WHO WE ARE

Who We Are:

 

The Congregational Holiness Church is people. We are people whose lives have been changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are people who have chosen to follow Jesus Christ. We are people from all walks of life who have accepted the Bible as our guide for daily life. We are individuals who love God. We are families who love God. We are churches who love God. We are small churches, large churches, and medium size churches. We are urban churches and rural churches. We are a church family of open hearts and open arms. We are a family oriented organization called the Congregational Holiness Church

 

Why Do We Exist? :

 
The Congregational Holiness Church exists to obey the Great Commission as found in Mathew 28:19-20.  This includes evangelizing, discipleship training, planting churches, and aiding in church growth and development in the United States and in the nations around the world.  Our objective is to assist believers in discovering, developing, and utilizing their God given gifts in order to impact their generation as they serve in the kingdom of God.

 

Where Did We Come From?:
 

The Congregational Holiness Church traces its doctrinal and historical roots to the Protestant Reformation, the Wesleyan Holiness Revival, and the Pentecostal movement of the early 20th Century. Our movement was organized in 1921 in High Shoals, Georgia. We have grown from 12 churches in 1921 to over 9,000 churches worldwide today in 14 states and in 26 countries. Our International Headquarters is located in Griffin, Georgia.

 

We are evangelical and embrace the cardinal Biblical doctrines of salvation by faith, sanctification, the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speak- ing in tongues, divine healing, the divine Trinity, inspiration of the Bible, the incar- nation of Jesus Christ through the virgin birth, the perfect sinless life of Jesus Christ, the death, burial and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, the rapture of the church, and the imminent, personal pre-millennial second coming of Jesus Christ. As a denomination, we are categorized as Wesleyan Pentecostal.

 

In relationship with other denominations, we have always practiced and taught an open door policy of fellowship. In relationship with other believers, we practice and teach open communion, welcoming all Christians to partake. Our 12th  Article of Faith states, "We believe the Bride of Christ is composed of the entire Spiritual Church."
 

 

How Do We Operate?

 

The Congregational Holiness Church's form of govern- ment is congregational. Our Articles of Faith, form of government, and conditions of membership cannot be changed except by a majority vote of the local churches.

At each quadrennial General Conference we elect a full time General Superintendent with the lifetime, honorary title of Bishop. This spiritual leader administers and directs the affairs and functions of the Congregational Holiness Church. The same General Conference also elects a 1st and a 2nd Assistant General Superintendent. These three superintendents along with an elected General Secretary, and General Treasurer comprise the General Executive Board. Members of the General Executive Board serve four year terms.

In the USA we are divided into districts with each district electing a five member presbytery. The District Presbytery is made up of a Superintendent, a 1st and 2nd Assistant Superintendent, a Secretary/Treasurer and an Assistant Secretary/ Treasurer. District officials also serve four year terms.

The General Executive Board, District Presbyteries, World Missions Executive Director,   Mission   USA   Administrator,   Brotherhood   Executive   Director,   and Womens Ministries Executive Director make up our General Committee. The Gen- eral Committee transacts our church business between General Conferences.

The General Conference of the Congregational Holiness Church is the highest governing body with full authority to designate teachings, principles and practices of the local churches.

Current Officers:

 

General Executive Board

 

Bishop Ronald Wilson

General Superintendent

"ronaldwilson@chchurch.info"

Rev. Wayne Hicks

1st Asst. Superintendent

"lwhicks@Bellsouth.net"

Rev.  Danny Jones

2nd Asst. Superintendent

"dannyjones@chchurch.com"

Rev. Leslee Bailey

General Secretary

"lesleebailey@chchurch.com"

Rev. Kenneth Law

General Treasurer

"klaw42@comcast.net"
The General Executive Board  Left to Right: Rev. Leslie Bailey, Gen. Secretary, Rev. L. Wayne Hicks, First Asst. Supt., Bishop Ronald Wilson, General Supt., Rev. Danny Jones, Second Asst. Gen. Supt, Kenneth Law, General Treasurer.

 

Departmental & Auxiliary Officers

 

Rev. Charles Hanson

World Missions

"jcmkm5@aol.com"

Rev. William Strickland

Mission USA

"williamstrickland@chchurch.com"

Rev, Maggie Pruitt

Women's Ministries

"maggiepruitt1@gmail.com"

Marlene Wilson

Rev. Wanda Murray

Rev. Ronald Cook

Ministers’ Wives

Lady Ministers

Men's Ministries

 

"Ronaldcook@chchurch.com"

Rev. Brian Willingham

Royal Rangers

"im2postal@yahoo.com"

Rev. Tonya Cook

Missionettes

"trcook2343@att.net"

 

District Superintendents

 

Rev. Mark Willingham

North Alabama

Rev. Lavon Singleton

South Alabama

 

Rev. David Cockrell

East Carolina

 

Rev. Jack Crain

West Carolina

 

Rev. David Hodges

Florida

"ddavidretha@netzero.com"

Rev. Hugh Smith

Central Georgia

 

Rev. Mike Spence

North Georgia

"ngdist1@windstream.net"
Rev. Gary Shepherd

Virginia

 

Rev. Jose Rubio

Hispanic

"joserubio0312@yahoo.com"

 

 

The Congregational Holiness Church, Inc., is a "charitable organization" as defined by Internal Revenue Code � 501(c)(3), eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with IRC � 170.  We are a Georgia Non-Profit Corporation registered in AL, FL, IL, KY, NC, SC, TN, TX and VA.  District Directory updates should be sent to Headquarters.  Site problems or questions regarding CHC email service should be directed to lanier@laniermartin.org

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