An Important Announcement from Bishop Hilliard

City of Perth Amboy, State of New Jersey
The United States of America

Office of the Presiding Bishop

Unto All to Whom These Presents Shall Come:
Greetings in the Name of Our Lord, Jesus Christ of Nazareth
By the Grace of God and with an Eye Single to His Glory, I,

Donald Hilliard II,

Establishmentarian and Presiding Bishop Of
The Covenant Ecumenical Fellowship and Cathedral Assemblies,
With This Testimonial, Herald My Retirement and Transition as Presiding Bishop
And Appointment to Presiding Bishop Emeritus
Effective June 23, 2017.

With Joyful Countenance, I Shall,
Together with My Apostolic Sons and Daughter,
Seat as Presiding Bishop of This Reformation, Heretofore

Covenant Ecumenical Fellowship and Cathedral Assemblies

And Henceforth As

Covenant Fellowship Alliance

A Beloved Son, Who Was Consecrated and Ordained to the Episcopacy With
Full Apostolic Succession from the Western and Eastern Streams by My Hand
On Friday, the Twenty-sixth Day of October,
In the Year of Our Lord Two-thousand and Seven.

The Right Reverend
Hollister Curtis Douglas.

Bishop Douglas Has Faithfully Served And
Dutifully Preserved the Vision and Mission of This Reformation;
Has Garnered My Affirmation and Affection;
Has Steadfastly Sought to Walk Worthy of This Vocation and High Calling
Before the Lord and the Lord's People;
And Has Received the Unanimous Consent from Our Council of Bishops.

The Act of Succession Will Take Place on Friday, June 23, 2017
At the Cathedral International
Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

Trumpet These Things among the Church and the People.

"So Then Neither the One Who Plants nor the One Who Waters Is Anything,
But God Who Causes the Growth. Now He Who Plants and He Who Waters Are One;
But Each Will Receive His Own Reward According to His Own Labor.
For We Are God's Fellow Workers; You Are God's Field, God's Building."
—I Corinthians 3:7-9 (NASB)

Given by My Hand with the Seal of This Congregation, This 29th Day Of
December, in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen, Ad, At
Perth Amboy, New Jersey in the Twenty-third Year of My Episcopal Consecration.

The Most Reverend Donald Hilliard II , D. Min
Presiding Bishop
Covenant Ecumenical Fellowship and Cathedral Assemblies (CEFCA)
Senior Pastor
The Cathedral International, Perth Amboy, NJ

Bishop Hilliard CBS Interview

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. -- When Bishop Donald Hilliard walks down the main street of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, he can feel the love of a community he has served for more than 30 years. He has helped transform the city, starting with a foreclosed adult movie theater which is now his church.

Hilliard's Cathedral International Church has grown from 100 members in the 1980s to more than 5,000 today. And a downtown that was once filled with liquor stores and abandoned buildings is now very different.

"No one else was doing anything," said Hilliard. "People were moving out of Perth Amboy, not in. We were the number one investor in Perth Amboy in that time period."

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