State Administrative Bishop

Bishop T. Wayne Dority, a native of Camden, South Carolina, has  served as General Director of Publications for the Church of God, as well as the Director of Multi-Cultural Ministries USA and Canada. Bishop Dority comes to the office of Tennessee State Administrative Bishop having served with excellence as the Administrative Bishop of the Pacific Northwest, Texas, and most recently Ohio. He serves/served on numerous boards including Youth and Christian Discipleship, Evangelism and Home Missions, State Council, Pentecostal Seminary Board of Directors,  World Missions Board of Directors, and the International Executive Council. Having pastored for twenty-four years, Bishop Dority carries a special burden for clergy and churches.

He holds a Degree in Theology, as well as a Commercial Pilot Rating, and enjoys flying his Beech Bonanza.  Joining him in ministry is his wonderful wife of 37 years Shelly, and beautiful granddaughter Bailey.  The Dority’s have two daughters and seven amazing grands!

State Women’s Ministries Director

Shelly has served alongside of her husband as a faithful servant to the church for over 34 years. She currently serves as Women’s Ministries Director for the Church of God in Tennessee. She has lead as Director of Women’s Ministries in the Pacific Northwest, Texas, and Ohio, organizing and leading successful women’s conferences, events and ministries. Shelly currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Smoky Mountain Children’s Home in Sevierville, Tennessee.

Bishop Dority and Shelly consider it a privilege to have their granddaughter, Bailey, by their side in ministry. They are blessed with two daughters and seven wonderful grandchildren.



Youth and Discipleship Director

Brian Yaun is an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God. He has been married to Cathy for over 27 years, and they have three wonderful children: Brad and his wife Jenna, and Brandon. They embarked into full-time ministry in 1991 and spent over twelve years in Florida, serving the Church of God as youth pastors, music pastors, associate pastors, and senior pastors. In 2002, they were called into state leadership and have served as Youth and Discipleship Directors for the states of Arizona and Kentucky prior to this appointment in Tennessee.

Discipleship and evangelism are vital components of the Yauns’ ministry, and they strive to impart a compassion for the lost and a love for missions into the hearts of the children and youth whom they serve. They believe in identifying God’s calling on this generation and engaging with those chosen of God through mentoring. Both of these goals are essential in developing future church leaders.


Girls Ministries Coordinator

Cathy is a follower of Christ who counts it all joy to serve as a wife, mother, minister, and educator. She and Brian have been married since 1988. They treasure time with their sons, Brad and Brandon.  Brad and his wife, Jenna, created a new dynamic for the Yauns as Mimi and Papa, one of their most favorite roles ever!

 Cathy currently serves as the State Girls Ministries Coordinator here in Tennessee, and she has also served in the same position in the states of Kentucky and Arizona, respectively. One of her greatest joys in ministry occurs every summer in the Church of God Youth Camp program, which makes an eternal impact in the lives of youth and children.

For Cathy, service and ministry extend beyond the walls of the church. Cathy began her public-school outreach as a Spanish and English teacher in 1994 and considered her work in public education as a daily mission field. For several years, she taught English as a Second Language and worked with students from countries all over the world. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Development for Lee University Online as well as an academic advisor and English instructor.  

A gifted speaker, Cathy seeks to impart Christ’s ability and desire to break the bondage of insecurity, fear, and doubt that plagues many of today’s Christian women and teen girls. Above all, she strives to share the message of salvation and hope to a lost and dying world through her words, actions, and deeds.

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Ministries Coordinator

Dr. Bewley is a second generation minister, an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God and has nearly 42 years of ministry experience.  Beginning at the age of 20, his pastoral assignments have taken him to various regions of Tennessee, the last being an eleven year tenure as senior pastor of Grace Point Church in Bristol.

He holds academic degrees from Lee University, The Pentecostal Theological Seminary and Columbia Theological Seminary. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and serves as a chaplain for the FBI. He has ministered and taught extensively in crusades and training venues across the United States as well as numerous countries around the world. He sees all of the aspects of his calling as being vital, but his greatest passion is to provide ministry to hurting people, especially pastors, through counseling and mentorship.

He and his wife Phyllis have two children: Brandon and Stacy, and seven grandchildren.

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Church Planting and Revitalization Facilitator

Dr. Mike Chapman is a gifted communicator, visionary and author. He is a graduate of Lee University, Luther Rice Seminary and North American Biblical Seminary.  He is a faculty member of Christian Life Educators Network and has served part-time lectureships at Lee University and Beacon University.  He is a certified Life and Professional Coach with CoachNet, Inc. and speaks regularly in conferences and seminars throughout the United States and abroad.  He has served on numerous boards and was elected as a member of the International Executive Council of the Church of God.

Dr. Chapman surrendered to the call to Christian ministry as a teenager in South Carolina.    In addition to pastoring churches in California and Hawaii, he served as Senior Pastor of City Church in Chattanooga, TN from 1976 – 2017. During his tenure there, the church grew from 50 members to over 1000 in weekly attendance. He currently serves as Pastor Emeritus.

His passion is to help churches to remain healthy, life-giving, and missional.

He is married to his wife, Trudy.  They have one married son, Shannon, who is married to Mande, five grandsons and one granddaughter.