According to Jinzhou Shashi Church, on March 1, 2019, the Jinzhou China Christian Council (CCC) & Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) ordained 51 preachers in Jianli County in southern Hubei Province.
These newly ordained clergy serve in Jinzhou, Qianjiang, and Enshi.
Rev. Ding Jianghua, vice-president, vice-chairman and secretary general of the Hubei CCC & TSPM, exhorted them to be ministers after God's heart who should have a clear calling, a resilient will, bear good testimonies, and handle well their relationships with God, the church, and society.
Local religious officials also congratulated and encouraged them to strengthen their studies, be law-abiding, behave well, care about society, and fulfill their duties of patriotism and love.