My Prediction For The 2016 COGIC General Board!
Reader, the following note was forward to me by way of email. It's not my prediction of who I feel should be on the upcoming 2016 COGIC General Board, but someone else's opinion about the candidates and incumbents who may run for this body. Tell me what do you think?
1. Presiding Bishop Blake - shew in. In this church it is hard to unseat someone who has been elected and as visible. Although I would prefer him not to run again, it's his choice. If he were not to run, my choice would be:
2. Bishop J. W. Macklin. I would support him. If he were to win, I would say make Bishop Drew Sheard his 2nd and keep Bishop Brooks as 1st. If something were to happen to Bishop PA by 2016, I would say Bishop Daniels or Frank White as 1st.
3. I hope and pray Bishop Sheard is content with just being on the board until 2020. then I would say he should run.
4. I would like to see Bishops Winbush, Brooks and Mckinney retire. I would like to see Bishops Thomas and Wooten not run again. It was a novelty to have them for the past 3.5 years. Let's not make that mistake again church.
5. I hope and pray Bishop Porter matures into a leader. I always look at him as a kid out of place when I seen him on that platform. He is just so immature. How did we let this happen church.
Now there are three Bishops that are not currently on the Board that I think would make 3 solid members of the Board:
1. Bishop Martin L. Johnson
2. Bishop Prince Bryant
3. Bishop Daryl Hines - it's inevitable.
Hines, popular not necessarily qualified. I think Bishop Bryant is an honorable man and has something to offer Besides Texas should be ashamed of themselves. How in the world with all those delegates you can't put someone from your own state on the Board? I mean any qualified, competent Bishop from that state should be on the board. I am sure Texas has at least 1500 voting delegates. I mean Bishop Haynes old jurisdiction alone could elect someone to any office in brotherhood. Bishop Hines. Again it's not a bad thing to be popular and under qualified. He will make it because he is likeable and public. Now is that a reason to elect someone to the Board? No but we've been doing this foolery for years so why stop now.
Anybody in their right mind know that Bishops Thomas and Wooten should have never been elected to this board. Just shameful. Now to Bishop Johnson. I struggle with this one. He is probably the best preacher the church has but isy used. Yes I know Bishop Blake has insecurities and don't like to put up people who he thinks out thinks and performs him. But this is my issue with Bishop Johnson. You never hear him talk about his family. Now I knew Mother Johnson. and if you didn't like her, you didn't like yourself. she was one of the sweetest women this church has ever known. and I hear she was a beast in the kitchen. I know he has 7 children by her, and the rumor mill says he has a few others by other women, but I won't go there. Same with Sheard and Porter. Pimping ain't easy. He has 3 children who are active in the church but he never talks about them. you never see him around his son or daughter at the conventions. A good father is distinguished by the development of his children. He has one son, I think his name is Timothy, who has done a great job growing in the church, but I just think he should be further along in his career in this church than he is. I spoke with someone from the NJ area and they say he doesn't participate in the jurisdiction but belong to another jurisdiction because his father won't use him. I've spoken with Timothy several times and he appears to be a bright young man.
I was told that Bishop Johnson is afraid that people will say he is practicing nepotism. Now let's get real bishop. which bishop you know that has a capable son hasn't done something to make his child's ascension smoother. Do you think J Drew, Brandon, Anthone, Charles and Larry Blake, Green cared about what the members thought when it came to making space for their children in the jurisdiction. Look at the Green's. All of the males in that family who are in ministry are doing something in the jurisdiction. whispering to Bishop Johnson...............if you want to get on this board.....remember charity starts at home first......... Other than that, Bishop Blake could at least let the man preach in the convocation every now and then. Heck, Bishop Hines should let him have one Saturday to preach. At least I can say I left STL with hearing one good, theologically sound message.