Bishop LeRoy Jackson Woolard
Bishop LeRoy Jackson Woolard is a native of Washington, North Carolina and is the son of the late Mr. Charlie LeRoy Jackson Woolard and Mrs. Rebecca Woolard.
Bishop Woolard holds to his credit a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Moody’s Seminary, Chicago, Illinois; and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity Hall Seminary, Springfield, Massachusetts.
Bishop Woolard is second generation of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. He has been in ministry for 55 years. He was groomed to be a Christian gentleman and servant of the Lord, Jesus Christ under the late Bishop Wyoming Wells, Bishop Archie D. Headen, and Bishop Leo B. Davenport. As a young evangelist, he traveled throughout these United States preaching, singing, and playing his guitar. Because of the anointing, which rests upon his life, he operates in the five-fold ministry, and countless souls have been healed, delivered, and set free.
He is the former Pastor of Pentecostal Temple Church of God In Christ, located in Plymouth, North Carolina, where he served for 32 years. During his tenure there, God blessed him to construct a new edifice, which is complete with a fellowship hall and several classrooms for ministry. He currently serves as Senior Pastor of Davenport Temple Church of God In Christ (19 years), located in Washington, North Carolina and Greater Harvest Fellowship Church of God In Christ (41 years), located in St. John, North Carolina.
Bishop Woolard is the Founder and President of the You’re Not Alone Ministries, a local ministry, which was launched over 45 years ago and includes, but is not limited to a Weekly Television Broadcast; Radio Ministry; Feeding and Clothing Ministry; Prison Ministry; Youth and Children’s Church Ministry; Day Care Ministry; Sick and Shut-In Ministry; Senior Assistance Outreach Ministry; and Video-Audio Ministry.
He has authored and published, “Let the Church be the Church” and “The Seven Dispensations.”
In August 1991, Bishop Woolard was consecrated to the Office of Jurisdictional Prelate of the First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Greater North Carolina by the late Presiding Bishop Louis H. Ford and General Board Members of the Church of God In Christ, Inc., and is overseer of over 107 pastors and churches throughout the State of North Carolina.
Immediately following his appointment, Bishop Woolard embraced a vision and established the Church of God In Christ Academy of Greater North Carolina. The academy operates with a staff of qualified educators who teach and train individuals about the various aspects of ministry as well as the history of the Church of God In Christ and its great leaders. To date, the Academy has graduated 442 successful students.
Bishop Woolard also embraced a God-given vision to build a new State Temple Headquarters for the people of Greater North Carolina Jurisdiction. With prayer and God’s favor, in three years’ time, the Jurisdiction acquired 48.58 acres of land in Wendell, North Carolina, which is located about 15 minutes from the Capital City of Raleigh, North Carolina. In less than 11 months, this land was paid in full. Under this visionary, the building fund efforts continued to excel, and in July 2003, a $3 million plus state-of-the art edifice was successfully completed with a fellowship hall, administrative offices and classrooms. The late Presiding Bishop G. E. Patterson of Memphis, Tennessee officiated the dedication of this grand facility.
Personally, Bishop Woolard was married to the lovely Lady Dorothy L. Crooks Woolard for 55 years until her passing away to be with the Lord in 2011. From their union, they were blessed to have one daughter, Missionary Saundra W. Cooper, who serves with her parents in the ministry, a son-in-law, Elder Linwood A. Cooper, Jr., and a grandson, Elder Kenneth B. Jefferson, Jr., who now pastors Greater Harvest Fellowship Church of God in Christ and he also support the ministry endeavors of Bishop Woolard. In addition, Bishop Woolard is a spiritual father to countless individuals throughout the United States. On May 4, 2013, love was found again when Bishop LeRoy Jackson Woolard and Evangelist Sheila Adell were joined together in holy matrimony.
Since 1991, Bishop Woolard’s motto has been and remains, “Success for My Life, is my Obedience to God, and my Destiny on Tomorrow, depends on my Obedience to God Today.”