Denomination wraps up assembly in Memphis today - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Denomination wraps up assembly in Memphis today

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Church of God in Christ wraps up the denomination's annual Holy Convocation today in Memphis.

The Memphis-based denomination conducted its first worship service at FedEx Forum yesterday. Previously, the service had been at The Pyramid.

Bishop Matthew Williams told the congregation there were 17-thousand-272 seats filled for the service and said, "This place will never be the same."

Presiding Bishop G.E. Patterson delivered the sermon, urging church members to spread their faith to everyone.

Patterson said he doesn't know why the denomination, as he put it, "ever got stuck on that thing that we're only supposed to witness to black folks."

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