September 9, 2014 - September 11, 2014
Tuesday:10:45am & 7:00pm
Wednesday: 10:45am & 7:00pm
Area Churches Are Invited!
Susie Shellenberger has written over 40 books and has sold more than 1.5 million combined copies. She is the editor and namesake of SUSIE, a brand for teen girls that includes a print and monthly magazine titled SUSIE Magazine, a Global SUSIE Online Sisterhood (an online chat room for Christian girls and women) and sponsored events.
An ordained minister through the Church of the Nazarene, Shellenberger has debated Dr. Ruth Westheimer on Fox News Channel and been featured as a teen expert on The Montel Williams Show. She has taken more than 5,000 teens on mission trips around the world and instigated the Brio Mother/Daughter cruise for Focus on the Family, a tradition that has continued with the SUSIE brand. Olivet Nazarene University named her "Woman of the Century" in 2000 and awarded her with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Susie has been featured as a keynote speaker for the Girls of Grace conferences with Point of Grace and she has also traveled as a keynote speaker for Rebecca St. James and ZoeGirl.
Bishop Timothy J. Clarke is the visionary leader and Senior Pastor of First Church of God in Columbus, Ohio. Under his dynamic and prophetic leadership, First Church has become a spiritual beacon at the local and national level.
Bishop Clarke was called to the ministry in January, 1974 and served as Associate Minister at First Church of God, in his hometown of Far Rockaway, New York, under his mentor, the late Dr. James E. Cray. Bishop Clarke began his pastorate at York Avenue Church of God (Warren, OH) in November, 1977; faithfully serving that congregation for four years.
In February, 1982, he was called to the Senior Pastorate of First Church of God (Columbus, OH). He was consecrated to the office of Bishop in September, 2001. In addition to his commitment and anointing as a pastor, Bishop Clarke willfully serves the Body of Christ as an evangelist and teacher. Bishop Clarke has received several honors and degrees for his service to the church and to the community at large which include: Master in Ministry, (Southern California School of Ministry, Los Angeles, CA); Doctor of Divinity (Mid-America Bible College, Oklahoma City, OK; Doctor of Law, (Southern California School of Ministry, Los Angeles, CA); Doctor of Humanities, (Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH) and Morehouse College Board of Preachers Inductee.
He has served on the boards of various community and political organizations: State of Ohio Victims of Crime Advisory Board, Columbus Urban League Board of Directors, United Way of Franklin County, Inter-racial Leadership Council, Clergy Leadership Task Force, Inter-Denominational Ministerial Alliance, President & CEO - New Beginnings Christian Community Revitalization Corporation.
Bishop Clarke has maintained a fellowship with the National Association of the Church of God (NACOG) serving in several leadership capacities including: President of the National Inspirational Youth Convention (NIYC); Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the General Assembly; President, Vice-President and Presiding Elder of the NACOG.
The author of seven books, Bishop Clarke ministers to our heart and encourages our soul through: "Signs of His Coming", "Help for Those Who Hurt", "Bring Back the Glory", "Daughter Don't Miss Your Season", "Living in the Blessed Place", "Making the Most of Your Time" and "Celebrating the Family: Lessons from the Book of Ruth".
Bishop Clarke and his lovely wife, Lady Clytemnestra Lawson Clarke of Teaneck, NJ are the parents of two adult daughters.
Don and Shirl Gessner have served as worship leaders in revivals, camp meetings, crusades and district assemblies throughout the United States and Canada since 1977. Their gift is to bring people into God's presence through music that prepares the heart for the Word of God. From 2001-2009, they served as Worship Leaders / Executive Pastor for Grace Pointe Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis, IN. In 2009, Don became the Executive Pastor for Newark Church of the Nazarene in Newark, Ohio while continuing to travel for worship events.
Don was the executive producer of six Gaither-like Homecoming videos for evangelists in the Church of the Nazarene. He currently serves as managing editor for the Nazarene Evangelist's Perspective magazine and is on the board of Dayspring Ministries, an international radio ministry located in Tualatin, Oregon.
The McCrary Family has a rich heritage in music ministry. It all began back when Tony traveled with his parents and siblings full-time. Singing and preaching in church almost every Sunday, Tony learned not only the trade, but a passion to tell others about Jesus, from his father, M.R. (Mac) McCrary.
In high school Tony met Abby, who would become his wife just a few short years later at the age of 19. The two began traveling with a quartet from Hobe Sound Bible College in 1987 and spent two years ministering to congregations across the east coast.
In 1989, Tony & Abby returned to Pennsylvania where they began their ministry as ministers of music. In 1991, Tony accepted the call to join the staff at Ambassador Foundation Institute as the Music Director, and later served as the director of the ministry. While serving as director at AFI, the Tony led ministry teams both domestic and internationally.
Tony enjoyed a wonderful ministry at Fortville Church of the Nazarene for over 14 years, serving not only as worship pastor for those years, but also in various other areas of ministry, such as youth pastor, school administrator, and church administrator. Abby was right beside him every step of the way, serving as secretary for the church, pianist for the worship band, and music teacher at the school. During their ministry at Fortville, Tony & Abby joined with Kathy Ames to form a group called N'1 Accord.
Tony and Abby currently reside in Circleville, OH and serve in the Office of Church Relations at Ohio Christian University. Their responsibilities include the development and management of PR Groups, directing choirs and ensembles, and serving as a liaison between the University and churches across the nation. Tony sits as the chairman of the Board of Directors for LiveGodLoud ministries.
This new position has given the family new opportunities to minister in worship and song including concerts, revivals, camp meetings, church camps, and other events. If you would like to know more about the minstry of the McCrarys, please visit www.themccraryfamily.com