Review by David L. Neidert, Current Historian Editor
David Neidert joined the Society publication team in late October 2013 as the next editor and coordinator of the Historian newsletter. Dr. Doug Welch has decided that a new season of life is unfolding and needed to step out of the editor role. Welch held this editorship since 2000. Neidert is an author, teacher, and director of the Gustav Jeeninga Museum of Bible and Near Eastern Studies. You may see more about his background at Anderson University School of Theology.
This year the Church of God will be hosting an international program called the Global Gathering. Delegates from across the globe who are representing the Church of God internationally will be in Anderson June 22-26, 2013. The Historical Society encourages you to spend time with these guests. See the Church of God website at www.chog.org to register. No Society meeting will be held this year. However, we hope you will continue your membership with us and follow our ongoing research.
The Annual Meeting this year (Saturday, June 23, 2012) was an unusual venture. It was a bus tour of historic Church of God sites in and around Anderson (IN). The tour was well attended and received great reviews by those participating. We look forward to sharing again next year.
The release of the society’s newest book, The Gospel Trumpet Years, is being well received across the Church of God and by historians. Hundreds of copies have been sold to individuals and church groups, both in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The Society continues examining opportunities to share the book with a growing audience, whether through personal purchases or housing the text in public libraries.