Church of God in Christ members enjoy a moment of praise and rejoicing during the denomination’s convocation Tuesday (Nov 7) evening at the Renasant Convention Center. (Photos/Gary S. Whitlow/GSW Enterprises/The Tri-State Defender)

The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) celebrated its 115th Holy Convocation in its founding city, Memphis, marking a significant return with a week-long event from November 7th to 14th.

The event featured a lineup of great speakers, soul-stirring music, and profound preaching, with Presiding Bishop J. Drew Sheard and Memphis-based Bishop Brandon Porter at the helm. The Renasant Convention Center and the FedEx Forum also played host to various meetings, with the city’s Mayor Jim Strickland and Mayor-Elect Paul Young being acknowledged as instrumental in facilitating the event’s relocation.

Here are some scenes from the Convocation. Photos by Gary S. Whitlow, for GSW Enterprises/The Tri-State Defender.