General Appointees Emeriti to meet March 12 and 13
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The General Appointees Emeriti will convene at the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices in the Upper Room Chapel on March 12 and 13.

General Overseer R.E. Howard will be the host for the meeting, according to Damos McGee, GAE coordinator.

The General Appointees Emeriti is made up of former state or national overseers and general appointees who are members of the Church of God of Prophecy, but not currently serving under appointment,

On April 5 and 6, 2004, at the first meeting, 44 former general appointees for the Church of God of Prophecy met for a two-day reunion in Chattanooga at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

This year’s program committee members are chairman Yvonne Queener (wife of the late Tommy Queener), who recently moved to Cleveland from Fort Meyers, Fla.; vice chairman Fred Fisher Sr. of Jamestown, N.C.; W.E. Johnson of Dennis, Miss.; Gladys Scotton, (wife of Ronald Scotton) of Riverdale, Ga.; and Jack Wilkinson of Cleveland.

The program includes a trip to Field of the Wood, Cherokee County, N.C.

The Queeners served in pastoral and overseer positions in Alaska, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

Fisher’s duties have consisted of pastoral ministry, overseer of Kansas, Kentucky, South Carolina and Virginia, presbyter of North America and general overseer of the church worldwide.

Johnson has served as pastor and overseer of Alaska and Idaho. The Scottons have served as pastor, general music director and public school teacher in Georgia, as well as teaching at Tomlinson College.

Wilkinson has served as pastor, district overseer, board of trustees member and president of Tomlinson College, GAE secretary and treasurer and city engineer in Chattanooga.

The General Appointees Emeriti was organized and coordinated by McGee of Broken Arrow, Okla., and assisted by the late Willie Boone.

McGee has served as pastor, public school teacher in Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Va., and teacher (Newsport News Extension) University of Virginia. He was one of the first member of the Society of Pentecostals, served as overseer of several states, was member and president of Tomlinson College board of trustees and honorary mayor of Peoria, Ill. He had a private audience with Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh and has been in Who’s Who in the Midwest (1982-83), Who’s Who of the South and Southwest (1984-85) and Who’s Who in America (2013). He is president of DSKM Inc.

The purpose of the GAE is for staying in contact, fellowship and interaction. Howard and administrative liaison Shaun McKinley have been very supportive of the organization.

The program on March 12 will focus on “Yesterday.” After a slide presentation at breakfast, the group will carpool to the First Assembly House and Fields of the Wood in a heritage celebration. The Tuesday evening program at 6 will include devotion by Queener and mini sermons, testimonies and special music.

Wednesday’s program “Today” will begin in the Upper Room with devotion and worship led by the Scottons. Fellowship will continue with a continental breakfast with staff from international headquarters and a time of special singing and messages. Luncheon will be followed with a fun time led by Mrs. McKinley.

The afternoon program will look into “Tomorrow,” with the theme, “Because He Lives.” Members who have gone to be with the Lord will be honored at roll call.

After a structured discussion and business reports, the meeting will be adjourned.