"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
Motto: Ministering to the whole man, young and old.
The Men's Ministries Executive Board
Rev. Ronald Cook, Executive
Rev. Brian L. Kinney, First
Rev. Brian Willingham, Second
Assistant & National Director of Royal Rangers
Rev. Richard Kitchens,
Secretary Hoyt Turner, Treasurer
An Interview with Ronald Cook
your CHC family a little about your early life and conversion
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.
something about your family.
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.
your local church ministry like before becoming a pastor?
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
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
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,
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.
your goals and objectives for the General Men’s Ministries?
Tell us about your vision.
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?
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:
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