International Women's Leader to Celebrate with Nebraska 93 Years of History

International Supervisor of Women, Mother Willie Mae Rivers will be the special guest speaker for the Nebraska Jurisdiction COGIC Holy Convocation

Omaha, NE, July 30, 2010 --( The Nebraska Jurisdiction Church of God In Christ will celebrate 93 years of history in the state of Nebraska starting August 2-6, 2010. As they celebrate this great occasion, Nebraska Jurisdictional Presiding Bishop, Bishop J.O. Ford, Sr., welcomes the International Supervisor of Women of the Church of God In Christ, Mother Willie Mae Rivers as guest speaker at their 93rd Annual Holy Convocation. Mother Rivers oversees the 4th largest Protestant denomination Women’s Department with over 6.5 million members worldwide.

Mother Willie Mae Rivers was appointed International General Supervisor in April 1997. She continues to work in that office through effectively leading the women of the Church of God In Christ through programs, scholarships and training. Since her appointment as General Supervisor, Mother Rivers has been featured in the Charisma Magazine and on the 700 Club. She has also made a special guest appearance on TBN. Mother Rivers was recently honored by the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) with the 2010 Marriage Protector Award. This award was given to acknowledge “the steadfast witness of the Church of God in Christ in defending marriage as the union of husband and wife.”

She continues to minister to the needs of individuals in her community. Mother Rivers has sponsored and spread the Gospel for several years through the “Evangelist Speaks” ministry on WTUA 106.1 FM (St. Stephens, SC) and WBBP 1480 AM (Memphis, TN) radio stations. The Evangelist Speaks radio ministry recently joined WJNI 106.3 FM (North Charleston, SC). Mother Rivers is also the founder and president of the Community Christian Women & Men Fellowship, which was organized to reach people in all walks of life. Mother Willie Mae Rivers will address the convention on Thursday, August 5, 2010 as she is joined by city leaders and religious leaders throughout the community and surrounding states. The convention is open to the public. It officially begins, August 2-6, 2010, 7:30 p.m. nightly, at Joy of Life Ministry C.O.G.I.C., 6401 North 56th Street (56th & Sorenson Pkwy), Omaha, Nebraska. For more information,

About the Church Of God In Christ

The Church Of God In Christ is the fourth‐largest Protestant religious denomination in the United States with an estimated membership of more than 6.5 million members. COGIC headquarters are located at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee.

To schedule interview or for more information contact, Tracy White, Public Relations Director, Nebraska COGIC, 402.208.2750,

Nebraska Jurisdiction Church of God In Christ
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