Our guest speaker for both evening services is Bishop Toby Morgan, Administrative Bishop for the Texas Church of God State Office.
Bishop Toby S. Morgan serves as the Administrative Bishop for the Texas Church of God. Bishop Morgan is a graduate of Lee University and has a Masters Degree from the Church of God School of Theology. He has served the Church of God as a local Youth Pastor, Pastor, State Youth & Discipleship Director, State Council Member and State Administrative Bishop. Bishop Morgan is married to Diane and they have two sons, Stephen (Angey) and Andrew. They also have three grandchildren who are the light of their lives, Pierson and twins Kinley and Reese.
The most exciting, challenging and enjoyable part of Bishop Morgan’s ministry is his 25 years of pastoring. He has been blessed to pastor some great and innovative churches such as Sherwood COG, Pathway Ministries and Sumiton COG all in Alabama. Writing is another facet of Bishop Morgan’s ministry that he finds fulfilling. He is the author of six books (Can God Move Here, If I Could Find That Church, An Acts 2 Church in the 21st Century, God Are You Through With Me, More, and A Funeral Guidebook for Ministers) and is working on his 7th.
Our special guest speaker for the Morning Training Sessions in the main sanctuary on Friday is Austin C. White, Deputy Director with the Virginia Fusion Center of the Virginia State Police, Criminal Intelligence Division out of Richmond, Virginia.
First Sergeant White has over thirty years of service with local, state and federal agencies as well as the private sector in a variety of public safety disciplines. He is currently assigned to the Virginia Fusion Center which is the Commonwealth’s all-crimes/all-hazards intelligence center. There, he is responsible for managing both sworn and non-sworn personnel, review and dissemination of intelligence documents, liaison with partner agencies as well as serving as the training and outreach manager and as the security officer.
He serves on several national boards to include the National Fusion Center Association’s Private Sector Engagement Committee. He is also a technical instructor specializing in incident response and emergency services coordination for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness.
A certified Associate Emergency Manager, Continuity of Operations Specialist and National Crime Prevention Specialist, First Sergeant White holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech as well as the Advanced Professional Series and Professional Development Series post-graduate certificates from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Management Institute.
Our special guest for the Women's Prayer Breakfast in Dingess Hall on Friday morning is Reverend Pamela Brewer, Director of Women's Discipleship with the Church of God International Offices in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Reverend Pamela R. Brewer, Director of Women’s Discipleship and former pastor’s wife, has served as President of Women’s Ministries in Northern New England, Oklahoma, the Heartland Region, Eastern North Carolina and Alabama for the Church of God. In addition to serving on the Church of God Women’s Ministries Board as well as Discipleship Board, she also served as International Coordinator for Girl’s Ministries.
She is presently appointed to the Religious Alliance Against Pornography Association and the Church of God International Prayer Commission and serves on the Engage Committee.
A victorious cancer survivor, Pam coauthored with her husband Wayne, Praying: The Breath of Life, a practical, discipling tool for equipping believers in effective praying. She has been a writer for numerous publications. A sought-after conference speaker with an inspiring testimony, Reverend Brewer enjoys teaching and building up believers… especially women, to be mature disciples of Christ.
She attended Anderson College, University of Tennessee, and the Pentecostal Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Lee University and holds a master’s degree in leadership from Mid-America Christian University. Pam is currently pursuing a doctorate of ministry at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary.