Bishop Dennis Jefferson, General Secretary
Bishop Dennis W. Jefferson was born to loving and God fearing parents. Bishop Jeremiah and Mother Mary Jefferson on September 25, 1958. His natural family has deep spiritual roots. During his childhood he was blessed to be nurtured by his praying grandfather, Bishop Joseph Jackson, and praying grandmother, Mother Sadie Jackson. He was also blessed to seethe favor of God through his great-grandmother, Sis. Ida Jennings. As a third generation Bishop, Bishop Jefferson continues to manifest the powerful anointing, “the double portion”, place upon him by God’s grace, the Holy Ghost and his father’s blessing. Bishop has many fond memories that serve as the “roots” by which he stands firm and the “wings” by which he soars toward triumph.
Bishop Jefferson attended D.C. public schools and graduated from Eastern High School. Upon graduation, he furthered his education at the Ohio Institute of Technology. His educational endeavors continued at the Richmond Virginia Seminary, under the tutorship of Dr. J.C. Richardson, Jr. he also attended Prince George’s Community College, where he majored in General studies, Finally, Bishop Jefferson attended the International Apostolic College of Grace and Truth. There he received his Bachelor of Theology and Honorary Doctorate of Divinity. On March 14, 1983, Bishop Jefferson received the gift of the Holy Ghost. The spirit of God worked mightily upon and within him. In June of 1983, he preached his trail sermon entitled “A Distant Runner”. The late Bishop J.C. Richardson, Sr. , Presiding Prelate of the Apostle church of Christ in God. He served in many capacities culminating with the appointment to the Executive Board. Upon God’s calling, Bishop Jefferson left his “home church” to serve his first pastorate at the St. Paul Apostolic Church in Roxboro, NC. Bishop Jefferson returned to his “home church”, The Pentecostal Evangelical Church, which he pastured for 15 years. Under his leadership, the church grew in number and flourished in the spirit. Bishop Jefferson’s gifts have indeed made room for him. He has preached crossed the United States.
During his affiliation with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW), that he met his current pastor and mentor Bishop James D. Nelson, Sr. of Baltimore, MD. Through Bishop Nelson’s vision, Bishop Jefferson helped formulate World Assemblies of Restoration (WAR), heeding the call to the next level of ministry; Bishop Jefferson founded the Restoration Church of Christ in 1999. In the same year, during the general convocation of WAR Bishop Jefferson was consecrated to the Episcopacy, serving WAR in several capacities including Diocesan of # 1 and # 3 dioceses.