EDMOND—Philadelphia Church of God ministers commenced the first day of the 2012 ministerial conference this morning at Armstrong Auditorium. A total of 119 ministers and wives from 12 countries completed their first eight-hour day of lectures, starting with a lecture from Pastor General Gerald Flurry.
The group includes four more ministers and wives than the last conference in July 2011. Thirty-three are from the headquarters congregation and 87 hail from beyond Edmond, including internationals representing the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa and Trinidad & Tobago. Three of the international men are attending their first conference.
The entire compliment of ministers arriving by car and plane did so without delays or incidents due to what was predicted to be a major winter storm, with Oklahoma City as a bulls-eye. Aside from cold temperatures and a dusting of snow, the weather allowed for safe travel and a smooth start to the event—on a chilly but dry day that left area meteorologists having to defend forecasts that had gone “bust.”
MinCon 2012 continues through January 1.