Dr. Louis F. Morgan recently completed a history of the Church of God in Mississippi. Entitled Streams of Living Water, Morgan wrote the book on the occasion of one hundred years of Church of God ministry in Mississippi. This is the first known Church of God history published as an e-book. It is available free of charge on the World Wide Web and can be read online or downloaded here.
Streams of Living Water begins the story of the Church of God in Mississippi with a revival. Memphis pastor L.P. Adams preached at Cascilla in April 1909 in the outdoor tabernacle of the Stonefield Holiness Church. His first sermon was from Acts 2: 1-4, and hearers immediately began to seek the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
According to Dr. Morgan, the book “highlights the missional focus of consecrated apostolic followers of Christ during the formation and development of the Church of God in Mississippi from 1909 through the mid-1940s… This work is the culmination of more than twenty years of personal research and interviews… My goal is to preserve the story of how the Church of God began in Mississippi and to encourage discussion about its continued development.” By publishing the book online, Morgan hopes to be able to expand and update it in the future.
Dr. Morgan currently serves as Assistant Professor and Librarian for Public Service and Learning at Lee University. A faculty member at Lee since 2003, he previously served as archivist at the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center (Church of God archives) and also as Curatorial Assistant at the Museum Center at Five Points in downtown Cleveland, Tennessee. He earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University (Virginia Beach, Virginia) in 2009.
A native of Mississippi, Dr. Morgan has served thirteen years as a licensed minister with the Church of God. He is a published author, including two books and more than thirty academic and inspirational articles in national and international publications. He frequently speaks at local churches, and was recently appointed chairman of the historical commission for the Church of God in Tennessee.