Our Senior Pastor

Bishop Marian D. Hickman

Having received the work of salvation in 1971 at Bibleway Temple of Prayer under the pastorate of the late Dr. James E. Nichols, Marian Hickman was called to preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in 1976 and was licensed and ordained as an elder in the Lord’s church in August of 1990. Elder Hickman then served as an assistant pastor of Pentecostal Church of Christ in Cleveland, OH, under the pastorate of Bishop J. Delano Ellis, II. In 1994 she was appointed to the pastorate and relocated to Greensboro, North Carolina where she began serving as senior pastor of Word of Life Pentecostal Church of Christ. In June, 2005 Overseer Hickman was consecrated to the Bishopric, by Bishop J. Delano Ellis, II.

Bishop Hickman is president and C.E.O. of R.E.A.C.H. 1 CDC, a community based organization founded in 1997. Its acronym stands for “Rehabilitating, Educating, and Aiding our Community and Homes One at a time. From that CDC, the Next Generation Summer Camp and After-School Program was birthed and now thrives, including a Pre-K program for 4 year old children. She is the founder and president of PIC (Pastors In Covenant), a dynamic pastors’ and spouses’ ministry and refuge.

Educated at Youngstown State University, in Youngstown, Ohio, Bishop Hickman has also studied with Aenon Bible College, Emerge Ministries and Vintage Bible College in Winston   Salem, North   Carolina. She has faithfully served in the Bible Way Church of our Lord Jesus, Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, United Pentecostal Churches of Christ, the Pentecostal Churches of Christ, and New Beginnings Fellowship and is qualified to minister, with excellence, to pastors and leaders of diverse backgrounds.

She is called and anointed by God to train and motivate leaders in God’s Kingdom .She loves God and His people, and is committed to fulfilling the mandate of God upon her life.