COGIC ‘Saints’ return to boost civic pride, hotel occupancy

By , Daily Memphian Published: November 13, 2018 4:58 PM CT
Memphis’ civic pride was wounded by the homegrown Church of God in Christ’s 2009 decision to move its biggest annual gathering up the Mississippi River to St. Louis. In a changing landscape of church leadership and amid complaints about Memphis’ lack of capacity to host such a large (30,000-plus) gathering, the Memphis-based Pentecostal denomination inked its first three-year deal with St. Louis.


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Wayne Risher

Wayne Risher

Business news reporter, 43-year veteran of print journalism, 35-year resident of Memphis, University of Georgia alumnus and proud father and spouse of University of Memphis graduates.


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