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From the Pastor's Pen

by Bishop Milton R. Hawkins on April 18, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has devastated countries and economies across the globe. Unfortunately, many lives have been lost to this dreaded and invisible enemy. COVID-19 has proven to be no respector of persons, religions, or socio-economic status. These are certainly the days that try men’s souls. 

Consequently, it is incumbent upon me to urge you to continue following the guidelines set by the CDC, (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), WHO, ( World Health Organization), and our Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, in practicing Social-distancing, wearing masks and gloves, when out in public.

As pastor, I count it a privilege to serve you, but at the same time, I must also caution you to observe the aforementioned guidelines. It falls within my purview to safeguard the flock in which the Lord has given me oversight. Not only must we as saints “believe”, but we must also “beware”.

Social-distancing has proven to be an effective remedy to slow down the spread of this Coronavirus, and we should act accordingly. I believe it is proper for us to exercise prudence in addition to our faith during troubling times.  “…Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” Psalm 127: 1(b).

Our Ministry will continue to operate weekly by utilizing our Digital Online Platform, along with Facebook Live as we remain “sheltered at home” during this season. 

You may avail yourself to our weekly services Online by accessing our website at Our Sunday Morning Worship will stream Online as well as Facebook Live at 7:45 A.M. (CST) and 11:00 A.M. (CST). Tuesday Night Bible Study will convene via Facebook Live @7:30 P.M. (CST).

You may give your Tithe and Offerings through the following 6 methods:

  • website, by utilizing PayPal. 

  • You may utilize the Givelify app 

  • Text to Give by texting the word Give after calling 901 479-1191 

  • Dial Membership Services at 901 500-6151 for Credit Card Donations

  • Drop off donations at the church (24 hour security present)

  • Mail donations to 369 G.E. Patterson Ave. Memphis, TN 38126 

Attn: Membership

Please know that Lady Catherine and I are praying for you earnestly as you navigate these unchartered waters. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1


Bishop Milton R. Hawkins, Senior Pastor