2nd Assistant Presiding Bishop

Bishop Michael D Hannah Sr, 2nd Assistant Presiding Bishop

Bishop Michael Hannah, Sr., has spent over three decades as a prolific, explosive and anointed preacher and teacher. From an early age, he developed a love for the Lord and felt a call to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

A native of Maryland, Bishop Hannah studied at Baltimore City College, Baltimore School of the Bible, Coppin State University and Aenon Bible College.

His pastoral journey began in 1981 when he was called to serve as pastor of Greater Shiloh Church in Baltimore, MD. He is the senior pastor and founder of Life Celebration Center Church, formally Greater Shiloh Church in Baltimore, Maryland and Chief Executive Officer of Christ Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Worcester, Massachusetts.

He is gifted with the ability to open the Word of God in a manner that is accessible to everyone. He explores the Word holistically, ministering to the spirit man, as well as the natural man. With the support of his wife, Evangelist Dr. Jeanette, Bishop Hannah is able to expand his ministry beyond the walls of his churches. In addition to his role as senior pastor, he is the Executive President of Aenon Bible College, Inc. since 2004 which is the official educational arm of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. During his administration, he established the efficacious Word Explosion Conference, meeting annually across the globe with increasing numbers of enthusiastic learners. Under his direction and guidance, Aenon has had a consistent enrollment of over two thousand students including the enrollees in the over 100 satellite institutes around the globe. Bishop Hannah along with the Aenon Board of Directors invested in expanding the global presence through technology with the inauguration opening of Aenon online courses.

Bishop Hannah is also the 2nd Assistant Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Inc., (P.A.W), and the Diocesan of the Northeast District Council, the 19th Episcopal District, and serves on The Executive Board of Bishops. Prior to becoming the Northeast District Council’s third Diocesan, Bishop Hannah was the Diocesan Bishop of the 47th Episcopal District of Kenya, Africa; where he founded over 200 churches with a population of upwards of forty-thousand members. He has worked along with other pastors to establish the first Bible Institute (Aenon) in Kenya.

He is the founder and Prelate of the very successful World Believers Fellowship in Maryland. Because of the progressive ministry that God has blessed Bishop Hannah with; he is one of the most sought after international speakers in the country. The gift of leadership anointed by God affords him to conduct, train, teach and empower multitudes of churches and pastors. A wordsmith of the gospel, he shares a revelatory message wherever he goes. In the fall of 2000, Bishop Hannah authored his Power Book Series, A Secret Place…Beyond the Veil, which was nominated as “Book of the Month,” in many bookstores throughout the city of Baltimore. It inspired the reader to go to a place in worship that they had never experienced. Since the publication of that book, he has completed the series, with “Finally, it’s Your Turn”, and “The Other Side Through”.

Even with his many obligations, Bishop Hannah holds his role as family man as the highest treasure. He and his wife Evangelist Dr. Jeanette Hannah, married for 49 years are the proud parents of three children, sons Michael Jr., and Aaron, and one daughter Lezlie, 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

1st Assistant Presiding Bishop

Bishop Mark C Tolbert, 1st Assistant Presiding Bishop


Bishop Mark C. Tolbert
Victorious Life Church
3400 Paseo Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109
816.561.3619 – Office


Central High School Graduate
Penn Valley Community College
Charles Givens School of Wealth & Finance
Western Baptist Bible College (Honorary Doctorate)


Married Emelda Faciane April 8, 1978
First Born son Mark Curtis Tolbert, Jr. November 22, 1981
Second Son Britton Elliott June 2, 1988


Baptized in 1963 Christ Temple Pentecostal Church
Received Holy Ghost in 1965
Drummer for church, NWDC and PAW Conventions at age 13
Drummer for Roger Akers and God’s Chosen People 1972
IPYPU Worship Team – 1978 – 1984
NWDC Youth Chairman
Pastor of Christ Temple Church (Victorious Life Church) 1989 to Present
Elevated to District Eder in 1990
Elevated to Suffragan Bishop in 1995
Established Victorious Life Bible Institute
PAW Lay Director
Served As PAW Treasurer 2003 to 2008
Former Diocesan Bishop Canada District Council
Founded Christ Temple Church Television Ministry
Elevated to Assistant Pastor Christ Temple Church 1979
Youth President Northwestern District Council
Two Term Vice President of Concerned Clergy Coalition of Kansas City
Lay Director Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
Two Term Treasurer of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
Renamed the church Victorious Life Church 2005
Elevated to the Bishop Board of PAW 2009
Appointed to Canada District Council, 55th Episcopal District of PAW


Former Franchise Owner Operator of Smacks Restaurant 1976
VP of Marketing Blankenship Distributors
Manager Steak & Ale Restaurant
GNLD Independent Distributorship 1989
President of Sparrow Community Development
Founded Dominion Development Corporation
Founded Tolbert Tutoring Innovations
Founded Life Changers Network Expo
Founder/President Lee A Tolbert Charter School
Founder Victorious Life Bible Institute
President Shaken the Mountain Productions
Executive Producer DeWayne Woods
District Sales Manager – Johnson Products Company


KCMO Board of Police Commissioners
President Tolbert Educational Services Board
President and Founder of Sparrow Community Development Corporation
Serves on Convention Management Board of Greater KCMO
Diocesan Bishop Heart of America Council of Churches
PAW Budget and Finance Chairman
President KCMO Chapter Ecumenical Clergy Coalition
University of Missouri Charter School Commission Board


City of Kansas City Race Relations Board
United Way Board Member
Served on the United Way Board
PIAC Board of Kansas City, Missouri
Two Term President of Concerned Clergy Coalition of Kansas City
President KC Black Expo 2005 -2010
President Coalition of Concerned Clergy of Greater Kansas City
Friends of Sacred Structures Board
Kansas City Missouri Charter Commission


Inducted Into The Globe Newspaper 100 Most Influential Kansas City Residence


“Naked Soul”
“The Power to Speak Blessings”

Bishops Board

Episcopal District & Diocesan

1 – New York State & Ontario District Council: Bishop Carl Lewis

2 – Greater Pennsylvania State Council: Bishop Ronald L. Young

3 – Ohio District Council: Bishop James Gaiters

4 – Indiana District Council: Bishop Charles Sims

5 – Northern District Council: Bishop Ira Combs

6 – Illinois District Council: Bishop Horace E. Smith, MD *

7 – Minnesota, Wisconsin and Dakota Council: Bishop Richard D. Howell, Jr.

8 – Greater Tri-State (IA, NE, WY) Council: Bishop Lance R. Foster

9 – Alabama District Council: Bishop George F. Austin

10 – Mississippi & West Tennessee District Council: Bishop Clifton Jones

11 – Kentucky & Tennessee Council: Bishop Sherman L. Merritt

12 – Midwestern District Council: Bishop Larry O. Jones

13 – Texas State Council: Bishop Richard E. Young

14 – Heart of America Council of Churches: 1st Asst Presiding Bishop Mark C. Tolbert

15 – Mountain States Council: Bishop Gregory W. Newman

16 – Northern California District Council: Bishop Noel Jones

17 – Pacific Northwest District Council: Bishop Roland E. Hairston, Ph.D.

18 – Arkansas District Council: Bishop Alfonso Madden

19 – Northeast District Council: 2nd Asst Presiding Bishop Michael Hannah, Sr.

20 – Connecticut District Council: Presiding Bishop Theodore L. Brooks, Sr.

21 – New Jersey State Council: Bishop Edgar Robinson

22 – DC, Delaware & Maryland District Council: Bishop Ernest Pendleton

23 – West Virginia & East Tennessee Council: Bishop Samuel R. Moore

24 – South Carolina State Council: Bishop Charles H. Ellis III *

25 – Nevada State Council: Bishop Donald Golder

26 – Oklahoma State Council: Bishop Jeffery Goldsmith

27 – Louisiana State Council: Bishop James Daniel

28 – Virginia State Council: Bishop Clarence E. Moore

29 – Florida State Council: Bishop Billy G. Newton

30 – Georgia State Council: Bishop Joseph D. Guthrie

31A – European Council Of Nations (East): Bishop Michael D. Franklin

31B – European Council Of Nations (West): Bishop C. Wayne Brantley

32A – India District Council: Vacant

32B – India District Council: Bishop Immanuel Paul

33 – Nigeria Eastern District Council (West Africa): Bishop Samuel Nice Nkanang

34 – Sierra Leone District Council (West Africa): Bishop Mona Reide

35 – Liberia District Council (West Africa): Bishop Leo Simpson

36 – Eastern Caribbean Council of Nations: Bishop Leo C. Smith, Jr.

37 – Jamaica District Council: Bishop John Thorpe

38 – Haiti District Council: Bishop Joseph S. Montinor

39 – Bahamas District Council: Bishop Ellis J. Farrington

40 – Egypt District Council: Vacant

41 – Ghana District Council (West Africa): Bishop Gary Harper

42 – Togo District Council: Bishop Rufus G. W. Sanders

43 – South Pacific District Council: Bishop Tutai Pere

44 – Zimbabwe District Council: Bishop Robert Baker

45 – Southern Philippines District Council: Bishop Robert Thomas

46 – Hawaii District Council: Bishop A. Glenn Brady

47 – Kenya District Council: Bishop Carl Turner

48 – Brazil District Council: Bishop Lourenco Vieira

49 – South Africa Council: Bishop Isaac Tum’o Mtimkulu

50 – Nigeria, West Africa District Council: Bishop Charles Finnell

51 – Northern Philippines District Council: Bishop James G. Rodges

52 – Far East District Council: Bishop Lawrence Robertson

53 – Cameroon District Council (West Africa): Vacant

54 – Dominican Republic District Council: Bishop Moses E. Butler

55 – Canada District Council: Bishop Barrington Smith

56 – Alaska District Council: Bishop Thomas Davis

57 – Baja/California/Mexico District Council: Bishop Leroy Horne

58 – North Carolina District Council: Bishop Marion E. Wright, Sr.

59 – Venezuela District Council: Bishop Edgar Posey

60 – (Western Cape) South Africa District Council: Vacant

61 – Colorado State Council: Bishop Jones Foote

62 – Uganda Africa District Council: Bishop Bruce Shaw

63 – Santo Domingo District Council: Bishop Melvin Brown

64 – (Eastern Cape) South Africa District Council: Bishop Gwendolyn Weeks

65 – (Mpumalanga Province) South Africa District Council: Bishop Fredrick Jackson

66 – Central California District Council: Bishop Robert T. Douglas

67 – Southern California District Council: Bishop Donnie McGriff

Unassigned – Bishop William A. Ellis

*– Former Presiding Bishop