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James R. Horne

Alabama State Overseer

P. O. Box 650

Bessemer, AL  35021

(423) 310-2702


The Church of God

General Headquarters

P. O. Box 450

Charleston, TN  37310

(423) 339-8624

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The Church of God, International Offices located in Cleveland, Tennessee, is the worldwide headquarters of The Church of God. Our vision and mission is to keep and guard the truth, to evangelize the whole world with the full Gospel, to gather God's sheep into one Body, and to strive for the perfection of the saints.

This website is the home of The Church of God in the state of Alabama. It is our desire and endeavor to see the gospel of Jesus Christ and the message of His Church grow and flourish throughout our state.

From our State Overseer:

Report of the 2016 Alabama State Convention – “Heaven”

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3).

A. J. Tomlinson said, “There is only one class of people that can get to heaven. This class is known as the righteous. Jesus makes this clear in His teachings… of who can go there and who cannot.”

Prayer after prayer, scripture after scripture, song after song, and message after message complemented our theme of “Heaven” at this year’s Alabama State Convention. The worship was sincere and the moving of the Lord was powerful among us. It is evident that the Lord wants us to long, above all else, for spiritual things and for our people to meet the biblical and spiritual conditions that will lead to eternity in heaven. Our guest speaker, Brother Dustin Hays, was a great blessing to us. I understand that this was the first bilingual convention in Alabama since the reorganization. We appreciate Brother Luís Bañuelos and Sister Liz Denard for helping with the Spanish interpretation. Sister Janet Talley was also a blessing, as well as all of those who served on program. Everyone did a wonderful job. “Heaven came down and glory filled our souls” throughout this Convention and so many commented on the unity there and the great liberty we felt in worshipping the Lord. We were glad to see so many young people, zealous and sincere, marching for God—65 VLBs and Gleaners in all. We enjoyed seeing some old-time manifestations of the Holy Ghost there and appreciate all who attended. Our registration was 223 this year and offerings received throughout the Convention totaled $4,564.45.

As the song says, “I want to stroll over heaven with you some glad day, when all our troubles and heartaches are vanished away; then we’ll enjoy the beauty where all things are new, I want to stroll over heaven with you.” Our time is short. Let us work for the Lord with all our hearts and purpose to enjoy eternity with Him and all the redeemed of the Lord. Let’s work to take as many along with us as we can on this journey, reach perfection, and go “home.” “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Cor. 2:9).