Archbishop J. P. Johnston, Ph.D., OSP

Archbishop J. P. Johnston, Ph.D., OSP

Dean of the House of Bishops

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John Johnston was raised in Covesville, Virginia and his faith tradition was as a Southern Baptist. John Johnson attended then Covesville Baptist Church, where his father was a Deacon and Sunday School, as well as a teacher of Men’s Group. His mother was a Sunday School teacher for young adults while his Grandmother taught women’s group. His older brother taught a boys group known as Royal Ambassadors. His Great Uncle was an Evangelist named Rev. Cecil Anderson of Hagerstown Maryland. Abp. Johnson was first baptized at the early age of 5 and has grown in faith since that time. John Johnston was a Virginia Licensed Private Investigator & Armed Security Officer for 21 years and a business owner with 38 employees from 1975-1996.

He also attended the Virginia DOCJ Law Enforcement Training Course and Certified as a Special Police Officer 1991, He was sworn Special Police Investigator for 5 Years with local police Department, When he was called into the ministry and felt that the Lord lead him to preach and help others in Christian faith and do much more. He converted from his Baptist tradition to Anglicanism.

He was ordained as an Episcopal Deacon in 1997 by Episcopal Bishop William Conner of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Dallas Texas and Ordained Episcopal Priest in 1998 by Bishop William Conner and then consecrated as a Bishop in 2001 by Bishop Gregory Godsey of Hopkinsville Kentucky as Roman Catholic. He was later reconsecrated by Anglican Bishop Bruce Campbell as an Anglican Bishop in New Rochelle, New York was in 2002, His Lines of Apostolic Succession follow under Bishop Bruce Campbell. He felt the Lord lead him to Anglicanism and that this was the path he needed to follow. His religious studies were required for service, so he attended The Institute of Biblical Studies of Liberty University and earned a Graduate of Biblical Studies 1991. He attended Holy Cross Theological Seminary from 1991-1998, and several curriculum studies of Religious Studies and earning a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Biblical Studies, a master’s in psychology and philosophy and earned his Doctorate in Pastoral Family Counseling. At the Metropolitan Christian University, he also earned a Doctor of Divinity degree in 2017

He was then elevated to Archbishop and Patriarch and Metropolitan of Evangelistic Apostolic Church Diocese by the Independent College of Bishops and twelve-member advisory council which voted upon to elevate him to Archbishop where he currently serves to this date. He served as Pastor of Good Hope Church in Lanexa Virginia from 2001-2019. He is a Member of the International College of Bishops since 2017 and serves as First Vice President. He is currently the Chancellor and also a Professor of Metropolitan Christian University in Louisville Kentucky since 2016. Archbishop Johnston is the current Presiding Prelate of the United Evangelical Episcopal Church. His Motto: “One step at a time In the Lord.”

Archbishop C. A. Jenkins, DD, OSP

Archbishop C. A. Jenkins, DD, OSP

Metropolitan Archbishop

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Archbishop Corey Alexander Jenkins is a worshipper and servant-leader with a desire to align people with the plans and purposes of God for their lives. He is the founding Patriarch and Metropolitan of the Convergence Archdiocese of Christ the Lamb, an extraterritorial Convergence Jurisdiction of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. He also serves as the Senior Pastor of the Christian Empowerment Church; a gathering of believers with a mission to build people and transform lives.  He shares this ministry with his wife of almost twenty years, Lady Bonita Jenkins.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Archbishop Corey was blessed to come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at an early age and received his foundation in the Christian Faith at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. After relocating to North Carolina, Archbishop Corey began his ministerial and leadership service and training serving in various capacities such as Praise and Worship Leader, Prison Ministry Worker, Minister of Music, and Adjutant. In 2004, he began serving as a minister at Tehillah Church Ministries under the leadership of Bishop Anthony W. Slater. In 2006, he was ordained an Elder at the hands of Bishop D. Myles Golphin, Presiding Prelate of Living In Favor Global Network. It was here that then, Elder Jenkins served as National Worship Leader and Chief Adjutant.

In July, 2012, He was commissioned as an Apostle by Apostles Leroy and Francine Hargett, along with Archbishop Cornell T. Whitehead who additionally, appointed him as a General Overseer. In December 2013, he connected with Greater Destiny World Ministries Fellowship of Churches and was consecrated Bishop by Bishop B. Jamal Broadnax assisted by Bishop Myron Dawson and Bishop Jeffrey York.

In 2016, Archbishop Corey transferred into Liturgical/Sacramental ministry and was brought into Holy Orders of the Deaconate and Priesthood of the Abyssinian Apostolic Church, at the hands of Archbishop Darel E. Chase. He was also received into sacred orders of the Holy Order of Saint Paul the Apostle, which is a sacred, ecumenical order dedicated to biblical scholarship and unity within the body of Christ. Later that year, he was simultaneously ordained and consecrated Bishop and Archbishop by Archbishop B. Jamal Broadnax, Patriarch of the Greater Destiny Communion, Pontiff Charles R. Hill, then, Patriarch of Ambassadors For Christ Ministries Of America, and Archbishop Darel E. Chase, Patriarch of the Abyssinian Apostolic Church and established a Jurisdiction, the United Anglican Convergence Church. The established Jurisdiction grew into an Order, which grew into an Extra-Territorial Province. In November of 2018, at the Inaugural General Assembly of the United Anglican Convergence Church, Archbishop Corey received a Patriarchal elevation at the hands of Archbishop Darel E. Chase.

Archbishop Jenkins has a Certificate in Episcopal Studies and a Bachelor of Ministry degree from Metropolitan Christian University and has received an honorary Doctor of Ministry degree from Saint Benedict’s Seminary, an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Seminario Pontifico Mayor and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Metropolitan Christian University.

Archbishop D. E. Chase, Ph.D., OSP

Archbishop D. E. Chase, Ph.D., OSP

Presiding Archbishop & Patriarch

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Archbishop+++D. E. Chase is a dedicated and anointed Man of God. He is the Founding Patriarch and Presiding Prelate of the Abyssinian Apostolic Church, which is an independent Apostolic Rite Jurisdiction of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. He is the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of the Mid-West, and is also the Founding Prelate of the International College of Bishops. Archbishop Chase is the Senior Pastor of the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Archbishop is married to the love of his life, Lady Tia Chase. Lady Tia is an anointed, talented and gifted Woman of God and walks side by side with the Archbishop.

Archbishop Chase was raised in New Jersey and was initially reared in the Anglican Church. He credits his sense of structure and liturgical training to his childhood Christian upbringing. While in his early twenties and leaving his home, he found himself seeking more in depth knowledge of the Scriptures and a more open worship environment. This is when he became “non-denominational,” and was initially licensed and ordained as a Minister of the Gospel.

Returning home to New Jersey, Archbishop attended the New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. While there, he was licensed and ordained at the hand of his Father in the Ministry, (the late) Bishop Alfred Blakely, DD. Serving at New Shiloh, Archbishop Chase served as Administrator and Liaison Officer. He was active in the Urban Ministry and Evangelism campaign at New Shiloh, through American Baptist Churches USA (NJ).

Taking heed to the calling of the Lord, Archbishop Chase was led to unite ministers from various denominational backgrounds. It has always been his agenda to put aside denominational and dogmatic philosophy and unite under the banner of the Messiah alone. It was at this time, he was initially consecrated to the office and dignity of Bishop at the hands of Bishop John H. Covington and Bishop Lawrence J. Grayson of the Full Gospel Missionary Church in June of 1999. Since then he has had the privilege and honor of ordaining several men and women into the ministry and, consecrating several Bishops throughout the US and abroad.

Returning to Liturgical and Sacramental worship, the Archbishop united with the United Evangelical Episcopal Church. He was received into Holy Orders and ordained Deacon, and later Priest at the hand of the former Presiding Bishop of the United Evangelical Episcopal Church, The Rt. Rev. John W. Wilcox.

In June of 2001, Archbishop+++D. E. Chase was consecrated, commissioned, affirmed and confirmed to the Apostleship through Apostle K. Edwards of the National Pentecostal Holiness Assemblies. In June of 2004, he was Consecrated and ordained Bishop in the United Evangelical Episcopal Church by the hand of The Mst. Rev. John P. Johnston – Metropolitan of the Ecumenical Apostolic Church Archdiocese. In February of 2005 he was elevated and Coronated Archbishop and Patriarch and bestowed full lines of Apostolic Succession via the Evangelical Apostolic Church Archdiocese, which at that time was under the jurisdiction of the United Evangelical Episcopal Church by the hand of The Mst. Rev. John P. Johnston. The Archbishop was also received into Sacred Orders in the Holy Order of St. Paul the Apostle, which is a sacred, ecumenical order dedicated to biblical scholarship and unity within the body of Christ.

Throughout his ministry, Archbishop Chase has planted several churches and ministries. Remaining true to his calling and ministry that the Lord appointed him to, Archbishop Chase is now the organizer, developer, Senior Pastor and Establishmentarian of our national Cathedral.

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