and involving them within their gifted ministry under the leadership of the local pastor. Men are challenged to organize and support the Royal Rangers Ministry for boys."

 

Brotherhood International is administered by Rev. Ronald Cook, Executive Director.  Rev. Cook may be reached by email at "Ronaldcook@chchurch.com".

 


Scripture Theme: "Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" Psalm 133:1
 

The Men's Ministries International Motto: Ministering to the whole man, young and old.

 


The Men's Ministries Executive Board

Rev. Ronald Cook, Executive Director

Rev. Brian L. Kinney, First Assistant

Rev. Brian Willingham, Second Assistant & National Director of Royal Rangers

Rev. Richard Kitchens,

Secretary Hoyt Turner, Treasurer

 

An Interview with Ronald Cook

Share with your CHC family a little about your early life and conversion to Christ.


Cook: I was born in Carrollton, Georgia, in 1946 and lived there most of my life. During a Sunday night service in 1975, at the Lowell CHC, I was converted to Christ. I was about 30 years old. During this time, I was employed by Southern Wire Company, when God began speaking to my heart about preaching.
Interestingly, I had sensed a call into the ministry even before I was saved.

Tell us something about your family.

 

Cook: By my deceased wife, Barbara, I have five children, eight grandchildren, and six greatgrandchildren. My present wife, Tonya, and I have one son, Cainan, who is 17 years old. Tonya is a wonderful helpmate and companion in the ministry. She has always encouraged and served alongside me. She is also the newly elected National Missionette executive director for the Congregational Holiness Church. We are both excited to serve the people of the Congregational Holiness Church in both of these exciting ministries. Please pray for us.

 

What was your local church ministry like before becoming a pastor?

 

Cook: Evangelism has always been important to me. After I was saved, I was involved in evangelism wherever the door opened. I evangelized among churches from 1976-1977. Later, Pastor Alvin Crews and Bishop Terry Crews recommended me to pastor the Fairfax CHC near Valley, Alabama. After taking
the required courses and meeting all other requirements, I was ordained in 1977 by the South Alabama District.

 

What churches did you pastor before being elected executive director of the International Men’s Ministries Department?


Cook: Well, let me start by saying how grateful and humbled I am for the confidence of the people to allow me to serve for the next four years as Men’s Ministries executive director. During my ministry, I pastored the Fairfax CHC three times, the Carrollton IPHC once (secondary agreement), and the Carrollton CHC for 16 years. I also evangelized while pastoring. From 1986 to 1996, I was involved in full-time evangelism. On the district level, I have served as district secretary for two years and first assistant superintendent (North Alabama) for six years. I am currently pastoring the Sharon Hill CHC in Piedmont,
Alabama.

 

With what experiences and skills did God equip you that you feel will help you serve in this position? 

 

Cook: Ministry is about people, and I feel that God has allowed me to be a “people” person. God has given me a deep burden and compassion to see souls saved and brought into the Kingdom of God. I feel I have an understanding of people, as well as a deep desire to help them. My experience as district Brotherhood Director (North Alabama) greatly helped me to develop both organizational and relationship skills. I learned to work with people and see ministry as a team.

 

What are your goals and objectives for the General Men’s Ministries? Tell us about your vision. 

 

Cook: My overall goal is to see every Congregational Holiness Church maintain an active Men’s Ministries that reaches men and boys of the church and community. I also desire more fellowship among the local church Men’s Ministries chapters within their respective districts. I have a great vision of creating unity between not only the brethren of the United States, but also those of our old and new continental countries. The Bible says in Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” I want to spread this vision of faith, hope, unity, and love and work faithfully. Also, I’d like to establish a Men’s Ministries Disaster Relief Readiness Team. This team would be mobilized and sent into areas where disaster has occurred. Not only would the team assist in meeting physical needs, it would be a means of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also desire to continue to emphasize men mentoring other men, as well as boys in the community. A final goal is to organize and establish Men’s Ministries within our foreign churches.

 

Do you have any final thoughts you’d like to share with the readers? 

 

Cook: The Lord is soon to come and we must labor together to gather all the fragments, that none be lost. It was said that the great King David served his generation well and slept with his fathers. Each generation arises and carries the Gospel to their own generation. Let it be said that the generations before us served well; let the same be said of us also. Let us go forward serving our generation now!

 

Royal Rangers Ministry:

 

 

"Royal Rangers is the official boys' ministry within local churches.  It motivates boys spiritually through Bible study and memorization, devotionals, soul-winning training, and Christian role models.  An advanced awards-based weekly program strengthens boys mentally.  Boys increase their physical prowess by participation in age-specific activities and recreation.  They are introduced to church, community, and nature-related activities in order to develop social skill and awareness."

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