JACKSON, Miss. – During the National Convention of the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA -COCHUSA- held in Dallas, Minister Daniel Kennebrew was elected as President of the 120 year-old denomination’s National Sunday School and Holiness Youth Ministry Congress. The SS & H.Y.M. is an auxilliary department which focuses on Christian development for children, youth and adults.
During Kennebrew’s four-year term (2016-2020) as president, he will be responsible for disseminating communications to the eight diocese and local churches via enhanced technology and social media platforms in addition to preparing youth and adult leaders for national leadership positions.
“During my presidency, I want to build on the solid foundation that was implement by the past president of the COCHUSA Congress,” Kennebrew said. “I want to ensure that members are working together, making their role in this non-profit organization their priority, but most importantly, carrying out the responsibilities that God has called us to complete.”
Prior to being elected Congress President, Kennebrew served as the Congress Vice President for four years and as the financial secretary for eight years in which he ensured that the denomination was financially equipped.
The Pearland, Texas resident is currently affiliated with the Southwestern diocese- a region consisting of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas where he serves as leader of the Southwestern Diocese Music Workshop. Additionally, Kennebrew serves as the Minister of Music at the Second Church of Christ (located at 3010 Hartsville St., Houston, Texas) where he has been a member for 13 years.
In addition to his leadership in COCHUSA, Kennebrew is the Co-Coordinator for Prairie View A&M University Business Summer School program and Co-Chair of the recruitment and retention committee.
The oldest of the five children born to Vernon Kennebrew, Senior Bishop of COCHUSA, Kennebrew says he envisions potential growth under his presidency.
“I expect to develop into a leader that is not afraid of making and executing change that will benefit our organization,” Kennebrew said.
About Church of Christ (Holiness) USA
Founded by Charles Price Jones in 1897, the Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. commonly referred to as COCHUSA shares a common early history with the Church of God in Christ (COGIC). However, in October 1920, churches identifying with the Holiness division separated their denomination and charted the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA in Mississippi. The denomination is divided into eight dioceses – Eastern, North Central, Northern, Pacific North West, South Central, South Eastern, South Western, and Western.