JUDICIARY BOARD RULINGS

On this page, some of the published opinions and decisions of the Judiciary Board of the Church of God in Christ can be viewed:

May 2009

scale and gavelEMMANUEL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, WICHITA KANSAS

                                                      VS

KANSAS SOUTHWEST, CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, INC

                    Click the links below to view the opinions.

   MAJORITY OPINION                         DISSENTING OPINION


Scales                                     April 12, 2011

The Judiciary Board became involved in this case when Bishop Holsey appealed a ruling of the Board of Bishops which occurred at an exparte hearing (a hearing with only one side present) which they later withdrew.

Click this link to view the OPINION


May 29, 2013

scale and gavel                  CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, INC

                                                VS

                        BISHOP THOMAS HOLSEY

Click this link to view the ORDER

This case was before the Judiciary Board when Bishop Holsey requested an update on the status of his two (2) year probation.


December 20, 2013

Ruling on the eligibility of Auxiliary Bishop Enoch Perry III

ScalesClick on this link to view the ORDER


JANUARY 2014

scale and gavel Ruling on eligibility of Auxiliary Bishop Clemmons

Click on this link to view the ORDER


MAY 1, 2014

scale and gavel

This Special Order was the Judiciary Boards response to a letter from the Chairman of the General Assembly.

Click this link to view Special Order-SP2014-1


October 2014

scale and gavelRuling on Bishop Washington request for reconsideration

View the ruling on the request for Reconsideration by Bishop F. W. Washington


Blender GavelMay 27, 2016

Ruling and Order in Bishop Rufus Kyles Appeal

View the Order



8 Responses to JUDICIARY BOARD RULINGS

  1. CM Allen says:

    Has the Judiciary Board ruled on The Greater First COGIC request for transfer yet? Can the results be published for viewing.

  2. Elder H.T. Davis Jr. says:

    The Judicary Board of the Cogic has issued a ruling on church transference on June 2, 2016. Special 2016-1 says the Constitution is silent on the issue of geographic location as it relates to transfers. Therefore, it is the finding of this court that the Constitution does not prohibit nor restrict local churches from transferring their jurisdictional affiliation regardless of geographical locations(s) .

  3. Rex says:

    The word is that Presiding Bishop Blake is furious as a baboon in heat at the Judiciary Board for their ruling regarding jurisdictional church transfers. He has essentially decreed their ruling to be null and void. Does the COGIC now have a King? What happened to the mandate that all members of the COGIC including the Presiding Bishop and the General Board must be subject to the rulings of the Supreme Court? Let’s pray for Chief Justice Jackson that the Lord will keep him and protect him from the vindictive darts of Bishop Charles Blake. Let’s also pray for Bishop Blake that he will not hardened his heart like Pharaoh but begin to submit himself to the Spirit of Christ and foster the peace of God among the brethren.

  4. Elder Harold T Davis Jr says:

    Bishop Blake signed in the Resolution committee in November 2015 a resolution that be it resolved that all rulings from the judiciary board are final and binding upon all cogic members and it cannot be reviewed nor up for scrutiny by any individual. The constitution of the Cogic says also that the rulings by our supreme court is final and binding. Only the General Assembly can review an order by the Judicary board and then can’t change it, but can amend it. But then it has to be read three times during the General assembly come togethers before it can become law for the Cogic. Bishop Blake was charged and took a oath to defend and obey the constitution of the Cogic. But now because he don’t agree with a ruling, he wants to create a executive order which is unconstitutional to change the ruling of the judiciary board. The presiding Bishop should have to obey the ruling by our supreme court just like any member of the Cogic.

    • admin says:

      The rulings of the Judiciary Board are notsubject to review, they are final. The General Assembly can change the law but only by amendment. It cannot legally be done with a resolution as they try to do.

  5. Elder Harold T Davis Jr says:

    I stand Corrected on that the General Assembly can review an order by the judiciary Board. The Rulings of the Judicary Board are not subject to review. They are final.

  6. Pastor Harold T Davis says:

    The General Assembly in 2016 approved a resolution in November 14, 2016 that all local jurisdiction transfers can only be to states that are connected to yours. But that all churches including GFC in Knoxville tn can stay in the jurisdiction they moved to.

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