Division of Care
Caring for the body, mind, soul & spirit
welcome from dr. culpepper
Dr. Raymond F. Culpepper
First Assistant General Overseer
Welcome to the Care Division—the bridge from the Church of God to a hurting world. The Care Division is made up of specialized ministries designed to meet specialized needs. Millions of people, both ministers and laity, receive care, assistance, relief and training via developed programs as well as on-demand intervention and focused action. All of the ministries under the umbrella of this division make up a powerful and effective platform that stands ready to respond in times of crisis and deliver care to those in need. We welcome you to this site, a launchpad to help connect you to each of these wonderful ministries.
division of care ministries
Center for Ministerial Care
Ministerial Care reaches out to ministerial families in the Church of God with comfort, counseling, and preventive care.
Church of God Chaplains serve around the world as Vocational Chaplains and Community Service Chaplains.
IRIS B. VEST SPIRITCARE CENTER
A Christ-Centered independent senior living community
for retired ministerial couples, retired ministers, and widows.
MINISTRY TO ISRAEL
Ministry to Israel is to be a voice to the nations regarding the restoration of the nation of Israel, a channel to bless God's chosen people.
Operation Compassion is an international and domestic humanitarian organization. Our strategic relief work delivers critical aid assisting 25 million people every year.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHILDREN'S HOME
Smoky Mountain Children's Home is a private, faith based, not-for-profit agency which exists to provide care, love, and healing to children and youth who have no one else to advocate or care for them.
division of care LEADERSHIP aND Staff
Dr. Raymond F. Culpepper
Executive Director of Care Ministries
Dr. Raymond F. Culpepper is first assistant general overseer and ministerial advocate of the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) and former general overseer (2008-2012).
Before his election to the denominational leadership in 2004, he was the founder and pastor of the Metropolitan Church of God in Birmingham, Alabama, for 24 years. He and his wife, Peggy, have three children and six grandchildren.
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Virgie has served the Church of God for many years in various roles. Her experience and knowledge are an incredible asset to the Division of Care.
Care Ministries Executive Assistant
Donna Higgins comes to the Center for Ministerial Care after serving 29 years in 8 different State Offices for the Church of God – 10 years as State Women’s Ministries Director and 19 years as State Girls Ministries Coordinator. Prior to these roles, she served beside her husband, Les, as the wife of a lead pastor and evangelist.
Donna grew up in a Church of God pastor’s home and has spent her life serving God through the Church of God. Her love for the Church and experience in its various ministries make her ideally suited to assist with the many service opportunities of the Center for Ministerial Care.
She and Les presently reside in Cleveland, Tennessee. They have one daughter, Kristina.