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LINDEN CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

P.O. BOX 367, HWY 59 SOUTH • LINDEN, TX 75563 • United States • (903)756-3363 • COGIC

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HISTORY OF CHURCH

THE LINDEN CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST IS AN OLD CHURCH; THAT HAS HAD ITS STRUGGLES DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS AND HAS SURVIVED. THE CHURCH WAS FOUNDED AND BUILT IN THE EARLY 50'S UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF ELDER W. B. BOOKMAN BUT PASTORED BY MANY OTHER PREACHERS BEFORE THE BISHOP FRANK W. SMITH, JR. SENT SUPT. NELSON J. GATLIN IN FEBRUARY, 1991. THE LINDEN CHURCH HAS RECENTLY UNDERGONE MAJOR RECONSTRUCTION OF ITS NATURAL AND SPIRITUAL WALLS; UNDER THE NEW AND COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP OF THE MAN OF GOD, SUPT. NELSON J. GATLIN. THE CHURCH IS EXPERIENCING A NEW ATTITUDE. YOU ARE WELCOME TO THE LITTLE CHURCH BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WHERE WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN THE MOTTO: "A CHURCH ALIVE IS WORTH THE DRIVE." WE WELCOME YOU TO SHARE ANY AND ALL OF OUR SERVICES. WE BELIEVE YOU WILL FIND AN WHOLESOME ATMOSPHERE HERE WITH LOVE OVERFLOWING.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF OUR PASTOR

SUPERINTENDENT NELSON J. GATLIN WAS BORN IN LOGANSPORT, LOUISIANA ON APRIL 18TH TO THE PROUD PARENTS OF SUPT. DAVID AND MRS. EMMA GATLIN. HE WAS EDUCATED IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF LOGANSPORT, LOUISIANA AND WENT TO FURTHER HIS EDUCATION AT HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS. HE ATTENDED GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY, GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA; IS AN HONOR GRADUATE OF THE C.H. MASON SYSTEM OF BIBLE COLLEGE - SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA CHAPTER AND ATTENDED SHREVEPORT CHAPTER BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA. SUPT. GATLIN WAS SAVED UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF SUPT. DAVID GATLIN, JR., IN 1975 AND BEGAN HIS MINISTRY UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF HIS FATHER IN 1976. HE PASTORED THE KEATHIE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHIRST FOR TEN (10) YEARS AND IS CURRENTLY SERVING THE LINDEN CHURCH AND THE MITCHELL CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST - SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS. PASTOR GATLIN HAS SERVED AS NATIONAL EVANGELIST OF THE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST FOR EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS. HE IS THE CHIEF ADJUTANT TO THE RIGHT REVEREND BISHOP FRANK W. SMITH, JR., TEXAS NORTHEAST THIRD ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION, THE STATE CHAPLAIN, AND THE STATE FINANCIER. PASTOR GATLIN IS THE HUSBAND OF THE FORMER MISS DELANE THOMPSON OF KILGORE, TEXAS. HE IS THE FATHER OF FIVE (5) CHILDREN: JAVORIS, D'LISHA, SHUNTE', RACHELL, AND NATALIE. HE IS THE PROUD GRANDFATHER OF TWO BOYS: ELIJAH GATLIN AND CHRISTOPHER ARNOLD, JR. PASTOR IS A MAN WITH MOMENTOUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS. HE HAS TRAVELED THE WIDTH OF THIS COUNTRY IN REVIVALS, AS MANY AS 26 REVIVALS PER YEAR. MANY SOULS HAVE BEEN SAVED, HEALED AND DELIVERED THROUGH HIS MINISTRY. THROUGH HIS MINISTRY OF EVANGELISM GOD HAS RESTORED AND ESTABLISHED MANY OTHER MINISTRIES. HIS MOTTO: "IF I CAN'T HELP YOU, I WON'T HURT YOU."

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Our Services & Events

SUNDAY SCHOOL

10:00 A.M.

MORNING WORSHIP

11:30 A.M.

TUESDAY HOUR OF POWER

12 NOON

WEDNESDAY PASTORIAL TEACHING

6:30 P.M.

PASTORIAL SUNDAYS

1ST & 3RD SUNDAYS

Our Staff

SUPT. NELSON J. GATLIN

DELANE GATLIN

FIRST LADY •

PEGGY PICKRON

FINANCE SECRETARY •

WILMA HUFFMAN

CHURCH SECRETARY •

WILBUR MOORE

ASSOCIATE MINISTER •