State Overseer


Thomas S. Gillum
State Overseer

Prior to coming to South Carolina, Bishop Gillum served as the Administrative Bishop for the Church of God in Missouri since 2006. During his tenure, Missouri experienced growth through church planting and church growth. In 2010, the ministers of Missouri gave Bishop Gillum a strong preference vote of confidence, and the Executive Committee reappointed him to serve for the ensuing General Assembly term. Prior to his appointment in Missouri, he served as the Adminsitrative Bishop of the North Central Region of the Church of God from 2002-2006, and served as the State Director of Evangelism and Home Missions in Northern Ohio for two years.

His wealth of pastoral experience, and his pastor’s heart, comes from the 21 years he served as the pastor of the Leavittsburg Church of God in Leavittsburg, Ohio. Bishop Gillum earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Lee University and earned a Master’s Degree from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee. 

Cathy Gillum
Women’s Discipleship Director

Cathy has served in ministry with her husband, Tom, for over 36 years. She recently served as the Women’s Discipleship Director for the state of Missouri. Prior to her role as Women’s Discipleship Director, her ministry experience covers a broad range of positions, including serving as a long term pastor’s wife, Evangelism Coordinator in Northern Ohio, and Women’s Discipleship Director in the North Central Region. She is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and a graduate of Kent State University. Her heart’s passion is for all women under her care to discover and develop the skills necessary to fulfill their calling. Cathy and Tom have three adult children: Christa (and Kevin), Tricia (and Skylar), and Michael (and Brittany), and five adorable grandchildren (Cole, Cullen, Crosby, Libby Elise, and Cavanaugh)! Cathy enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and the company of her West Highland Terrier, Chandler.

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