- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
Praises went up and the blessings came down at the Greater Memphis Pentecostal Assembly during Installation and Rededication services last Sunday (March 3).
The guest speaker was Presiding Bishop Charles H. Ellis III of the Pentecostal Assembly of the World (P.A.W.). Ellis, senior pastor of Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, delivered a moving message of love to the standing-room only congregation at the GMPA's newly-built facility.
The P.A.W. has over 4,000 churches in the United States and around the globe. It is the world's oldest Apostolic organization. Ellis was elected Presiding Bishop in August 2010.
Planning has started for the 2014 annual international convention, with locals eager for Memphis to be selected as host, said GMPA Senior Pastor Alvin Ray.
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World reports 1.3 million members.
Source: Deborah Powell Alexander