Are you interested in putting your gifts and talents to use for God? Do you feel called to ordained ministry? Kingdom Life Cathedral has a number of different ways you can become involved and help us touch lives with the power and love of God! To schedule a meeting email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passionate about his purpose, trendsetting in his approaches, and consistently striving for excellence in all he does, Bishop Kelvin C. Brooks is a notable Christian leader for our time. After being reared in both the Baptist and AME Churches, Bishop Brooks was baptized in the Baptist church at the age of seventeen. That same year he responded to the call of ministry on his life and preached his first sermon at Aenon Baptist Church of Vauxhall, New Jersey. After a few years of preaching, he formally began operating in ministry and leadership in Shekinah Glory Christian Church of Newark, New Jersey under the covering and direction of Bishop Loretta Smith-Johnson; where he was ordained a presbyter in 2006 and served for over seven years.
While in Shekinah, Bishop Brooks became involved in Covenant Ecumenical Fellowship and Cathedral Assemblies (CEFCA), where Bishop Smith-Johnson serves as the Second Assistant Presiding Prelate, and Bishop Donald Hilliard, II is the Founder and Presiding Prelate Emeritus. In 2008 he was appointed to be CEFCA’s First Adjutant General, and was consecrated to the prelature as an Overseer in 2009, serving as the youngest prelate of the fellowship.
Over the years, Bishop Brooks has distinguished himself among the senior leaders of the church as a trusted source for ecclesiastical reference, and as a committed servant, prone to reverent worship.
In January of 2009, Bishop Brooks began Order In The Kingdom Ministries, to provide consultation, training, and resources for ecclesiastical leadership and adjutants. His senior pastorate began in 2012, when he and his wife began developing Kingdom Life Cathedral, a church-plant, in his hometown of Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Currently holding weekly Sunday Worship services and other activities, Kingdom Life Cathedral is a growing congregation within the community. In 2014 his ministry took on a new level of impact when a small group of clergy leaders who sit under his covering came together to form a communion with him as their leader. Consequently, Bishop Brooks was consecrated to the Episcopacy on August 1, 2015 and serves as the founder and Presiding Bishop of The Anglican Churches of Pentecost, a reformed Anglican, convergence communion of clergy, churches and ministries, where he provides spiritual covering, covenant and connection for those within the communion.
An author, Bishop Brooks published his first of twelve books he feels mandated to write in October of 2010, entitled “Munchausen By Pastor: Redefining Spiritual Paternity.” Since then he has followed up with a pocket guide on ecclesiastical vestments entitled “Clothed in Humility,” and he is actively writing several other titles for future release. His various ministry ideals and initiatives are fueled by his personal ministry charge, “To affect a relevant change to the body of Christ.” Bishop Brooks regularly seeks to engage in social justice initiatives and other ways to serve those in need and the community at large.
Bishop Brooks currently works full-time in Public Safety as a Senior Public Safety Telecommunicator (Lieutenant). He is also the founder and sole-proprietor of The Kelvin C. Brooks Institute for Religious and Civic Achievement, where he facilitates training and certification in in various subjects and offers his professional services as a Certified Civil Mediator, Notary Public and Certified Notary Signing Agent. In addition he is an undergraduate instructor of Church History and Christian Ministry courses for Transfiguration Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. In 2020 Bishop Brooks completed his fourth academic degree, a Master of Arts in Law, from Regent University School of Law, and he plans to pursue a Juris Doctor law degree in 2021.
Above all, Bishop Brooks is most blessed by the love, life, and ministry he shares with his wife, Lady Shonda-Reneé Brooks and their three children; Aislinn, Justus, and Chloe.