Bishop Alan Gregory Porter


Bishop Alan G. Porter was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where he received the Lord Jesus at an early age. He began ministering at thirteen years old. In 1981, Bishop Porter made history as the youngest ordained elder in the Church of God in Christ, Washington, D.C. jurisdiction.

Bishop Porter served as a pastor in the Church of God in Christ from 1986 to 1993. He later established the Abundant Life Worship Center, Inc. in Suitland, Maryland. In 2002, he founded the Cathedral of Life in Temple Hills, Maryland (now The Connecting Place Metro Church of God in Christ) and he continues to serve as Lead Pastor.

Bishop Porter was consecrated to the episcopacy by Archbishop Ralph L. Dennis Presiding Prelate of Kingdom Fellowship Covenant Ministries, Inc. in 1996. He continues to serve as the Vicar General to the Presiding Prelate. In 2019, Bishop Porter reunited with the Church of God in Christ, Greater Maryland Jurisdiction and in 2021 was appointed Jurisdictional Bishop of St. Croix, US Virgin Island, as well as Special Assistant to the General Secretary of the Church of God in Christ.

Bishop Porter became the Executive Pastor of the Greater Salem Church in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2008. In 2011, he was installed as Senior Pastor of the Greater Salem Church (now The Connecting Place). He is also the General Overseer for the Harambee Ministers Fellowship, providing covering to pastors and parachurch ministries. 

Bishop Porter travels extensively, ministering the Word of God with anointing and precision. He has become known as “A Pastor’s Pastor” because of the flow of knowledge and wisdom concerning leadership, apostolic authority, and Episcopal order. He is unquestionably a cutting-edge voice for this end-time move.

Bishop Porter’s educational accomplishments include graduating from Charles Harrison Mason Bible College in Washington, D.C., and an earned undergraduate degree in business management. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Divinity at Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA. Currently, Bishop Porter is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership from the School of Business and Leadership at Regents University.

Bishop Porter resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Annette R. Porter. Despite his numerous accomplishments, Bishop Porter remains grounded in his faith, committed to his Kingdom assignment and a man of humility.