Meet the Bishop

Bishop Jerry L. Maiden, Sr., the youngest of the children born to Lorenzo and Celeste Maiden in Shreveport, Louisiana.


A blended family -     

3 sons born to Bishop and the late Missionary Johnetta Capers Maiden, wife of thirty three years

Anthony Maiden | Duan K, Maiden | Jerry Maiden, JR.

2 sons and 1 daughter born of Linda F. Maiden, present wife

Stephen | Gabriel | Ciare


Educational Data

♦Woodlawn High School

♦The United Theological Seminary and Bible College.  Bachelor of Theology Degree in 1990; Masters Degree of Theology in 1992. 

♦ABA. degree in accounting - Delta Business College.

♦Adjunct Professor and Lecturer-United Theological Seminary and Bible College


Church and Religious Affiliations and Commendations

Baptized into The Church of The Living God at the age of 6 years old (in the Red River) under the pastorate of Chief Clarence Hood

 ♦Accepted the call to the ministry and preached his first sermon April 14TH 1986.

 ♦Became an Elder in 1986

 ♦Pastor of the COTLG- Bossier City Temple for 1 year - 1986

 ♦Appointed Interim Pastor of the COTLG –Shreveport Louisiana in October 1986

 ♦Assigned pastor in the October, 1987 setting of the National Assembly in Los Angeles, California, of both the Shreveport and Bossier City Temples

 ♦Consecrated as Bishop in October, 1995 in Indianapolis, Indiana during the setting of the 80th National Assembly

 ♦Elected National President of The Church of The Living God, The Pillar and Ground of The Truth during the National Assembly in October, 2002 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 


 ♦Instituted a Summit Team to assist in the merger of the Sunday School Congress and the National Assembly


 ♦Hosted the First Holy Convocation in Atlanta, Georgia in 2006


 ♦Hosted the Centennial (100) Year Holy Convocation in Little Rock, Arkansas simultaneously with the C.W.F.F. (Christian Workers For Fellowship)


 ♦Hosted the Historical Convocation in Rockville, MD with visits to the Historical National Monuments in Washington, DC (July, 2015); thus, the Holy Convocation has met in eleven major cities in the United States


 ♦Restructured the National Education Department making it more financially solvent


 ♦Established Shreveport Temple as the functional headquarters and publication center for the National Assembly


 ♦Participated in a combined effort with Bishop Robert D. Tyler, Chief Bishop, a Joint Leadership Conference with C.W.F.F. (Christian Workers For Fellowship)  held in St. Louis, MS for the purpose of promoting fellowship across denominational lines


 ♦Designed the National logo


 ♦Instituted monthly thematic preaching, teaching, and New Member Orientation outlines for churches within the National Assembly


 ♦Renowned preacher, evangelist, and lecturer nation wide


Civic, Community and Social Affiliations

 ♦Former president of the Greater Shreveport Ministerial Alliance (the 2nd African American pastor to hold this position).

 ♦Served as treasurer of The Gathering of Eagles Ministers' Alliance

 ♦Charter member of the Shreveport Police Pastor Program, a community project aimed at strengthening the relationship between Law Enforcement and the community

 ♦Established and sponsors the Johnetta Capers Maiden Walk-A-Thon.  Proceeds from which support the Elder Louis Goree/Johnetta Capers Maiden Scholarship fund and the American Heart Association

 ♦Member -University Health Congregational Health Initiative



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