The Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. is now on the Road to Pentecost. On our journey, let’s prepare to fast, pray, and make ourselves available to the work of the Holy Spirit.
As we celebrate the arrival and gift of the Holy Spirit to the New Testament Church, I encourage all COCHUSA members to practice this year’s national theme “Living Out Loud” as we compel our communities to be filled with God’s presence. Let us not merely observe or discuss our national theme- let us BE the national theme, a body of believers who are “Living Out Loud.”
On behalf of Senior Bishop Vernon E. Kennebrew, our Board of Bishops and the entire community of believers who make up the general body of the COCHUSA, we honor Pentecost, and look forward to commemorating and celebrating the arrival and gift of the Holy Spirit.
“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” (Acts 2:1-4 NIV)
Bishop Lindsay E. Jones
Church of Christ (Holiness) USA
I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I thank God for His mercy over us thus far this year. I am humbled to serve as your National President for the years 2021 thru 2024. As we celebrate this Pentecost season on our Road to Pentecost, let us not forget all that God has done for us. Love has been given to us by God, and we must remember to love each other too. During this time, we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles on Pentecost Sunday. (Acts 2:1-13 NIV) Pentecost celebrates everything that God has provided for us during our lifetimes, and in this spirit, we should take care of one another. Finally, let us continue to pray that God will grow our Men’s Ministry into what He would have it to be, that we may take back our Cities, States, and Country. I love you all, and may God bless you.
Eric B. Tanner, Sr, NBM President.
Greetings Church of Christ Holiness Family,
I can only imagine from the eyes of the disciples, the One who had walked with them for few years, taught them, prepared them, and changed their lives was now gone. I know that they heard of another, but the One they had touched was no longer there. In a time where things were going upside down… uncertainty all around… they only had a promise. Though they had seen and experienced so much as the Savior’s disciples, again from their eyes, I could only imagine how hopelessness may have knocked on the doors of their hearts and minds. But the time had come, the wait was over… the promise of heaven’s help arrived. Oh, the joy they must have felt when He who was to come, finally showed up to not only walked with them, but live in them. We call it Pentecost!
Today, we rejoice that while so much is going on around us, the presence of the Holy Spirit is here to lead, guide, and direct us in the mist of it all. The craziness of our times, cannot determine the peace of our hearts because of He who lives in us… He who is called to come along side us. Today, let us celebrate that the Promise has come.
God Bless you!
Elder Fred Taylor,
National SS & HYM Congress President
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 1:7 NIV). Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, the day that the gift of the Holy Spirit fell upon the Apostles and other disciples while in the Upper Room. Pentecost is often called the birthday of the Church, and we should celebrate it as such. It is also a reminder that we share something that binds us together- God himself. It is only by God’s grace that the Holy Spirit lives in God’s followers, and we should rejoice in the fact that the Holy Spirit dwells in every one of us. (Romans 15:13 NIV) On our Road to Pentecost day and in honor of our national theme, Living Out Loud, I encourage you to celebrate the abundant life with one another.
Sis. Linda McDonald
President, United Christian Women’s Ministries
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third Person in the triune Godhead; and that He is ever present and active in the Church of Christ (John 14:16); convicting (John 16:8) and regenerating those who believe in Jesus Christ; dwelling in, sanctifying, teaching, and comforting believers (John 14:16,17; 17:17) and guiding them into all truth as it is in Christ Jesus (John 16:13), (John 14:26), and empowering them to witness (Acts 1:8).