Church Of God of Prophecy announces new initiative with Ascension Trust Leader
Bishop Wilton Powell, OBE, National Overseer of the Church of God of Prophecy (COGOP) and the National Executive and Trustees Board recently held a reception to announce a joint initiative with Rev Les and Mrs Louise Isaac. The COGOP leaders pledged their support to work together to bring about a transformational change to advance the strategic vision of the church, building a framework through which the church would be readily accessible to every part of society, by equipping and empowering the body of Christ to be the face and hands of the church’s prophetic outreach.
At the reception lunch, Bishop Powell, OBE and key leaders of COGOP warmly welcomed Rev and Mrs Isaac, and. Rev Isaac acknowledged the fantastic work that the Church of God of Prophecy is doing and stated, “I am a servant, who wants to be involved in Kingdom building.” A key focus of his involvement will be to create a platform to share this good work, making stronger connections with the media and political arenas. He will also support church leaders in a programme to engage with young people to develop leaders for the future. Mrs Isaac said she was “pleased and excited” to be entering this new season with her husband. Reverend and Mrs Isaac will join a local congregation of COGOP in London on 6th September 2015
The Church of God of Prophecy is a Pentecostal church is made up of eighty-six congregations and missions in England and Wales with seven operational regions coordinated by an administrative centre.
The Church of God of Prophecy Trust is a part of a worldwide organisation that operates in one hundred and twenty three countries, with international offices located in Cleveland, Tennessee, USA. The Church in the United Kingdom forms a grouping with Europe, Commonwealth of Independent State (former Soviet Union) and the Middle East, that is directed by the same Presbyter
Rev Les Isaac, CEO of Ascension Trust, is one of Britain’s most influential ecumenical leaders, and was awarded an OBE in 2013. He founded the Ascension Trust, a Christian charity, in 1993, and works to encourage partnerships between churches and communities.
The Ascension Trust encompasses the following ministries: an overseas mission; a youth development project; the Word4Weapons initiative, and the network of Street Pastors (www.streetpastors.org). Through the Street Pastors scheme, churches of all denominations help to build stronger and safer communities by responding to the challenges on our streets at night, and in other parts of civic life, such as schools and colleges.