The Church of God - Canaan, Alabama  - Company Message

The Overseer's of The Church of God from 1903-Present
These men of God have led or are leading The Church of God into an era  of Holy Ghost "Rain."  Church, let it "Rain", pray to the Lord for an awakening and  for the flood gates of heaven to open!
Acts 2:17 Tells us that our old men shall dream dreams and our young men will have visions!

What does this mean? Three of our past four General Overseers' had  "The Dream" as to what The Church of God was going to be, the "Old Men." Now the young men are taking the church with the VISION", under the the anointing of The Holy Ghost,
as Joel prophesied of. And then in Acts the same words were spoken. Before Brother Smith had gone onto his reward in glory, through the VISION of God he led the effort of restoring the "Mount Hattin" marker in Israel  and now an even YOUNGER man anointed of God is taking The Church of God with the same Godly VISION! Let us pray for Brother Pimentel and this task that he leads the entire Church of God what she has been commanded to do!  And that is............
Move forward, "Win the lost at all cost!" . Our marker in Israel is a Biblical  realization of  "Write the vision.....make it plain!" 
Pictures: Top left: A.J.Tomlinsom, Top Middle: M.A. Tomlinson, Bottom Left: Robert Pruitt, Bottom Right: Stephen Smith, and Far right: Oscar Pimentel (current General Overseer)

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So glad  you  stopped by to visit! We hope your time is filled with just what you need from God . I must ask though, what are you looking for? Better yet, who are you looking for? Looking for Jesus ? looking for peace? Looking for proof? Looking for peace of mind ? Looking for God? Looking for someone to talk to? That's okay. You don't have to tell us right away. We've got time.  Take all the time you need! What? you're no bother. Friends and people of all walks of life  come here all the time to reflect on God. Maybe our reflections on God are similar to your experiences. This site is more than just a "lost and found"  place. If you've lost hope, maybe you can find  your "hope"  here! if your life  seems to have no rhyme or reason right now, maybe spending a little time here you will give  reason enough to ask Christ into your life  We hope so!  While you pray or read, enjoy the music the "Music Page". Come, See that God is Good! Please don't forget to leave your prayer requests or testimonies. Jesus is waiting to hear from you as are we. 

1651 Bryan Road Sumiton, Alabama
Pastor: Rick Flippo
1209 Sullivan Road Sumiton, Alabama 35148
205-648-9982 or205-285-4361

The Church of God, General Headquarters
Oscar Pimentel, General Overseer
P.O. Box 450 Charleston, Tennessee 37310
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James Horne, State Overseer
P. O. Box 650
Bessemer, Alabama 35021

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A Word From The Pastor!

Our theme this 2016 year is "A Year of Prayer. We have taken June & July as a time of "Let It Rain." Prayer will cause a rain of God's power on His people. We then will be able to reach the lost, through the love of God we show, through the Christlike spirit we show. We must win the lost at all cost. The song you are listening to is called "Let It Rain.". and it so deeply says how I should feel, how we feel to win the lost. You have heard this "Talk is cheap." Well it is. We can no longer just Talk the Talk but it is time to stand up and Walk the Walk, the walk of Christ. We are to be HIS liaisons to help this world find salvation. We are to be Christ-like, thus the very meaning of a Christian. Time for the return of Savior is near, there is no time to waste. "For in an Hour you think not."
As you look at the photos above you see the past and present General Overseer's of The Church of God, 1903 to Present. God has done miracle upon miracle for The Church of God. The beauty of God's bride is so simple, so beautiful, so fantastic. It reminds me when I looked at my "Bride" in her wedding dress for the first time.....simply dynamic! We are witnessing the days of Joel. These past Overseer's have led us out of the "wilderness" and our last Overseer Brother Smith  and now our present General Overseer, Bishop Pimentel have/are preparing the Bride ready for the promised land.....The marriage supper of the lamb!
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2016 General Assembly

The Church of God just concluded the 111th General Assembly at Ridgecrest, North Carolina. It was a time of rejoicing in the Spirit of God. 
There was anointed singing and preaching throughout, giving the delegates a fresh renewing of their souls. Many were healed of their infirmities.
We heard from God on many occasions, who exhorted us to remain faithful and follow him.
Follow His Word and He would guide our footsteps!
God was so present in the Assembly that we went to our fields of labor rejoicing!
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Coming out of the Pit (16 Sept 2016)

How many of us have been in the pit of discouragement? Put up your hands and say, "It's no use." We try to live according to God's Word, but that does not mean that we are not going going have trouble
        I read a story about a woman who owned a little Canary, and it sang all day long. The little bird was always happy. He brought joy to the whole household with this singing. One day the mother was cleaning the house  with a vacuum cleaner, so she decided to clean the bottom of the bird cage. While cleaning  she dropped an attachment to the vacuum cleaner and bent over to pick it up. When she did, the hose flew to the top of the cage. She heard something go phoof!, and he vacuum began to race. The bird had been sucked into the vacuum cleaner. The woman was frantic. She turned the vacuum off and opened the bag. She dug till she found the bird. She cleaned it's mouth up and wash it's eyes, and put him back on his perch. But the little bird never sang again
         Have you lost your song today? Has the Devil sucked you up in some dark vacuum, and has caused you o lose your song? I'll tell you most of us have been down in the devil's dark vacuum, and he does his best to get us discouraged. He tries his best to get us to give up and quit. He does his best but for most of us it isn't good enough (Can I get an amen?) You see we serve a God who's greater than the Devil. he sucks us up, but we keep coming out! When you come out of the devil's dark vacuum, or when you come out out of the devil dark pit, you've  got to clean your mouth, you've got to wipe your eyes, you've got to shake yourself, and then you've got to trust God to give you your song back
         Psalms 40: 2-3 "He brought me up also out of  an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon the rock and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto God: many shall see i, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord." Don't stay discouraged. Don't let the devil steal your song. The little bird never sang again. He just got upon his perch and sat. He was in shock. Some of us go into shock  when something happens to us and we get discouraged and we want to give up. But God wants us to sing again.. God puts a new song in our hearts and it's up to us to sing it. The devil tries to suck you a dark vacuum, so what! God is alive, so what if trouble comes? Our god is a living God! Our God is alive. Clean your mouth, wipe your eyes, brush yourself off, and get ready to sing, sing, sing!
         God hears  your cry. David said, "I waited patiently for the Lord..and he heard me. God heard me and brought me out of the pit! God heard me and brought me out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a solid rock. God heard David and He will hear us too. But I've been knocked into the pit. but God hears you in the pit and He sees you even though you don't see Him!
        The Children of Israel got discourage because of the way. they spoke out. Joshua was told to be "strong and of good courage.Courage is opposite of discouragement. What kind of word kept Joshua strong? It was the promises of God. It was God's Word that that was suppose to be on their lips, just as ours should be.
       So be careful what you say when your are mad. When you get mad you get down. The children of Israel spoke against Moses.The preached was the first one they talked about. Don't down the members either. If you can't say it to their face, it's best to keep your mouth shut. Usually there will be something in your life,when you are harping all the time about things when they are not going your way or something else. You will never get out of the pit doing this, and the singing that your doing is not even getting to the top of the  ceiling.
       When we get discouraged we try to blame God, even if He did why would you want to make Him madder? O course it is not God's fault, but you are not to smart to go against God will? It's not wise move. God is on your side and if your are discouraged today, quit beating yourself over the head with it. Quit crying over it. Clean your mouth, wipe your eyes, dust yourself off and sing. You may be in the furnace today, but you will come out without the smell of smoke. You may be in the lion's den, but God has send an angel to lock his jaws. The bible said that David was greatly depressed because the people thought to stone him and nobody was there to encourage David. Nobody to say, "I's gonna be alright." But David encouraged himself through God.
         As a child of god, He knows when we get in the pit and He told us how to get out of it. So get out of the of dark vacuum, clean your mouth, wash your eyes, and dust yourself pf and sing, sing, sing.