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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.

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From our State Overseer:

A Personal Testimony to God for His Many Blessings

The month of November has been a busy month here in the State of Alabama. My family and I thank the Lord for the many victories God has wrought and trust He’ll continue working through any battles we all may face as the Church, whether in sickness or in trials. God has been good to our people! The first Sunday in November, I was blessed to be in three local churches. Very early on the 6th, I headed to Phenix City for their “Old Fashioned Day.” It was a blessing to be with the folks there again. After lunch and fellowship, it was time to head to Alex City. It was very nice to spend some time with the Kaufmans and Letchers before service. We thank the Lord for the miracles God has done in blessing the Kaufmans, Keels and Coxes with their transition to the State and in getting moved. Brother Kaufman asked that I preach there at their service at 5:00 and the Lord gave much liberty and we felt the anointing of the Holy Ghost in a special way. The local church has been having good attendance and we thank the Lord for each of these who are coming. It was then time to head to Goodwater for revival. It’s always nice to be with our church family there, as well. We thank God for touching Brother Gillens to be able to preach this revival and he blessed the congregation from the Word. In addition to the normal responsibilities, I had four meetings and my family and I were blessed to attend the Youth Retreat as well. Brother Keel asked me to teach a class on the “Calling of God.” I pray that our precious young people will heed their callings and work for Jesus in whatever capacity He directs. The Retreat was a blessing and the Keels, as well as all who served on staff, gave their all. After the Retreat, my family and I were blessed be back in Bessemer Sunday night, and then I was able to visit the Canaan church on Wednesday evening. Thank God for our church family all over Alabama. I truly felt the Lord at these services. We drove over to Anniston for revival on Friday night, the 18th. The Lord moved from the beginning prayer and we felt the Holy Ghost working and the Word challenged us all. On Saturday, I left for Cullman to visit Sister Flippo in the hospital. She was taken in early for surgery, so I spoke with the nurse and had a prayer for Sister Flippo there. Brother Flippo told me that she is doing better but she’ll need some time to heal. Let’s keep her in prayer! I was in service at our new Spanish church in Athens that Saturday afternoon and was so blessed to be with our precious people there. Many of these folks then loaded up and headed to West Lawrence for the District Fellowship meeting that Brother Sutton had called for that night. It was wonderful to be there with the Northwest District and we had all five churches represented with good attendance. I made it home around midnight and the next day enjoyed service in Bessemer along with our Thanksgiving luncheon. God has worked several miracles this month, healing Brother Cogburn and keeping Sister Gillens during her recent car accident. There’s a lot more that could be shared and I felt the need to praise God! I’m thankful to have visited eight churches this month so far, and look forward to being with you soon! Pray for us as we pray for you. May we all be reminded of the greatest gift God has given, Jesus Christ! God bless and keep you all.