Sterling V. Porter, III is a native of Annapolis, Maryland. Receiving
his early education in the Anne Arundel County Public School System,
he is a graduate of the Yorktowne Business Institute in the field
of Computer Technology and attended Anne Arundel Community College.
He was employed as a Senior Programmer Analyst for the Mercantile
Safe Deposit & Trust Company in Linthicum, Maryland before
entering into full-time ministry.
Porter received his spiritual nurturing at the Holy Temple Cathedral
Church of God International, Inc. in Annapolis, Maryland under
the leadership of its founder, Bishop Wilbert L. Baltimore. Serving
this ministry in many capacities, he also served as a pianist,
organist, and choral director for several choirs in the Annapolis,
Baltimore, and Washington Metropolitan areas.
Porter was appointed as a Presiding Elder in his churches parent
body, King’s Apostle Church Of God, Inc., in 1995. Because
he chose to "despise not the day of small beginnings,"
he steadfastly under girded the visionary and functioned in a
Spirit of Excellence. In August of 1998, he was appointed as the
National Field Supervisor for the General Church. He accepted
the call as Senior Pastor of Baltimore Temple (now known as Kingdom
Life Cathedral) in Ranson, West Virginia in November 1999. This
congregation is serious about their mission to share the gospel
to all mankind, while birthing a People of Purpose, Passion, and
Power. The congregation has acquired a 10-acre tract of land and
currently is in their design stages to build a campus to house
the multi-facet ministry that God has given them.
Porter was consecrated to the sacred office of Bishop in July
2001 and was appointed as Diocesan Bishop of the Second Episcopal
Diocese of Kings Apostle Church World Ministries, Inc., encompassing
churches within the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. In July 2003, Bishop Porter
was elevated to the office of 1st Vice Bishop. An anointed preacher,
teacher, instructor, and counselor, Bishop Porter received his
Associate of Arts degree from Logos University. He continued
on to receive his Bachelors of Arts in Theology, Masters of Theology,
and Doctorate of Theology from the North Carolina College of Theology.
Porter travels extensively to cities all over the United States
sharing the Gospel. In addition, he has been honored and favored
by God to have the opportunity to preach in the Bahamas and Panama.
His greatest joy is seeing men and women come unto the saving
knowledge of Jesus Christ. His mission is to extend the Kingdom
of God, and fulfill the purpose that God had preordained for him.
His message to mankind is found in the passage John 10:10 “The
thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have
it more abundantly.”
Lord has blessed Bishop Porter to share in ministry with his lovely
wife Dr. Yvette L. Porter along with many spiritual sons and daughters
they have embraced and received into their family.