About the 2018 General Assembly
Over a century ago in 1906, the first group of nearly two dozen delegates came together on a snowy January day in North Carolina to accomplish exactly what will happen in Orlando on July 30 – August 3. This will be the 77th time the Church of God has gathered for the express purposes of deliberations, worship, and fellowship. There is something for everyone,
whether you are a minister or layperson. Join us at the West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center. Start by registering today!
Register today for GA18 and housing!
Preregistration for the 77th General Assembly via online, phone, and mail-in registration will be available until July 11, 2018. After this date, on-site registration will be held at the Orange County Convention Center West Hall, beginning on Sunday, July 29, 2018 and continue on a daily schedule until Friday morning, August 3. All preregistration packets will be available for pickup beginning Sunday, July 29. Housing accommodations are available through Orchid Event Solutions.
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General Assemblies of the last several years have experienced an exciting and engaging social media presence. This year will be no different, as delegates will be encouraged to post, tweet, share, and receive the latest information as it happens. Delegates are invited to share their experience by using several hashtags, which will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, keep up with the Church of God via the following social media venues:
2018 Keynote Speakers
Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
Tony Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative, former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and present chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. His Christian radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on nearly 1,200 radio outlets across the nation daily. Dr. Evans’ sermons are also streamed and downloaded over 10,000,000 times annually.
Administrative Bishop, Northeastern Hispanic Region
Juan A. Garcia has served the Church of God as a national evangelist, senior pastor, Youth and Christian Education director and Administrative Bishop for the New England Hispanic and Northeast Hispanic regions. Chairman of the Hispanic Ministries for the Church of God, Rev. Garcia has also served in numerous community and interdenominational boards and committees The bulk of his ministry has been dedicated to prepare, equip, disciple, and mentor a generation for Kingdom building.
Evangelist/Founder, Primary Purpose Ministries
Joyce Rodgers is founder and CEO of Primary Purpose Ministries, Inc., and is a respected evangelist, author, and speaker. Primary Purpose Ministries is a life-changing ministry that reaches beyond beliefs, ethnicities, religious persuasions and cultural restrictions “to release a people into their purposed destinies.” She is widely recognized as an unusually gifted communicator of the deep truths of God’s Word, blended with precision, humor and God’s anointing.
Pastor, Free Chapel, Gainesville, GA
Jentezen Franklin is the Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, a multi-campus church. Each week his television program Kingdom Connection is broadcast on major networks all over the world. A New York Times best-selling author, Rev. Franklin has written eight books including the groundbreaking Fasting and Right People-Right Place-Right Plan.
Timothy M. Hill is General Overseer for the Church of God, leading the ministries of approximately 7.4 million members of nearly 39,000 churches in 184 countries and territories worldwide. Dr. Hill previously served as a member of the Executive Committee (secretary general and first assistant) and has been an administrative bishop in Ohio and Oklahoma. He is the author of nine books and 150 gospel songs. At the core of Dr. Hill’s ministry is his passion for revival and completing the Great Commission.