Leadership

Bishop William Prioleau 

South Carolina Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

William A. Prioleau received Jesus Christ as his personal savior at an early age, and even then, he  knew God was calling him to special service. He accepted his call to the Gospel ministry in 1966  and was ordained in 1973. While living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he became a student and  graduate of the American Bible College Extension Program.

As a servant leader, ministering to pastors, congregations, and his jurisdictional leadership,  Bishop Prioleau has served the South Carolina Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in various capacities,  which include the following: 1st Administrative Assistant (37 years); Chairman of Budget and  Finance (9 years); Southeastern District Superintendent (26 years); Pastor of Evening of Prayer  COGIC (46 years); and multiple interim appointments in the leadership positions of  Superintendent and Pastor. Under his leadership, Bishop Prioleau has led Evening of Prayer in  becoming a ministry having multimillion-dollar assets and initiating numerous social and mission  programs which assist the community.
 
As a servant of the Lord, Bishop Prioleau serves with humility, love, patience, and unwavering  commitment of obedience to the direction of the Holy Spirit. He is a man of prayer and the Word, a man of vision and purpose. He loves God and His prized creation, mankind, serving as a mentor,  spiritual father, and influencer to those within and outside the Body of Christ. He is well respected in his community and known for his mission-minded outreach, locally and globally,  having a genuine care for the souls and well-being of others. Truly anointed to preach the Gospel  of Jesus Christ and minister to the needs of people, his soul-enriching messages effectively deliver healing, strength, and comfort.
 
Bishop Prioleau is a family man, happily married for over 54 years to his lovely wife and best  friend, Evangelist Ena M. Prioleau. Together they have four children, William Lamar (Portia), Ena  Nicole (LaRenzo), Andrea, and Tabitha; and two grandchildren, Lauren Taylor and William Lamar,  II, who have utilized their gifts and talents for the advancement of the Kingdom.

Having a genuine concern for the greater good of the South Carolina Jurisdiction, Bishop Prioleau  counts it an honor and even greater privilege to be able to serve as its Jurisdictional Prelate. His  earnest desire is to continue to develop the Jurisdiction for Kingdom purpose and use by leading  under the motivation of love and the guidance of prayer.