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Apostle J.V. Porter

Senior Pastor
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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, nationally and internationally.

One of the joys of Bishop Porter’s life is his wife and partner in ministry, Elder Nora Yarbrough Porter. He is the proud father of four successful adult sons, Carmartrus (Talecia), Corvalandus (Renee), Jeremicus (Kimberly) and Jermaine (Angela), who have been released to fulfill their God-given destiny. He is also the proud grandfather of nine. As one of Bishop Porter’s favorite scriptures is “for we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord (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.”

Pastor Nora Y. Porter

Senior Pastor
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Pastor Nora Y. Porter is a native of Decatur, Alabama. She is a graduate of Fayetteville State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. She serves with her husband, Bishop J. Venturnio Porter, as pastors and founders of Christ Cathedral in Fayetteville, North Carolina. To her Christ Cathedral family, she is affectionately known as “Mother”. She currently serves as the Church Administrator and president of the Women In Ministry. Pastor Nora is noted for her anointing to lead God’s people into higher and deeper dimensions through praise and worship. She believes being sensitive to the Spirit of God allows you to tap into barrier breaking depths in the Spirit with supernatural accuracy. She has been fearfully and wonderfully made to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ with boldness and clarity. Understanding the demands of serving in ministry, Pastor Nora believes you must have balance in your life.

God has afforded her to author three books: A Cry For Unity, Raise Your Level of Thinking and Mother Porter’s Cookbook. Pastor Nora is also an excellent chef and is the owner and operator of Nora’s Catering. In addition, she also owns Nora’s Collection, a clothing line specializing in upscale fashion for women. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling the world. Through God’s abundant grace, Pastor Nora is successfully balancing being a wife, a mother, an entrepreneur and a leading lady in the Kingdom of God.