Bishop R. C. Lawson, Establishmentarian of the COOLJC prayed to God for ten years for a national organization and program which would include all of the women of COOLJC. His prayers were answered in 1952 when God gave the late Mother Delphia Perry a vision for an Auxiliary which would include every woman in the organization.The purpose of the Auxiliary would be to "help foster the gospel, educate and help mankind at home and in foreign lands."
o this time, the only International Women's Organization of COOLJC was the Missionary Department which was limited in membership because of the qualifications which should be inherent in a Missionary. A Missionary in the service of the Lord should have spiritual depth, and be of a chronological age to have had experience and wisdom in God, and experience and wisdom in life. Since the younger women did not always qualify as Missionaries, they often felt left out and powerles
International Women's organization was therefore needed, which would include not only Missionaries, but other women who desired to work for the Lord in COOLJC. Also, there were areas of service to be performed which did not fall within the scope of Missionary work.
The International Women's Council (IWC) is composed of all women who are members of any legally constituted local church in COOLJC. The IWC is an auxiliary which includes every woman in COOLJC regardless of age or marital status. Missionaries, non-Missionaires, Ministers and Deacons Wives, and non-Ministers and non-Deacons Wives are a part of this auxiliary.
International Women Council Conference
The International Women's Council (IWC) is composed of all women who are members of any legally constituted local church in COOLJC. Apostle Robert Sanders serves as the Apostle to the Women. The current president is Missionary Dr. Dorcas E. McCoy. McCoy and her staff were inducted at the Spartanburg, SC conference in October 2022. The 2023 location will be held in Columbus, OH.
Theme: Winning Women: Let’s Grow Together ToGetHer
Motto: “Go. Reach. Other. Winners. Inviting. New. Generations.” Deuteronomy 31:12
President – Missionary Dr. Dorcas E. McCoy
Vice President Evangelism – Lady Shirlene Stewart
President Home Missions – Mother Brenda Henley
Vice-President Education – Missionary Angela Davis
Vice President Global Missions – Lady Tracy Pryor
Recording Secretary – Missionary Vera McRae
Corresponding Secretary – Missionary Nancy Rowe
Treasurer – Mother Evelyn Manning
Secretary – Lady Shannon Ayers
Chaplain – Lady Karen Williams Toland
Sergeant at Arms – Lady Mary Huggins
Historian – Lady Britney Bailey
Parliamentarian – Lady Cheryl Pollock
Dr. Dorcas E. McCoy is a dedicated advocate for student accessibility, affordability, and accountability with a wealth of experience spanning two decades in teaching and administration. Her leadership roles include serving as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Director of Model UN, and President of the Faculty Association. Dr. McCoy's accomplishments as Chief Academic Officer and SACS Liaison contributed to seven accreditations in eighteen months, highlighting her commitment to educational excellence.
As an accomplished author, tenured Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science, and recipient of prestigious teaching awards, Dr. McCoy is recognized for her excellence in education. She has played a pivotal role in the success of her institution, achieving reaffirmation without recommendation as Dean. Her administrative achievements extend to enhancing technological infrastructure, streamlining budgets for an A+ bond rating, expanding online course offerings, and fostering partnerships to strengthen community ties.
She earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Broadcast
Journalism with a Minor in Spanish and a Master’s of Science in Political Science from Florida A
& M University. She earned a Doctorate of Philosophy with concentrations in International
Relations and Comparative Politics from Washington State University. Demonstrating by example
here creed that education is a life long experience, Dr. McCoy is currently enrolled at Harvard
University, pursing a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership.
Beyond her academic contributions, Dr. McCoy is a dedicated mentor and founder of Victory Global Academy, a private, Christian school emphasizing a multifaceted approach to education. She has facilitated study abroad programs in various countries, fostering global perspectives. Dr. McCoy's commitment to continuous learning is evident in her pursuit of a Master's in Education in Educational Leadership at Harvard University.
A fourth-generation member of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc., Dr. McCoy is a licensed Senior Missionary actively engaged in global missions and the Ministry of Education, reflecting her deep commitment to both faith and education.