‘Creator’ class featured at Bible school
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The Church of God will feature a new subject in this year’s term of Bible Training Institute. The class on “The Creator of All Things,” will be taught by General Overseer Stephen E. Smith. According to BTI Director Ray D. Dupre, the targeted goal of this subject is to equip leaders for the defense of the Bible against the theory of evolution. “It is believed that the moral shifts we are seeing in our society,” he said, “are directly related to a breakdown of trust and confidence in the Word of God."

The church’s ministry classes begin on Sunday with opening services to be held at The Church of God, Zion Hill, on Tilley Road.

Tennessee State Overseer James Cox of Cleveland will serve as school principal and his wife, Allene, will be the devotional coordinator. Jim and Georgia Williams of North Carolina will be the deans of the school. Deborah Perkins will be in charge of music. Vicki Smith and Lavonda Creech are the secretaries for the school. Melvin Creech is in charge of concessions and Josie Foley is head cook. The morning and noon meals will be provided for the students.

Teachers include Betty Bishop of Alabama, B.G. Cox of Virginia, Connie Wilson, Freddy Crumley of Cleveland, Mrs. Williams, James Horne, Robert J. Hawkins Jr. of Cleveland, James Cox and Kevin Werkheiser of Cleveland. Classes in the Leadership and Pastoral Development term are with Robert F. Strong Sr., E. Roger Ammons, Paul Horton, Harvey Anders and Brian O’Dell.

The opening service on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. will feature a message by former World Mission Director Herman Ard, “Show Me, O Lord.” On May 31 at 7 p.m., Wilson will speak on “Respect Unto Thy Ways.” Strong, the general Sunday school director, will speak on the subject, “Teach Me, O Lord,” on June 1 at 7 p.m. and Ammons, pastor of the Southside church in Cleveland, will speak on “He Shall Direct Thy Paths.”

Mrs. Cox will be the speaker on June 7 on the subject, “Lead Me, O Lord.” And on June 8 at 2 p.m., Melvin Byers Jr., general Church of Prophecy Marker Association director, will speak on “The Arise, Shine Revelation,” as the church celebrates the event of June 13, 1903.

The Bible school students will observe the Communion and Feetwashing Ordinance on June 5. These services are all open to the public.