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In the news: Pastor William E. Dickerson II

10/13/2017, 6 a.m.
Greater Love Tabernacle Pastor William E. Dickerson II has been elevated to bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Dickerson ...
Pastor William E. Dickerson II

Greater Love Tabernacle Pastor William E. Dickerson II has been elevated to bishop. Dickerson was born in Virginia and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Boston Latin School. After completing high school, he graduated from Bible school.

After obtaining an undergraduate degree in business, Bishop -elect Dickerson earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Cambridge College. He later obtained a Masters of Arts in Urban Ministry degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and he holds an honorary doctorate.

Bishop -elect Dickerson has been pastoring for twenty-seven years. He is the founding pastor of Greater Love Tabernacle. He and his wife of thirty-six years, Luella, founded Greater Love Tabernacle in 1989.

Bishop-elect Dickerson also is the founder and president of Restoration Ministries Inc. and the president of Greater Love Community Cares, Inc., a philanthropic agency. Over his twenty-seven years of pastoring, he has assisted in the establishment of other churches and ministries.

For years, Bishop-elect Dickerson has taught and counseled troubled youth and adults. He has spoken frequently in schools and in jails and prisons. He also is a former adjunct college instructor and former Boston Public School teacher.

Bishop-elect Dickerson states, “I accepted the call to ministry as a result of my mother’s spiritual influence upon me of reaching hurting and disenfranchised people.”

For many years, Bishop-elect Dickerson has done the work as an overseer for other pastors and ministry leaders. Therefore, after prayerful consideration he will be officially consecrated a bishop in the Lord’s Church.

The consecration worship service will be held at 10 AM Saturday October 14, at Greater Love Tabernacle, 101 Nightingale Street, Dorchester. The inaugural gala will be held at 5 PM the next day, Sunday October 15 in the Tiffany ballroom at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Norwood, MA.

For additional information, please consult the website: bishopdickersonconsecration.org