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.”