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Vision Statement

The good news of Jesus Christ transforming individuals, families, communities, and our city.

Mission Statement

Equipping believers for divine deployment. Worship………………………………………….Psalms 100 Equipping………………………………..Ephesians 4:11-13 Study………………………………...……...II Timothy 2:15 Tithe………………………………………….Malachi 3:8 Service………….Ephesians 6:7; I Timothy 1:12; 1 Peter 2:9 Intercession…………………………………...I Timothy 2:1 Discipleship…………….………………Ephesians 4:14 – 16 Evangelism……………………………...Matthew 28: 19, 20

Greetings in the name of JESUS, We want to welcome each and everyone of you who have come to worship, celebrate, and rejoice with us this week. This is a historic time for the Westside Church of GOD, and we can’t thank you enough being with us to dedicate, ‘The House GOD has built.’ WE are aware many of you have made great sacrifices and come great distances to be with us. Your expression of love and support means more than we can express. This week will include anointed preaching and worship, fun, and something for the entire family. GOD has done all that you see, and our hearts have been made glad. This facility will help us facilitate our mission here at Westside, ‘Equipping Believers for Divine Deployment.’ As well, be a Lighthouse for the Kingdom of GOD in our community, city, and this entire San Joaquin Valley. Now, rejoice, worship, laugh, cry, and bless the name of our LORD with us. We are so grateful that you have come to share with us, and we will be eternally thankful. Love and appreciate you,

Pastor Paul and Valarie Binion

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A Healthy Baby Begins with You We need your support to give African-American babies a healthy beginning. Pregnant and parenting women can receive free one-on-one assistance with getting health and social support services through our Black Infant Health and Babies First Programs. For more information call the Moms and Kids Hotline: 1-800-640-0333

Healthy Women Make Healthy Babies Talk to your doctor. Make healthy choices. Get early prenatal care.

Black Infant Health

Department of Public Health, Public Health Nursing Division, Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Funded under Grant No. H49 MC00150, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

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Juan Arambula Congratulates the community of “Westside Church of God� on the Dedication of your New Facility. Continued good work and spiritual guidance for all in our community. Office location: 2550 Mariposa Mall, Suite 5031 Fresno, CA 93721 Phone 559-445-5532 FAX 559-445-6006

Congratulations to Rev. and Sis. Paul L. and Valarie Binion and the entire Westside Church of God Family On the dedication of your beautiful new edifice. God has done great, great things for you because of your obedience, hard work, sacrifice and steadfast faith. We look forward to worshipping with you for many years to come. With Love and Affection, Mery, Loraine, and Marvin Lynn Binion Edna and Ivan Logan 

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Thank you for your support of our Ministry


Westside Church of God, Fresno, CA

Thank you for your support of our Ministry

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West Oak Lane Church of God, Inc.

7433 Limekiln Pike Philadelphia, PA 19138 Telephone: 215-549-8559 Fax: 215-549-9693

Dr. Horace W. Sheppard, Jr. Senior Pastor

To Dr. Paul L. & First Lady Valerie Binion & The Westside Church of God Family Congratulations On the opening of your new worship and ministry center Your Commitment has been recognized Your Faithfulness has been rewarded Your Vision has been realized May God bless you as you continue to minister to Fresno and beyond Pastors Horace & Linda Sheppard, Jr. To bring people to faith and discipleship in Jesus Christ 12

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Bishop Gregory Dixon

Bishop Gregory L. Dixon is the Senior Pastor of First Church of God Center of Hope in Inglewood, California which is currently a 3,500 member congregation and growing.

A native of Los Angeles, California, Bishop Dixon earned his Bachelors degree in Religious Studies, his Masters in Church Administration, and his Ph.D. in Theology with an emphasis on Church Growth from the California Graduate School of Theology. In 1996 Bishop Dixon also received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Biola University.

Bishop Dixon currently serves as President of the Southern California School of Ministry, Advisor to the Interstate Association of the Church of God, member of the Board of Trustees for Azusa Pacific University, Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors for the Wholeness Through the Word Ministry, Inc., Board Member of the Inglewood Development Corporation (IDC), and on the Board of Directors for the Home Connection Corporation/Freedom 101. Bishop Dixon is a man of character and integrity. He and his lovely wife Barbara have been married for over 32 years, and are proud parents and grandparents.

WEDNESDAY WORSHIP - Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Dr. Paul Sheppard Paul Earl Sheppard has been senior pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View, California since 1989. Under Paul’s visionary leadership, this church has become one of the most unique congregations in northern California, developing from a small African American church of 34 members into a thriving multi-racial fellowship of more than 6,000 followers of Christ.

He also serves as speaker for Enduring Truth, a popular daily radio program heard on over 500 radio stations throughout the country. A native of Philadelphia, Paul has studied at the University of Pennsylvania, the Center for Urban Theological Studies, and the Southern California School of Ministry. He holds a Master’s degree in Ministry and a Doctorate of Divinity.

Paul is a board member of NRB (National Religious Broadcasters Association) and has served as a speaker for major Christian conferences across the country including those sponsored by Promise Keepers, Family Life, Hawaiian Island Ministries, and many other organizations. Paul is also an author whose newest book entitled Build A Bridge And Get Over It! is scheduled for release by Spring 2009 through Xulon Press. This book deals with improving relationships and walking in unity despite denominational, cultural, and personality differences among members of the body of Christ. Paul was married to his wife, Meredith, in May 1982. They have two adult children, Alicia and Aaron. Building Dedication Celebration | February 8-15, 2009


YOUTH EXPLOSION - Thursday, 6:30 pm

Elder Ben Stephens

Elder Benjamin Stephens III serves as the Pastor to Collegiate & Young Adults at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake. Elder Stephens, has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Whittier College; a Master’s Degree in Divinity from C.H. Mason Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Elder Stephens is a Doctoral candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary pursuing a degree in Youth and Family Ministry. Elder Stephens serves the International Youth Department of the Churches of God in Christ, as the President of Young Men of Valor, which ministers to young men between

the ages of 12-20. Elder Stephens provides serves as Chaplain to the campuses of: University of Southern California (USC) and Loyola Maramount University (LMU) where he holds weekly Bible study. Elder Stephens is married to the love of his life, Lady Latonya Stephens. Through the preached Word and his authentic teaching style Elder Stephens travels across the country challenging Young Adults, Collegiates, and Singles to develop strong wholesome Godly relationships supported by biblical truths. Elder Stephens has a passion to take ministry beyond the four walls of the church and into the streets where God’s soldiers belong. Elder Ben Stephens is committed to not only preach the Gospel for Jesus, but die for it as well!

FAMILY FUN NIGHT - Friday, 6:30 pm

Comedian Broderick Rice Broderick Rice was born on May 3, 1965 to Joseph and Ollie Rice at John Wesley Hospital in Los Angeles California. He was raised in Compton with his three sisters Dannette, Joy, and Patrice.

Growing up, Broderick’s father was a Baptist preacher and his mother a Sunday school teacher, and he credits his humor to all the time he spent in church. When his father introduced him to comedian Jerry Jordon, whose album “A phone call from God” was the first Christian comedy he had ever heard, Broderick was smitten. Although it would be some years later before he began doing Gospel comedy as a


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profession, that record had a profound impact on his mind. On October 23,1987 Broderick performed his first comedy show, and now, sixteen years, three albums, hundreds of frequent flier miles, and countless radio interviews later, Broderick still counts his father as his inspiration. In addition to being a Gospel comedian, Broderick is also an author, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and ordained minister.

Bishop Timothy Clarke Morning Worship 9:15 am

Bishop Timothy J. Clarke is the Senior Pastor of First Church of God in Columbus, Ohio. He was called to the ministry in 1974 and began his first pastorate in November of 1977, at the York Avenue Church of God, Warren, Ohio, where he served the congregation for four years. In February of 1982, he was called to be Senior Pastor of First Church of God, Columbus, Ohio. In 2001 the Lord led Bishop Clarke to create the Berean Fellowship of Churches which at the present time includes 30 churches of various denominations. Bishop Clarke also serves the Church-at-large as an Evangelist and Teacher.

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California School of Ministry, Los Angeles, CA; Doctor of Humanities, Wilberforce University; and Inductee to the Morehouse College Board of Preachers. Bishop Clarke is the author of eight books, “Signs of His Coming” (1998), “Help for Those Who Hurt” (2001), “Bring Back the Glory” (2001), “Daughter Don’t Miss Your Season” (2002), “Living in the Blessed Place” (2003), “Making the Most of Your Time” (2004), “Celebrating the Family”(2005), Reclaiming your Spiritual Health (2006).

Bishop Clarke and his wife, the former Bishop Clarke received a Master in Ministry from Clytemnestra Lawson of Teaneck, NJ, are the Southern California School of Ministry, Los the parents of two adult daughters. Angeles, CA and was consecrated to the office of Bishop in 2001. His honors include: Doctor of Divinity from Mid-America Bible College, Oklahoma City, OK; Doctor of Law, Southern

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to our Friends at Westside Church of God! May this new facility provide many opportunities to reach our community for Christ. We are happy to partner with you in ministry to our city.


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7172 N. Cedar Ave. at Herndon, Fresno (559) 298-8001


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Ministry Guide For more info call:

Greeting Ministry

(559) 237-1447

Helen Hall

This Ministry Guide is designed to provide an overview of the various ministries available at Westside Church of God. Please call our office for more information or for prayer. We invite you to worship with us any Sunday at 9:15 a.m. We look forward to seeing you again, and God bless you!

Small Group Ministry Janet Candler

The purpose of the Small Group Ministry is to teach the un-compromised Word of GOD and to equip believers to walk in their new identity through venues such as F.A.T. Tuesday (Bible study), Vacation Bible School, and Children’s Church. It is our mission to teach every Saint to fight the good fight of faith.

All the King’s Men Leon Turner

All the King’s Men brings brothers in CHRIST together to learn to take their places in the family of GOD by first being committed to GOD, their families, and then to the Church. We want to motivate brothers to be prayer warriors, encouragers, & supporters of the Pastor and his vision for the church. We encourage commitment, faithfulness, dedication and support to the work of the church.


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The purpose of the Greeting Ministry is to officially welcome our visitors to the church and answer any questions they may have. We stay in contact with visitors through telephone calls, follow-up, and mailings to ensure no one is overlooked. The Greeting Ministry is instrumental in getting new members integrated into the church body and activities. Stop by the welcome table regularly for upcoming events, church news, and more.


Gwen Turner

The Great Commission given to us by our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, was not an option or an alternative for consideration by His church: it is our calling and mandate. The Evangelism/Outreach Ministry is an example of an obedient response and fulfillment of that mandate from the Lord. We are the “hands, feet, and arms” of GOD, expressing His love to our community.

Marriage Advance Margaret Graves

Through conferences and other events, this ministry was established in order to bring clarity and honesty to marriages and provide unique opportunities to be transparent and candid regarding various subjects related to marriage. This ministry is designed to assist married couples in strengthening their relationships and to offer singles a glimpse of marriage.

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Tiffany Mangum

Pearl Thomas

The purpose of the Children, Youth and Young Adult Ministries (CYYA) is to prepare youth and young adults for active membership at Westside Church of GOD through biblical and practical instruction. We also want to provide an avenue by which our children, youth, and young adults come together on a regular basis for a time of worship, creative and interactive instruction, and a time of fellowship, recognition and encouragement.

Usher Board Ministry Sam Williams

The ministry of the Usher Board is one of first impressions. It is our intent to greet all worshipers in a warm, welcoming manner and to display consideration & courtesy to regular attendees and visitors. It is an usher’s duty to be alert to the needs of the congregation, worship leaders, chairpersons, choir directors and ministers in order to respond to their immediate needs.

Among other purposes, the Dinner/Hospitality Ministry provides a nutritious meal to those attending F.A.T. Tuesday. Dinner is served from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. prior to Bible study. In addition, the Hospitality Committee supplies refreshments for various auxiliary meetings, food for funerals, and refreshments for guest speakers.

Women’s Ministry Latisha Wallace

Our purpose is to infuse the heart of every woman with the truth of who she really is according to the Word of GOD. This is communicated by the anointing, love, and power of the Holy Spirit so that she is not only comforted, edified, and exhorted, but empowered to take her ordained place in the Kingdom, and then fearlessly pursue all that pertains to her royal heritage and destiny.

Music & Worship Arts

Prayer Ministry

Sister Bess Gooch The Prayer Ministry is vital to the life of the church. As believers we have the opportunity to approach the throne of grace “to obtain mercy in our time of need.” We are confident that the Lord answers the prayers of the righteous, and we invite you to join us every Wednesday at noon and every second and fourth Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. for corporate prayer.

Valerie Binion The Music Department relates to the mission of the church by musically ministering to the congregation with the goal to uplift, encourage, and spread the Word of GOD through praise and worship, choirs, drama and dance.

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Congratulations Westside! The Lord has truly answered our prayers and been so very good to us. -- Mrs. Esther Walker and Karen Walker Praise the Lord, Westside! God is good and greatly to be praised! He has done all things well! -- Marsha, Stacey, and Marques Jones Dear Paul, May God bless you and your ministry in your new church. Your Friend and Brother in Christ, Louis H. Herwaldt

Praise God for this Historical Time in the life of our Church Family. - Helen Hall and Family Congratulations to the Westside Church of God Family on the dedication of your new facilities. In loving memory of our mom, Mozelle Henderson. -- The Bowen & Henderson Family The Westside Church of God is like our second home. We love Paul and Val Binion. Thank you for being such special friends. Love, Tom & Barbara Sommers (Phil. 2:3-4)

Phil Larson, Supervisor, District 1 Fresno County Board of Supervisors God Bless You All. Onward & Forward -- Valley Teen Ranch Joshua and I are so very blessed to be a part of this church family, we rejoice today over what our eyes have witnessed from our Truly Amazing GOD!! Dr. Binion, Congratulations on the opening of your new sanctuary! May God continue to bless you and the entire congregation as you further the Lord’s work in the community! It is with love and sincerity that our family celebrates this dedication with you! -- Noel, Gloria, Robert, Ronald, and Erica Smith Dr. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Curry Congratulations -- Al Boutte and wife Velda (from heaven)


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Congratulations Westside! Look what the Lord has done. The opportunities for ministry are endless. Keep praying and keep the faith. -- Randy and Celeste Cooper In Loving Memory of Mozelle Henderson and Linda Willis -- The Willis Family

Board of Directors Deacon Michael Pettigrew Minster Rodney Bowen Brother Maxie Parks Deacon Roger Winrow Brother Joseph Warren


Minister Frank Ates Minister Janet Candler Minister Bessie Gooch Minister Travisa Harold Rev. Alonzo Hedrington Minister Pearl Mangum Rev. Samuel Morgan Rev. Paulette Parker Minister Tarole Pettigrew Minister Michelle Reed Rev. Timothy Simmons Minister Nancy Swanson Minister Rodell Tyler Rev. Jonathon Walker Minister Rodney Walker


Willie P. Nunley Cliff Mohair Michael Pettigrew Les Thomas Vernon Thomas Leon Turner Roger Winrow

Deaconesses Barbara Ates Valarie Binion Leola Calhoun Bridgette Morgan Evelyn Sanders Mary Taylor Gail Thomas Pearl Thomas Tina Winrow

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Westside Church of God Building Dedication program  

The program book for the Building Dedication Celebration week held at Westside Church of God in Fresno, CA.

Westside Church of God Building Dedication program  

The program book for the Building Dedication Celebration week held at Westside Church of God in Fresno, CA.