UCG’s Jim Franks Confirmed to Remain on Council

Ancient Laodicea


In its latest election, UCG reported the following:

Finally, the ballot results were announced by GCE Secretary David Johnson as follows:

  1. Counselors elected to three-year terms: BOB BERENDT, MIKE BLACKWELL, MARIO SEIGLIE, DAVID TREYBIG
  2. Confirmation of Jim Franks for remainder of Council term ending in 2012: YES
  3. Confirmation of David Baker for remainder of Council term ending in 2011: YES
  4. Ratify 2010-2011 Strategic Plan: YES
  5. Ratify 2010-2011 Operation Plan: YES
  6. Ratify 2010-2011 Budget: YES
  7. Amend Bylaw 7.5.3: NO
  8. Amend Bylaw 8.6.2: NO
  9. Amend Bylaw 12.2.2: YES

The 2010 annual meeting of the General Conference of Elders was adjourned by the Secretary at 4:10 p.m.

Jim Franks was one of three officers who had resigned last last month.  Jim Franks was Ministerial Services operation manager.  But despite what Roy Holladay seemed to imply about the three that resigned (see Letter from UCG’s Roy Holladay and UCG’s Roy Holladay Makes a Video), Jim Franks was re-confirmed to stay on the Council.

Specifically, Roy Holladay claimed the following about that group of three:

During these past months, certain administrators severely disagreed with the oversight and direction that the Council was providing, even though they are bound by the bylaws of the Church to support it.

So, someone that Roy Holladay claimed did not fulfill his required obligations still was re-confirmed to stay on the Council in UCG.

UCG will apparently not be particulary “unified” with both Roy Holladay and Jim Franks on the Council.

Of course, I have always had concerns about UCG’s priorities and form of governance (see also UCG’s Roy Holladay on Priorities), and it appears that it will still have conflicts based upon its latest major voting.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Polycarp, Herbert W. Armstrong, and Roderick C. Meredith on Church Government What form of governance did the early church have? Was it hierarchical? Which form of governance would one expect to have in the Philadelphia remnant? The people decide and/or committee forms, odd dictatorships, or the same type that the Philadelphia era itself had?
Differences between the Living Church of God and United Church of God This article provides quotes information from the two largest groups which had their origins in WCG as well as commentary.
There are Many COGs: Why Support the Living Church of God? This is an article for those who wish to more easily sort out the different COGs. It really should be a MUST READ for current and former WCG/GCI members or any interested in supporting the faithful church. It also explains a lot of what the COGs are all about.
Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from evangelists?
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