Entries by Brantley Watson

Bishop Blake featured in NY Daily News column

As the attack that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend continue to fuel debate regarding the direction of our society, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake’s statement on the matter found its way into political anchor Errol Louis’s column on Tuesday, entitled Vaccines against extremism: Culture and faith. Click HERE to read the full story.

Convocation Expected to Inject Millions into STL

Originally posted on STLAmerican.com — The Church of God in Christ’s 109th Holy Convocation projected to make over $30 million economic impact to St. Louis metro area. This gathering of more than 40,000 attendees, scheduled for November 7-13 at the America’s Center and the Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis, is one of the city’s […]

Bishop Blake, Garcetti Show Support for Measure M

Originally posted on LaSentinel.net More than 30 faith leaders joined L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas to encourage passage of Measure M, the Nov. 8 ballot initiative calling for a half-cent countywide sales tax to fund transit and road projects and improvements in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. During a breakfast […]

The Silver Lining in Suffering

We all have those days in our lives that live in infamy. For me, the most infamous is March 14, 2014, the day I learned my mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer. It was the weakest day of my life. My thoughts were uncontrollable, as were my tears. It still stings to look back […]

COGIC, First Tennessee partner to provide financial counseling

MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) The Church of God in Christ’s world headquarters at the historic Mason Temple in Memphis will soon be home to free financial literacy counseling for consumers, small business leaders and entrepreneurs, courtesy of First Tennessee Bank. First Tennessee will provide a full-time, on-site Operation HOPE financial counselor who will offer seminars and […]

COGIC donates $50,000 to Louisiana Flood Victims

Originally posted on Christian Newswire MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 19, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ — Church of God in Christ (COGIC) churches devastated by the recent flooding in Louisiana will receive assistance from COGIC Charities. COGIC Charities has committed $50,000 to help COGIC churches in the Southern Louisiana area hit by the recent flooding. The funds will […]