Saturday, August 21, 2010

Detroit Bishop Named Head of Pentecostal Assemblies of the World

The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW) have installed a new presiding bishop, Charles D. Ellis III. Without getting into a lot of detail right now, let's just say I've been aware for several years now of certain struggles and issues the denomination has been dealing with --- some of which I found fairly troubling. So it will be interesting to see the direction the PAW takes under their new leadership. Our best wishes and prayers go out to the PAW and their new leader.  May the Lord be with him.

From Charisma News Online:

Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:51 AM EDT Adrienne S. Gaines

The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World elected Bishop Charles H. Ellis III as its presiding bishop last week during the organization's annual convention in Minneapolis.

Ellis, pastor of 6,000-member Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, succeeds Bishop Horace Smith, M.D., pastor of Apostolic Faith Church in Chicago.

"I'm truly humbled and honored to follow in the footsteps of some legendary clergymen who brought this organization from humble beginnings to where it is today," Ellis said in a statement. "With God's help, I'll work to continue in that tradition of excellence as we reach for higher heights in Kingdom work."

Ellis previously served two terms as assistant presiding bishop of the Oneness Pentecostal denomination and oversaw churches in Ghana. He became pastor of Greater Grace Temple in 1996 after the death of his father, Bishop David Ellis.

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