COGIC News: Church of God in Christ Re-Elects Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.
Reader during the 109th Holy Convocation, in St. Louis, the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) once again chose Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. as Presiding Bishop. The General Assembly, the Legislative Body of the Church of God in Christ, has re-elected Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. to the Office of Presiding Bishop. Bishop Blake is the leader of the church’s Executive Branch. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the nearly 6.5 million-member church.
Presiding Bishop Blake says, “Serving as Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ is an incredible honor. Thank you for re-electing me as your leader. This is the greatest church in the world. I am looking forward to serving this great denomination as its leader during the next quadrennial and continuing to make a meaningful global impact.” The General Board is the Board of Directors of the denomination and governs the church between meetings of the General Assembly. The General Board consists of twelve members, including the Presiding Bishop. The 2016 General Assembly delegates elected 2 new members to the General Board, with 10 returning incumbents.
Read Complete Election Results:
Bishop Charles Blake - Presiding Bishop
The General Board Bishop J. Drew Sheard
Bishop Matthew Williams(Newly Elected)
Bishop Lawrence M. Wooten
Bishop Darrell Hines ....(Newly Elected)
Bishop Ted Thomas
Bishop Brandon B. Porter
Bishop Nathaniel Wells
Bishop Jerry W. Macklin
Bishop George D. McKinney
Bishop P.A. Brooks
Bishop Sedgwick Daniels
Bishop Bishop Joel Lyles - General Secretary