Our Pastor comes to us from Fresno, CA and was appointed by Bishop Samuel Doyle on October 19, 2016. Pastor Bynum serves as the Episcopal Adjutant to the Bishop and the Chief of Staff of the California Valley Jurisdiction. Pastor Bynum chose the career of Mortician and received an Associates of Arts Degree from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He continued his studies at National University where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He furthered his studies at Trinity Hall Seminary and received a Masters in Theology and a Doctorate of Divinity Degree.
Pastor Bynum has also established the Citizens Funeral Service in Los Angeles, CA, Bynum’s Pleasant Valley Mortuary in Avenal, CA and the Bynum’s Los Banos Mortuary in Los Banos, CA.
He was ordained and appointed pastor at the age of 14 by the late Bishop B.R. Stewart and was noted for being the youngest pastor in the COGIC in Northern California. He has pastored the Greater Ephesians COGIC, Cross Temple COGIC, New Birth Evangelistic Center, Word of Life COGIC and now the Holy Temple COGIC in Bakersfield CA. He is also the and has pastored several churches since that time. His pastoral career spans 35 years and many souls have been saved through his evangelist crusades.