Honorary Bishops


Bishop Eulah M. Nelson



Bishop Ernest J. Miller



Bishop Marvin Donaldson



Bishop Stewart Reese Jr.


Election 2018

103rd Summer Convention Election Results

General Officers

Presiding Bishop: Bishop Theodore Brooks – New Haven, CT

1st Assistant Presiding Bishop: Bishop Mark C. Tolbert – Kansas City, MO

2nd Assistant Presiding Bishop: Bishop Michael Hannah – Baltimore, MD

General Secretary: Suffragan Bishop Craig High – Dayton, OH

Assistant General Secretary: Suffragan Bishop Ann Storey-Pratt – Springfield, OH

General Treasurer: Suffragan Bishop Maxie Dobson –

Assistant General Treasurer: Suffragan Bishop Leon Parker – Dallas, TX


International Ministers’ Wives Ministers’ Widows Auxiliary – IMWMWA

President: First Lady Evangelist Barbara Scott Golder – (ABSA) Indiana District Council

1st Vice President: Evangelist Deborah Melton Brownlee – Mississippi West Tennessee District Council

2nd Vice President: Evangelist Kathleen Dumas – Northern District Council

Secretary: Evangelist Doris Ragins – New Jersey State Council

Assistant Secretary: First Lady Melonie Johnson – Midwestern District Council

Treasurer: First Lady Sandra Watson – South Carolina State Council

Assistant Treasurer: First Lady Mary McClendon – Northwestern District Council

International Missionaries and Christian Women’s Auxiliary – IMCWA

President: Dr. Charlotte Parker – Texas State Council

1st Vice President: Dr. Mary Montgomery – Florida State Council

2nd Vice President: Dr. Anita L. McCarther – Oklahoma State Council

Secretary: District Elder Judith O’Savio – New York State Council

Assistant Secretary: Evangelist JoAnn Hall – Texas State Council

Treasurer: Evangelist Rhonda Williams – Oklahoma State Council

Assistant Treasurer: Evangelist Beverly Williams – Northern District Council

International Pentecostal Young People’s Union – IPYPU

President: Evangelist Freda Morrison

1st Vice President: Elder Kyron Shorter

Secretary: Sis. Antoinette Greene (Unopposed)

Assistant Secretary: Sis. Tonia Shaw (Unopposed)

Treasurer: Elder Reginald Williams (Unopposed)

Assistant Treasurer: Minister James Turner III

International Christian Education Auxiliary – ICEA

President: Dr. Barbara Payne

1st Vice President: Sis. Lisa Armstrong

2nd Vice President: Pastor Paulette Carswell

Secretary: Minister Ruth Fredericks

Assistant Secretary: Dr. Janet Cummings

Treasurer: Dr. Robert Grant

Assistant Treasurer: Bro. William Terry

Former Presiding Bishop


Presiding Bishop Charles H Ellis III

The honorable former Presiding Bishop Charles H. Ellis III is the Senior Pastor of Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan. He pastors nearly 8,000 and is known as a leader “with a heart for people.” In 2002, Bishop Ellis and the Greater Grace Temple Family celebrated the Grand Opening of their new 36 million dollar worship facility. Their vision had come to pass! This state of the art masterpiece includes a 4,000 seat auditorium, and an elegant banquet hall and conference center. Under Bishop Ellis’ leadership Greater Grace Temple now has over 300 ministries including the following, which extend beyond its religious mandate:

  • Over 100 Housing Units for seniors and families
  • 2 Charter Schools (Grades K- 8)
  • Montessori Day Care Center
  • Print Shop
  • Television & Recording Studios
  • Travel Agency
  • Funeral Home

These ministries positively impact the Detroit community where he is a respected clergyman and civic leader. Here are some of his honors and board appointments:

  • Board member of the Detroit Zoological Society
  • Board member of the Vanguard / Detroit Medical Center Health System Hospital
  • Founder and President of the Greater Grace Temple Non-profit Housing Corporation

In July 2010, the 1.3 million-member Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (P.A.W.) elected Bishop Ellis to the office of Presiding Bishop, making him the 10th elected person to the highest position in the world’s oldest Apostolic organization. Bishop Ellis presides over the Diocese of South Carolina in which he oversees nearly 45 churches. Bishop Ellis brings the message of God’s love to a potential 50 million viewers across the nation on “The Word Network” and other TV and radio outlets.

Bishop Ellis is a Business Administration graduate of Wayne State University with a major in Accounting. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Aenon Bible College. He is married to the lovely Crisette Michelle, and is the proud father of two children: Kiera, and Charles IV.


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IMD Puerto Rico Relief

December 2017, the International Missions Department (IMD) planned to send a small contingent to Puerto Rico ensuring supplies are expeditiously distributed.

Final preparations are being made to ship the trailer to Puerto Rico in the coming days. Shipment was delayed as donations kept coming in coupled with the goal of sending a fully loaded trailer. The IMD (International Missions Department) is consummating a favorable contract to have the trailer delivered directly to our PAW brothers and sisters for distribution.

Donations to Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico Disaster Relief
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