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Bishop Kevin E. Knight Sr.

Kevin E. Knight Sr.



Bishop Knight is the eldest son of the late Bishop John L. Knight and the late Evangelist Fannie B. Knight. He has been married to Evangelist Mary L. Knight for 41 years. After 40 years of Pastoring, Bishop John L. Knight being led by the Holy Ghost passed the mantle to his son. Bishop Kevin E. Knight, Sr. has been serving as pastor of Heavenly Temple Church for 19 years.

He is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the religious institutions industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations,Theology, Gospel, Discipleship, and Pastoral Counseling. Strong community and social services professional with a AA / BS focused in Public Policy / Urban Studies from St. Peter’s College and a master of divinity and Doctorate of Theology from Grace Hill Bible University.

Bishop Kevin E. Knight, Sr. serves as the Prelate of New Third Jurisdiction, Church Of God In Christ. The Third Jurisdiction (NJ 3rd) is one of four Ecclesiastical Assemblies geographically located in New Jersey where the Church Of God In Christ, Inc. implements its religious practices.

NJ 3rd consists of various churches within this assembly that have registered with the Jurisdiction and have been issued membership certificates by the International General Secretary’s Office of the Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

Elder Marc Bailey


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Elder Marc R. Bailey was born again in 1983 at a small church named, “The International Revival Tabernacle,” where Reverend Wayne Sanchez was the pastor. While there the foundation of salvation by grace and being baptized in the Holy Ghost with a daily diet of study of God’s word and prayer was laid.

Of all the things God has done over the years Jehovah-rapha’s faithfulness during Elder Bailey’s bouts with Colon Cancer three times is most cherished. Elder Bailey is married to Mrs. Paulette Bailey and together they share 25+ years together. Elder Bailey can testify to Psalm 84:4,”Blessed are they that dwell in thy house they will be still praising thee.”

Elder Frank Ugbeide