Kingdom Harvest Church Of God In Christ
Elder James L. Bishop Jr. was born December 25, 1974, to the union of Mr. and Mrs. James Lee Bishop Sr. He was raised in Willis, Texas, attended and graduated from Willis High School, and matriculated to Huron University where he received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education. He has also attended Walden University and Region IV Principal ship Program receiving a Masters of Arts in Education and Texas public school Principal Certification. Pastor Bishop was also deferred an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Saint Thomas Christian College.
Elder Bishop is happily married to Brenda J. Bishop. Together they are proud parents of Jaspen and Jayden Bishop. The entire family is devoted to Christ and dedicated to ministry.
Elder Bishop accepted Christ in his life in 1999 at Toliver Memorial Church of God in Christ under the anointed, soul-stirring preaching of the Late Supt. L. V. Whitaker. Pastor Bishop received and accepted the call to the preaching ministry at the age of 24. In March of 1999, he gave his very first sermon in the Toliver Memorial COGIC. Many Saints and friends from around the city of Willis and State of Texas came to hear the sermon entitled "Do You Know Him?" focusing on Luke 9:18-21. In January of 2007, he was ordained an Elder in the Church of God in Christ.
In October of 2000, he founded Humble Lamb Ministries as a personal outreach ministry. He continued to serve under Supt. L. V. Whitaker at Toliver Memorial Church of God In Christ as the Adult Sunday School teacher and Associate Minister. On February 17, 2007 The Lord called Supt. L. V. Whitaker from labor to reward. After the death of Pastor Whitaker, Elder Bishop continued to serve under the Bishop C. L. Bryant for eighteen months. In March 2008, he decided to follow his God-given destiny and begin his Pastorate at Kingdom Harvest.
Elder Bishop is a very high-spirited servant of Christ who devotes his life daily to fulfilling his calling. Elder Bishop prays, fasts, and studies the Word of God daily in an effort to further understand and commit his life to the work God has for him. Elder Bishop wants nothing more than to have his cup to run over with the love of God and the spirit of the Holy Ghost. His ultimate desire is to have God's will fulfilled in his life.
In March of 2008, the Lord led Elder Bishop to gather individuals together to organize Kingdom Harvest Church of God In Christ, a ministry that operates in reconciliation, empowerment, healing, and exemplifying the love of Jesus Christ. As "Evangelizing the sinner, Equipping the Saints, Exalting the Savior."
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.
We believe that there is only One God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and, God the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ, at His return.
We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious Blood of Jesus Christ.
We believe that regeneration by the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
We believe that Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for Him.
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in the present world.