Last night (Wednesday) I was one of many people that had the honor and pleasure of being part of something very special. Our Pastor and friend RYAN OGDEN, was set forth by the church and the District Overseer (Brett Jarrel, Pastor of Azalea City Church of God) as a Bishop in the Church of God. This is the top tier in ministry for our denomination and I am so proud of Ryan for this accomplishment. I know that there were a few unexpected hurdles that he had to overcome and he did so rather well. He also will be able to join his father and brother-in-law in General Assembly this year which I know he is really looking forward to.
Pastor Ryan we are proud of you and feel fortunate to be able to call you more than Pastor, but friend also. We love you and your family.
Rana, thank you for supporting Ryan in all that he does. We realize that there are sacrifices made by your whole family so that Ryan can do what he is called to do. That in itself is a special calling. You both love, serve, share and sacrifice for others, and I wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you! We count you both as friends and are proud to have been part of setting Ryan forth as a Bishop. Thank you for sharing that with us.