BIG SANDY, Texas--The Church of God a Worldwide Association (CGWA), a Florida-based nonprofit corporation, on Aug. 8, 2011, announced the results of balloting for its new ministerial board of directors.
Qualified to cast votes were ordained elders of the CGWA.
The new board members are Jim Franks of Austin, Texas; Doug Horchak of Dallas, Texas; Clyde Kilough of Raleigh, N.C.; Joel Meeker of St. Louis, Mo.; Richard Pinelli of Cincinnati, Ohio; Richard Thompson of Eustis, Fla.; and Leon Walker of Big Sandy, Texas.
All seven were employees of the United Church of God an International Association (UCG) until they left the UCG to form the new church .
(See "UCG's Crisis Is the Latest in a Long Line of Ups and Downs Since the Church's Founding in 1995," The Journal, issue 140, dated July 31, 2010, and "The Church of God a Worldwide Association's Board Chairman Gives Reasons for the New Group," issue 143, dated January 2011.)
The other seven men
All seven men had also served at various times on the council of elders (the governing board) of the UCG.
The CGWA had announced on July 30, 2011, the names of the 14 men who were nominated for the board and were put forward for the elders to cast their vote.
Besides the seven men who were chosen, the seven other men who were considered by the elders but not selected were David Baker, Arnold Hampton, Mike Hanisko, Les McCullough, Dave Register, Larry Salyer and Lyle Welty.
Replacing original CGWA board
Only one of the five men from the temporary December 2010 board was nominated. Mr. Hanisko, who served as chairman of the church's original board, was one of the 14 men nominated but not chosen for the new board.