Lannius Church of God exists to see people SAVED, DISCIPLED, in the word of God, and EMPOWERED by the Holy Spirit. To be a driving force of REVIVAL in these last days. To see chains broken, hearts healed, and miracles take place.

Unity | Excellence | Teaching (Discipleship) | Relationships | Faithfulness



lead pastor

Pastor Dereck and his family came to serve the Lannius COG from the Conroe, TX area. He has served in many capacities of ministry ranging from youth pastor to worship pastor. He has a God-given and inspired anointing to preach and sing. 


minister of music

Bethany serves and leads with an anointing and talent only given by God. From singing, arranging vocal parts, and playing the piano when needed; Bethany does all with a humbleness and passion to see our church press into the heavens. 


women's ministry

Pastor Courtnie has served along side her husband in many aspects of ministry. Not only does she have a passion for women's ministry but also for children and nursery ministry. God is using her mightily in this age to reach and help women of all ages.

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student pastor

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children's ministry



Rev. Dereck J. White
Courtnie White
Bethany Stephens
Lesia Bridges

Sis. Bridges has served as the clerk of the church for many years. Her willingness to serve and passion for the Lord is inspiring to many. We are blessed to have her on staff here at Lannius COG.


Mike Burpo, Roy Burpo, Chad Knight, Ronnie Knight, & Robert Wilson

what we believe

​Lannius Church of God is associated with and covered by the Church of God in Cleveland, TN.

We believe...

  • In the verbal inspiration of the Bible

  • In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

  • That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.

  • That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.

  • That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.

  • In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.

  • Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.

  • In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.

  • In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

  • In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

  • Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.

  • In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.

  • In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.

  • In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.