His eminence, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr., with the consensus of the General Board, Presidium of the multi-million member Church Of God In Christ, Inc. has reappointed Dr. Judith Christie McAllister of Los Angeles, California, President, of the International Music Department (IMD) and International Minister of Music for a third quadrennial term.
In this position, Dr. McAllister oversees the music ministry of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the country, with more than 12,000 congregations and a membership that exceeds 6 million worldwide. Initially appointed in 2009 and again in the 2013 quadrennial, from that time to the present, through innovation, inspired instruction and increased structure, Dr. McAllister and her administration have raised the standard of ministry excellence and led the music department to many notable accomplishments, whose impact has reached local music ministries and helped to propel them to higher levels of effectiveness.
In her acknowledgements, Dr. McAllister says “I am both humbled and honored to serve at the helm of the greatest department of music in the world. I honor my spiritual father, Presiding Bishop Charles Blake, a man of colossal faith, massive vision, and uncompromised integrity, for the trust and confidence he has placed in me to continue leading this great department. The IMD stands proudly and dutifully with our leader in doing our part to advance the ministry of our great church. As members of the Levitical Order, we are committed to setting, maintaining, and protecting the atmosphere.”
Often referred to as “The First Lady of Praise and Worship,” Dr. Judith Christie McAllister is a celebrated recording artist, Grammy nominated Choir Director, author, CEO of two philanthropic entities, Never Ending Worship Enterprises and Judah Music Group LLC; she is known and respected for her impact as one of the forerunners of the Praise and Worship movement. Having served for over 17 years as Worship Leader at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ (Pastor —Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.), and 13 years as the church’s Executive Director of the Music and Worship Arts Department, she developed a style and approach to Praise and Worship earning her accolades from coast to coast. In March 2016, Dr. McAllister returned to West Angeles and currently functions as the Executive Director of Music, Worship & Liturgy.
On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, the elected and appointed officials of the Church Of God In Christ, Inc. will be presented and formally installed during the Quadrennial Inaugural Installation Service held in Memphis, Tennessee.