SOUTH GEORGIA ADMINISTRATIVE BISHOP
DAVID GOSNELL | abishop@sgacog.org

Administrative Bishop
Indiana 2017 – 2022
Midlands Region 2006 – 2010

Church of God International Offices
International Director of Men’s Discipleship 2010 – 2017

State/Regional Youth & Christian Education
State Director of Youth & Christian Education, Tennessee – 2002 -2006
State Director of Youth & Christian Education, South Georgia – 1998 – 2002
State Director of Youth & Christian Education, Eastern North Carolina – 1996 – 1998
State Director of Youth & Christian Education, Kentucky – 1991 – 1996
State Director of Youth & Christian Education, West Virginia – 1988 – 1991
State Director of Youth & Christian Education, Midlands Region – 1984 -1988

Evangelism & Home Missions
State Director of Evangelism & Home Missions, Kentucky -D 1991 – 1996
State Director of Evangelism & Home Missions, West Virginia – 1988 – 1991
State Evangelist North Carolina
State Evangelist Arkansas

Pastorates
East Des Moines, Iowa
Bellevue, Nebraska
Springdale, Arkansas
Oxford, NC

Education
D.Min. – Church of God Theological Seminary
M.Div. – Church of God Theological Seminary
BA – Lee University
East Coast Bible College
A.A. – North Greenville Baptist College

Certifications
Certificate in “Excellence in Executive Leadership”– Leader Labs
Certified Church Planting Coach – Church of God USA Missions
Certified Church Planter – Dynamic Church Planting International
Certified Church Planting Trainer – Dynamic Church Planting International
Certified Church Planter – American Association of Church Planters
Certified Community Service Chaplain – Church of God Chaplain’s Commission
Certified Disaster Chaplain Trainer – Church of God Chaplain’s Commission
Certified Church Growth Consultant

Published Works
LifeBuilders Leadership Certification Manual
Toward a Paradigm of Student Leadership Development, Dissertation
Various articles and chapters

Personal
Married to: Lorna V. Gosnell for 38 years
Adult Children: Crista & Joel Barnes, David C. Gosnell & Amanda; Jonathan M. Gosnell
Grandchildren: Ava, Ella, Ethan, Lexington, Olivia, & David

WOMENS MINISTRIES DIRECTOR
Lorna Gosnell | wdpres@sgacog.org

Lorna is third generation Church of God. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but moved to Western North Carolina as an infant. She and her husband, David, married in 1978. They have three children: Crista Barnes married to Joel of Eastern North Carolina; David C. married to Amanda of South Georgia; and Jonathan who is ministering to those in addiction, currently serving in Seattle, Washington. David and Lorna have six grandchildren, Ava, Ethan, and Olivia Barnes; and Ella, Lexi, and David Gosnell.

Her ministry has consisted of serving beside her husband while evangelizing in North Carolina and Arkansas for the first years of their marriage; pastoring in Eastern North Carolina; Malvern, Arkansas; and Springdale, Arkansas before beginning their ministry in state Youth and Discipleship work where they served for 22 years. They served the Midlands (Iowa/Nebraska); West Virginia; Kentucky; Eastern North Carolina; South Georgia and Tennessee. After serving as state Youth and Discipleship directors, they returned to the Midlands to serve as Administrative Bishop four years.

In 2010, they were both appointed to serve as Adult Discipleship Coordinators, with special emphasis for men and women respectively. On February 1, 2017, they were appointed to serve as Administrative Bishop and wife of Indiana. During her ministry, she authored the International Girls Ministries program for the Church of God on three separate occasions, and has written articles for Engage, Evangel and various other publications.
Her greatest passion is serving her Lord and Savior and to lead others as they grow closer to Christ.