• Camp Meeting Meal Plan

    It is crucial that every Camp Meeting attendee seriously consider purchasing meal tickets as soon as possible. The below link articulates the many reasons why.
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  • 5 Important Camp Meeting Announcements

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  • Retirement Banquet honoring our Bishop Emeritus James E. & Mother Jessie M. McKnight

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  • College Scholarship Application extended the deadline

    Click below to download the application.
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  • 24-Hour Prayer Hotline

    It is with great excitement to announce that we have the framework in place to launch another component of Bishop James McKnight, Jr’s Vision. The National Prayer Team is poised to establish a National COGBF 24/7 Prayer Hotline. We will use emerging technologies to connect callers with prayer warriors through a new 1800 number.
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  • Pastor's Retreat 2015

    This year's Pastors' & Ministers' Retreat is geared towards building and equipping each attendee to better serve their wife, children, parents, and extended family members.The retreat will also provide an time for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Popular activities at the retreat include golfing, fishing, and eating out. We look forward to seeing you at the Orange Lake Resort April 27, 2015 - May 1, 2015.
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  • Camp Meeting Hotel Accommodations

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  • "Conquering Our Jericho"

    Camp Meeting 2015

    July 9-12, 2015

    Reserve your space now.
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  • National Bi-Monthly Prayer

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Welcome to Church of God by Faith, Inc.

Sense the future. See it. Speak it. Sign it. Be it.

- Greetings from our Presiding Bishop, Bishop James E. McKnight, Jr. -

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Our Leadership

  • Executive Council
  • District Elders
  • Ministry Directors

Executive Council

Ruling Elder James E. McKnight, Jr.Bishop
James E. McKnight, Jr.
Presiding Bishop

Bishop James E. McKnight, Sr.Bishop
James E. McKnight, Sr.
Bishop Emeritus

Ruling Elder David C. RourkRuling Elder
David C. Rourk
Executive Secratary

Ruling Elder Horace N. Turner, Sr.Ruling Elder
Horace N. Turner, Sr.
Executive Treasurer

Ruling Elder James T. WareRuling Elder
James T. Ware
Executive Council Member

Ruling Elder James WilliamsRuling Elder
James Williams
Executive Council Member

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Meet our District Elders

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Meet our Ministry Directors

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Our Fellowship

  • Our Beleifs
  • Our History
  • Our Mission & Core Values
  • Our Crest
image Our Beleifs

Our Beliefs

We believe in one eternally existent, infinite God, sovereign of the universe. He only is God, creative and administrative, Holy in nature attributes and purpose. He as God, is first in the Godhead, an essential being, revealed as Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

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A History of Church of God by Faith

image "Daddy" John Bright Founder, Moderator

image Bishop Aaron
Mathews, Sr.
Founder, Bishop

image Evangelist
Nathaniel Scippio
Founder, National Evangelist

image Hubert Steadman Founder, Executive Secretary

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Our Mission & Core Values

Phase I - Evangelism Explosion & Outreach

Phase II - New Church Growth & Development

Phase III - Ministerial & Leadership Training

Phase IV - Economic Power & Financial Security

Phase V - Retirement Plans & Benefits

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Our Crest

The Colors and Symbols of our Crest are biblically founded (Exodus 23:3-5) and have significant meanings.

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Church Locator

Our Districts

  • Alabama +

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  • Central Georgia +

    District Elder Charlie Smith Read More
  • Daytona Beach +

    District Elder Alonzo Smith, Sr. Read More
  • Dual States East +

    District Elder Ronnie Roberts Read More
  • Dual States West +

    District Elder Alfonso Boone Read More
  • Florida East Coast +

    District Elder John Robinson, III Read More
  • Gainesville +

    District Elder Willie McKnight Read More
  • Jacksonville +

    District Elder Harry Johnson Read More
  • Miami +

    District Elder Jimmie McDuffie Read More
  • Northeastern New York +

    District Elder James Bivens Read More
  • Northwestern New York +

    Interim District Elder Reginald Daymon Read More
  • Ocala +

    Ruling Elder James Ware Read More
  • Palatka +

    District Elder Phillip Thomas Read More
  • South Carolina +

    District Elder Mack Wilson Read More
  • South Florida +

    District Elder Herbert Green, Jr. Read More
  • South Georgia +

    District Elder Larry Coffee Read More
  • Tampa West Coast +

    Ruling Elder James E. Williams Read More
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