Dr. Herbert Bailey, originally from Jersey City, NJ, is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Right Direction Church International with three locations in Columbia, Orangeburg and Florence, SC. RDCI is a progressive, rapidly growing, non-denominational ministry that has grown from 10 to over 2500 since its inception in April of 1996. Click here to learn more! Dr. Marcia Bailey is Co-Founder of Right Direction Church International in Columbia, Orangeburg and Florence, SC and the mother of four children: Chandler (wife, Audria), Tyler (wife, Allyce), Daniel, and Kindra with two grandchildren, Aleina and Chandler Righteous. She has lived in her native state of New Jersey as well as Maine, and Oklahoma before she and her family relocated to South Carolina in 1995. Working beside her husband, Dr. Herbert Bailey……click here to learn more!
Bishop Eric Warren Davis is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and a 1986 graduate of Lower Richland High School in Columbia. He is also a 1991 graduate of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg where he obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. In 2008, he received certification in Executive Leadership (CEL) from Cornell University. Bishop Davis is married to Vanessa L. Davis and God has blessed them with three sons – Ezra Warren, Elias Warren, and Emmanuel Warren. Click here to learn more!
Charles F. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries and a New York Times best-selling author. While his teaching is transmitted throughout the world to millions of people, Dr. Stanley has been said to demonstrate a practical, keen awareness of people’s needs and provide Christ-centered, biblically-based principles for everyday life. Click here to learn more!
Pastor Greg Formey came to us from Savannah, Georgia. It is the place where he married the former Sandra Maynard (in 1977), met Jesus Christ, and was blessed with one daughter, Jonelle. He gained valuable experience in church leadership and administration under the mentorship of Dr. Ricky R. Temple, Sr., pastor of Overcoming By Faith Ministries of Savannah, a dynamic 3000 member congregation .
He majored in Psychology at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1975. Click here to learn more!
Pastor Darrell Jackson, Sr., son of the late Bishop Andrew Charles “A.C.” Jackson and Jannie Lumpkin Jackson was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He is the oldest of five children. After graduating from the Richland County public school system (Dreher High School), he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Benedict College, majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration. While a student at Benedict College, he served as President of the Student Government Association, and was the recipient of the Most Distinguished Student Award. He received a Masters of Arts Degree from Columbia International University. In 2000, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and in 2002, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from his alma mater, Benedict College of Columbia, South Carolina. Click here to learn more!
Blakely N. Scott, a native of Columbia, SC and son of the late Lillie Mae Neal Scott and the late Blakely Scott, Jr., is a product of the public school system of Columbia, a graduate of Palmer College, the University of South Carolina, Morris College School of Religion, and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He was conferred the honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree by Morris College in May 1993. He is Pastor of the First Nazareth Baptist Church (Columbia) and the Mount Moriah Baptist Church (Hopkins). Click here to learn more!
Creflo Dollar is the founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI) in College Park, Georgia; World Changers Church-New York; and a host of fellowship churches throughout the United States and internationally. WCCI also has offices in Australia (serving the Asia-Pacific region), South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and the Ukraine. Click here to learn more!
Bishop Michael Blue was born in North Carolina and was reared from infancy in Sellers, South Carolina. He attended the schools of Marion District #1, Marion, South Carolina and graduated from Francis Marion University. B. A. in English (1985). In 1986 he became an English instructor at the Marion High School. He served as an award winning educator for twenty-five (25) years. Click here to learn more!
Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr., a native of West Columbia, South Carolina, attended the public schools of Lexington County School District#2, the former Lakeview Elementary School, and Brookland Cayce High School, where he graduated in 1970 with honors. He continued his academic career at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. While at Benedict, he received the Distinguished Mathematics and Physics Award for the highest academic average in those respective areas. Click here to learn more!
Dr. Bill Winston., Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Dr. Winston was inspired and influenced for leadership by the numerous educators, scientists, and physicians who surrounded him as a youth, and by the historic aviation accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen who served as his role models. He is a graduate of the internationally known Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), in Tuskegee, Alabama, where Booker T. Washington’s and George Washington Carver’s legacies of leadership and invention permeated the environment. Learn more here!
Pastor William Prioleau for the past thirty-four years along side his wife Ena Prioleau have faithfully served as Pastor and First Lady of the Evening of Prayer Church of God in Christ. Under Pastor Prioleau’s leadership, several outreach ministries have been birthed – the Feeding Ministry, Food Pantry, and Life Changing Word Television and Radio Broadcasts, to name a few. These outlets minister to the natural and spiritual needs of families near and far. First Lady Prioleau stands close to her husband’s side as she assumes an active role in the activities of the ministry. Both Pastor Prioleau and First Lady Prioleau are vessels of God and people of prayer and the Word. They genuinely love God and all of God’s creation. Pastor and First Lady Prioleau have been happily married for 44 years and together are the proud parents of four children and two precious grandchildren.
Apostle Sidney Payton is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Glory Church International and President of Glory Church International Bible Training Center (GCIBTC). He is also Founder and President of Glory Covenant International Ministries (GCIM), where pastors and ministers worldwide can come into covenant, spiritual connection, and fellowship, to maximize the call of God upon their lives. He is in covenant RHEMA Ministerial Association International (RMAI), and RHEMA Alumni Association, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Read more, click here!
Reverend Ernest Young III is a native of Salters, South Carolina and the son of the late Mary Lee and Ernest Young Jr. He obtained an Associate of Science degree from Williamsburg Technical College and received a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has also obtained a Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree from ECPI University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ernest Young III is the founder of “Victorious Faith” Radio broadcast that can be heard on several stations. Above all, he a servant of God and his passion is empowering God’s people in prayer, and seeking God’s guidance by reading and meditating on the Word of the Lord. His motto is “Put God first, others second, and yourself last.”
Apostle George D. Hamilton earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Dickerson Theological Seminary from Allen University, Columbia, South Carolina; and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (M.P.A.) and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of South Carolina. He also received a Master’s and Doctorate Degrees (M.Th. and Th.D.) in Theology from Gulf Coast Theological Seminary, Panama City, Florida.
Dr. Hamilton has served in many political positions, such as Vice Chairman of the Walterboro City Planning Board, Chairman of the Colleton County School Board of Education, a member of the South Carolina Advisory Commission on Workman’s Compensation, and a member from the First Congressional District on the South Carolina Board of the Department of Social Service.
In 1970, he was appointed Administrative Assistant to Governor John West and became one of the first Blacks to serve on a Southern Governor’s staff. In 1972, he became the first Black in South Carolina to head a major state agency by becoming the first Commissioner for the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission. Dr. Hamilton is the author of several Christian books that have received national and international recognition. Dr. Hamilton is founder and Chancellor of Rhema Bible College, a 4-year accredited college, with a campus in Durban, South Africa. Dr. Hamilton is married to Dr. Margarine S. Hamilton and they have one son, Dr. George Drummond, II, who is married to Dr. Charlotte Hamilton and they have two children; Gabriella and Camille.