Bishop Gordon was born September 24, 1957 and raised in Chicago by his parents Rev. Dr. Joseph Gordon and Lessie Gordon. He is the father of 5 children and 15 grandchildren. He received his undergraduate degree in Theology from the Chicago Baptist Institute in 1987 and a Masters degree in Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has two honorary Doctorate degrees from GMOR Theological Institute of Northwest, Indiana and Midwest Christian College and Seminary. Annually, he studies with the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops’ Congress. Bishop Gordon is presently on the Board of Regents for the Midwest Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo.
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Since 1989, Bishop Gordon has served as the Senior Pastor for Triedstone Full Gospel Baptist Church in Chicago. Internally, he shepherds an active congregation of 3,000+, twelve pastors who are responsible for their own congregations, and 30 support ministries. Currently, the church is moving forward with plans for developing its Community Health Center. Community wise, he is the Chairman of Total Resources Community Development Organization (TRCDO). Through this faith-based entity, over 50,000 lives are positively impacted annually with various outreach services. Bishop Gordon’s recent efforts include spearheading building new and better relationships with the Lupus Foundation, the Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association. He is an active Board Member of Prevention Partnership, Inc. as the Faith Based Chair for HIV Awareness and Substance Abuse Prevention since 1996.
Bishop Gordon actively serves on the White House Faith-Based Council; and was recently appointed to the Board of St. Jude’s Cancer Research Children’s Hospital as the Associate of Sunday of Hope Promotions in Memphis, TN. He was awarded the Paul Kelly Service Award, the Path Award twice from the Department of Public Health, and the United Theological Seminary’s President’s Award. He is a member of the CORE group, which is a faith based council that addresses the utility industries to ensure fairness. Entity wise, TRCDO is now an independent HUD Certified Counseling Agency, and through this program, over 1200 homeowners have been serviced resulting in over $3 million in financial assistance for families. In all of these capacities, he strives to continually bring focus to the need to bridge the gaps between the Faith-Based, Medical, and Business Communities for these and many other human relations issues.
Bishop Gordon has also led over 20 overseas expeditions; and serves as an Instructor for African American Clergy and Educators in Ethiopia, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Turkey, Rome and South Africa. He teaches Homiletics, Greek and Hebrew classes. He has published several writings, including “Walk in the Spirit,” “The Human Ideal of God” and “Church Formation and Development”, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Christians,” “A Passion For His Presence,” “I’m Getting Myself Together,” and “Carrying the Flame: Balancing the Father’s Business.” Musically, Bishop Gordon is involved in the Tehillah Music Group where he serves as a Board Member. This entity has received 12 Stellar Awards and currently there are three artists that are on Billboard Top Twenty. Bishop Gordon continues to develop and train musicians; and has composed and released 3 major projects, “Freedom”, “Dial Heaven”, and “Fall On Me”.
Externally, under the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, International (FGBCFI), he serves in many capacities. For 12 years of service as the State Bishop for Illinois, he was presented with the State of Illinois FGBC Vision Award. Since 2002, he has served as the jurisdictional Bishop for the Midwest Region Full Gospel Baptist Churches, which includes churches in 5 states, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Michigan, and Canada. He continues to be the facilitator for the Inspiration Period during the annual FGBCFI Conference. Today as Bishop Gordon continue to progress forward and lead others toward their purpose, so we can impact generations and the world!
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