Meet the Pastor
Bishop Alan G. Porter is a native of Washington, D.C. He accepted the Lord at an early age. Bishop Porter’s preaching ministry began when he was thirteen years old. In 1981, He became the youngest ordained elder in the Church of God in Christ, Washington, D.C. jurisdiction. He is unquestionably one of God’s cutting edge voices for this end-time move.
Bishop Porter served under the late Pastor Maryland Hinton of the Unity Church of God in Christ. While in the Church of God in Christ denomination, he served in various organizational positions and assignments, which afforded him the exposure and contact with diverse church leadership and experience in church administration and management.
Bishop Porter served as a Pastor in the Church of God in Christ from 1986 to 1993. Later that year he founded and established the Abundant Life Worship Center, Inc. in Suitland, Maryland and in 2002 founded and established the Cathedral of Life in Temple Hills, Maryland where he serves as Lead Pastor. He was consecrated in 1996 to the Office of the Bishop by Bishop Ralph L. Dennis, Presiding Prelate, Kingdom Fellowship Covenant Ministries, Inc. He also serves as the Vicar General to the Presiding Prelate and Director of Planning and Logistics for the Kingdom Conference and Fellowship Convocation. In 2008, he became the Executive Pastor of the Greater Salem Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2011, he was installed as the Senior Pastor of the Greater Salem Church. He is also the General Overseer for the Harambee Ministers Fellowship, providing covering to pastors and ministries and CEO of A.G. Porter Ministries.
Bishop Porter travels extensively, ministering the Word of God with boldness, compassion, clarity, and prophetic insight. He has become known as “A Pastor’s Pastor” because of the flow of knowledge and wisdom concerning leadership, apostolic authority, and Episcopal order. Additionally, he has earned a Masters of Divinity Degree from Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union Seminary in Richmond, VA. He is currently a PhD student at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.
Bishop Porter resides in Charlotte with his wife Elder Annette R. Porter and was featured in the 4th edition of the Who’s Who In Black Charlotte magazine. Despite his accomplishments, Bishop Porter remains grounded in faith, committed to his Kingdom assignment and a man of humility.