Roy Holladay Confirmed as Ministerial Operation Manager
December 12, 2013
United Church of God Council of Elders confirms Roy Holladay
as Operation Manager of Ministerial and Member Services
Long-time pastor and administrator to move to Ohio in January
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Following the recommendation of Church President Victor Kubik, the Council of Elders of the United Church of God confirmed the appointment of Roy Holladay, 73, as operation manager for Ministerial and Member Services December 11.
“I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Holladay in various capacities for many years,” said Mr. Kubik. “He brings several decades of service to an important position both as a field minister and a senior administrator, and I’m very much looking forward to having him here again in Cincinnati on the team.”
“While he has many years of ministerial service in administrative positions, Roy Holladay has often been described as a servant with the heart of a pastor,” said Robin Webber. “While we know that he and his wife Norma were very content serving brethren in the greater Chattanooga [Tennessee] area and working as an advisor on the Ministerial and Member Services team, we’re grateful that he will be coming back to Cincinnati for another tour of duty.”
Both Mr. Kubik and Mr. Webber noted that Mr. Holladay had served the United Church of God in administrative and Council positions during what Mr. Webber described as “trying times, but also in a period of holding fast to biblical truth.” Mr. Kubik said that he is looking forward to working with Mr. Holladay “now in both a time of peace and a time of commitment to help strengthen our brethren and fashion a time of spiritual growth for all.”
Mr. Holladay said he was “humbled” by the appointment and that he was looking forward to working full-time again with Mr. Kubik. “I feel like the last number of years have been a time of growth for me personally,” Mr. Holladay said. “My and Norma’s faith in the fact that Jesus Christ is the true Leader and Head of the Church has been strengthened. We believe that we as a Church will be blessed as we all follow His lead.”
Mr. and Mrs. Holladay have served congregations in Pittsburg and Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Akron and Toledo, Ohio; Charleston and Wheeling, West Virginia; Big Sandy, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Uvalde, and the Rio Grande Valley, Texas; Arlington, Chicago North and Hinsdale, Illinois; Richmond and Norfolk Virginia; Texarkana, Arkansas; St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Fort Myers, Miami, and West Palm Beach, Florida; and most recently Chattanooga and Rome, Georgia. In addition to serving different terms as president of the United Church of God and chairman of the Council of Elders, Mr. Holladay served in a variety of senior positions, including serving as a senior pastor in 1976, as a regional pastor from 1992-1998, and as the Festival coordinator for Mount Pocono and in St. Petersburg for 10 years (1983-1994).
A 1963 graduate of Ambassador College (Pasadena), Mr. Holladay was ordained on the day of Pentecost in 1964. Mr. and Mrs. Holladay have five sons, five daughters-in-law and 13 grandchildren who live across the continent—California, Texas, Washington and Canada.
Mr. Holladay will assume his new role immediately and complete the transition to moving back to Cincinnati in January.
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