Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. was voted to the prestigious Executive Council of the Pentecostal World Fellowship during the 24th Pentecostal World Conference in São Paulo, Brazil.
The Pentecostal World Fellowship is a multi-cultural cooperative body of Pentecostal churches and groups from around the world. This year, tens of thousands of Pentecostal churches made the pilgrimage to São Paulo, which marks the first time the triennial conference took place in Brazil. The theme for the conference, which took place from September 7-10, 2016, was “60 Years of Celebration of the Pentecostal Family.”
Said Bishop Blake, who is also Co-Chairperson to the leadership council of the Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America and was also a keynote speaker at the conference, “I count it an honor and a blessing to serve on the Executive Committee of Pentecostal World Fellowship. God has grown the organization over the past 60 years, and I look forward to assisting in the upcoming initiatives of the Pentecostal World Fellowship.”
Bishop Blake is the Presiding Bishop of the Church of God In Christ which boasts of over 7 million members and is considered the leading and largest African-American denomination in the world.
ABOUT THE PENTECOSTAL WORLD FELLOWSHIP
The Pentecostal World Fellowship is a cooperative body of Pentecostal churches and groups from around the world, formed in mutual agreement for the furtherance of the Gospel worldwide. It is not a legislative body of a national entity, but is a compromise coalition for the advancement of the Gospel to the ends of the Earth. It functions to interact and fellowship with Pentecostal leaders from around the world and to connect the body of Christ with what the Holy Spirit is doing worldwide.
In May 1947, Pastors Leonard Steiner, David J. du Plessis, J Roswell Flower and Donald Gee organized a conference for Pentecostal leaders. Three thousand attended this first conference. Triennial conferences followed and in 1961, this celebrative gathering was officially named the Pentecostal World Conference (PWC).
For more information, please visit http://24pwc.org/.