Bishop Kevin V. Gresham Sr.
Bishop Kevin Vincent Gresham Sr. was the only child born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gresham. He was born on February 24, 1961 in Baltimore, Maryland. His father died when he was at the tender age of 14 and his mother, a strong God-fearing woman provided a wholesome and spiritual home environment throughout the remainder of his childhood. Educated in Baltimore Public Schools, Bishop Gresham graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1979 and pursued his undergraduate studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. There he graduated with honors and received his Bachelor of Arts degree. Bishop Gresham later attended Howard University and in 1999 received his Master of Divinity degree. His academic honors were many, including membership in the Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Strathmore’s Who’s Who List and Howard University Academic Dean’s list.
Bishop Gresham grew up in the Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was very active in church ministries including playing piano for the Sunday School. He entered the preaching ministry on April 18, 1978 and was ordained by the late Reverend Dr. Howard R. Queen when he was 18 years old. Known as the “Happy Glad Preacher”, Bishop Gresham is blessed to have had many colleagues who made a significant impact in the shaping and molding of his spiritual growth.
Bishop Gresham was united in holy matrimony to the former Miss Denise Barger on November 24, 1984. God has blessed this union and they are the proud parents of two handsome sons, Kevin Vincent Gresham, II and Dishon William Gresham.
On April 9, 1989, at the age of 28, Bishop Gresham humbly accepted his call to become senior Pastor of the Greater Saint John Church (GSJ), formerly St. John Free Will Baptist Church, of Washington, DC. After his installation services on June 4, 1989, Bishop Gresham immediately went to work, winning souls for Christ. On July 12, 2005, Bishop Gresham was elevated to the office of Bishop in New Orleans, LA under the Presiding Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. of the Full Gospel Fellowship.
The GSJ teaching ministry has grown GREATER under Bishop Gresham’s anointed and prophetic leadership. GSJ has achieved a victorious track record of success, including: 1) tremendous growth in discipleship, from 135 to over 2,000 disciples; 2) addition of two Sunday Morning worship services to accommodate the increased discipleship; 3) increased spiritual growth and participation amongst disciples as indicated through the ordination of many Deacons, Deaconesses, and Associate Ministers; 4) hiring of a full time administrative staff; and 5) organization of a “Super Sunday” worship service and picnic (in the park) that attracted over 2,000 participants. In October 2005, Bishop Gresham and the Greater family were blessed to walk into their 32,000 square feet sanctuary that holds 1,500+ theater-style seating.
Bishop Gresham was a part of the launch of the Global United Fellowship in 2013 under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Neil C. Ellis. He was appointed to the position of Executive Treasurer of the Global United Fellowship. Bishop Gresham remains steadfast in his faith to win souls for Christ. By doing the Will of God, he continues to receive favor from God.
More than the honors and degrees which have been bestowed upon him, Bishop Gresham is proud that he OBEYED THE CALL OF GOD ON HIS LIFE.
Bishop Kevin V. Gresham Sr., Senior Pastor
11425 Old Marlboro Pike
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Communion (Every 1st Sunday)
9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Worship Service - 9:30 a.m.
Rush Hour Service - 11:45 a.m.
Prayer, Praise & Study - 7 p.m.
Noon Day Service