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Suffragan Bishop Kandy  Akers , Ph.D. - President

Suffragan Bishop Kandy Akers,  D.M. has been traveling abroad since her early teenage years with the high school foreign language club and then as a Rotary Club Group Study Exchange Student. She joined the PAW missions department in 1998 and the PAWIMD Board of Directors in 2008, where she presently serves as Treasurer. Her international ministry has taken her to over 20 countries.

She is a 4th generation PAW pastor and church kitchen worker. She has served also as state singles president, state young people’s public relations director, altar worker, and national armor bearer. She has an earned MBA and an earned doctorate in organizational leadership and management. She is a university professor, business owner, and financial strategist. She pastors Living Water Apostolic Church in Marion, Indiana under her parents, Senior Pastors Robert and Brenda Morrell.

Suffragan Bishop Robert Buckner 2nd Vice President

Program Director 

  • PAWIMD Board of Directors 

  • PAWIMD Parliamentarian

  • Pastor of Living Word Apostolic Church (1987) in Pasadena Park, MO

Suffragan Bishop  Jeffrey Akers -  1st Vice President

Pastor Jeffrey S. Akers rests as the founder and senior pastor of the first international internet church in the nation, I.A.C. World Ministries. His 18 years in ministry as an international evangelist has allowed him to serve as executive pastor of Bethesda Temple in Dayton, Ohio for 7 years. Joining the PAWIMD Board of Directors in 2014, he serves as the Multimedia Director. Pastor Akers is the co-founder of the Possibility Theological Center in India, and The Bright Minds Nursery in Hanover, Jamaica. He currently serves the greater Greenville, SC area as the senior pastor of I Am Church.

Pastor Akers was educated at the Port Huron School of Business and certified from the Hi-Lee Recording Institute in the Republic of China. He has a passion for spreading the gospel with film and television. As an experienced filmmaker, two of his recent productions, Homeless in the South and the sci-fi Christian film Illumination, have garnered more than 9 awards including Best Film Scoring, Best Actors, Best Costumes, among others.

Suffragan Bishop  E. Kimberly Brown - 2nd Vice President 

District Elder Brown joined the PAWIMD Board of Directors in April of 2012 and has served as Secretary for the past 3 years. She has traveled, both as a team member and team leader, to the remote parts of Africa and throughout Caribbean Countries since 1995. In addition, she currently serves as the Chairlady of Missions for the Michigan State Council.

She serves as Senior Pastor, of Zion Cathedral of Praise International Ministries located in the city on the water, in Port Huron, Michigan. She holds a Master Degree in Social Work, and a Certification in Advanced Addiction Counseling and Co-Occurring Disorders. District Elder Brown loves God passionately, and lives and serves at home and abroad to one day hear God say, “well done my good and faithful servant, enter into the rest of the Lord.

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Let's Go Higher in Missions

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Suffragan Bishop David E. Johnson - Secretary

Suffragan Bishop David E. Johnson has been recognized as a servant and passionate leader in our community as well as intentional. He has a passion for studying, preaching, and teaching the word of God. His love for God's people and desire to win the lost while strengthening the saints of God, both locally and abroad, can be seen throughout his life as well as his ministry. Bishop Johnson is the founder and privileged Shepherd of Grace Apostolic Church in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Grace Apostolic Church’s aim is to cultivate an environment that fosters spiritual growth and excellence.  

As a servant-leader, Bishop Johnson understands the importance of edifying souls with proper spiritual and natural education. Bishop Johnson has studied at Aenon Bible College, Bethel University, and Minnesota Graduate School of Theology and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. In conjunction with his leadership capabilities, he is the founder of both nonprofit and for-profit organizations: Owner of A Touch of Grace Barbershop and Founder/C.E.O. of Mind the G.A.P.P., Inc. which creates pathways for individuals to close the gap to prosperity.

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Suffragan Bishop Walter Oliver - Treasurer

Suffragan Bishop Walter R. Oliver, Jr. is the third Pastor in the history of Ebenezer Chapel. Bishop Walter Oliver, Jr. was born and raised in New Haven, CT, where he received his education in the New Haven Public School system. He is a graduate of South-Central Community College, where he majored in Communications and the Southern New England Bible Institute, receiving his BA in Theology. He is also the founder and CEO of Elm City Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is the development of affordable housing for Seniors.

Suffragan  Bishop Darrell Cummings

Assistant Treasurer

 Dr. D. W. Cummings, Senior Pastor of Bethlehem Apostolic Temple, Wheeling, WV, and Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly, Weirton, WV, who has been promoted to Suff. Bishop of the Ohio Valley Community.

Pastor Cummings is the Chairman of the Ohio District Council 

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Pastor Rolania  Usher  - Administrator

Pastor Usher  is an accomplished and motivated administrator with exceptional interpersonal skills. She applies high-level organizational skills and time management to each project, devising creative solutions that work within a budget. Rolania has strategically planned and executed numerous fundraisers that combined, resulted in over 2.5 million dollars. She has been successful in overall operations in a fast-paced multi-market environment, with an in-depth knowledge of operations, administration, management, budget forecasting, allocation and finance, policies and procedures development and enforcement, marketing and customer service. Rolania is a motivational leader with strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills. 

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Suffragan Bishop  Julian Johnson

  • PAWIMD Board of Directors (2016)

  • Pastor of Bethesda Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith in St. Louis, MO

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Pastor Michael McClelland

  • PAWIMD Board of Directors (2018)

  • Pastor of All Nations Christian Church in Newnan, GA

Suffragan Bishop  James Talley

  • PAWIMD Board of Directors (2019)

  • California 

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Suffragan Bishop  Jerry Wright 

  • PAWIMD Board of Directors

  • Anderson Indiana 

Suffragan Bishop  James Miller 

  • PAWIMD Board of Directors (2022)

  • Greorgia 

Suffragan Bishop  Jeffrey Brannon 

  • PAWIMD Board of Directors (2022)

  • Indiana

District Elder Troy Nevels

  • PAWIMD Board of Directors (2022)

  • Michigan 

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Suffragan Bishop  Edgar Usher  

  • PAWIMD Board of Directors (2023)

  • Texas / Ohio

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PastorLatunya Farr

  • PAWIMD Board of Directors (2023)

  • St Louis  Missouri

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Pastor Darrell Brooks

  • PAWIMD Board of Directors (2024)

  • Connecticut

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District Elder Phillip Johnson

  • PAWIMD Board of Directors (2024)

  • Michigan 

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Suffragan Bishop Dan Chavis

  • PAWIMD Board of Directors (2024)

  • Kansas

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