The Church of God - Canaan, Alabama  - Company Message
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Our site staff, as well as the State and General sites staffs would love to assist you with any questions you may have. Also many of The Church of God local churches here in Alabama, the United States and around the world have websites as well which you can access through this site.
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Former and Present General Overseers of
The Church of God        

Top Left: A.J. Tomlinson
Top Center: M.A. Tomlinson
Bottom left: Robert Pruitt
Bottom Center: Stephen Smith
 Current Overseer: Oscar Pimentel, (Pictured at Podium)

1651 Bryan Road Sumiton, Alabama
Pastor: Rick Flippo
1209 Sullivan Road Sumiton, Alabama 35148
205-648-9982 or205*205-955-2933

The Church of God, General Headquarters
Oscar Pimentel, General Overseer
P.O. Box 450 Charleston, Tennessee 37310
State  information
Bishop Jerry Cox
901 9th Ave. SW Bessemer, Alabama 35022
State Web-site:

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Bomb Threat (13 May)

Arriving at work one morning a lady witnessed, what she believed was a terrorist sneaking into the building. As he fled, she passed her fellow workmates coming into the office and wondered if she should warn them. She hesitated and though "What if they don't believe me and nothing happens, how foolish I will feel, and if I speak out and am wrong, everyone will think I am and idiot". As she quietly agonized what to do, the office suddenly exploded into a great ball of fire.
Later the police took her statement. She told them everything she had witnessed. When the police asked why she did not warn her coworkers, she said weakly, "I was too embarrassed-I didn't think they would believe me and think me a fool."
The threat of judgement looms over all who have not Accepted God's gracious gift of salvation. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36)
 If we as Christian believe there is a "hell" awaiting for those who do not accept God's gift by believing in Christ, we should quickly warn our family, friends and the world. If we are wrong, nothing will happen, but if we are right, there will be a judgement day, As it is appointed for men to dies once, but after this the judgement . (Hebrews 9:27)

While we are alive,we have a golden opportunity to spread the gospel of Salvation, not only to our loved ones, but to anyone who will listen. This is the commission God gave us.
Alternatively, if we keep quiet about our beliefs for fear of embarrassment or peer pressure, how will we feel on Judgement day if we if we witness friends and family being condemned to the Lake of fire? If they see we are saved form eternal damnation( by believing in Christ) and yell at us  "Why didn't you warn us, I too may have been saved? Won't you feel the cowardly friends if our only answer is, "I was too embarrassed, I didn't think you would believe me and label me a fool.?

For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
































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