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Nine will become bishops in one ceremony

Photos by Timothy Ramsey– Brenda Kearney of the J.C. Hash Ministerial Alliance, Bishop J.C. Hash Sr., and Dr. Francene Hash.

Nine will become bishops in one ceremony
August 03
04:08 2017

The J.C. Hash Ministerial Alliance will host a Bishop Consecration for nine area pastors.  On Aug. 12, eight men and one woman of the clergy will be elevated in their spiritual leadership as bishops. 

Thousands of people from across the country are expected to experience a full day of events that will entail a mass choir, keynote speaker, a complete ceremonial service and a commemorative banquet.

Bishop J.C. Hash Sr., pastor of St. Peter’s Church and World Outreach Center and senior chief prelate of the J.C. Hash Ministerial Alliance, said the bishop-elects were chosen because they are pillars in their communities.  He says they have shown leadership capabilities, a commitment to the cause of Christ and spreading the love of Christ.

According to Dr. Francine Hash, events coordinator for consecration service and commemorative gala, the nine pastors that were selected have followed Bishop Hash in the Alliance for many years.  She says they have proven their loyalty to the ministry and put in the work to be honored in this manner.

“They are being elevated to a higher call in their lives as bishops,” Dr. Hash said.  “Just the word Bishop tells you it is a higher call and they have definitely earned it.”

There are currently 35 churches in the J.C. Hash Ministerial Alliance.  Bishop Hash was the decision maker in elevating the bishop-elects to their new positions.  He says it is a great thing to elevate these individuals to the position of bishop in order to assist him in is pastoral endeavors.

The bishop-elects to be consecrated and commissioned at the ceremony are the following:

*Pastor Rodney Ashby, Generations Church, Lewisville

*Pastor Simpson Baker, High Point Christian Center, High Point

*Pastor Sidney Beamer, Mt. Calvary International-English Church, Charlotte

*Pastor Quentin Boger, Word of Reconciliation Ministries, High Point

*Pastor Barry Camp, The Rising Church, Morganton, N.C.

*Pastor Eric Gladney, Oak Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Stokesdale, N.C.

*Elder Reuben Hash, Reuben Hash Ministries, Winston-Salem

*Pastor Rick McLeod, Total Restoration Ministries, Thomasville

*Pastor Pam Phillips, Word of Truth International Life Center, Winston-Salem

“God has given me a vision for the Piedmont Triad and the nations of the world and I know I can’t do it by myself,” said Bishop Hash.  “I looked for able and mature men and women that have proven themselves in the Gospel by serving God and his people.  As Jesus chose 12 to assist him, I have chosen nine.”

Bishop Steve Houpe, senior pastor of Harvest Church International Outreach in Kansas City, Missouri, will be the keynote speaker during the service.  The mass choir will include all nine choirs from the bishop-elects churches along with the choir from St. Peter’s.  A gala at the Benton Convention Center will include singing from award-winning gospel singer LeShun Pace.

The J.C. Hash Ministerial Alliance has been around for about 25 years and is non-denominational.  The churches in the alliance are spread throughout different states such as South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.

Bishop Hash says he gets great satisfaction from mentoring others in the ministry.  He says that is a calling for him and he feels when you find your calling you have found the key to a prosperous and happy life.

This is the first time Bishop Hash will ordain new bishop’s under the alliance.  He said he is very excited for the experience.  He says he feels this will be one of the greatest events to hit Winston-Salem and will be “second to none.”

“I have walked with God for a number of years, so I don’t move when I first hear something. I take the time to spend with God until I am fully persuaded I hear from Him, and then I move swiftly,” Bishop Hash said.  “This is my first time but not my only time. This is only the beginning of the beginning.”

The consecration service is open and free for the public. Tickets, which are $50 each, are available until Aug. 6 for the gala at www.spwoc.com/bishop-ordination/ or call the church office at 336-650-0200.

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