Bishop Simon Gordon
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 Master’s Degree in Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1989. In 1997, he received a certification in Education from Thornton Community College. He has two honorary Doctorate degrees from GMOR Theological Institute of Northwest, Indiana and Midwest Christian College and Seminary. Annually, since 1995, Bishop Gordon studies with the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops’ Congress.
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Bishop Gordon has extensive experience in community outreach and leading leaders. He has served as a Senior Pastor for 26 years to a congregation of 2,500+ member. Locally, he also oversees the senior pastors of twelve (12) churches. Some of his health awareness efforts include spearheading building relationships with the Lupus Foundation, the Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Vitas End of Life Care, Odyssey Access for Palliative Care, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Rush Medical Center, State of Illinois Public Health Department, City of Chicago Public Health, University of Chicago and Northwestern Universities and St. Jude’s Cancer Research Children’s Hospital as the Associate of Sunday’s Hope Promotions, Memphis, TN. He established and chairs a non-profit agency, Total Resources CDO, which services an average of 35,000 individuals annually with food, daily resources, housing and education; and Pastors4PCOR which is charged with developing faith-based research ministries. He is an active Board Member with Prevention Partnership and Southland Ministerial Health Network; Advocate with the City of Chicago’s Faith-Based Leadership and Council Member on the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Since 2003, Bishop Gordon has served as jurisdictional Bishop for the Midwest Region Full Gospel Baptist Churches, which has included 200+ churches in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Michigan, and Canada. He has been honored by the American Cancer Society, the State of Illinois House of Representatives and General Assembly, the State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Cook County Sheriff’s Office, John Marshall Law School, City of Chicago’s Office of the Mayor, 19th Ward of the City of Chicago, the United Theological Seminary, and Crawford Broadcasting Company for his community outreach efforts.
Bishop Gordon has led over 47 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,” “Carrying the Flame: Balancing the Father’s Business”, and newly released in 2015, Cimply Simon Presents “You Can Love Again.” Musically, he is involved in the Tehillah Music Group where he serves as a Board Member. This entity has received 12 Stellar Awards and 3 of its artists on the Billboard Top Twenty. Bishop Gordon continues to develop and train musicians; and has composed and released 4 major projects, “Freedom,” “Dial Heaven”, “Fall on Me,” and released in 2014, “Balanced.”
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