In the Ecclesiastical District of Virginia, more brethren accepted duties in the Church and, after undergoing the required training and seminar, were sworn in during special gatherings for Church officers held on June 18 and 25, 2022, in various local congregations.
The addition of more officers to look after the spiritual welfare of the brethren would further enhance the edification efforts in the district, which supervises 15 local congregations, three extensions, and three group worship services.
On June 18, 2022, additional officers from local congregations in the Carolinas took their oath of office. Church officers, together with new ones, from North Carolina Region, gathered at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of High Point. Brother Garry Garcia, district supervising minister, officiated there. On the other hand, those from South Carolina Region gathered at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Charleston. Brother Wilfredo Santos, assistant district supervising minister, officiated the special gathering and oath-taking there.
On June 25, Brothers Garcia and Santos officiated the special gatherings and oath-taking for those in the Hampton Roads Region; and the Georgia and Alabama Region, respectively. The former was held at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Virginia Beach and the latter, that of South Atlanta.
In the said occasions, the officiating ministers taught from the Bible how a Church duty is a blessing from God. They also pointed out to the attendees that through it one can be of help to the Church Administration in safeguarding and edifying the Church.
“As the Bible teaches, God places officers in the Church for the edification of His people,” said Brother Garry Garcia. “The common goal is bring all Christians to the maturity of their faith, and thus prepare them, worthy of the promised salvation. This is where the significance of Church officers come in. They help the Church Administration in accomplishing such goal.” — With reports from INC News Section