Strategic Prayer Training

Administrative Bishops, State Prayer Leaders and Teams, Key Pastors and Leaders who might help with some aspect of the prayer process are invited to attend AGREE 19, a revival and prayer convocation, in Cleveland, TN, Monday, January 7-Thursday, January 10, 2019.

We will meet jointly with the Unreached People Group Coalition.

I want to identify a prayer leader-trainer for every nation, whose goal would be to mobilize prayer in every congregation in that nation. In addition, I want to identify regional mobilizer-trainers for each of the 21 global regions. This is where you could play a critical role. I need peers to these 21 global regional trainers, mentors and peer-trainer mobilizers to these regions and nations, who would, perhaps like you, be willing to travel abroad, raising up praying-missional congregations with a focus on the lost around them, including UPGs.

Each evening we will gather at the Church of God General headquarters, in the Communication Center, for the live-broadcast of the global prayer service with Dr. Hill, members of the Executive Committee and church leaders. In 2018, the theme was prayer. In 2019, the theme will be ‘care’ without dismissing prayer. In 2020, the theme will be ‘share’ with prayer and care in the background. We are on a mission, to encourage our churches to be ‘houses of prayer,’ that demonstrate compassion to the lost and look for opportunities to share Christ.

We have relaunched The Praying Church Movement. This is our attempt to get each congregation to be intentional in their prayer effort, which begins with naming a prayer learning team. Currently, we have 600 churches across the nation that are being intentional about congregational prayer leadership.

If we assume prayer, like assuming the fire on the altar, it will die. If we don’t direct it, shape its theology, it will degenerate to self-interested prayer – prayer requests. We must recover prayer that is at its heart worship, and at its edge mission.

We want to come out of our January meeting firing on all cylinders and we especially want to raise the level of intercessory prayer engagement. We want to vision our future. We cannot afford, in these last days, to allow our prayer effort to become stale and rote. Let’s take Jesus seriously. He wants the church to be a ‘house of prayer for the nations.’ I think he is calling us to turn some tables over in the temple!

Registration fee received on-site:

  • $35 for School of Prayer Training only (Tuesday morning)
  • $35 for Strategic Prayer Training (Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday and Thursday morning)
  • $50 for both events (all 3 days)

Online registration is currently closed. You can still attend the meeting via on-site registration. Thank you. Call us with any questions 855-842-5483.

Tentative Schedule

January 7-10, 2019


7:00 PM – Church of God International Offices, Communication Center

AGREE 19 Live Broadcast


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – North Cleveland Church of God

School of Prayer Associate Certification Training

  • Training to conduct schools of prayer across your region.

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM – North Cleveland Church of God

Strategic Prayer Training

  • Church Revitalization – A Praying Church
  • Church and Mission – Engaging the Unreached

7:00 PM – Church of God International Offices, Communication Center

AGREE 19 Live Broadcast


8:30 AM – 12:00 PM – North Cleveland Church of God

Strategic Prayer Training

  • Building Your State Prayer Leadership Team and Promoting Prayer
  • The Praying Church Movement

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM – North Cleveland Church of God

Global Strategy Meeting

  • Focus: Integrating Prayer Mobilization and the Unfinished Harvest
  • Goal: To gather prayer leaders and pastors to develop a strategy to mobilize, missional-worshipful, unceasing prayer, around the world.
  • NATIONALLY – A prayer leader for every nation; REGIONALLY – a prayer trainer for every region; HERE – a prayer trainer-partner for every region and for nations.
  • In 2020, to conduct a global prayer leader-trainer gathering with regional prayer leaders from around the world for extensive training; and to partner prayer trainer-supporters here (US) with prayer trainer-mobilizers around the world; including the adoption of Unreached People Groups for prayer and engagement.

7:00 PM – Church of God International Offices, Communication Center

AGREE 19 Live Broadcast


8:30 AM – 12:00 PM – North Cleveland Church of God

Strategic Prayer Training

  • Major Prayer Campaigns, Initiatives and Resources including: Pentecost Sunday Emphasis, 2019 – 2020; The “Go” Campaign; The Prayer Training Network


Holiday Inn Express
4355 Holiday Inn Express Way NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 790-1199

Fairfield Inn
2815 Westside Dr NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 664-2501

Hampton Inn
4355 Frontage Rd NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 458-1222

110 Interstate Dr NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 478-1212

130 Interstate Dr NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 813-7300

Church of God State Prayer Leaders Directory

This list represents only the states or regions that have appointed a Prayer Leader or Leadership team for their state/region and have notified the Prayer Ministries Office.

Please check the listings below and provide missing data by emailing

This list was last updated on January 2018.

Team Leader:
Paul Lett
265 Hunter Ridge Ln
Pell City, AL 35128

Team Leader:
James Decanter
3484 State Highway 42
Turrell, AR 72384-9077

Team Members:
Alvin Yancey

Danny Pankey

Lowell Sartin

Danny Rigney

Lee Parnell

Patrick Tucker

Team Leader:
Reverend Linda Querry
4848 W. Douglas Ave
Apt. #104
Visalia, CA 93291
702-348-4004 (home)
702-373-1215 (cell)

Canada (Ontario)
Team Leader:
Madge James-Wisdom
113A Linden Ave
Scarborough, Ontario M1K 3H9

Team Members:
Dulcia Thomas
1 Halton Ct
Brampton, ON L6Y 5T6
(C) 905-617-6622

Robert Francis
27 Talbotshire St
Ajax, ON L1S 0A6

Andrae Blake
45 Generation Blvd
Scarborough, ON M1B 2K5

Delton Fraser
23 Delray Dr
Markham, ON L6E 1Y6
(H) 905-201-0411

Lisia Malcom
35 Joseph Griffith Ln
North York, ON M3L 0C8

Cordell Thorpe
7820 McLaughlin Rd S, Apt 812
Brampton, ON L6Y 4W3
(C) 416-500-9298

Canada (Quebec)
Team Leader:
Paul Leslie

Canada (Western)
Team Leader:
Sylvonne Layne
15 Gull Wing Bay
Winnipeg, MB R3X 1E5
204-253-5131 (home)
204-471-2514 (cell)

Team Leader:
Fletcher and Cathy Wright
6724 Bock Road
Ft. Washington, MD 20744
(301) 567-9500 (office)
(301) 567-2344 (home)
(301) 257-3439 (cell)

Team Members:
Dwayne and Donna Dixon
29620 Dover Acres Road
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 822-3088 (office)
(410) 822-2034 (home)
(410) 924-7770 (cell)

Lovell and Verna Wilson
1802 Birch Bay Ct.
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 663-5444 x3003 (office)
(301) 695-7526 (home)
(301) 606-5060 (cell)

David and Ruth Davis
Rt. 1 Box 126
Elk Garden, WV 26717
(301) 334-3221 (office)
(304) 446-5470 (home)
(304) 257-3439 (cell)

Rick and Patricia Felton
(240) 393- 1682 (Rick cell)
(240) 393-1683 (Patricia cell)

Jude and Susie Nowak
Jude- (443) 463-6341 (Jude cell)
Susie-(443) 463-6341 (Susie cell)

Marie Bideshi
(301) 694-0472

Florida (North)
Team Leader:
Thomas Odom
Ocoee Church of God
1105 N Lakewood Ave
Ocoee, FL 34761
(407) 656-8011 Ext 1110

Florida (South)
Team Leader:
Ester Calderon
411 SW 182nd Way
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029

Georgia (North)
Team Leader:
Carroll Allen
140 Courtney Lane
Rossville, GA 30741

Team Members:
Jacob King
2001 Liberty Square Dr.
Cartersville, GA 30121
770-382-9489 (office)
770-769-4016 (home)
678-899-5244 (cell)

Jung Sun Bell
1255 Bramlett Blvd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Shane Bailey
1844 Old CCC Camp Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705

TJ McBride
635 Jefferson Cir
Atlanta, GA 30328

Joseph Raymond
1906 Chadberry Walk
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Howard Strickland
612 Shenandoah Dr NE
Calhoun, GA 30701

Adam Wright
46 Buchanan Ln
Clayton, GA 30525

Jerry Lynn Young
340 Ivanhoe Dr
Fayetteville, GA 30215

Georgia (South)
Team Leader:
Larry Daughtry
6670 New Jesup Hwy
Brunswick, GA 31523-4100

Team Member:
Gary Walker
183 Hwy 96 E
Jeffersonville, Ga 31044
478-335 8473

Great Lakes Region (Wisconsin/Chicago)
Team Leader:
Arthur Guice
160 Constance Lane
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 308-6187

Team Leader:
Lek White
45-578 Lokea Pl
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Heartlands (Oklahoma-Kansas)
Team Leader: TBD

Team Members:
Lavon Abitbol
2850 Park Street
Claremore, OK 74107
918- 341-4246 (cell)
918 – 409-7604 (home)

Robert and Paula Peterson
Church: New Hope Church of God
509 Regent Street
Ardmore, OK
(580) 223-9404

Sharon Simmons
4700 Alameda Street
Norman, OK 73026

Ken Angel
622 N. Townsend Street
Ada, OK 74280

Helen and Gary Barnhart
104 W. Thompson Drive
Kingfisher, OK 73750

Cheryl Lawson
PO Box 1835
Muskogee, OK 74402

Gerry and Barb Dupuis
2106 W Rose Lane
Ulysses, KS 67880
(620) 356-3888 (office)
(620) 575-5562 (cell)

Tammy Metz
19215 E Shannon Dr
Claremore, OK 74019

Hispanic East Central Region
Team Leader:
Orlando Valenzuela
2020 Bates Pike SE, Apt 404
Cleveland, TN 37311
(405) 694-3170

Hispanic North Central Region
Team Leader:
Flavio Nunez
160 Ringneck Lane
Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108
(630) 745-0241

Hispanic North Western Region
Team Leader:
Alvin and Lizbeth Perez
21440 SE 299th Way
Kent, WA 98042
(787) 602-3662
(787) 602-6058

Hispanic South Central Region
Team Leader:
Frank Espinoza
1540 Jami Rd
Pleasanton, TX 78064
(830) 399-0317

Hispanic South Western Region
Team Leader:
Imelda Tucker
31756 Loma Linda Rd
Temecula, CA 92592
(323) 807-9112

Team Leader: TBD

Team Members:
David Mays
110 Grayson Rd.
Eldorado, IL 62930
(618) 273-5035 (home)
(618) 978-2011 (cell)

Rod Joplin
407 Stonebrook
Benton, IL 62812
(618) 439-3833 (office)
(618) 438-0841 (home)
(618) 218-1796 (cell)

Eric Wyzard
114 West Alden Place
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-6557 (office)
(815) 501-1455 (cell)

Tod W. Parchman
149 State Hwy. 37
West Franfort, IL 62896
(618) 937-4766

Brian Mixon
1258 Garretts Prairie Road
West Frankfort, Il 62896
(618) 627-2526 (office)
618-937-6330 (home)
(618) 922-6278 (cell)

A. Ted and Judith Ann Anderson III
1716 Harlan Rd.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-1337 (office)
(618) 214-3879 (cell)

Team Leaders:
Sam and Judy Abbott
(219) 942-8777 (office)
(219) 688-3449 (cell)

Team Members:
Steve and Pam Gwaltney
5860 East Valley View Drive
Lexington IN 47138
(812) 794-3182 (office)
(812) 820-1792 (cell)

Mark and Enola Joplin
2535 South Miller Street
Shelbyville IN 46176
(317) 398-4787 (office)
(317) 364-1010 (cell)

Terry Owens
2401 Curdes Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
260 484-6910
(260) 413-7314

Team Leaders:
David and Carletta Douglas
Cathedral Church of God
3313 Lexington Road
Winchester, KY 40391
859-745-2442 (home)
859-771-8602 (cell)

Team Members:
Sylvester and Frances Dunn

Todd and Rhonda Claypoole

Ruford and Connie Abner

Merrill and Paula Collins

Stephen and Miriam Lyons

Chris and Amanda Combs

Steve and Heather Kirkland

Jonathan and Sherrie Boling

Kenneth and Brenda Yates

Carl and Donna Smalls

William and Brenda Geary

Roman and Amy Krywyn

Team Leader:
Jackie and Laurie Pounders
22191 Sharp’s Chapel Road
Bush, LA 70431
(985) 892-2997 (home)
(985) 630-6290 (cell)

Team Members:
Nolan and Stephanie Francis
191 Woodbury Dr
Houma, LA 70364-2381

Beverly Sistrunk
1109 Larkina St
Bastrop, LA 71220

Team Leader:
Debra Schilling
5303 Orchard Dr
East China, MI 48054

Team Members:
Faith Walden
9600 Sil St
Taylor, MI

Bill & Sandra McKay

Melody Nichols

Wayne Terry

Midlands: Iowa/Nebraska
Team Leader:
Diana Angran
Solid Rock Church of God
1300 Rock Valley Rd
Centerville, IA 52544
(641) 856-8308
641-436-1243 (cell)

Ministry to the Military
USA Team Leader:
Jennie Humann

Team Leader:
Pettis Brewer
2083 Old Richton Rd
Petal, MS 39465
(601) 545-9909

Team Members:
Brett Cooper
10680 CR 101
Union, MS 39365
601-650-8182 (cell)

Larry Hays
700 Church Rd East
Southaven, MS 38671
601-807-4097 (cell)

Randy Rigney
431 Old Hwy 13 S
Morton, MS 39117
601-927-5865 (cell)

Ronnie Walters
1501 Old Fannin Rd
Flowood, MS 39232
601-613-7166 (cell)

Team Leader: TBD

Team Member:
Leta Padgett
314-729-0704 ext.17

New England (Northern)
Team Leader:
Frank Siciliano
Park Avenue Church of God
29 Park Ave
Portland, ME 04101

New England (Southern)
Team Leader:
N. Bibiche Zagabe-Ndiku
39 Bryn Mawr Ave
Auburn, MA 01501
508-459-8688 (home)
508-847-4554 (cell)

New Jersey
Team Leader:
Joann Garzarella

Team Leader:
Philip Bonaparte

New Mexico/El Paso, Texas
Team Leader:
Carl Dawson
421 West Ave I
Lovington, NM 88260
575-396-0095 (home)

Team Member:
Hosea and Mabel Melendez
3700 Hveco Valley Dr, #3906
El Paso, TX 79938
915-849-0557 (cell)

New York
Team Leader:
Paul & Ingrid Peart

Team Members:
Tyrone Tyson

Christopher and Debbie Capaldo
Area: Long Island Rep.
8 Applewood Road
Saint James, NY 11780
Home: (631) 584-4240 (home)

Errol & Glenda Rougier
Area: Queens Representatives

Bruggard & Reyette Brutus
Area: Brooklyn Representatives

Clifford & Carona Thompson
Area: Westchester Representatives

Lennie & Marva Pennicott
Area: Bronx Representatives
(347) 684-4280

Althea & Tommy Baines
Area: Upstate Representatives
(716) 903-8300

North Carolina (Eastern)
Team Leader:
Tim Cowan
101 West C St
Erwin, NC 28339
Home: 910.897.8228

Team Members:
Richard Dial
204 Misty Groves Cir
Morrisville, NC 27560
919.632.6370 (cell)

Joe Ferguson
PO Box 38
Bunn, NC 27508

North Carolina (Western)
Team Leader:
Andre Hester
Monroe Deliverance Center
1000 Little Rock Court
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 635-8235 (home)
(704) 517-4481 (cell)

Team Members:
Aaron Powers
Gate City Church of God
110 E. Newlyn St.
Greensboro, NC 27408
(336) 542-0506 (home)
(336) 953-8914 (cell)

Stewart Lankford
Bethlehem Church of God
PO Box 6324
Bethlehem Station
Hickory, NC 28603
(828) 495-7759 (home)
(828) 244-8200 (cell)

Calvin Grier
West Charlotte Church of God
3406 Pine Meadow Drive
Charlotte, NC 28269
(704) 598-5250 (home)
(704) 905-4005 (cell)

Shane Silvers
Whittier Church of God
PO Box 129
Whittier, NC 28789
(828) 497-6262 (office)
(828) 497-9238 (home)
(336) 269-4440 (cell)

North Central Region: Dakotas and Montana
Team Leader:
DeVawn Beckman
7601 54th Ave. NW
Minot, ND 58703

Team Members:
Ronnie Vetch
9000 5th Street
Bowdle, SD 57428
605 285 6414

Reese Hamar
PO Box 1164
Dillon, MT 59725
406 925 2801

Team Leader:
Rich and Angel Boll
6770 Georgetown Ln
Madison, OH 44057

Team Members:
Queen Williams
PO Box 6606
Canton, OH 44706

Jane Smith
12709 Misty Ave
Union Town, OH 44685

Gerald Murphy
336 Mogul Dr
Galloway, OH 43119

Derek Wooten
4236 N Gensen Loop
Cincinnati, OH 45245

Pacific Northwest
Team Leader:
Barbara Mathews
8713 Tieton Dr.
Yakima, WA 98908
509-965-0075 (office)
509-941-3254 (cell)

Team Members:
Keith and Hae Suk Arensmeyer
307 E. F St.
Shelton, WA 98584
360-462-0053 (home)
360-951-2341 (cell)

Aminiasi and Sala Vakalala
3418 Serene Way
Lynnwood, WA
206-396-9075 (cell)
425-742-2624 (home)

David and Faith White
2323 53rd St. SE
Auburn, WA 98092
425-773-3029 (David cell)
425-773-5944 (Faith cell)

Team Leader:
David W Martin
7378 Dar Lane
North East, PA 16428
814-725-4994 (home)
814-384-2310 (cell)

Co-Team Leader:
Delphine Allen
163 Hawthorne Ct
Wyomissing, PA 19610
330-289-5886 (home)
330-283-5886 (cell)

Robert Brookins
816 Acacia Ave
Reading, PA 19605
610-921-2216 (home)
330-283-5886 (cell)

Carmen and Rose Butler
1505 Leishman Ave
Arnold, PA 15068
724-335-0994 (home)
724-681-8894 (cell)

Baby Daniel
727 Stratford Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Dorothy Hilliard
208 Market St
Warren, PA 16365
814-313-1707 (home)
716-581-0537 (cell)

Felix Poyser
1315 Moore Ave
Yeadon, PA 19050
610-394-6472 (home)
215-869-7781 (cell)

Gerald Prentice
631 Weiser St
Reading, PA 19601
610-378-0416 (home)
610-763-0601 (cell)

Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado-Utah-Wyoming)
Team Leader:
David Naranjo
3415 W 34th Street Rd.
Greeley, CO 80634
970-405-0606 (cell)
970-330-6082 (office)
970-356-4509 (home)

South Carolina
Team Leader:
Peggy Scarborough
1561 Dick Pond Road
Myrtle Beach SC 29575

Team Leader:
Roland Sharp
285 Grove Ave NW
Cleveland, TN 37311

Team Leader:
Steven Molton
The Bridge Church of God
PO Box 7351
Fort Worth, TX 76111
817-834-4506 (office)
817-262-8971 (cell)

Team Member:
A.D. Fretwell
365 W College St
Lewisville, TX 75067

Team Leader:
Sam Belisle
Celebration Church
4429 Buck Mountain Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018

West Virginia
Team Leader:
Darrell Buttram, Jr.
123 Larkspur Drive
Huntington, WV 25701
304-617-2301 (home)
304-522-7160 (office)
304-523-6203 (cell)

Team Members:
Stacey Dingess
New Beginnings Worship Center
307 Broad St
Summerville, WV 26651

Rudell Bloomfield
Mountain View Church of God
PO Box 1246
Oak Hill, WV 25901-1246

Harold Newsome
Crosspoint Church of God
3066 S Chicos Rd
Kearneysville, WV 25430

State Prayer Leader and Team

To encourage an intentional prayer effort among the churches and pastors of the Church of God denomination, the Church of God Prayer Ministries Office sets forth a leadership network of prayer coordinators with a prayer leader assigned for each state/region. This leader also needs around a team. The State Prayer Team should be built with the state/regional structure in mind. Then supplement the constituency for the purpose of diversity (men and women, young and old, laity and ministry, ethnic diversity, etc.). Finally, perhaps most importantly, build ministry capacity and calling into the team. Who has a passion to carry the torch in your state for youth and children’s prayer, to mobilize intercessors, to recover the family altar, to raise up prayer support for UPGs, and church planters? This last layer is the critical component that allows us to begin to mobilize and resource prayer at every level.

Below is a description of a State/Regional Prayer Coordinator. To learn more about this leadership role purchase the State Prayer Leader Guidebook for your Leader and Prayer Team.

Review the State Prayer Team list>

Submit your State Prayer Leader or Team Members

  • Complete this form to submit the name of your State Prayer Leader or a member of your State Prayer Team. If the address you enter is for a church, please enter that church name as part of the address. Thank you.


Title of the position: State/Regional Prayer Coordinator

Reports to: Administrative Bishop; Collaborates with International Prayer Coordinator.

Overall responsibility: To promote prayer among the ministers and the churches, to develop a strategy to undergird the leaders and efforts, the ministers and churches of the state in prayer; to encourage churches to be intentional in their prayer effort.

  1. The State Prayer Coordinator needs to be allowed to leverage the influence of the Administrative Bishop. That demands a person in whom the Bishop has both deep confidence and personal trust, a hand-glove relationship is desired.
  2. Prayer should be a part of the process of decision making and programming.
  3. Where possible, a state should commit resources to the prayer ministry needs. Funding priorities make a theological statement. A budgetary crisis should not deter prayer efforts, but deepen prayer resolve. In any case, people who are genuinely called to pray will do so without pay. So a volunteer process can never be thwarted from moving forward by financial constraints.
  4. It is typically not recommended that the Administrative Bishop, the Evangelism Director or a Pastor be the State Prayer Coordinator. Each case may be unique. However, the position will require a significant time commitment. Pastors in the state may find it easier to work with a respected layman or retired pastor rather than a peer.

Key areas of responsibility

  1. Bring prayer to the heart of every ministry endeavor.
  2. Encourage pastors to be people of prayer.
  3. Encourage local churches to name a prayer leadership team and participate in the ‘praying church movement.’
  4. Identify intercessors across the state.
  5. Provide on-going training in the area of prayer, the family altar, intercession, effective prayer meetings, and prayer evangelism.
  6. Conduct state-wide and regional prayer gatherings.
  7. Develop a multi-year strategy for the prayer-evangelism effort.

Consults with:

  1. The Administrative Bishop regularly.
  2. The International Coordinator of Prayer Ministries regularly.
  3. State team members.
  4. Local church prayer team members and pastors regarding their needs.
  5. State intercessors network.


  1. The Prayer Coordinator should be a person of prayer.
  2. They should have some success in leading prayer efforts.
  3. They should have the respect of pastors and ministers in the state.
  4. They may be a pastor, minister or non-credentialed lay leader in good standing with their local church, male or female.
  5. In addition to a passion for prayer, they should exhibit leadership skills.

Recommendations for the State Prayer Leader and Team:

  1. The role of the Prayer Coordinator and the State Prayer Team is to work toward integrating prayer into every aspect of state and local church life. This will typically require primary leadership to create and expand state-wide prayer ministry.
  2. Make prayer a cornerstone for everything done in and through the state and the churches.
  3. Develop a state-wide communication network. Use electronic technology. If possible, use the State News, the State website. Send information for posting to the site.
  4. Survey the pastors and staff for prayer needs.
  5. Report to the Prayer Team and local churches what’s happening around the state in prayer.
  6. Discover and disseminate different prayer strategies. Share the unique adaptation of prayer strategies. Help leaders learn from each other.
  7. Encourage participation in denomination prayer efforts.
  8. Don’t Make Prayer a Program. Begin small, mentor and train individuals. Keep the focus on a relationship with Christ.


Additional Guidelines for Appointing the State Prayer Leadership Team


The prayer leadership team should reflect the composition of your state – men and women, young and old with ethnic diversity. Couples work well, though the team need not be exclusively composed of couples. Laypersons or credential ministers who are retired or serve in an associate role, particularly outstanding local church prayer coordinators, make great choices.


There is no size limitation. Ideally, the team will be in the range of at least ten-to-twelve.



The team will serve at the pleasure of the Administrative Bishop. Longer terms will allow the team to develop significant relationships throughout the state and see the completion of various initiatives. Consider four-to-six year terms. 20% of the prayer team should be new leadership every 24 months for fresh input. Develop a tenure model with that in mind. Team members rotating off may be eligible to serve again, and may be viewed as advisors to the state-wide prayer process.


People of prayer tend to have special and specific passions. When you appoint your team, these elements should be reflected in your team – intercessory prayer, pastoral prayer support, prayer evangelism (prayer walking, missions), personal prayer, church-based prayer ministries, the family and prayer, prayer rooms/centers, prayer teams, prophetic intercession, prayer watches, leading prayer gatherings, etc. Finding such people with both a passion for prayer and a capacity for leadership, with varied prayer interests will insure a broad prayer emphasis in your state.


Your team should be chosen with their potential contribution in mind, not the convenience of their location to the state office. The geographic distribution of the team throughout the state may be important if you are considering regional representation or initiatives. Otherwise, choose the best team for the state/region regardless of their residential location.


Encourage the team to meet together, face-to-face, at least quarterly, if for no other reason, than to pray. If possible, plan the meeting when the Administrative Bishop can meet with them for at least a portion of the time. Encourage the team to connect via conference call monthly to review the prayer needs of the state.


Allow the group to be creative, to follow the imaginative leadership of the Spirit with regard to prayer initiatives – prayer chains, prayer walks/missions, pastoral prayer support, state office prayer support and more.


The website – – will serve the process. It will allow for prayer teams to connect with one another and share breakthrough stories and ideas for stimulating prayer.

Once state prayer teams are in place, our goal is to encourage local churches to appoint prayer leadership teams or at the very least, a local church prayer coordinator. The state prayer teams will seek to resource and encourage the pastors and prayer leaders who have identified themselves as seeking to move a prayer process forward in their congregation. In addition, the international prayer coordinator will seek to connect and resource both state and local church prayer leadership teams.



Sign-up to receive prayer news!

Invalid email
This field is required.

This field is required.

This field is required.
Thanks! You will receive prayer updates from Church of God Prayer Ministries!