God is spirit and we are called to worship Him in spirit and truth. We are baptized into one body and members one of another through God’s holy spirit. Together, we must be diligent to preserve the unity of God’s spirit in us and to work worthy of our calling with humility, gentleness and patience — understanding and forgiving one another in love. By the power of the holy spirit and the word of God, we can overcome sin and live a life of joy and peace we are called by God to live.
United Church of God Pastor and Chairman of the Council of Elders
Dr. Donald Ward serves as chairman of the Council of Elders. He pastors churches in Texas and Louisiana, and teaches at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.