Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith International, Inc.
Board of District Elders
February 4, 2019

Dear District Elders,

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  I pray that you are richly blessed of the Lord, and your family and church prospering and doing well.

Our 61st International Evangelistic and Outreach/Bishop’s Board Empowerment Conference will convene on Monday February 25, through Friday, March 1, 2019, in Jackson, Mississippi.  All services will be held at Greater Bethlehem Temple Church, 1505 Robinson Street, Jackson, Mississippi, where Bishop Robert N. Fortson, Sr., is the Host Pastor.

We will continue with the theme “Kingdom Priorities”. I’m trusting God for the success of this conference and I know he will meet all our needs through the preaching of the Word, and powerful enrichment sessions.  We will leave with a greater desire to expand the Kingdom!

I want to encourage all District Elders to try to be present for the full week. I have not been given a schedule of the program lay out, however I am sure we will have a time slot to caucus.  I am asking District Elder Thompson to facilitate a workshop if time permits.  Our Presiding Bishop, Lambert W. Gates, Sr., is asking all District Elders to bring $300.00 to the boardroom on Monday, February 25, 2019, to help defer the cost of the conference. Let us all support this effort as we are able.

I want to start having conference calls with the District Elders per mandate from our Presider, on a monthly basis.   I apologize for not communicating better in the past.  Please let me know how I can better facilitate these calls with you.  It is my desire to visit your councils or even visit outside your council dates,  to meet with the District Elders in your area, however I will need each of you to schedule it through your Council Chairman and Council Bishop.  Please update you email address and your phone numbers with our secretary, District Elder James Denson, by emailing him at, asap.   The roster that I received from headquarters is not current.

I solicit your input and concerns about your responsibilities to this board. If I can be of any assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me,, phone 919 413 6856.  Also, inform your fellow District Elders of this correspondence just in case they did not receive this information.  This letter will be posted also on our District Elder Website,

God bless you and keep you is my prayer.

Humbly Submitted,
Suffragan Bishop Vernon L. Spinks, Chairman
District Elder Board


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