Local pastor sponsors ‘Stand with Israel’ rally
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Dr. John Somerville will be guest speaker at Oak Grove Church of God, 9911 Highway 58, Ooltewah, for a “Stand with Israel” rally.

The event, sponsored by Christians United For Israel, starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 11. all lovers of Israel are invited to attend.

“The church will provide a complimentary luncheon for all attendees,” according to Pastor Darrell Rose.

Somerville is a retired Marine Corps colonel and central regional coordinator for CUFI . During his 30 years in the Corps, he was an infantry officer and later an intelligence officer specializing in the Middle East. He spent time in Israel, Turkey, Somalia, Egypt, Jordon, Lebanon, Syria and Washington, D.C.

Somerville first went to the Middle East in the early 1970s and has made more than 50 trips there. His interest in the land of the Bible and archaeology enables him to speak with authority about the historical and current military/political events in the region. In 2005 he was honored with the prestigious “Friends of Israel” award. He earned a doctorate from the Ohio State University.