Our pastor, Darryl Henson, was born in West Texas in 1944. Darryl
has raised five children, has five grandchildren and now lives with
his wife Marla in Northern Arizona.
He has been connected with Worldwide Church of God--and its
branches--since 1953. Darryl attended Imperial School in Big Sandy
from 1958-1962, Ambassador College Pasadena from 1962-66. He was
ordained a Local Elder at graduation in 1966 and served
congregations in Miami, Florida/Nassau, Bahamas; Fontana and
Glendora, Ca; Blackfoot and Twin Falls, Idaho; Helena and Great
Falls, Montana. He was out of the ministry from 1983 to 1993, living
in Alaska and involved in business endeavors there, attending church
services in Soldotna, AK. From there, Darryl became involved with
Church of the Great God in 1992 and moved to Charlotte, N.C. as a
full-time minister January 1, 1996. He conducted several Feasts in
South Africa, traveled among the U.S. churches and wrote for The
Forerunner among other duties.
Darryl left CGG in July of 2000 over calendar issues, rejecting
the Hebrew Calculated Calendar. Calls came from around the country
asking for a Festival gathering on the correct days. As a result, a
telephone hook-up began on Trumpets 2000 and 70 gathered in Zion
National Park for the Feast of Tabernacles and yet another "daughter
of Worldwide" was born, A Congregation of God, A Free Church (ACOG).
It is headquartered in Northern Arizona and maintains a Feast in Zion.
Nelson was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1937 and moved to Florida
with his family in 1949. He married his wife, Charlotte, in 1958.
They have two sons and six daughters, 21 grandchildren and one great
began attending Worldwide Church of God in the summer of 1963 while
living in Houston, Texas and both he and his wife were baptized
February, 1964. He was ordained a deacon in 1970.
He returned to Florida in 1976 to work as a commercial beekeeper
and attended services in Miami, Florida. The Fort Myers, Florida
congregation of Worldwide Church of God began in 1978 and Nelson and
family attended there until 1994. He became associated with A Church
of God Ministry of The New Mexico Region Church of God and was
ordained a local elder at the Feast of Tabernacles in 1997.
Nelson became acquainted with Darryl Henson just before the Feast
of 2000 and attended the first Feast of Tabernacles of A
Congregation of God, A Free Church, in Zion National Park that year.
He and his wife moved to Kanab, Utah December, 2001 and in July,
2002 moved to northern Arizona where he continues to serve as a
local elder in A Congregation of God, A Free Church.