The Lord has once again shown favor to Holmes. Succession is always a major matter for any organization. The Lord has provided for the next leader of Holmes as mentioned in the recent announcement of Bishop D. Chris Thompson as president-elect of the college.
I will be completing my term of eight years as President of Holmes Bible College in the summer of 2017. Bishop Thompson will complete his term as Executive Director of Evangelism at the General Conference in July of 2017. I am very thankful to God for Brother Thompson accepting the Board of Trustees nomination of the presidency and I am very confident that he will be an outstanding leader. His appointment speaks of an even brighter future for the oldest Pentecostal Bible College.
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Feast of Ingathering
The Feast of Ingathering is always a very special event at Holmes Bible College and one of the highlights of the year. This year was no exception as the ladies of Women's Ministries and friends and alumni of the college convened on the campus. The ladies of the college and Holmes Memorial Church provided a very nice reception in the library of the Paul F. Beacham Learning Center at 5 p.m. for all attendees. After the reception, everyone gathered in Holmes Memorial Church to enjoy a powerful drama entitled N.J. Holmes: A Man of Faith and Power, written by Dr. Danny Rollins, about Rev. and Mrs. Holmes and the first years of the college. Dr. Rollins not only wrote the drama but also directed it and played the part of Rev. Holmes. His wife, Tanya, played the part of Mrs. Lucy Holmes.
Check out "2016 FOI Drama "N. J. Holmes: Man of Faith and Power" from Holmes Communications on the college website (holmes.edu). The video is also available at https://vimeo.com/187178150
We appreciate so much the Women's Ministries leaders who brought gifts to the college. The offering totaled over $44,000. The gifts from Women's Ministry are always a tremendous help to the college and we are so grateful.
Feast of Ingathering, 2016 Conference totals and offerings Given by Amount
Cornerstone Conference - Women's Min. 3,500.00
W. Coast S. California 500.00
SC Conference 7,950.00
Upper SC Conference 4,000.00
NC Conf - Women's Ministries 22,500.00
Appl. Conference 1,900.00
Life Pt. Ministries 1,000.00
Redemption Ministries 100.00
Holmes Mem. Ch. - Ladies 500.00
Mid-Atlantic Conference 500.00
Sonshine Network Ministries 500.00
General offering 1,659.00
Total pledges/offering 44,609.00