General Officers

Suffragan Bishop Craig S. High, Assistant General Secretary

Suffragan Bishop Craig S. High, General Secretary

The General Secretary’s distinctive and important duty is to act as the recording officer of corporate meetings. Suffragan Bishop High currently serves as Senior Pastor of Bethesda Temple Apostolic Church in Dayton, Ohio, “The Home of Grace.” His lovely wife and partner in purpose is Evangelist Teresa High, and together they have one daughter, Whitnye Cherise.

Suffragan Bishop Ann Storey-Pratt, Assistant General Secretary

Suffragan Bishop Ann Storey-Pratt, Assistant General Secretary

The Assistant General Secretary shall exercise those functions and duties delegated to her by the General Secretary. Suffragan Bishop Ann Storey-Pratt serves as the Pastor of the Church of Jesus Family Worship Center in Springfield, Ohio. She has a deep love and compassion in her heart for children and their need for learning. Suffragan Bishop Pratt is the mother of one son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Danita Pratt, and two grandchildren, Kanecia and Chase. She is a firm believer that if there is a gift, God will make room for it. Suffragan Bishop Pratt has adopted a theme that she lives and preaches by, “God Can Do Anything!”

Suffragan Bishop Maxie Dobson, General Treasurer

Suffragan Bishop Maxie Dobson, General Treasurer

In the care and management of the corporate fund, and for discharge of any connected duties, the General Treasurer is the active agent of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. and the Board of Directors. Suffragan Bishop Dobson is subject to their direction in all such matters, except in so far as this capacity and duties that have already been prescribed by higher authority. He is a retired Certified Public Accountant, pastor of The Tabernacle of Miracles Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Vice President of the Fayetteville Cumberland County Ministerial Council and Chairman of the North Carolina State Council. Suffragan Bishop Dobson is married to the lovely Lady Arletha Farland Dobson. They have two children and one grandchild.

Suffragan Bishop Leon Parker, Assistant General Treasurer

Suffragan Bishop Leon E. Parker, Assistant General Treasurer

The Assistant General Treasurer shall exercise those functions and duties delegated to him by the General Treasurer. Suffragan Bishop Leon E. Parker serves as the Pastor of Zion Apostolic Temple in Dallas, Texas. He is married to Leading Lady Charlotte M. Parker and the proud father of four children and ten grandchildren. The song, “We’ve come this far by Faith,” truly holds up the light for our footprints in time. Certainly Suffragan Bishop Leon Parker has led his flock through many storms, but God has securely landed them where they are today. Thanks are unto God, who has given them the Victory.

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

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

EDUCATION

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

PERSONAL

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

MINISTRY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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

PROFESSIONAL/BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS AND APPOINTED BOARDS

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

FORMER MEMBERSHIPS AND APPOINTED BOARDS

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

HONORS AND AWARDS

Inducted Into The Globe Newspaper 100 Most Influential Kansas City Residence

AUTHOR

“Naked Soul”
“The Power to Speak Blessings”

Presiding Bishop

Presiding Bishop Theodore L Brooks Sr

Our leader, the honorable Bishop Theodore L. Brooks, Sr. serves as the Senior Pastor of Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church in New Haven, Connecticut, with his partner in life and in ministry, First Lady L. Janice Brooks. Bishop Brooks is also the Presiding Bishop of The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. (P.A.W.) and Diocesan of the 20th Episcopal District (CT District Council) of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. (P.A.W., Inc.).

As many great individuals do, Bishop wears many hats, serving not only the men and women of the congregation, but the community at large. Bishop Brooks is the President/CEO of Beulah Land Development Corporation (BLDC), founded in 1994 to create revitalized communities of choice in otherwise distressed neighborhoods via affordable housing, economic development, and job opportunities. Bishop Brooks also currently serves on numerous Board for many organizations in Connecticut, including the Yale-New Haven Health System Trustee Board; the Albertus Magnus College’s Trustee Board; the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology Board of Directors; the Community Advisory Board of Southern Connecticut State University; and Senator Chris Murphy’s Advisory Council. He was formally a member of the City of New Haven’s Board of Police Commissioners, Board of Fire Commissioners, Board of Directors for United Way of Greater New Haven, and the Board of Directors for the Greater New Haven Community Foundation. He is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and International Association of Christian Clinical Counselors.

In August 2018, Bishop Theodore L. Brooks, Sr. was elected the Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. (P.A.W. Inc.), a 1.5-million-member international organization. He serves on the Executive Bishops’ Council of the Board of Bishops, and has served as Diocesan of the 20th Episcopal District (Connecticut District Council) since 2008. Prior to his appointment over the CT District Council, Bishop and Lady Brooks labored to develop a work in the country of Brazil for the P.A.W. for over 10 years. They served as spiritual leaders for over 100 churches throughout that country.

Bishop Brooks has authored several books including: Complete In God: the Apostolic Faith Challenge; In the Lion’s Den; A Servant’s Call; and A Call to Integrity; A Call to Christian Character; Challenges of the 21st Century Church, as well as Eschatology: What’s Next for the World? and A Servant’s Manual, released in Summer 2017.

Serving by his side is First Lady L. Janice Brooks—a powerhouse woman of prayer, anointing and wisdom! First Lady Brooks has served at Beulah Heights Church in various capacities for well over fifty years. She has served as an Usher, Choir Member, Junior Missionary Leader, Christian Education Teacher, and Woman’s Ministry Leader, and most importantly as confidant to her husband Bishop Theodore L. Brooks, Sr. First Lady Brooks has also served the Connecticut District Council as a member of the Missionary Auxiliary, and as President of the Ministers’ Wives Auxiliary.

In addition to the deeply impactful counseling that Bishop and Lady Brooks provide to church and community members, Lady Brooks has joined her husband on several occasions, and presented workshops and seminars across the country. Lady Brooks’ vision is to help anyone she can along the way and to allow the Spirit of God to help her to be all she can be for the Lord. Lady Brooks is a prayer warrior and intercessor, and encourages and uplifts all those with whom she interacts with a sweet and personable nature.

On April 30, 2016, Bishop and First Lady Brooks celebrated a monumental fifty years of marriage. Through the many trials, difficulties, successes and celebrations, Bishop and Lady Brooks have been adamant that it is the grace of God that has kept them. They attribute the enduring success of their marriage to, first and foremost, their individual dedication to God above all, and to each other. Through their sacred union, Bishop and First Lady Brooks were blessed with three sons (Theodore Jr., Harold, and Darrell); nine grandchildren (Jordan, Jocelyn, William, Theodore III, Chelsea, Lindsey, Paige, Ramiah, Darrell Joshua and the late Michael Brooks); and three great-grandchildren.