The women of Bethesda Original Church of God will celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday, April 30, at the 10 am morning worship service.
The theme for this year’s Women’s Day, ‘A Harvest Is Coming,’ will reap the harvest of the seeds previously planted as members and friends anxiously await the word from Rev. Yvonne Ogilvie Gilbreath, pastor of New Zion Original Church of God in Columbia, Tenn. Gilbreath is called a Woman of God motivated by a passion for character and self-esteem by merging spirituality with everyday living.
She is the daughter of the late Rev. Edward Ogilvie and Bishop Charlene Ogilvie of Pentecostal and Sanctified/Holiness faith. She accepted her call into the ministry in 1995 and preached her first sermon, ‘Tried by Fire,’ following her lengthy seminary course study and approval. She then became the ordained pastor of 8th & Woodland Original Church of God in Columbia, Tenn. in 2007.
She later married Thomas H. Gilbreath, and was assigned as the senior shepherd of New Zion Original Church of God, where she currently serves. Rev. Gilbreath currently serves as the National Assistant General Overseer for the Original Church of God Sanctified Church since elected in August 2016, a member of the Bishop’s Cabinet, Original Church of God Ministerial Alliance, and Non-Denominational Services.
Gilbreath is also the co-owner and funeral director for Roundtree, Napier and Ogilvie Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, and Franklin Tennessee.
“God has a place for people no matter what their background and can help them on their path to living life more abundantly,” she said.
It is said that her innate charisma and enlightened sermons have drawn many to Our Creator.
While Bethesda was in preparation of their annual Women’s Day, they hosted several other events.
On April 21, women gathered on a Friday night to hear from three powerful guest speakers. Reverends Cora Alston, Faith Church; Pamela Keller, Antioch Church; and Rosemary Herron, Ransom Temple, each gave a message. This pre-women’s day service sowed seeds for harvest as they represented Women of the Bible such as Ruth, Naomi and Orpah.
On Saturday morning, April 29, women will gather again to sow more seeds at a Prayer Brunch. This brunch features two speakers: Mother Annie M. Pigg and Mother Johnnie Fletcher, both active members of Bethesda. They will each give a message from Women of the Bible: Eunice and Lois.
Bethesda Original Chu-rch of God is located at 2816 Tucker Road.
For more information, call 615-244-0607.