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The Biography of Bishop Prince E. W. Bryant, Sr.

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Bishop Prince E. W. Bryant, Sr. is a native of East Texas. He is the fifteenth child of Deacon Bishop and Mamie Bryant. He was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost on March 18, 1963, and began preaching on March 25, 1963 at the age of 15 under the late Elder Eddie Davis. He was licensed under the late Bishop C. H. Nelson and ordained by the late Bishop S. M. Crouch of Los Angeles, California.

He received his formal education at Concord High School in Mt. Enterprise, Texas. He furthered his education by completing a Bible Correspondence Course at Ambassador College, Pasadena, California from 1963-1965. Immediately following, he enrolled at LIFE Bible College, Los Angeles, California, where he received his Bachelors of Theology. From 1968 to 1970 he matriculated at The Gulf Coast Bible College, Houston, Texas, majoring in Theology. In 1971 he majored in Sociology at the Angelina Junior College in Lufkin, Texas. Beginning in 1978 to 1993, he participated in the Continuing Education Program of Prairie View A & M University Minister’s Conference. Lastly, The Family Bible Institute in Denver, Colorado conferred his Doctor of Divinity Degree in 1993.

Fifty years of his life has been dedicated to preaching the Word of God. On August 6, 1969 he began his pastoral ministry. During his tenure as a pastor, he has pastored six churches. His pastorates include Bethlehem COGIC in Mt. Enterprise, Texas, Evangelist Temple COGIC in Bay City, Texas, Eastside COGIC in Lufkin, Texas, The City of Refuge COGIC, Livingston Memorial COGIC, and The Island of Hope COGIC (formerly Anderson Memorial) all in Houston, Texas. He is not only a dedicated pastor, but he has remodeled or built three of the churches he pastored.