Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Springfield, Missouri, will be the guest speaker at the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) C.H. Mason Heritage Symposium & Celebration on next Monday (Sept. 8) at 7 p.m. at Mason Temple.
The Symposium & Celebration will commemorate the 150th birthdate of COGIC founder Bishop Charles Harrison Mason. The celebration will convene Sept. 8-10.
“The Church of God in Christ is honored and elated to have Dr. George Wood as the keynote speaker during the C.H. Mason Heritage Symposium & Celebration,” said COGIC Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. “The Church of God in Christ and the Assemblies of God have a long history together that dates back to the late 1800s. I am personally looking forward to this time of sharing and fellowship.”
A popular speaker and writer, Dr. Wood was elected chief executive officer of the Assemblies of God at the 52nd General Council in August 2007. As general superintendent of the U.S. Assemblies of God, part of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world, he is a member of the denomination’s Executive Leadership Team and Executive Presbytery.
Prior to his present position, Wood served the church as its general secretary for 14 years. He was assistant superintendent of the Southern California District from 1988-93.
Assemblies of God has over 12,700 congregations in the United States with over 3 million members and adherents. The U.S. Assemblies of God is part of a larger World Assemblies of God Fellowship, with a membership of over 66 million.
The son of missionary parents to China and Tibet, Wood holds a doctoral degree in Pastoral Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, Calif.) and a juris doctorate from Western State University College of Law (Fullerton, CA). He received his undergraduate degree from Evangel University (College) in Springfield, Mo.
Dr. Wood is author of a number of books, including: “Roadtrip Leadership,” “Living in the Spirit,” “A Psalm In Your Heart,” “Living Fully,” “The Successful Life,” and a college text on the book of Acts. Sermons by Dr. Wood may be heard at www.georgeowood.com. Wood and his wife, Jewel, have a daughter and son.
Registration and additional conference information is available at www.cogic.org
About the Church of God in Christ:
The Church of God in Christ is one of the oldest Pentecostal denominations in the world and the 4th largest Protestant group in the United States, with churches in 63 countries worldwide and a membership of nearly 6.5 million adherents.