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Charles E. Blake

Bishop Charles Edward Blake Sr. (born August 5, 1940 in Little Rock, Arkansas) serves as the Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of the Church of God in Christ, Inc., a 6 million-member Pentecostal-Holiness denomination.

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Thanking God for another day. Good morning all Happy Father's Day to our Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake . My Jurisdictional Bishop John M. Johnson and my pastor Dr. Ben Stephens lll , International youth president of the COGIC world wide & every father have a Sanctified Sunday
We are Ready! We are Set! We are Going! Along with 1st Lady Dr.LORIE Campbell and st.james StJames Ministriescogic to Celebrate the Inaugural banquet gala dinner HONORING Bishop w.j. Campbell Monday 6-16-2014 @ 7:00 p.m. Oak lawn Hilton 9333 s. Cicero ave. Oak lawn,il. The Presiding Bishop of the churches of God in Christ ,BISHOP CHARLES E. BLAKE will be our guest Speaker.KAREN CLARK SHEARD will be our guest soloist, one of pastor spiritual sons Pastor John Hannah will serve as M.C. come help us celebrate along wirh Leading Lady Dr. LORIE Ann Campbell a night of celebration for our PASTOR/BISHOP W.J.CAMPBELL
"Inactivity is the junkyard of dreams." . Bishop Charles E. Blake
As many of you know, I'm a worship leader at West Angeles Church of God in Christ where Bishop Charles E. Blake...
There is a word from the Lord: Bishop Charles E Blake Sr. address an IMPORTANT issue for the Body of Christ.
Get ready for the after broadcast..what an awesome word from our Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake...
"When you stand up for God, you may get in trouble; but God will stand in that trouble with you!"- Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake
Whatever you've got to do to stay HOLY, just do it!~Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake
Tonight we will hear the voice our leader, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake and music from the COGIC...
"Everything that God blesses he expects to be productive."- Bishop Charles E. Blake. Join us at www.westa.org for more from our Presiding Bishop.
Also, our Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake has named this week as "Vision Week", launching a campaign for World Evangelism.
Bishop Charles E. Blake & The West Angeles Young Adult Ministry presents our Gospel Bash Midnight Musical 2014 @ West Angeles Church of God in Christ. May 25, 2014 10pm - 100am $10 General Seating $20 VIP / $15 GS 25 VIP the day of the event You can download your ticket @
”Sometimes its not that god has not forgiven us, it’s that we have not forgiven ourselves.”- Bishop Charles E. Blake
" you see the good can be the enemy of the BEST" - Bishop Charles E. Blake
“If god had listened to people, you never would have gotten saved.”- Bishop Charles E. Blake
”The Devil destroys folk who are on the fringes of God’s will.”- Bishop Charles E. Blake
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A special message to every Young Adult!. Bishop Charles E. Blake articulates an important and urgent message!...
”The wrong doer cannot really find emotional release until he repents for the wrong that he has done.”- Bishop Charles E. Blake
And so Bishop Charles E. Blake told the story of 4 young people from West A who were supposed to be on the bus that crashed last week... two young people decided not to go.= because they had beenaccepted to other universities... one decided not to go at the last minute and the last one just didn't show. wow.
In Remembrance of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake in South Africa with his Whole family ( All 3 generations) for the very first time in 2001, Civic Centre Kempton Park. That powerful message that still lives in me today: "A DREAMER IS COMING" "I'll see you in the Future and you look much better than you look right now" -Hosted by COGIC Region 1A
Had a great early morning staff meeting with the greatest Christian leader Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake!...
My new sounds: Just Wait A Little Longer - Bishop Charles E. Blake on
"A rough time in life does not mean God does not have you on his mind."- Bishop Charles E. Blake
Sanders Temple Church of God in Christ is being represented in the Spring Call 2014 @ The Church of God in Christ (hqtrs) in Memphis TN. Bishop Charles E. Blake declared 2014 "The Year of Jubilee for the Saints".
Our very own Presiding Bishop, Bishop Charles E. Blake will keynote the 100th Centennial Celebration of the Michigan/Ontaio, Canada Jurisdiction on April 26th at Cobo Hall. This is something you don't want to miss!
”If you’re not in a fight, then something is wrong with your faith.”- Bishop Charles E. Blake
”You got to wrestle. You have to struggle to get where God wants you to be.”- Bishop Charles E. Blake
My Bishop, the Presiding Bishop of the , Bishop Charles E. Blake will be the…
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake and our AIM Chairman, Pastor Linwood Dillard would like to invite you to attend...
"This is your moment of opportunity smile out your destiny."- Bishop Charles E. Blake
”When you put your trust in God, God will give you the victory.”- Bishop Charles E. Blake
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"He takes nothing to bring something to nothing."- Bishop Charles E. Blake
”It may not be your time, it may not be your turn, but prayer and faith can move you to the front of the line.”- Bishop …
"We gain by losing. We grow by dwindling."- Bishop Charles E. Blake
"If you don't finish the course, you can't win the battle."- Bishop Charles E. Blake
”A bumblebee without a sting is nothing but a big ol’ ugly fly.”- Bishop Charles E. Blake
”God gives today’s vision to provide for tomorrow’s needs and to make provisions for our future.”. ~Bishop Charles E. Blake~
"Anything that hinders your relationship with God will cut OFF the Blessings you receive." - Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, COGIC
Bishop Charles E. Blake, Chief Apostle of the Church of God in Christ world-wide is bringing the word tonight...
What a powerful word through Pastor Ben Brown of Melboure, Florida, Eastern Florida Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of COGIC. At the International Leadership Conference in Dallas, Tx. My regards and prayers also go with Bishop Jacob Cohens, Jurisdictional Bishop Emeritus and to the Interim Bishop Brandon B. Porter of Memphis, Tn. Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake will be the conference speaker on Wednesday night!
God wants a BIGGER, DEEPER and BETTER relationship with you. . ~Bishop Charles E. Blake~
Great service at church today "West Angeles - Church of God and Christ" Bishop Charles E.Blake. Thanks Kyle Townsend…
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Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake says "Follow a man home and see what he has and then determine if you will want to follow him!"
The Presiding Bishop of His grace Bishop Charles E. Blake he remembered me from playing in all…
Birthday blessings to our leader, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake!
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Happy Birthday to our Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, a man who has inspired many and continues to lead in humility, lo…
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake & Rev. Elijah Hill in Oklahoma City last night after book signing
Praise God it's Friday!! Our Presiding Bishop, Bishop Charles E. Blake will be with us tonight for our...
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. releases a statement in response to the George Zimmerman verdict here :
Get your tickets now for the funeral of Charles P. *** Speakers and singers scheduled to appear. Presidents barack Obama, Bill Clinton, The president of Ghana, The prime minister of the peoples republic of Oakland, Jay Z, Rev. Al Sharpton, Bishop Carlton D. Pearson, Bishop TD Jakes, Bishop Charles E. Blake. Beyonce, Too $hort, Lionel Bea, Luenell, kurt elling, Sting, the orinal members of the time, Lady gaga, justin Timberlake, the cast of RENT... Line up subject to change and the date is yet to be determined.
Even more religious leaders are promoting this false social unity, which is void of Spiritual Truth. On January 17-19, 2008, a large conference took place at Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral and was attended by many well-known “pastors” and other secular leaders such as Erwin McManus, Chuck Colson, Rupert Murdoch, Kay Warren, Gary Smalley, Henry Cloud, George Barna, Bishop Charles E. Blake, Jim Burns, Pres. George H. W. Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, Dr. Tim Clinton, Phil Cooke, George Foreman, Jon Gordon, Dr. Michael Guillen, Lou Holtz, Dan Kimball, Larry King, H.B. London, Jr., Jay Sekulow, Ben Stein, Lee Strobel, and many others. The conference was entitled “Rethink”, where the obvious goal of the meeting would be to find unity among religions, even if it means finding it outside of Biblical teaching and Truth. One observer of the conference wrote: “For nearly two thousand years, most professing Christians have seen the Bible as the foundation for the Christian faith. The overall view at the ...
The official Installation ceremony (clip) for Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake. Recording live at Temple of Deliverance Church of God i...
Bishop Charles E. Blake and Pastor Andrae Crouch...shooting on location for AIM TV with Bro. Steve in Los Angeles.
As long as God is in our lives we can live free from fear. - Bishop Charles E. Blake
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake addressing the General Assembly of the Church Of God In Christ, Inc.…
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Were are asking all saints of all denominations to join Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., for the Pilgrimage...
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Headed down to the Cathedral Conference Center, to hear The Presiding Prelate Bishop Charles E. Blake!!! I need a word from The Lord.
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In preparation for the Glorious Inaugural Celebration of his eminence, Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. - Dr. Judith Christie McAllister will conduct national rehearsals for the C.H. Mason Memorial International Mass Choir on March 25th, April 1st, and April 6th in Memphis, TN. This is a solemn call from our International Minister of Music to all International Choir Members --- especially in the jurisdictions of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee --- to lend your voices in celebration on Monday night, April 8, 2013 at 7 PM at Temple Of Deliverance COGIC in Memphis. Additional details are included on the attached flyer. For more information, please each out to Minister Zach Hayslett via (901) 527-9255 ext. 18 or Minister Ron Briggs via (901) 438-9239 or rbriggs
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake wrote: The second thing we need to know about ourselves is that we are first and foremost a spiritual being. John 4:24 says, "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Bishop C.E. Blake Era (2007-Present) Bishop Charles E. Blake assumed leadership and was elected Presiding Bishop of the church after the death of Bishop Patterson in March 2007. Blake is the senior pastor of the West Angeles Cathedral COGIC in Los Angeles. For many years, West Angeles has been one of the fastest growing churches in the United States and remains the largest COGIC local congregation with a membership of 25,000.[citation needed] He also served as the presiding prelate of the First Jurisdiction of Southern California. Blake led the COGIC through the death of Patterson, while preparing the church for its 100th Holy Convocation, an important milestone for the church. An estimated 70,000 "saints" convened in Memphis to celebrate the centennial celebration in November 2007.[30] Blake is leading the COGIC to become a greater global ministry primarily in Africa and Latin America while at the same time investing in the inner city where many COGIC congregations are located.[citation needed] He is als ...
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The Azusafest celebration, normally held in Los Angeles since 2006, has begun traveling to the nations when the celebration was invited to Ghana. At the 2011 celebration, the widely acclaimed International William J. Seymour Award, which is given to senior leaders who exhibit the characteristics of the Lord's humble servant, William J. Seymour, was presented to Apostle Sam Korankye Ankrah, a local pastor. This year's "Azusafest" celebration will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. Pastor Jabes de Alencar of ASSEMBLÉIA DE DEUS BOM RETIRO will be the seventh recipient of the William J. Seymour Award. Prior recipients of the W.J. Seymour award have been: Bishop Charles E. Blake, the COGIC Presiding Bishop USA; Pastor Sunday Adelaja, from Kiev, Ukraine; Dr. Patricia Bailey-Jones USA; Apostle John Eckhardt USA; Dr. Myles Munroe from Nassau, Bahamas; and Apostle Sam Korankye Ankrah from Accra, Ghana.
"Hold on until you get your miracle! Every miracle confirms the purpose of God" - Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake
Our God is too great for us to think small ! - Bishop Charles E. Blake
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Bishop Charles E. Blake shares a heartfelt video message for our college students!
Bishop Charles E. Blake encourages us not to settle for less but to reach for the stars.
Guess who is coming to Utah for our Holy Convocation you guessed it Bishop Charles E. Blake
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake shared the following link and had this to say about it: If you are dealing with something you cannot handle, BRING IT TO JESUS! O Blessed Be The King. Charles E. Blake presents Ministry & Teaching
Save Africa's Children is Set to Honor Bishop Charles E. Blake, Founder and CEO, at its Tenth Year Celebration
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I want to express my appreciation to Bishop RJ Ward, Bishop Matthew Williams - Adjutant General, and Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake of my elevation to the offfice of Adjutant Overseer-At-Large which became official during the 105th Holy Convocation in St. Louis.
Some of the manuscript preachers in the Pentecostal circles including Bishop Millicent Hunter, Bishop Larry D. Trotter, Bishop Noel Jones, Archbishop Alfred Owens, Bishop Donald Hilliard, Bishop Charles E. Blake, Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, and Bishop J. Drew Sheard helped to understand that there's no shame in being a manuscript preacher.
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake wrote: Isaiah 26:4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.
It was such a great honor to meet this awesome man of God, Chief Apostle Bishop Charles E. Blake @ the 2012 Holy Convocation! A moment I will never forget! * C.O.G.I.C. leadership *
[VIDEO] with Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake in St. Louis. >>
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake “Pride and Humility” Pride is undue attention in ones skills, accomplishments, attentions, and possessions. Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake encourages the church to put aside all prideful matters and put on the attractive garb of humility.
It is such a blessing to honor our great Men of God today. God has blessed us in our world to have wonderful men who have raised us up to be purposeful and productive people in our society; To train us in the word of God; walk in obedience to His plans. My heart is blessed today when God spoke through Bishop Smith at West Angeles Church in Los Angeles. I sat attentive to the spoken. I know the Clow family is blessed because He put a long line of great men in our lives to help develop us to grow and appreciate life. What an honor to have Bishop Charles E. Blake in our lives from a young women, all my children were brought under while being in San Diego, CA along with Pastor JA Blake Jr. our Pastor for 8 years. What a joy it has been for him to dedicate our children to the Lord, Samuel, Larita, and Christina Clow. Thank God for their father, Paul Clow who raise them up and supported them though out their lives. Samuel Raymond Clow, Caleb Clow who are our sons. We believe as a result of God being in their li ...
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake wrote: Share with atleast two of your loved ones that the 105th Holy Convocation is here!! We would love for everyone to join us online throughout the week as we bring you powerful speakers at the anointed 105th Holy Convocation LIVE on
If God can get it through you, God can get it to you. Bishop Charles E Blake
"Something is going to happen through the prayers of the saints" Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake
"You should be ashamed to love so little when God loves so much!" ~Bishop Charles E. Blake
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake wrote: You are invited you to join us for an amazing 105th Holy Convocation LIVESTREAM experience at cogicislive.com tomorrow, November 6, 2012 at 9:00am !
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For a proper relationship to develop, there must be mutual admiration and mutual respect. - Encountering God by Bishop Charles E. Blake
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Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake wrote: Share this with two people and encourage them that "God WILL turn it around!"
"God specializes in things that are impossible!" - Bishop Charles E. Blake
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake says, "I'll see YOU at the Holy Convocation"! Watch this!!
"When the Devil tries to tell you about your past, tell him about his future" ~Bishop Charles E. Blake
"The Praise Break" of All Time-"The Overflow" at the 104th Holy Convocation. Bishop Charles E. Blake opened with a powerful word..the Holy Ghost took over the house..Pastor Gerald Harris and Bishop Kelley tried to
Looking forward to sharing with 1,140 youth and young adults this coming Monday night at 9:00 p.m. CST. We will be praying for 11 minutes for the 11 petitions COGIC Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake has laid before the Lord as we prepare for the 105th Holy Convocation! PRAYER WILL BE LED BY SOME OF THE YOUNG PREACHERS AND MISSIONARIES of our church!
Sunday, October 30th, Bishop Charles E. Blake delivered a Spirit filled sermon, entitled Grow. Bishop encourages us that is better to do ANYTHING...
Question for the preachers: If you were the host of a preaching workshop at a church and have the opportunity to pick any great expositor to teach on expository preach at a workshop, who would it be? Bishop Millicent Hunter, Bishop Keith W. Reed, Dr. Joel Gregory, Dr. Cynthia Hale, Bishop Walter Scott Thomas, Dr. Charles Stanley, Bishop Donald Hilliard, Dr. J. Louis Felton, Dr. Bernadette Glover, Pastor Jamal Bryant, Dr. R.A. Vernon, Archbishop Veron Ashe, Archbishop J. Delano Ellis, Bishop Clarence E. McClendon, Bishop Charles E. Blake, Apostle Aaron McNair, Sr., or Min. Aaron McNair, Jr.?
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Our Bishop Charles E. Blake and his son leading recessional of Michael Clark Duncan. Thank you Sandra L. Taylor for sharing.
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Funeral Arrangements Has been Made For the Late Bishop Elect Keneth D. Bolden. Public Service Will Be held at: West Angeles Church of God In Chirst. @ 3600 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016. On Saturday, June 30, 2012. Their will NOT be a public Vewing. Service will be starting at 11 AM. Officating: Bishop Charles E. Blake. Eulogy: Pastor Kim Burrel. We the family is asking everyone to be there on time because doors will be closed and locked at 12 PM SHARP !!! Grave Side Service & Re-Past is by invation ONLY !! All cards and or notes can be given at the door. Once again we thank everyone for their love, support, prayers, thoughts, time, phone calls, emails, flowers and cards in this critical time in our life. We Thank you and yours !™ Humbley Submitted: The Family
If you're not at the top of the pyramid at your job, don't feel inferior! Because God can use you in a special way! -Bishop Charles E. Blake
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