General Superintendent - Bishop Scotty Poole
Scotty Poole is a man who loves Jesus, loves the Word of God, and has a servant’s heart. Saved at the age of 16, Scotty began attending the Lula Congregational Holiness Church in Georgia. He served in many offices through the years as he grew in Christ. Those offices included teacher, deacon, and youth pastor, and world missions promoter. He accepted the call into pastoral ministry in 1994 and has pastored three churches in North Carolina and Georgia. He has served on the CHC North Georgia District Presbytery and as Executive Director for World Missions for the Congregational Holiness Church. Scotty is a life-long learner and earned his first degree at Brenau University in business administration, a Master of Divinity degree at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary (Church of God seminary), and is currently completing coursework for a Doctorate in Ministry from Liberty University. Scotty is married to Redenna Wiley Poole, and they have two amazing daughters who are married to two blessed ministers and are the happy grandparents of two grandboys. He is the author of “A New Way”, a resource book for new Christians.
This year the CHC is celebrating 100 years of ministry and it is incredible to think about serving God for this long. Just think, a small group of believers and churches came together in 1921. They stayed together through the Great Depression, World War II, the tumultuous Sixties, and the ushering in the New Millennium. The world was becoming increasingly secular with changing ideas and acceptance of those new ideas. While the church has changed in style through the years, our church has held to scripture's core values and beliefs. How have we done this? By perseverance. How do we go forward, we Continue the Faith!
We must continue to “contend for the faith once delivered” never changing or altering the message of the cross, but as our forefathers were innovators, risk-takers, and pioneers ever looking for a place or way to reach the people, we must do the same. Just as in a relay race, they ran their leg of the journey and then passed the baton to us, now we must be looking to pass the baton to the next in line to Continue the Faith. One Lord, One Faith, One People. We must Continue the Faith!