Let the countdown begin! Our March 2022 Congress will be here before we know it and it will be an exciting time of worship and ecclesiastical instruction! The theme for the JCOB 2022 Congress is Strengthen That Which Remains! We are inspired by the educational focus of the sessions and the opportunity to gather together in person. Our guest speaker on Tuesday afternoon March 15th will be Bishop Paul S. Morton and our guest speaker on Wednesday evening will be Bishop Drew Sheard. All of us have experienced uncertainties in the past few months, but one thing is certain, He who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion until the day of our Lord Christ Jesus. Come experience and see the work that God is doing at the Joint College of Bishops! Be sure to share this information with the leaders you know. We look forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Grace and Peace,

The Joint College of Bishops Board of Directors





Presiding Bishop Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

Bishop John Drew Sheard is the current Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, a 6 million member predominantly African American Holiness Pentecostal denomination that has now grown to become one of the largest African American Pentecostal denominations in the United States. He is the first Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ from the state of Michigan and is the pastor of the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ, one of the denomination's largest churches in Michigan.[5] He also previously served as a member of the General Board, the twelve bishops who make up the national Board of Directors of the COGIC denomination, and as the president of the COGIC International Youth Department, the auxiliary ministry department of the COGIC denomination focused on youth and young adults, from 1997 to 2001, and the International President and Chairman of the COGIC Auxiliaries In Ministry (AIM) convention from 2004 to 2012.



Establishmentarian of Full Gospel Baptist

Church International

Full Gospel Founder Bishop Paul S. Morton, now serves as Senior Pastor of the “baby” church, G.S.S. Changing A Generation, in Atlanta, Georgia which was birthed out of the mother church. Bishop Paul S. Morton and Pastor Debra Morton now serve as each other’s Co-Pastor. Now “One Church in Two States”, their slogan is “Changing The Way We Do Church!” Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. is the founding Presiding Bishop of one of the fastest growing movements in America – The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. As an apostle, he has birthed many churches out of Greater Saint Stephen, New Orleans. Bishop Morton is also an international television preacher who, for over twenty-five years, reaches thousands of souls for the Lord on a weekly basis. Morton is also a gifted author and an anointed singer, having received many Stellar Awards. His life in Christ is evidenced by his love and compassion for his family, the brethren and those who are lost. 


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