Pastor, teacher, civic leader, humanitarian, entrepreneur, life coach, mentor, visionary and father to many, Bishop J. V. Porter is the Founder and Presiding Prelate of United Gospel Fellowship Covenant Ministries, International. He is also Senior Pastor of Christ Cathedral located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Bishop Porter endeavors to build a purpose-driven church for all people fulfilling the five-fold purposes of the church: (1) Worship, (2) Ministry, (3) Evangelism, (4) Fellowship and (5) Discipleship. His uncompromising and bold teaching of God’s Word has changed and liberated the lives of people locally and worldwide.
As one of Bishop Porter’s favorite scriptures is “for we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus (II Corinthians 4:5),” he earnestly seeks to build people of purpose, power, praise, prayer and excellence for the Kingdom of God. Bishop Porter delivers life-changing messages that transcend all barriers of race, gender, age and walks of life. His motto is that “you must be what you want others to become in every area of your life.”
From serving in the military in the United States and Europe to being a church administrator to teaching in the public school system, Bishop Porter is a man of outstanding character and integrity. His lifestyle epitomizes holiness, excellence, and humility. He is the recipient of Order of Long Leaf Pines and the keys to the city of Fayetteville. Currently, he’s CEO/Director of Christ Village Resort & Conference Center and The Christian Cultural Center, also located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Under Bishop Porter’s strategic financial leadership, he has led his multi-million dollar ministry and congregation into debt freedom. So I believe this nomination to being Pastor of the Month is so fitting for Bishop J.V. Porter because this month he is celebrating 40 yrs. of commitment and dedication to his call to both God and Man.