PCCNA News

Pentecostal/Charismatic Leaders Call for Prayer, Compassion for Families Separated at the Border
July 5, 2018

The Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA) represent 40 million Christians in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Several PCCNA leaders have called for prayer and compassionate action in response to U.S. Homeland Security's policy of separating parents from their children at the border. PCCNA's members include a diverse group of denominations such as the Assemblies of God, U.S.A, Church of God, Church of God in Christ, Open Bible Churches, the Foursquare, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, Grupo Unidad, Church of God of Prophecy and many other denominations, churches and organizations. Here are the statements from some of our members:

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez leads the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and serves on a White House immigration advisory council. Rev. Rodriguez, President of NHCLC and a member of PCCNA's Executive Committee, issued a statement urging a bipartisan resolution to the dreamer crisis as Congress votes on immigration bills. “The physical reality of the immigration crisis must cause lawmakers from both parties to sideline hardline dogma for the sake of the real people whose lives and wellbeing rest on the outcome of Washington’s decision.”

Rev. Rodriguez continues, “While the federal government has a duty to protect America’s borders and defend the rule of law, we must always balance enforcement with compassion. Alleged reports that some illegal border crossers, many of the families, are enduring callous actions by law enforcement should cause us all to take pause. Regardless of the reason behind a person’s attempt to come into the country, we must respond with American decency and respect for the dignity of every single child of God made in His image.

“The House has announced votes next week on competing immigration bills. I urge Republicans and Democrats alike not to miss this opportunity to work together to prioritize compassionate, commonsense immigration reforms that provide a path to legal residency for Dreamers. The physical reality of the immigration crisis must cause lawmakers from both parties to sideline hardline dogma for the sake of the real people whose lives and wellbeing rest on the outcome of Washington’s decision.”

Click here for a CNN interview with Rev. Rodriguez.

The Assemblies of God USA issued the following statement asking for prayer: “As the Assemblies of God community of faith, we value families. When the family unit is disintegrated, it negatively impacts society.  As one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse religious groups, I’m asking you to join your faith and prayers for those who are suffering to experience God’s comfort, healing, and restoration.

Pray for the protection of all children who are displaced from their families. Pray for our elected leaders to govern wisely, keeping our nation safe and secure while creating immigration reform that reflects human dignity, compassion, and justice integral to a 'nation under God.'

Pray that we, as the Assemblies of God family, will demonstrate Christ’s love when immigrants arrive in our communities and churches. Pray that out of this political and moral conundrum, many will come to faith in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.”

Church of God General Overseer Dr. Tim Hill said in a statement, “My heart is broken as I watch and read about the thousands of children that have been separated from their parents along the southern border of the United States. While the Administration is called upon to enforce the laws passed by Congress, it is also important that the enforcement be done with care and concern for the innocent lives that could be forever impacted by such traumatic enforcement.”

Click here for complete statement from Dr. Hill.

Foursquare President Glenn Burris, Jr. said in a statement that Foursquare Stands with Families and Dreamers, “We should be on the side of mercy and compassion, and we cannot stand silent affirming that Foursquare will speak out against injustice and act according to God’s laws.”

President Burris continues, “Today, more than 800,000 'DREAMers' are at risk of deportation due to the threat that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) may be rescinded. Congress has been given six months to arrive at a viable plan for dealing with this legislation. Failure to arrive at a workable solution will put many at peril and could break up many families. We unequivocally stand against the deportation of those who have been protected by DACA. We unashamedly stand with those caught in this misfortune. We cover them with our love and support.”

Click here for complete statement from President Burris.

The Church Of God In Christ is joining with other faith organizations to urge the U.S. government to cease the policy of separating immigrant families. The administration of President Donald Trump has engaged in a policy of separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who cross the American border without prior authorization. As Christians, who represent a faith perspective that is concerned for the well-being of vulnerable persons crossing our borders to seek asylum from dangers that threaten their lives, we are deeply troubled by both our government’s callous response and its audacity to misappropriate Scripture to justify its actions. Click here for complete statement.

International Pentecostal Holiness Churches General Superintendent Doug Beacham posted on his Facebook page, “Immigration is a hotly debated topic in the USA and around the globe. This column by Ed Stetzer addresses a current issue regarding immigrant children and their parents. Please pray that our legislative, executive, and judicial leaders in the USA can find just ways that are pro-family as we navigate through these issues.” His post included this link.

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Where Today’s Black Church Leaders Stand on Activism
April 4, 2018

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Hill Announces Theme for 2018 General Assembly
March 16, 2018

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Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Diverse Leaders Dream of the Next Big Step for Racial Equality
January 15, 2018

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Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization
Dec. 12, 2017

The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America of Puyallup, WA.

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UPDATE: Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of NHCLC with Convoy of Hope Announce Relief Campaign: ‘Puerto Rico and Mexico Rise Up: Equip the Church, Restore the Nation’
October, 25, 2017

NHCLC Launches Church Mobilization Campaign to Deliver Resources, Personnel to Puerto Rican and Mexican Communities Affected by Earthquake, Hurricane

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Church of God General Overseer Tim Hill to Host Prayer Call
10-23-17

On Tuesday, October 24, at 9:00 p.m. EST, Church of God General Overseer Tim Hill will host a live prayer call and briefing on the status of recovery efforts in the various places where disasters and tragedies have struck over the last few weeks.

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AG Responds to Global Disasters
October 5, 2017

A recent streak of natural disasters and tragedies has left millions of people injured, homeless or displaced, and without daily living necessities. As well, thousands of lives have been lost.

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PCCNA Call on Christians to Pray and Stand Together in Unity in Response to Charlottesville Rally
August 13, 2017

The Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America, which represents thousands of churches in the U.S., is standing in prayer with our brothers and sisters in Charlottesville, VA. We pray for peace and healing in our nation and call upon the church to build the bridges across the racial division in our nation. May we be an example of unity between races and set the course for love and mercy to flow between races.

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IPHC Goes Back to Its Pentecostal and Holiness Roots
August 1, 2017

Steve Strang, publisher of Charisma Magazine, interviews Bishop Doug Beacham of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.

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'God's Not Dead' producers donate to Ten Commandments monument; 3rd film to be shot in Little Rock, senator says
July 6, 2017

Executive producers of the Christian God’s Not Dead movie series donated $25,000 Thursday to replace a Ten Commandments monument after the original was smashed less than a day after its installation on state Capitol grounds.

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Response to the Executive Order on Immigration From AG Superintendent George O. Wood
February 1, 2017

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With His Choice Of Inauguration Prayer Leaders, Trump Shows His Values
January 13, 2017

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Statement by Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)/CONEL Regarding the Election
Nov. 9, 2016

"Now that the presidential election is finally behind us, our nation must put partisan politics and divisive rhetoric behind us as well. Instead of the agenda of the donkey or the elephant, Christians must be about the Lamb's agenda.

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(Assemblies of God USA) Response to the 2016 Election
Nov. 9, 2016

Today we find ourselves at the end of a historically bitter and contentious election process that has lasted more than 18 months.

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(Assemblies of God USA) Respuesta a la Elección de 2016
Nov. 9, 2016

Hoy nos encontramos al final de un proceso electoral históricamente fuerte y contencioso que ha durado por más de 18 meses.

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Bishop Chris Thompson Announced as Next President of Holmes
October, 31, 2016

At the annual Feast of Ingathering of Holmes Bible College on October 6, 2016, Chairman Doyle Marley announced that the board of trustees has elected Bishop D. Chris Thompson to serve as the next president of Holmes Bible College following the retirement of Bishop James D. Leggett who has served as president since 2009.

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The Election: Christians Are Called by God to Pray and Act
October 18, 2016

The upcoming November election is a quandary for a lot of people, including Christians. How would God want us to view it?

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Foursquare Responds As Hurricane Matthew Hits
10/06/2016

As Category 4 Hurricane Matthew, some 400 miles wide, sweeps across the Caribbean toward the U.S. Atlantic Coast, it is making history but not for good.

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Hurricane Matthew Hits Carribean, Headed to U.S. Coast
10/05/2016

Meteorologists tracking a massive hurricane, which has already blasted Haiti, Jamaica and other Caribbean countries, are forecasting that the slow-moving weather system will track up the east coast of the United States by Thursday. Before it arrives, residents of the Bahamas are preparing for a direct hit by Hurricane Matthew, a massive, category 4 storm, currently centered over Haiti.

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In the Eye of the Storm
10/04/2016

Early in the morning of Tuesday, October 4, Hurricane Matthew struck the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti with 140+ mile-per-hour winds. This is the strongest tropical storm to strike the Caribbean in almost a decade and threatens to devastate Haiti’s infamously fragile infrastructure.

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Church of God in Christ’s Top Official Joins Distinguished Pentecostal World Leaders as Executive Committee Member
09/14/2016

Charles E. Blake, Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), and pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ was voted to the prestigious Executive Council of the Pentecostal World Fellowship.

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PCG National Missions Urgent News Flash Louisiana Flood Recovery Efforts: URGENT!
August 19, 2016

I know you are aware of the devastating flooding which recently hit Baton Rouge and Denham Springs Louisiana. What you may not be aware of is that the Louisiana district Bishop J.W Howell's home and church were flooded. Also the home of Rev. Kevin Hancock was flooded another one of our pastors.

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Together 2016 celebrated “unity” of Christians in evangelism
July 25, 2016

Thousands of youth gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday for the “Together 2016,” which sought to “bring people from all backgrounds together for a day of unified worship and prayer, asking Jesus to reset our individual lives and the nation as a whole.”

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A Solemn Assembly
July 19, 2016

Today, we minimize sin. Sin’s wages are deadly, but some conditions are abominable. At such times, God removed His people from the land that had been intended as a stage for the world to witness His relationship with Israel and come to know Him. Click the link to read more.

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10,000 Pentecostals Proclaim Unity in the Face of Violence
July 11, 2016

Although tensions between races in society seem to be rising, a large, diverse group of various cultures and backgrounds will be gathering in Orlando next week to proclaim that unity is possible.

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View Pentecost 2016 Sessions in London
June 20, 2016

Empowered21 concluded the inaugural E21 Europe Congress and Pentecost celebration with a time of impartation as international ministry leaders anointed hundreds of delegates during the closing session at Ruach City Church, historically known as the Gaumont State Theater.

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Foursquare Responds to Deadliest U.S. Mass Shooting
June 16, 2016

In the wake of the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, Foursquare leaders in Orlando, Fla., reach out with compassion to those grieving and invite others to join the effort.

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How Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Responded to Orlando's Clarion Call
June 16, 2016

The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and the Fraternity of Councils and Evangelical Entities of Florida (FRACEEV) will host a prayer service at Iglesia de Dios M.I. in Orlando on Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. EDT to provide hope, faith and love for individuals in the community affected by Sunday's deadly massacre at a gay nightclub.

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Get Connected to the Prayer Commission
05/20/2016

Get Connected! Connecting. Networking. Learning. Praying. Encouraging. All of those things are important to our spiritual vitality and to moving forward with Kingdom purposes. Now, through the PCCNA Prayer Commission’s monthly conference call, there is a way for all who are part of the growing team of prayer coordinators to receive this help and blessing on a regular basis. These conference calls are on the third Wednesday of each month from 10:00-10:30 a.m., EST. Instructions regarding the free conference call are sent to the prayer coordinator list prior to each month’s conference call. What happens on these calls? Though the sessions are brief, a lot of content is packed into the half-hour timeframe. After opening greetings and prayer, a variety of components are included as time and scheduling allow. Primary components included are as follows: Brief roundtable reports from call participants regarding prayer events, initiatives, and resources in their respective denominations or organizations. Special guest segments in which denominational, ministry, or organizational leaders share their vision regarding special prayer events, or how God is moving in particular ministries or circumstances. They may also relay information about people or ministries we should be aware of, new resources, and more. Here are some recent examples: * During the April conference call, Lisa Crump, Senior Director of Prayer Mobilization for the National Day of Prayer Task Force, shared about the National Day of Prayer events nationwide. * Participants on the May call heard from Dr. Jerry Kirk, Founder and President of the 40-day Prayer Covenant. Through the prayer covenant card ministry, multiplied thousands of adults and children are uniting in prayer for one another. (See www.theprayercovenant.org.) Callers also heard from Esther Ilnisky, Founder and CEO of Esthernet International, a ministry devoted to mobilizing global intercession among children and adults. Special focus was given to the Children’s Global Prayer Movement, a burgeoning initiative that is raising up a generation of child intercessors around the world. (See www.esthernet.net.) Prayer for one another is also a vital part of the conference calls. All of us face challenges and needs. We believe that joining together for a moment of prayer moves God’s hand on behalf of the needs shared. There is power in agreement and great encouragement as we lift one another and our ministries in prayer. Prayer also is offered for denominational, organizational, and special ministry guests that are part of the conference calls. Please join us! If you have not joined in these calls, please note the day and time as indicated above on your calendar for next month. If a prayer coordinator has not yet been identified in your ministry area, prayerfully consider who would best represent that vital focus and pass the name along to Prayer Commission Chairman, P. Douglas Small at pds@projectprayer.org. We look forward to connecting with you!



Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Calls For Individuals To Become Beacons Of Hope This Election
May 16, 2016

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, lead pastor of New Season Church in California and President/CEO of one of the world's largest Hispanic Evangelical organizations, gives a clarion call for peace and hope amid the current political and social chaos of our world in his newest book, "Be Light: Shining God's Beauty, Truth, and Hope into a Darkened World" (WaterBrook, ISBN: 987-1-60142-816-5).

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A Platform for Hope Established at Pentecostal Leaders Meeting
March 2, 2016

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Notable History: The Quiet Rise of Black Pentecostals
March 1, 2016

Many people think the As­semblies of God is the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States. It is also commonly thought that the oldest Pentecostal denomination in the nation is the Church of God, headquartered in Cleveland, Ten­nessee.

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Calling Foursquare to Prayer
January 25, 2016

Pastor Jack Hayford earnestly calls Foursquare pastors, leaders and church members to a lifestyle of prayer in the face of our nation’s social and moral decay.

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How 'Voice' Winner Jordan Smith Became Friends With God
January 19, 2016

Charismatic Jordan Smith rocked the world week after week on The Voice, praising God with hymns that soared to the top of secular music charts.

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Historic Virtual Prayer Meeting
January 10 - 31, 2016

Digital Prayer The times in which we live are nothing short of amazing. In this day and age, we have the greatest opportunity to have corporate unity and worship, access to great teaching, and join with fellow Christ followers in prayer... all from the comforts of our home.

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Study Reveals Something Unique Among Assemblies of God Churches
November 30, 2015

Fifty percent of those who attend an Assembly of God are considered "highly involved," according to a new Pew Research study.

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A Statement From Pastor Samuel Rodriguez Regarding the Tragic Paris Shootings
November 17, 2015

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of the tragic shootings that took place today in Paris, France. The world we live in is filled with darkness that spans the globe and no country or region is exempt. The hatred that is most often expressed through violence is nothing short of horrific and is sadly a sign of the times.

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AG Churches Called to Prayer for Paris, Global Crises
November 17, 2015

The World Assemblies of God Fellowship (WAGF) is asking all affiliated churches to pray on Sunday, November 22 for believers who are suffering and for the gospel to go forth strongly to those peoples who are in migration.

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