“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
Appreciatively in the Lord,
Dr. Robert H. Turrill
President & CEO
Evangelical Church Alliance
Rev. Joseph Choi Interviewed by Christianity Daily
(Photo : Christianity Daily) Rev. Joseph Choi currently works as a hospital chaplain, a U.S. Army Reserves chaplain, and an English ministry pastor.
Recently Christianity Daily interviewed the ECA’s Rev. Joseph Choi, who, in addition to his church ministry, serves as a chaplain in both the civilian and military sectors. He also sits on ECA ordination councils. To read Christianity Daily’s excellent article about his ministry, click here.
Rev. Huntley Brown Installed as Artist-in-Residence
Rev. Huntley Brown
Judson University’s Center for Worship in the Performing Arts recently announced the installment of Rev. Huntley Brown as Artist-in-Residence. An ordained minister with the ECA and a member of its Board of Directors, Rev. Brown has toured the globe ministering through God’s Word and music as a preacher and world-class pianist, respectively. Having served at home and abroad with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, he has played for Ruth Graham and Friends Ministries as well as internationally for Franklin Graham. To read more about his recent appointment at Judson University, click here.
Congregation Recognizes the Dr. Donald Raub for 50 Years of Service
Dr. Donald Raub with his wife, Dolores
Photo by Geoff Patton
East Rockhill Chapel in Quakertown, Pennsylvania recently recognized Dr. Donald Raub, a member of the ECA since 1951, for having shepherded the congregation since 1965. Still faithfully ministering to this flock with his devoted wife and helpmate, Dolores, Pastor Raub faithfully preaches the Word, not his opinion. To view an excellent newspaper article detailing more about his tenure at the church, click here.
Rev. Richard Coleman Speaks at February 2015 Wheaton Evangelism Conference
Rev. Richard O. Coleman
Rev. Coleman, Senior Director of Mobilization and Candidacy for The Mission Society, headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, serves domestically and internationally in overseeing the ministry’s efforts in recruiting and screening missionary candidates. To hear his powerful message referenced above in which he challenges the popular concept of “fragmentation evangelism”, click here.
ECA RECEIVES ABUNDANT LIFE FELLOWSHIP IN CHRIST CHURCH AS ASSOCIATE MEMBER
Rev. Roger C. Thomas and First Lady Barbara
The ECA welcomes Abundant Life Fellowship in Christ Church of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, USA into Associate Membership. Co-pastored by ECA member, Reverend Roger Thomas, and his wife, Minister Barbara, this local expression of the body of Christ truly lives its motto, “Reaching the lost at any cost.” Committed to preaching of the Gospel from the pulpit and sharing the love of Jesus through community outreach, the church, serving as salt and light to save and edify souls, exemplifies the mission of the ECA. May the Lord be praised.
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EVENTS & NEW MEMBERS
2016 ECA Events and Theme
Dear ECA members, candidates and friends:
For centuries the image immediately above of clasped hands, a work conceived by German Rennaissance artist, Albrecht Duerer, has served as a universal symbol for prayer. Perhaps this visual reminder should challenge those of us engaged in ministry to assess the role we actually allow prayer to play in both the execution of our daily duties as well as discerning the Lord's vision for the longterm. The particular reflection in this instance would not be as much about our prayer for others as for ourselves. Considering the weighty demands of the ministry, do we view prayer as a soul-strengthening opportunity or time-consuming obligation? Just what is its purpose? Do we pray with passivity and generality or with intentionality and specificity as did Father Abraham’s eldest servant in Genesis 24:12-14, when sent on a mission to seek out a wife for Isaac. Did that selection bathed in prayer carry with it a significnce extending beyond its immediate historical context? Indeed! That bride would be the ancestral grandmother of King David and eventually of Messiah Himself.
Should you be seeking encouragement as to how to make or keep prayer an essential ingredient for your ministry, I invite you to join me at one of our 2016 conferences or gatherings, whose theme for the year is “In Everything by Prayer", based on the Apostle Paul's exhortation to the brethren in Philippians 4:6. At these venues, you will hear uplifting messages that engage the issue and challenge you to that end. A time of worship, holy service of ordination and licensure, as well as fellowship and refreshment with new members and old friends, will also be part of the occasion. For a schedule of these events, which will be held in the U.S. and Canada, simply click here! The first for the year, our Winter Gathering and Ordination Ceremony, took place Saturday, February 20, at Compass Church in Goodyear, Arizona near Phoenix. To meet those received into membership for the occasion, scroll down this column immediately below. Our next event is our annual Canadian National Conference to be held on the beautiful campus of Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario near Hamilton. I look forward to seeing you there.
Redeemer University College
Welcome New Members!
Conferences/Gatherings Ordination and Licensure Ceremonies over the past 12 months
February 20, 2016
December 4, 2015
October 17, 2015
July 21-23, 2015
Canadian National Conference
April 29, 2015
Highlights of Former ECA Annual Conferences
For highlights of former ECA Annual Conferences, the session recordings are available for download on the left hand margin of the Events page.
Dr. Elmon R. Krupnik, ECA Military Chaplain Commission Chairman
MILITARY, CIVIL AIR PATROL, VETERANS ADMINISTRATION & FEDERAL PRISON CHAPLAIN MEMBERS & ASSOCIATES NEWS
New ECA Members Pursuing Military Chaplaincy Received February 20 at the ECA’s 2016 Winter Gathering in Goodyear, Arizona
Joined by the ECA chaplains Captain Lauralee Ozello (1st row, far left), Captain Daniel Price (2nd row, far left), Military Chaplain Commissioner Dr. Elmon Krupnik (2nd row, far right), and Captain Tim Jacobs (3rd row, center)
The ECA's Tasha S. James Appointed 1st Lieutenant Chaplain with the U.S. Air Force Reserve January 15, 2016 at Joint Base Charleston, North Charleston, South Carolina
Congratulation Chaplain James!
CH(1LT) James taking the oath of office
US Army's Chaplain Kenneth R. Sorenson Promoted to Rank of Colonel
COL Sorenson (r.) joined for the occasion by Dr. Elmon Krupnik, ECA Military Chaplain Commission Chairman
December 30, 2015 marked the date at Ft. Hood, Texas of the ceremony for the promotion of Chaplain Kenneth R. Sorenson to the rank of Colonel. He is now one of only 98 active-duty chaplain colonels serving in the US Army and the first active-duty chaplain endorsed by the Evangelical Church Alliance International to be promoted to this rank.
Congratulations Chaplain Sorenson!
The laying on of hands by his fellow chaplains (l. to r.), COL Schannep (RET), Dr. Krupnik, and BG Bailey (RET)
Chaplain (MAJ) Patrick L. Devine, Accessions Officer, US Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains
Chaplain (MAJ) Devine
The impactful sketch below, entitled “Brothers in Arms”, captures the moment as Chaplain Devine pauses with a fellow chaplain before the memorial ceremony in May 2012 for two Paratroopers from the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion in Khost Province, Afghanistan. This moving work by Chaplain Devine’s son, Patrick, is of a photo taken by our fellow ECA member’s Chaplain Assistant.
Chaplain Devine (r.) with fellow chaplain at memorial ceremony
Dr. Krupnik Instructs Marine Corps Officers in Seminar Class
Dr. Krupnik (4th from left)
Captain Oleksandr Ishchuk Sworn in November 9, 2015 as ECA Active Duty U.S. Army Chaplain
CH (CPT) Oleksandr Ishcuk (right)