The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews recently led the largest African-American Pentecostal group in the U.S. on a first-ever trip to Israel.
Top ministers of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) from around the U.S. participated in the group’s trip to Israel from the last week in August. Among those accompanying the church leaders was Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of The Fellowship, accompanied the church leaders throughout their trip.
“The Church of God In Christ cares about Israel and the peace of Jerusalem and all of the Middle East,” said Bishop P.A. Brooks, a member of the group and COGIC’s second-most senior leader. “We thank Rabbi Eckstein and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews for hosting us, and we look forward to a lasting friendship and enduring partnership as we seek peace together.”
COGIC represents the fourth largest Protestant group in North America, with 12,000 churches nationwide in more than 60 nations.