Thursday, July 1, 2010
Official Retirement and Installation Day July 27, 2010
The Powder Springs Church of God has officially retired Pastor Carson and Sue Brown of 33 faithful years and instated Pastor Jeff and Kelly Vaughn as the new pastors. Bishop Greg and Jan Baird came for the official ceremony from the Church of God State Executive Office to honor Pastor Carson and Sue Brown. During the service, the officials gave recognition to the great quality leadership Bro. and Sis. Brown have exceeded for the work of the Lord all these past years. Sister Jan Baird read the statistics gathered of Bro. and Sis. Brown's ministry through the reports that are filed monthly. Thousands of lives were changed and saved through their ministry and hundreds were sanctified and filled with the Holy Spirit and water baptized through God using Bro. and Sis. Brown. Executive Bishop Dr.& Mrs. Walker, Bishop Steve and Barbara Brown and Bishop Greg and Jan Baird, which are the state officials of the Church of God of North Georgia, gave Bro. and Sis. Brown a beautiful engraved mounted clock for their years of commitment to the Church of God.
Following a beautiful song by Jan Baird, Bishop Baird preached a purposeful, much needed message on "Hold onto the Rope: Never give up on your church, you are needed for the pastor to implement God's will, he can't succeed alone." After the sermon, a real rope was brought out to symbolize the unity needed for a church to grow and survive. Bishop Greg Baird asked retiring pastor, Carson and Sue to hold the end of the rope on his left side and the new pastor, Jeff and Kelly Vaughn to hold the rope end to the right of him. Then, he asked the teens and children to come in the center and grab hold. Then, he asked the men of PSCOG to hold on next to the new pastor and the women of the church to grab hold near Bro. and Sis. Brown. A prayer for the retiring pastor's health and prosperity for his retirement years was prayed and a blessing of "clear vision" for the new pastor. Unity was felt all around the worship area as God poured His fresh anointing around the Powder Springs Church of God. God's grace washed away any confusion of the past and prepared the church for an outpouring of His spirit and blessing to all who attend PSCOG. God is good. Pastor Jeff and Kelly are excited about what God is going to do for His people of PSCOG. Feel free to visit. The new pastor and church family look forward to new growth and the moving of God's spirit.