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Meet our Pastor and First Lady!
They epitomize the meaning of the words, “Power Couple”, for these humble servants have been blessed with many individual and collective gifts, and they are geared with using each of them to further build God’s kingdom.  

Our Pastor, the Reverend Donald J. General, Jr., is the founder and senior pastor of Perfecting Saints, Church of God in Christ (COGIC), located in Suffolk Virginia. Perfecting Saints is one of over 60 churches and ministries under the leadership of Bishop G. Wesley Hardy, Sr., Jurisdictional Prelate of the Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Virginia. Dr. General has been a part of the Greater Jamaica Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction since its inception, having received early permission from Bishop Hardy to serve as Administrative Assistant to Bishop Joe A. Chase Jr.

As Administrative Assistant, he assists Bishop Chase by serving as the Jurisdiction’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Where he has been empowered to manage the day-to-day global mission operations of Greater Jamaica. This includes managing all personnel assigned to the Jurisdiction, developing the annual operating plan and budget; monitoring and documenting all financial contributions and disbursements; and assessing and reporting the overall success of the Jurisdiction to the President of COGIC World Missions. 

Domestically, General has served the Virginia 4th as its first Jurisdictional Secretary, and for the last 9 years as District Superintendent and as the Jurisdiction’s first elected Chairman of the Pastors and Elders Council

Dr. General preaches and teaches faithfully the redemptive message of The Cross. His ultimate desire is to "not go to Heaven alone", so he works tirelessly teaching and preaching the saving gospel of Jesus Christ. 

An advocate of “life-long” learning, he has earned a Bachelors degree from Park University, a Masters degree from the University of Maryland, a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from the Norfolk Theological Seminary and College in partnership with Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (Dissertation title: "Cyber-Sin: Exploring 21st Century Spiritual Challenges"), and he has completed his secular doctoral studies toward a Ph.D. from Northcentral University in Business Administration.  

Our First Lady’s credentials are equally impressive. Lady Tanyeil "Tangie" General grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a youth, she served as Sunday-School teacher, Praise Dance Leader, on the Missionary Board and Usher Board. 

Evangelist Missionary General is a woman of God who not only supports her husband in ministry but is a force to be reckoned with in corporate America as well. Academically, she has earned an Associates degree from Saint Leo University, a Bachelors of Arts degree from Averett University, a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Liberty University and recently completed her Masters in Journalism from Regent University. 

First Lady General is certified through the Program Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and is currently a government civilian serving as a Senior Project/Program Management Analyst for the Department of the Navy. Mrs. General also works with several charitable organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, the United Way, the Boy Scouts of America, and Habitat for Humanities.
In 2008, Pastor and First Lady General launched Perfecting Saints, LLC, a ministry designed to assist pastors with perfecting the “business” of the church! Perfecting Saints LLC specializes in issues surrounding church growth, membership retention, financial management/budgeting, and grant & proposal writing. Tanyeil manages the company as the Chief Financial Officer , and her husband serves as the Chief Executive; they are committed to seeing the vision of perfecting the saints fully manifested here on earth. Don & Tanyeil are the proud parents of five children: Donovan, Trenton, Haven, Cameron and Kyra.
Pastor Don & Lady Tangie
"We thank God for all of our members, and especially each worker (both licensed and laymember). It is our consistent prayer that God will reward you for your faithfulness. Thank you, for all that you do! ~Pastor & First Lady General

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Perfecting Saints Church of God in Christ ® 159 Wren Road, Suffolk, VA 23432                                             Church Phone    757-748-9990
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"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers

For the perfecting of the saintsfor the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ" Ephesians 4:11-13