The weather cooperated with Citadel Church of God in Christ during the weekend celebration of its 25th year of servicing the community. Formerly known as the J.O. Williams Memorial COGIC, now affectionately called The Del, the church is changing a neighborhood. Under the anointed and dynamic leadership of the pastor, Supt. Johnson A. Beaven III, this assembly has blossomed and is truly on fire.
Beaven has a heart for the community. Testimony after testimony was given at the official service on Sunday, thanking Beaven and the church for things they have done to help families in the community and the members of the church. Beaven and The Del realize that you have to move beyond the four walls of the sanctuary to evangelize a community. He is doing just that. It is rare in this day that you hear of miracles being done, alcoholics being delivered and having no withdraws, people being delivered from substance abuse, marriages being healed, the list goes on and on. The Del is positioned for great things, and great things are happening now.
On Friday night a gala was held in honor of The Del. Bishop Donald L. Alford Sr. Jurisdictional Prelate of North Central Indiana was in attendance. The banquet was held at the prestigious Hillcrest Country Club.
Saturday all day was a community day event at the church, complete with vendors and outdoor activities. Morning service on Sunday was on fire, the old COGIC way and
Sunday afternoon was on fire as well with the special guest church St. Mark COGIC pastured by Dr. Michael French.
Citidel is positioned for greatness. Explosive growth will happen in the near future because The Del ministers to the needs of the people.