Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) Vice Chairman Of The General Council Of Pastors And Eleders Told To Cease And Desist By The Presiding Bishop

Posted on January 12, 2017

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Everything Thing Is Going Down, But The Word Of God……Vice Chairman of the Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) General Council Pastors and Elders Superintendent Destry Bell has been sent a Cease & Desist Letter by the Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr. regarding his formation of a fellowship in effort to establish a new jurisdiction in Texas.  It seems that all of the controversy in the past two years in the Texas Southeast First Jurisdiction where Bishop Rufus Kyles was the prelate.  Since allegations of sexual misconduct and a lawsuit filed by a young lady that Bishop Kyles was having sex with her caused him to be suspended.  Since being found guilty by the COGIC Board of Bishops, Bishop Kyles was awared and appeal but the church’s judiciary board.  

Bishop Brandon Bretheart Porter, General Board Member has since been made the interim bishop and it has been some great level of unreadiness by a number of the pastors in the jurisdiction.  Destry Bell saw this as an opportunity to form the Texas Gulf Coast Fellowship that would seek approval of the General Borad to be approved to establish a new jurisdiction.  This has constantly been an subject of controversy for the Church Of God In Christ for some time.  The old fashioned split and who gets approved and who does not has yet to be consistent.  Just this past convocation some fellowships was approved and new bishops concentrated, but no to Destry.  The thirty church rule is actually not constitutional and was used as a rule of thumb to prevent so many splits and formation of new jurisdictions.

In a strongly worded letter it was said that if Destry and the men and women that are credential holders would have to continue to work with their current jurisdiction or possibly loose their credentials in the coming year.  In the letter he was warned that if he continued his efforts the national church would have to consider next steps regarding his re-election as vice chairman.  It is still not clear why Bishop Blake is so admit for Destry to not have a fellowship.  Texas has a great deal of jurisdictions, but the same can be said for a number of cities and states throughout the country.   

Obnoxious Media has obtained a copy of Bishop Blake’s strongly worded letter to Destry Bell below: