It is with deep sadness that we must announce the death of our beloved Elder and friend, Mr. James I. Boone (Jimmy). He passed away May 26, at the age of 62, due to cancer. He was ordained November 9, 2007, and served faithfully in the church for many years.
Brother Jimmy is survived by his wife Maria Lourdes (Malou), 4 daughters – Gayle, Tricia, Kerri, and Maddy, 2 sons-in-law, 2 grandsons, and siblings – Mrs. June Taniajura, Mrs. Janet Alvaran, Mr. Jesse Boone and John Boone.
We thank the Lord for the life of Brother Jimmy. He will surely be missed.
Sincerely, Belinda Natividad Office Staff, GCI Manila East Mission
Cards and condolences may be sent to his wife:
Mrs. Maria Lourdes Boone Deiparine St. (former Uldog St), Paez Subdivision(former Sitio Garden), Poblacion, Talisay City, Cebu 6045 Philippines
Individual Registration for members and Watch Party Registration for leadership teams to participate and debrief together are both available. Make the Celebration a retreat for your congregation, click here for ideas on how to host a watch party.
Our Main Session Speakers
We are excited to present our GCI Superintendents & 2021 speakers! Each Superintendent will share stories of hope, revealing how the Spirit is moving in their regions. The Main Sessions will also feature a live interview by GCI President Greg Williams with each Superintendent. Click here to visit our events page and read the Superintendents’ bios.
I am happy to report that Nelson Philips, our team leader in Hyderabad, was discharged from the hospital last night. I can only explain it as nothing short of a miracle. To have been given a hospital bed with a steady oxygen supply was providential. He had lung damage of 65% and was surviving on 20 liters of oxygen a day. He is immunosuppressed and may need a bit of time to recover.
Nelson and his wife Joshila take a moment to celebrate life and wanted to extend their sincere thanks to our GCI family for their prayers.
Blessings, Danny Zachariah Pastor & Regional Director India Sub-Continent
Voice of Hope Church in Ohio has found a way to have potlucks again! The church has been back in person since February. Potlucks have been revived by using physical distancing with seating and finding ways to provide refreshments in a safe manner.
It is such a blessing to be fellowshipping in person again.
Carrie Osborne Pastor, Voice of Hope Church of God (GCI) Chillicothe, OH
On May 17, members of the Pikeville Kentucky congregation celebrated the six-year anniversary of our community outreach, Grace Community Kitchen. Dedicated church members and community involvement through word-of-mouth and materials donated, have made it possible for this part of our Love Avenue to continue to provide meals for those in need throughout the pandemic.
It is with sadness that we pass along the news that Cynthia Oglesby, wife of Pastor Larry Oglesby in Columbus, GA, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 11, due to pneumonia complications caused by COVID-19. Please remember Larry and his two sons in your prayers.
If you would like to send a card:
Larry Oglesby 5000 Bondale Court Columbus, GA 31907-1781
My family and I would like to thank you for all the prayers and support people have given us during Alan’s illness and recent passing. It was so encouraging for us to hear from so many with words of comfort.
God’s love is enduring and we can all look forward to being reunited with our loved ones in the future.
Just over two years ago the Board of Trustees of Grace Communion International in the UK and Ireland established a National Ministry Team as the leadership model for the governance of the Church. The team consisted of three individuals.
In December 2020 the board was asked to review this model with the intent of making the governance procedure more straightforward, and to address certain clarifications to facilitate a smoother process.
A board sub-committee was formed to look at these issues, and after much consideration and consultation, decided that a National Ministry Leader position would be a more suitable role for the future. The Board then initiated a process of legal consultation to ensure the relevant regulations related to creating a new role and subsequent employment issues were addressed as well as guidelines from the Charity Commission.
An interview process followed and after prayerful consideration, Mr. Gavin Henderson was selected as the National Ministry Leader for the UK and Ireland.
Gavin will begin his new assignment shortly and the Board of Trustees wish him and his family every blessing for the future.
David Silcox, Board Chair UK & Ireland
P.S. Gavin has already been actively working alongside our other GCI Superintendents and will continue to do so. Join us in praying for Gavin and his leadership. – Greg Williams, GCI President
In this episode of We Are GCI, GCI President, Dr. Greg Williams interviews Pam Morgan, the Operations Coordinator for GCI. Pam tells the story of her journey in working for the denomination and the challenges and blessings she encountered along the way.
Individual Registration for members and Watch Party Registration for leadership teams to participate and debrief together are both available. Make the Celebration a retreat for your congregation. Click here for ideas on how to host a watch party.
Our Main Session Speakers
We are excited to present our GCI Superintendents and 2021 speakers! Each Superintendent will share stories of hope, revealing how the Spirit is moving in their regions. The main sessions will also feature an interview by GCI President Greg Williams with each Superintendent. Click here to visit our events page and read the Superintendents’ bios.