MITCHELL E. CORDER
State Administrative Bishop
The great state of Tennessee is proud to have Administrative Bishop, Mitchell E. Corder. Bishop Mitchell Corder began his pastoral ministry more than 30 years ago as a church planter in New England and served faithfully and effectively as a Senior Pastor for over 17 years. As a result, he has a great love for the local church and for pastors. Following a powerful time of pastoral ministry at the Plant City Church of God in Florida, he was appointed as the State Evangelism and Home Missions Director for the state of Florida and later as State Administrative Bishop for the states of Kansas, Michigan, and Virginia. His greatest passion is to build the Kingdom of God through leadership development and facilitating ministry partnerships. Most importantly, Bishop Corder is husband to his wife, Wendy, the State Women’s Discipleship Director for the Church of God in Tennessee, and father to two daughters: Sarah (Holland) who is married and living in Tennessee and Hannah who is a student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. We are blessed to have the leadership of the Corders here in Tennessee. We firmly believe the Hand of God is upon us!
State Women’s Ministries Director
Tennessee is honored to have Wendy Corder as our Director of Women’s Discipleship. In 1982 Wendy married her husband, Mitchell, and they share two beautiful daughters: Sarah, who is married and living in Hixson, Tennessee, and Hannah, who is a student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The first 16 years of Wendy’s marriage were spent serving as a pastor’s wife. Her service has continued for the past 16 years in denominational leadership in the states of Florida, Kansas, Michigan, and Virginia.
Wendy is a frequent speaker at women’s conferences and special services. She is a gifted communicator, sharing life application principles from God’s Word with warmth and humor. She also enjoys writing, spending time with her family, interior decorating, travel, and antique shopping. She has a heart for ministers’ wives and wishes to equip them with tools for their lives in ministry.
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.
B. DARRELL BEWLEY
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.
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.