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File #: 0145X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/24/2019 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 4/29/2019 Final action: 5/2/2019
Title: To Honor, Recognize and Celebrate Bishop La Fayette Scales elevation to the Office of Bishopric in the Church of Christ
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson

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To Honor, Recognize and Celebrate Bishop La Fayette Scales elevation to the Office of Bishopric in the Church of Christ

 

 

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WHEREAS,                      Bishop La Fayette Scales, a native of Columbus, OH, received the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior at the age of twenty-one and was licensed to preach the Gospel in 1973.; and

 

WHEREAS,                      In 1982 Bishop La Fayette was commissioned Pastor of Rhema Christian Center having begun that work with seven members. The church has grown profoundly and is making an impact in northeast Columbus, Ohio. The church has assisted in establishing six (6) local congregations and developed Dayspring Christian Community Development Corporation which provides affordable housing and economic opportunity for low-income families; and

 

WHEREAS,                      Bishop La Fayette has now been recognized and elevated in the Church to the office of Bishop and will carry on the apostolic work of leading, supervising and uniting the church.; and

 

WHEREAS,                      Bishop La Fayette has authored two books: “What is the Church Coming To” and “It’s The Walk Not The Talk”. In addition, he has been a featured speaker at Back to the Bible Conference. His greatest desire and focus is to see God’s people grow into their full potential and mature in their character

 

WHEREAS,                     La Fayette resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Theresa and their children, Jonathan & Nataria Scales, Marshall & Yolonda Ziglar, and Christopher and his two grandchildren, Marques and Mia; therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council does hereby Honor, Recognize and Celebrate Bishop La Fayette Scales elevation to the Office of Bishopric in the Church of Christ.