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COGIC Re-Elects Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. as Leader

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During the 105th Holy Convocation, in St. Louis, the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) has once again chosen Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. as its Presiding Bishop.

The General Assembly, the Legislative Body of the Church of God in Christ, has overwhelmingly reelected Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. to the office of presiding bishop and leader of the church’s executive branch. Bishop Blake is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the nearly 6.5 million-member church.

"I am humbled and delighted to be chosen to continue to lead one of the greatest churches in the world,” Blake said in a statement. “The Church of God in Christ is a beacon of hope and love. I want to thank the church for the opportunity to serve as presiding bishop for another quadrennial."

The general board is the board of directors of the denomination and governs the church between meetings of the General Assembly. The general board consists of twelve members including the Presiding Bishop. The 2012 General Assembly delegates also elected four new members to the General Board, with seven returning incumbents.


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