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Bishop Larry O. Jones, Diocesan

Midwestern District Council

 12th Episcopal District, Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. 

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MDC Pastors

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Bishop Elliot B. Coleman

El Bethel Temple

Suffragan Bishop Elliot B. Coleman is married to the lovely, Lady Betty L. Coleman.  To this God-ordained union, two talented and blessed children were born, Montez E. Coleman and Carolyn A. Coleman.  He is the proud grandfather of Camryn, Myles and Davion.

 

Elliot B. Coleman was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  He is the son of the Late Bishop Arthur C. Coleman and Sister Rosie M. Coleman.  From his youth he was taught the Apostolic doctrine and attended the Church of Christ the Divine.  It was November 1968 that he repented of his sins and was baptized in Jesus’ name.  The Lord filled him with the Holy Ghost and called him to preach the same night.  In fact, he was filled and preached at the same time. 

           

Under the leadership of the Late Willie G. Baylor, Minister Coleman served as Associate Minister, taught Sunday School, and just learned the ways of God.  After Elder Baylor became a member of the P.A.W., Minister Coleman received his fellowship papers and his License.  It was 1976 when Minister Coleman was ordained.  Minister Coleman served Elder Baylor for 8 years as the Assistant Pastor.  In the P.A.W., Elder Coleman served in the capacity of Youth Evangelist, Chairman and Vice Chairman of Inner City Chapel of the Midwestern District Council during Bishop P. L. Scott’s time as Diocesan.  Minister Coleman was an Evangelist from 1979 to 1982 at which time he accepted the call to go to El-Bethel Temple Church in Kinloch, Missouri to become the Pastor.  He has faithfully served the El-Bethel Temple Church family as Pastor, teacher, mentor, counselor, spiritual father, intercessor, and friend.

           

In 1992 he was elevated to District Elder and became the Director of the Women’s Auxiliary.  He has served as Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board two terms, as Advisory Board Chairman and Assistant Secretary.   He then served as Assistant Treasurer.  District Elder Coleman was elevated to Suffragan Bishop during the July Council of 2012.  He is currently the Suffragan Bishop of the 6th Jurisdiction and is proud to join this great body of Pastors and Congregations.  Suffragan Bishop Coleman presently serves as the 2nd Vice Chairman to the Midwestern District Council.  To sum it up, hitherto has the Lord kept Suffragan Bishop Elliot B. Coleman.  And because his future is so bright, he has to wear shades.  To God be the glory for the things He has done!  Today, the El-Bethel Temple Church Family Salute this honorable man of God!  We love you Bishop Coleman!!!

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Pastor Hildred Dillard is the husband of First Lady Beverly Dillard and the father of six biological children and two step-daughters. He was born in McClain, Mississippi on January 22, 1932. He served in the United States Airforce from 1952 to 1958. He married on December 2, 1972. 

 

Hildred was saved in 1975 under the leadership of Pastor Leo B. and Evangelist Ernestine Joshua at Pentecostal Church of God. Hildred became an Elder in the Midwestern District Council, 12th Episcopal District, Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. in 1992. On January 3, 1996 he founded and became the pastor of Lively Hope Church of God located at 6518 West Florissant Avenue Jennings, MO 63136.

Pastor Hildred Dillard

Lively Hope Church of God

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Pastor LJ Harvey was born and raised in Whiteville, Tenn., where he was a farmer upon graduation from Allen White High School in 1965.  He entered the United States Army and toured Germany, where he was a military cook.  He was honorably discharged in December of 1967.

On February 10th, 1968 he married his High School Sweetheart, the lovely, Miss Ruby Jean Perry.  this union produced four children, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Pastor Harvey attended Lane College in Jackson, Tenn., where he played basketball and ran cross-country.  He has a Masters Degree in Theology from International Bible College.  In January of 1986 he started his Pastoral Ministry.  In 2001 he was elevated to District Elder in the Mid-Western Council.

In 2002 he retired from Roadway Trucking Company.  He now resides in Florissant, MO. loving God and People along the way, one day at a time.

District Elder L.J. Harvey

Ebenezer Christian Church

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Bishop Larry O. Jones,

Diocesan

BISHOP LARRY O. JONES is the pastor of Greater Grace Church located in Ferguson, MO. He is the
founding pastor of the church, which was planted in 1984 and has grown under his ministry with
the mercies of God since its inception.


Bishop Jones was ordained as a minister of the gospel in 1979 by the Pentecostal Assemblies of the
World, Inc. and previously served as Children’s Ministry Pastor, Youth Pastor and as an Assistant

Pastor at Lively Stone Church under his pastor, the Late Bishop P.L. Scott until he was commissioned to start a church in North County in 1984.

August 2011 Bishop Jones was consecrated as Diocesan Bishop of the Midwestern District Council, 12th Episcopal District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. Bishop Jones is a lover of God’s people, an excellent teacher of the Word, and has a vision to help the people of God as well as to enlarge the kingdom.


Bishop Jones is married to Nina Jones and they have two children, Larry II and Tyler.

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Pastor Patrice Kirksey

Christ Temple on the Rock

Pastor Patrice M. Kirksey served as the former First Lady of Christ Temple On the Rock for 20 years alongside her husband Pastor Elmer Kirksey, Sr. until his passing on July 12, 2010. Pastor Patrice Kirksey was married 25 years and has mothered seven children.

As a saved follower of Jesus Christ for 35 years,  Pastor Patrice Kirksey is an ordained minister in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. where she has been preaching the gospel for 25 years. She is involved in various aspects of ministry and church work. She is the founder of Patrice Kirksey Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the gospel to the world.

Pastor Kirksey served as the President of the Ministers Wives & Widows Auxiliary from November 2012 - November 2015. She has been a well sought after preacher who has taught various seminars, preached both throughout the country and internationally, hosted women's conferences, revivals, and teaches Leadership Training through her Leadership Training Ministry.

Pastor Patrice M. Kirksey graduated from Webster University in St. Louis, MO with honors and a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Management and Leadership. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Ministry Degree. 

Pastor Kirksey is a strong believer in the power of prayer. Her life is a testimony of answered prayers. She stands on Mark 11:22, "Have faith in God", which is the foundation for her life. 

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Elder Caleb T. Kirksey

Assistant Pastor

Christ Temple on the Rock

Elder Caleb Kirksey is a member of Christ Temple on the Rock under the pastorate of Pastor Patrice M. Kirksey. There he serves as the Assistant Pastor as well as in other capacities. He serves as the Praise and Worship Leader for the Midwestern District Council Pentecostal Young People’s Union and he also serves on the International Pentecostal Young People’s Union Praise Team. Elder Kirksey is also the Founder and CEO of Caleb Kirksey Ministries; a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the World.

Elder Caleb Kirksey is a graduate from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree with Emphasis on Drawing. He also illustrated and co-released his first children’s book in 2013 and is currently working on more books. It is his artistic talents that drive his ambition to develop christian themed books, graphics, and other projects the Lord has placed in his heart. He has molded his life after the wise words of Matthew 25:14-30; every gift that God has allowed him to have he will use for the Kingdom of God!

Elder Caleb Kirksey has served as MDC Support Staff from 2012 - 2017. He was appointed as the Assistant General Secretary in August 2017 and was elected as the Assistant General Secretary in July 2018.

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Pastor Samuel I. Norman

Emmanuel Pentecostal Church

Pastor Pastor Samuel Isaac Norman celebrates his natural birthday March 9th born in the year of our Lord 1954 and also celebrates his spiritual birth on January 13th born in the year of our Lord 1978. Elder Samuel Norman is the husband of one wife, Sharon F. Norman of 35 years. He is the father of five children and the grandfather of sixteen grandchildren. For many years Pastor Samuel Norman worked as a professional Welder at American Car Foundry, five years as a carpenter apprentice under the tutelage of L.B. Construction and the last 30 years he has been employed with St. Louis Job Corps maintenance of department, where is presently the Maintenance Director.

                                                                       

Pastor Samuel Norman’s ministry started at the House of Deliverance Pentecostal Church under the leadership of the late Bishop Jesse Battle, Sr. and later Bishop Jesse Battle Jr. It was under their tutelage Elder Norman ecclesia posture was forged, and Aeon Bible College; Elder Norman stewardship tenure of the House of Deliverance Pentecostal Church where he served in the capacities of Deacon, Sunday school teacher, church bus driver 15 years, over physical development 15 years, and the Assistant Pastor from 1996 to 2003. Elder Samuel Norman’s tenure ended in 2003 with the inspiration of God Elder Norman and his family moved their membership to Grace Gospel Temple under the leadership of Bishop Paul H. Evans. There Elder Norman is an Associate Minister and assists in Physical Development department.

 

After serving 10 years at Grace Gospel Temple, the Lord called Pastor Samuel Norman to found Emmanuel Pentecostal Church in Bellefontaine, MO. He held his first service in November 2013. Elder Samuel Norman testifies that his ministry is one fueled by the offering of hope to the hopeless, strength to the weak in spirit and mind, and courage to the fearful; which is why Elder Norman has begun the work of starting an empowerment initiative at his job with the disenfranchised young people that are enrolled with St. Louis, Missouri Job Corps Center, by giving them a positive example, encouragement and direction under the covering of the Grace Gospel Temple Church. Elder Norman admits that the spiritual weapons he wants to offer to the world are the ones that helped him in various points in his life to break free from the things that had him in bondage and unable to move forward in God.

 

Pastor Norman prides himself in being a true worshiper, a lover of the Word of God, a follower of the Lord as one who endeavors to maintain relationship with God and possessing a thirst to advance the Kingdom of God with the purified gospel of Christ found only in the divine scriptures. He believes this biblical text is an embodiment of him, 2 Corinthians 4:7;“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the Excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us”.

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District Elder Larue Sutherlin was saved in 1970 at Lively Stone Church of God under the leadership of Bishop Phillip Lee Scott. He married Doris L. Sutherlin on November 15, 1992. Together they have six children, twenty-six grandchildren, and twenty-two great grandchildren. 

Elder Sutherlin became a pastor in 2000 and a District Elder in July 2015. Professionally he was a Sheet Metal Worker at Boeing and retired after 47 years.

 

His favorite scripture is Acts 2:42.

District Elder LaRue Sutherlin

Apostles' Doctrine Church