Antonio Bishop, Sr. is a native of Portsmouth, VA and a product
of Portsmouth Public School system. After graduating from I.C.
Norcom High School, he continued his education at Norfolk State
University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science,
in 1995 with a Masters of Arts in Special Education. Dr. Bishop
later recognized the call of God on his life decided to pursue
an education in divinity. Dr. Bishop graduated in 1999 from Virginia
Union School of Theology with a Master of Divinity Degree.
In May 1999, Dr. Bishop along with his wife Angela founded the
Anointed Word Ministries. This began as outreach ministries were
people could receive counseling, teaching, and assistance with
food, clothing, etc… Because of Dr. Bishop’s sincere
belief that this ministry could be expanded, Anointed Word Ministries
was organized and established into a church in 2001. In May 2001,
Anointed Word Ministries held his first worship service.
Dr. Antonio Bishop Sr. continued to further his education to incorporate
his education and experience into the vision he had for the people
who come into contact with the ministry to become empowered, encouraged,
and equipped to live a holistic life. In 2001, he matriculated
a Master of Arts Degree in Urban Education and Counseling. This
led to the completion of licensure in Substance Abuse Counseling
in the state of Virginia. As the ministry began to grow, Dr. Bishop
recognized the need to be educated in the operations of ministry.
In 2004, he completed his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Christian
Life School of Theology.
In August 2011, Dr. Bishop was elected the Senior Pastor of Miracle
of Faith Baptist Church, Independent in Portsmouth, Va. He was
officially installed as the pastor on November 6, 2011.
He currently serves both congregations as Senior Pastor. He is
an international preacher and teacher.
Bishop is currently affiliated with the Mt. Calvary Holy Church
of America under the leadership of Bishop Alfred Owens & Co-Pastor
Susie Owens, The Next Generation Pastor’s Institute with
Dr. Carolyn Showell, and he is the Overseer of The School Of Ministry
for Kingdom Destiny Fellowship, International under the leadership
of Bishop Derrick Robinson.
Dr. Bishop is married to Angela M. Bishop to whom he has been
married to since September 1993. He and his wife are the proud
parents of LaShawnda, Antonio Jr., Destiny, and James and grandfather
of Shaniya Bishop. He also has two spiritual sons Shannan &
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Co-Pastor Angela M. (Wilson) Bishop is a native of Decatur, IL.
She is the daughter of Elder James & Rosie Wilson.
is a graduate of Green Run High School and Virginia Beach School
of Practical Nursing. She completed several courses from Norfolk
Sate University. She worked in the field of nursing for over 10
Bishop married Dr. Antonio Bishop on September 18, 1993. They
began to work together in ministry. In May 1999, they founded
Anointed Word Ministries which began as an outreach ministry.
Recognizing the call and mandate on their lives to minister, Anointed
Word Ministries held there first worship service in May, 2001.
worked diligently in the ministry. She accepted her call to the
gospel ministry and was licensed in January, 2007. Co-Pastor Bishop
has been a blessing to women in all walks of life. Her testimony
of healing has transcended her ministry into new heights.
January, 2008, Angela M. Bishop was ordained and consecrated Co-Pastor
of Anointed Word Ministries. She works side by side with her husband.
She oversees the Women’s Ministry.
Bishop is an anointed woman of God. Her love, passion, and commitment
to serving God and people are demonstrated in her daily walk.
She answers the question in Proverbs 31, “Who can find virtuous
She is the mother of four children; LaShawnda, Antonio Jr., Destiny,
and James, and one granddaughter Shaniya.