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Suffragan Bishop Vernon L. Spinks is the Senior Pastor of Praise Temple Apostolic Faith Church, Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina and is the founder of Praise Temple Apostolic Faith Church, Inc. in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Suffragan Bishop Vernon L. Spinks began preaching the gospel in 1985 and received his local ministerial license in 1992. In July 2000, upon the recommendation of the late Pastor and founder Marie D. Battle, he passed the Ordination Exam and met all the requirements of the Board of Bishops of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith International, Inc. and was ordained an Elder.
Suffragan Bishop Vernon L. Spinks’ pastoral leadership is reflected in his congregation as his membership includes people from as far away as Fredericksburg, Virginia. From a historical view, Suffragan Bishop Vernon L. Spinks was elevated from District Elder to Suffragan Bishop-Elect at the National Convocation of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith Incorporated in August 2016. The fruition of this election was sealed at the National Convocation of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith Incorporated August 2017. Suffragan Bishop Vernon L. Spinks ministry has reached out to the community through various social and educational programs.
Suffragan Bishop Vernon L. Spinks' educational accomplishments include an Associate Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Kings Business College. His professional background includes working in various management positions and he is a recent retiree of the United States Postal Service.
Suffragan Bishop Vernon L. Spinks is happily married to his childhood sweetheart and companion in life and ministry, Assistant Pastor Phillystine Spinks. He is the father of six children; Carmine, Tamyra, Cory, Courtney, Quentin and LaShandra, and the proud grandfather of twelve.
He is described as a man with an excellent spirit and he has distinguished himself as a visionary called for such a time as this to advance the kingdom.