The moment has arrived!! The BCCEJ 18th Annual Holy Convocation and we are looking forward to enjoying a wonderful time of fellowship and worship. Please join us in full support of this glorious week.
The Church of God In Christ (COGIC) is a Holiness Pentecostal Christian denomination, and the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States. Although an international and multiethnic religious organization its international headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. The current Presiding Bishop is Bishop John Drew Sheard, Sr. who is the Senior Pastor of the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God In Christ in Detroit, Michigan.
The church teaches three separate and distinct works of grace that God performs in the life of the believers: salvation, entire sanctification and the baptism or infilling of the Holy Ghost. The church declares to be evangelical in ministry, fundamental in doctrine and practice, and Pentecostal in worship and expression. COGIC theology and beliefs fall in the tradition of Wesleyan-Arminian theology.
The Church of God in Christ can be found in more than 100 nations with an international membership estimated between one to three million adherents in more than 13,000 churches, missions and outreaches. Its combined worldwide membership is estimated to be between six and a half and eight million, composing more than 25,000 congregations throughout the world. It is our goal to establish 200 churches in the British Columbia, Canada corridor under the leadership of Bishop Benjamin Stephens, III and Supervisor Teria Johnson.