Anton Burnette Named New Pastor Of Zion Assembly Church Of God In Cleveland

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Anton Burnette will become the new Pastor of Zion Assembly Church of God in Cleveland, TN beginning July 1. Bishop Rick Ferrell, Tennessee state overseer, made the formal announcement during the 2017 Annual State Convention. Zion Assembly Church of God Presiding Bishop Wade H. Phillips was also in attendance.


“I am deeply grateful for the ministry of Pastor Anton Burnette.

  He has been a blessing to Zion Assembly.  We are excited and have high expectations for him and his ministry.  The State Overseer and I spent much time in prayer and discernment in regard to pastoral leadership in Cleveland. We celebrate the new possibilities that lie ahead as the church continues to preach repentance and redeeming love for a lost world and the true message of God’s church,” Bishop Phillips said.

“The Cleveland, TN church is an important model church for the state of Tennessee.  Under Church Minister Kim Erwin, the Cleveland church has seen extensive growth and we are excited about this next chapter in its development and outreach,” said Bishop Ferrell.  Kim Erwin will continue as the music and program director of the church.

“Anton Burnette’s dynamic ministry of standing for Biblical truth without compromise and apology should have a great impact on the Cleveland area,” said Bishop Ferrell.

Prior to being appointed to pastor the Cleveland church, Anton Burnette served in several ministerial roles including evangelist, pastor, youth pastor, and Christian School administrator.  He served four years in the United States Marine Corps.  He has earned a bachelor of arts in Religion and a Master of Business Administration.

Anton Burnette, Grace, his wife of 19 years, and their six children, America, Donnie, Victoria, Jonathan, Jacob and Sophia are all looking forward to this new chapter in their lives.  “My family and I love this local congregation and love the vision of Zion Assembly Church of God.  We are honored to accept this appointment and can’t wait to see all that can be accomplished,” said Pastor Burnette.

Zion Assembly Church of God is at 5512 Waterlevel Hwy. Services times are Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday, at 7 p.m. In depth adult Bible study is scheduled each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. as well as Sunday school for all ages.

“I want to invite the entire community and surrounding area to visit our church and experience the gospel of Jesus Christ preached without apology or compromise.  The Bible is right and everyone else is wrong.”

Zion Assembly Church of God, Cleveland is one of 66 congregations of Zion Assembly in the United States. Zion Assembly Church of God is an international ministry with 88,784 members worldwide. Bishop Rick Ferrell is the Tennessee State Overseer and Bishop Wade H. Phillips is the Presiding Bishop. Additional information about the Zion Assembly Church of God is available at: www.zionassemblychurchofgod.com and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/zionassemblychurchofgodheadquarters



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