International Executive Council

The Church of God International Council of Eighteen is a body of 18 ministers elected from within the ranks of Ordained Bishops of the Church of God during the biennial General Assembly. The Council of Eighteen serves with the International Executive Committee to form the International Executive Council, a body which establishes polity and directs the ministries of the Church. The IEC also includes a representative from the Full Gospel Church of God in South Africa and the national overseer of Indonesia. Members of the Council of Eighteen are elected for two year terms and may be elected to two consecutive terms.

Executive Council 2016


2016-2018 Council of Eighteen

Front Row, L-R: John D. Childers, secretary general; Raymond F. Culpepper, first assistant general overseer; Tim Hill, general overseer; J. David Stephens, second assistant; David Ramirez, third assistant. Second Row, L-R: Mitchell Corder, Jr., Eliezer Bonilla, Sean O’Neal, Tony Stewart, Gary Lewis. Third Row, L-R: Stafford Petersen, Japarlin Marbun, G. Dennis McGuire, Keith Ivester, H. Loran Livingston, Samuel Santana. Top Row, L-R: Timothy Oldfield, Gerald McGinnis, Travis Johnson, Jimmy Smith, Kip Box, Ishmael Charles, Kevin McGlamery, Nick Park. Not pictured: Barry Clardy.

The 2016-2018 International Council of Eighteen consists of the following men, listed in order of their election and where they presently serve in ministry:

  • Tony D. Stewart, pastor, CityLife Church, Tampa, Fla.
  • Kip A. Box, regional overseer, Northwest Region
  • Ishmael Prince Charles, Field Director, Caribbean, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • Mitchell E. Corder Jr., state overseer, Tennessee
  • Gerald E. McGinnis, pastor, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • G. Dennis McGuire, international revivalist, Cleveland, Tenn.
  • Nick Park, pastor, Drogheda, Ireland
  • Eliezar Bonilla, pastor, San Antonio, Texas
  • Timothy Wayne Oldfield, pastor, Columbus, Ohio
  • Keith L. Ivester, state overseer, Tampa, Florida
  • Gary J. Lewis, state overseer, South Georgia
  • H. Loran Livingston, pastor, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Sean Stewart O’Neal, state overseer, Arizona
  • Jimmy D. Smith, Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Samuel Santana, state overseer, Southwestern Hispanic
  • Kevin McGlamery, pastor, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Travis C. Johnson, pastor, Homestead, Florida
  • Barry Clardy, pastor, Hamilton, Ohio

Also serving on the International Executive Council:

Japarlin Marbun, National Overseer of Indonesia

Stafford Petersen, secretary general, Full Gospel Church of God South Africa

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