The U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award is given to individuals or groups that have carried out volunteer services continually.
According to service achievement, it is divided into bronze, silver, and gold levels.
Those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime will receive the highest honor,
the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, on top of bronze, silver, and gold awards.
The Church of God performed various volunteer services in the U.S.
such as environmental cleanups, blood drives, donations, disaster relief, and comforting senior citizens,
and as a result, received the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Awards (Gold as a group
and the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award as an individual—General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol) in 2011.
For more than 1,000 hours over a 12-month period, the Church of God carried out
disaster relief efforts and volunteer services for underprivileged neighbors, children, and senior citizens,
and received the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold as a group) a second time in November, 2014,
and the Church of God in Denver, U.S., was honored with the same award in June 2015.
The Church of God was awarded by three Korean governments:
the Presidential Citation (Awardee General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol) from President Kim Dae-jung in 2003,
the Presidential Medal of Merit (Awardee Pastor Kim Joong-rak) from President Roh Moo-hyun in 2004,
and the Presidential Group Citation from President Park Geun-hye in 2015.