For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Ephesians 2:14-18 (NKJV)
Invocation & Worship.................................................................Minister Marsha Gadsden Scripture Reading............................................................................. Sister Ingrid Collymore Welcome..................................................................................................Lady Sheila Banarsee Introduction of Speakers (Word #1 - #4) Special Selection......................................................................................ENYGA State Choir Speakers Reverend Norma Gean Davenport - “The Death of the Cross” (Philippians 2:8) Lady Madelin L. Dargan - “The Message of the Cross” (I Corinthians 1:18) Lady Colee Bethany - “The Glory of the Cross” (Galatians 6:14) Lady Stephany Bannister - “The Blood of the Cross” (Colossians 6:14) Offering.......................................................................................... Reverend Chenetta Hagin Special Selection......................................................................................ENYGA State Choir Introduction of Speakers (Word #5 - #7) Lady Deborah McDowell - “The Fellowship of the Cross” (Philippians 3:10) Reverend Nomey Peynado - “The Enemies of the Cross” (Philippians 3:18) Reverend Tatum M. Osbourne - “The Triumph of the Cross” (Colossians 2:15) Altar Call....................................................................................... Reverend Kevin Osbourne Communion...............................................................................Reverend Clifton McDowell Closing Remark.................................................................... Reverend Dr. Harold Banarsee Announcements & Benediction.............................................. Reverend Dr. Don Bethany
Reverend Norma Gean Davenport “The Death of the Cross” (Philippians 2:8)
Reverend Norma Gean Davenport, the 2005 recipient of the “Pansy M. Brown Distinguished Service Award in Christian Education” by the National Association of the Church of God, has been at the forefront of Christian Education for more than a quarter of a century. Reverend Davenport was the first organizer/administrator of “Christian Training and Recreation Ministries”; Day-Care at First Church of God in Far Rockaway; year-round After School Tutorial Program; Summer Day camp; a Girl Scout Leader and Adult Trainer and Field Representative for the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. served as Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher and Sunday School Superintendent over a 20-year period, both at First Church of God Far Rockaway, New York and Prophetic Church of God 130 West 129th Street , New York City. She was the last State Sunday School Superintendent under the Ministers and Workers Alliance and the First President of the new Board of Christian Education under the Eastern New York General Assembly. Reverend Davenport has also served as the director of the Summer Youth Delinquent Development with at Hammels Houses Community Center. In 2007, Reverend Davenport, after undergoing an two week mission to Kenya and Rwanda with her husband, Reverend Dr. Arthur W Davenport, and a team of other pastors from the New York area under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Mac Pier of “Concerts of Prayer Ministry”, Reverend Davenport lead a campaign at First Church of God Far Rockaway that sponsors about seventy-five families in Rwanda. First Lady Reverend Norma Gean & Reverend Dr. Arthur W. Davenport share: five children, Cheryl Davenport (Neil) Allmond, Michele Bethea Hilliard, Natalie Bethea (Bernard) Surgeon, Tyrone (Susan) Bethea and Saneek (Latosha ) Beard;grandchildren, Megan, Justin, Blake, Dana, Lewis, Markus (Ashley E. Graves), Darnisha, Tyane, Tenisha (Gerald Preston) and Olyvia & Lauryn Beard; great grandchildren, Mearah, Lyla , Jaylen, Matthew & Gerald Preston and Alayna.
Lady Madelin L. Dargan
“The Message of the Cross” (I Corinthians 1:18) Lady Madelin is a woman of many gifts. Professionally trained as a dancer from the age of 9 until 17, Lady Madelin was selected and performed as a Principal Dancer with the Alfred Gallman Newark Dance Theater, and trained at the Garden State Ballet, and the renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Theater School. She attended Penn State University and graduated with high honor and distinction from Rutgers’ University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. With her winning attitude, determined spirit, and bright smile, Lady Madelin brings her unique perspective and skill to whatever she approaches: Owner of MLD Communications, President of
the National Association Women of the Church of God (West Middlesex, PA); Board member of The Christian Women Connection (Anderson, IN); Praise & Worship Leader; Church Secretary; Adult Sunday School Teacher; and Evangelistic Christian Bible Institute Instructor. Lady Madelin’s calling is the gift of Helps (1 Corinthians 12:28). Lady Madelin, along with her husband of 31 years, Pastor J-Anthony Dargan, have been blessed to serve as the Senior Pastor and First Lady of the Congregational Church of GOD, Harlem, New York for the past 14 years. They are the parents of two wonderful and magnificent children: James Anthony and Christine Jannie-Lorraine.
Lady Colee Bethany
“The Glory of the Cross” (Galatians 6:14) First Lady Colee Bethany’s spiritual journey began at the age of 16 when she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at the Lane Street Church of God in Topeka, KS under the pastoral leadership of her spiritual father, the Rev. Dr. John T. Olds. It was at her home congregation where she developed a strong spiritual foundation by learning the importance of having a personal relationship with the Lord, the significance of living a committed Christian life, receiving strict teachings of biblical principles, and learning that all things that are accomplished by Christians are to be done for the glory of God. Lady Bethany received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Anderson (College) University in Anderson, IN. She also attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. After working as a Social Worker for 25 years, she prayed and was led to enter the field of elementary education. Lady Bethany received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Touro College of New York, NY. She worked with elementary school children with special needs for 10 years until she retired. She has also completed training to teach adults to prepare for TASC/High School Equivalency exams from the Literacy Assistance Center Academy in New York, NY. Lady Bethany has served in several ministries of the New Testament Church of God in Brooklyn under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Don Bethany for 28 years. She has been blessed to minister as the Church Organist, Usher, Choir Director/Music Coordinator, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent and teacher, Education Committee Chairperson, has been active in the Women’s ministry, supportive of the children/ youth ministries and has been willing to assist in any area of ministry as needed. Lady Bethany believes that her mission has been to encourage and to mentor young people and new converts. She has had the desire to inspire them to develop their own personal relationship with Christ, to seek God’s will for their lives and to find and use their spiritual gifts to minister to others for the Lord. Lady and Pastor Bethany have been married for 44 years. They have been blessed with three children and five grandchildren. One of her favorite quotes is one that her father would share: “A word of encouragement can make the difference between giving up and going on.” Therefore, “Let us not grow weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.” - Galatians 6:9
Lady Stephany Bannister
“The Blood of the Cross” (Colossians 6:14) Stephany A. Bannister was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to Guillermo and Ana Fisher. She is a self-described “foodie” due to her love and passion for food. As a result she pursued a career in the Foodservice Industry. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts from New York City Technical College and currently works for the Oﬃce of Food & Nutrition Services as a District Supervisor; ensuring that the students of NYC are provided with healthy and nutritious meals on a daily basis. She has served Grace as an usher, Sunday School teacher and youth leader. At the present she uses her passion and love of food as she serves in the Hospitality ministry at Grace. She also serves as a Worship leader and leader of the Prayer ministry. Her heart’s desire is to see people’s lives transformed through the power of prayer; exalt the name of Christ through worship and serve God’s people in love. She is married to Rev. Carlos W. Bannister and together they are the proud parents of 3 daughters: Alana, Layla and Zoe.
Lady Deborah McDowell
“The Fellowship of the Cross” (Philippians 3:10) Deborah A. McDowell is the First Lady of The Church of God East New York located in Brooklyn New York, where she has served in various capacities since 1981. Lady Deborah holds a degree in early childhood education, and also obtained a Diploma in Biblical Counseling from the American Association of Christian Counselors.(AACC) Lady D as she is affectionately called has a unique ability to communicate truth creatively to challenge people to live out their faith. Working alongside her husband Clifton McDowell Sr. in ministry for the last 38 years she has proven to be a woman of wisdom and insight as she loves and cares for the people of God. Helping to provide leadership to the congregation through Life Care Small groups, counseling, teaching and leading couples to deepen their marital covenants. Her focus currently is helping to lead the ENY Women of Faith ministry and serving by teaching as part of the ENY Church of God discipleship training staff. Together Lady Deborah and Pastor Clifton have 4 children and three grandchildren.
Reverend Nomey Peynado
“The Enemies of the Cross” (Philippians 3:18) Reverend Nomey Peynado fondly called “Sister P” was born in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies to the parents of Albert and Urah Reid. Early in life, she realized that if she stood still, she would remain inactive. Therefore, her parents were instrumental in her relocation to Birmingham, England on October 3, 1961 where she began to pursue her destiny. She selected Nursing as her first career and graduated in 1966 as a State Registered Nurse, and in further studies she acquired a Certificate in Part I Midwifery. During this time, she aﬃliated herself to a church where her church family became her second support group. It was during that fellowship she met her husband, Brother Michael Peynado. On May 2, 1972, they emigrated to the United States and attended was at the Congregational Church of God at 1889 Amsterdam Avenue, New York. Due to poor job opportunity the family relocated to Westbury Long Island, where the Lord prospered them with a home in Garden City Park in 1973. They had no idea their home would house the beginning of the Westbury Divine Congregational Church of God. Reverend Nomey’s passion for the Lord propelled her to attend California School of Ministry New York Campus, and in May 26, 1996, she graduated with a Bachelor of Theology Degree. Formally, she served the Westbury Divine Church of God as: Director of Christian Education; coordinating activities for the Children’s Ministry, such as, attendance at the National Youth Convention in various states, and local activities; and member of the Choir Department. Reverend Peynado has mentored new converts and is a counselor to those in need within the Church. Though she is retired from the Nursing field, she serves in the Church as teacher of the adult class, and as a member of the worship team. The past is a brief reflection; the future is yet to be realized. Reverend Peynado firmly believes in continuing education for the Christian journey and daily living. Therefore, with courage, faith and determination, she faces every day with boldness. Lady and Pastor Peynado are blessed with two daughters, four grandsons, two granddaughters and two great granddaughters. “Keep your belief strong in the word of God and walk into your journey. You will find it excellent, bountiful and gracious beyond your wildest imagination.”
Reverend Tatum M. Osbourne
“The Triumph of the Cross” (Colossians 2:15) Pastor Tatum M. Osbourne is a worshiper, wife, executive pastor and preacher with a heart to see people reach their God-given destinies. She is an ordained minister of the Church of God Reformation Movement (Anderson, IN). For over twenty years Pastor Tatum has been actively involved in ministry. A native of the beautiful island of Barbados, she was raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York. Pastor Tatum studied Christian Ministry at Mid-America Christian University (Oklahoma City, OK). When you meet Pastor Tatum, you will know her message is something she lives in her daily life. God has gifted her with the ability to take listeners through the scriptures, causing the Word of God to leap from the pages, and challenging them as they never dreamed possible. She is blessed to impart words of healing to men and women at various churches, conferences, workshops, and other ministerial outlets for the glory of God. Pastor Tatum serves as the Executive Pastor and leader of the women’s ministry of the Refuge Church of God located in Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY. Pastor Tatum and her husband Pastor Kevin Osbourne established TKO Ministries; the God-ordained vision for this ministry is to be an extension of God’s love in the earth through the preaching and teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the equipping of believers for ministry and holy living, caring for the poor, underprivileged, forgotten and marginalized of society and any other avenue by which to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. Pastor Tatum also serves the Eastern New York General Assembly of the Church of God as the Financial Secretary. In 2015, Pastor Tatum became a published author with the release of her first book entitled, The Inspired Life: 400 Power Thoughts to Inspired Your Life. She is currently working on her next two books, Let It Go and Defy The Odds. Pastor Tatum and Pastor Kevin have been married for twenty years and they reside in Brooklyn, NY.
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