Pamela Pittman, of Oak Park, Ill., prays during the noon church service on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at the Church of God in Christ annual convocation at America's Center. The convocation continues through Sunday. Photo by J.B. Forbes, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
ST. LOUIS — The Church of God in Christ, or COGIC, is the largest African-American Pentecostal denomination. For one week each year, members converge for Holy Convocation, in which their charismatic faith is on display.