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Presiding Bishop

Apostle Larry J. Baylor was born and reared in St. Louis, Missouri to Mother Mattie, and Pastor Willie G. Baylor. During his early childhood years, it was prophesied that one day he would preach the gospel. One thing that stands out about Bishop Baylor is the fact that while he was just a child, the Lord granted him an angelic visitation that remains fresh in his mind today. He has always known that there was something different about his life. Bishop Baylor was reared in the public schools of St. Louis Missouri where he received his primary, secondary, and high school education. He attended Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1980. He majored in marketing and minored in management. Bishop Baylor moved to Houston Texas in 1980, pursuing a career in the business world. Within three months, he had given his life to the Lord and was baptized in the Holy Spirit.

In 1981, Bishop Baylor moved back to St. Louis, to assist his father, the late Pastor Willie G. Baylor in ministry. Little did he know that ten years later, he would become the senior pastor of the church his father started in the basement of their home. Bishop Larry J. Baylor has served as the senior pastor of the Faith Miracle Temple since 1990. He has been a member of the body of Christ since 1980. Since assuming the role of senior pastor of Faith Miracle Temple, the church has experienced outstanding growth spiritually, numerically, and financially. Bishop Baylor has led the Faith Miracle Temple congregation to build a new church facility on 9.5 acres in the North County area of St. Louis. The church also purchased 7.5 additional acres of land to provide for additional parking, and future expansion. In 2015 Bishop Baylor led Faith Miracle to purchase the campus they now occupy.  That campus consists of 32 acres with facilities that total 73,000 square feet.   

Bishop Baylor is a natural intercessor,  used by GOD in the ministry of deliverance. His anointed ministry challenges believers to fulfill their purpose in Kingdom building. His insights into the realms of prayer, spiritual warfare, healing, deliverance, worship, leadership, and the realm of GLORY, has caused him to be a sought-after speaker in these most crucial areas. Bishop Baylor’s motivational preaching and teaching are accompanied by signs and wonders following.  The ministry of Bishop Baylor emphasizes the responsibility of all believers to seek after the heart of GOD.  His challenge to the body of Christ is to become the exception and not the norm. Bishop Baylor’s ministry has been used by the Lord to establish churches across in the United States,  Nairobi Kenya,  Durban, South Africa, and Guyana South America.  He also oversees churches in the Philippines, Pakistan, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi of the UAE.  Bishop Baylor founded Higher Ground International Ministries (HGIM) in 2005. This ministry is an Apostolic covering for assemblies and ministers worldwide. Through HGIM, Bishop Baylor led an apostolic team to St. Petersburg Russia to start a ministry in December of 2008.  Bishop Baylor and his Apostolic team returned to Russia in 2019 but this time they ministered in Moscow as well as other Russian cities.  


Bishop Baylor is the founder of Higher Ground Media Ministries, which included, “Higher Ground,” a local St. Louis weekly radio broadcast that was heard on (1600 am).  In addition to radio, “Higher Ground” is a live international video stream via the Internet on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. CST (  Higher Ground Media Ministries has also included a weekly television broadcast, “Higher Ground” which aired locally on MY 46 Sundays at 7:30 a.m. CST.  “Higher Ground” has also been aired on the Impact Network, a national religious television network. Bishop Baylor is the founder of Higher Ground Economic Development Corporation, which is being used by the Holy Spirit to change communities, through social services. He and his wife Tanika are happily married and with their son, Cameron, serve the Lord with burning compassion for the people of GOD.  


Faith Miracle Temple                                                                                                              
870 Pershall Rd.
St. Louis, MO. 63137
main: 314.653.9346
events: 314.653.9346 ext 23
fax: 314.653.7665


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With a vision for reaching out to the lost and the unchurched, Bishop Coleman ministers locally and internationally.  He has preached and baptized in South Africa, while also traveling to other cities throughout the United States.
In his community efforts, Bishop Coleman partnered with the Latter Rain Tent Crusade in 2003, which gifted many, including the youth and families of the 27th ward of St. Louis City with back-to-school supplies, clothing, and food.  Annually, he sponsors the fire safety education for children and a host of community efforts.  He also lends himself to the needs of the community by housing various meetings for the 27th ward of St. Louis City.  Bishop Coleman received the Earl E Howe Community Service Award in the 27th ward of St. Louis City in the year of 2005.

As an author, Bishop Coleman has written The Apostolic Doctrine, which gives clarity to students of the Bible, and The After Care Ministry, written to address the Church’s necessity of continued care for new converts.  Many illustrated sermons and other creative efforts, under the anointing of God, have resulted in a great influx of souls.

Bishop Coleman is happily married to Prophetess Sheila Ann Coleman, a beautiful woman of faithful service and dedication to God.  They are the proud parents of two children; a son Ryan, and a daughter Nyla.



Greater Pentecostal Church of God
6080 West Florissant Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63136
Phone: 314-389-9332
Fax: 314-389-6822

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Bishop Terence E. Coleman was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in 1988 under the Midwestern District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.  He is an anointed preacher, teacher and television/radio minister, pastoring the Greater Pentecostal Church of God since 1989.  Bishop Coleman has served in the capacities of Foreign Missions Director an Assistant Treasurer, and currently as the Assistant General Treasurer of the Midwestern District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World.

Bishop Coleman graduated from the Gateway College of Evangelism with an Associate’s Degree in Theology and has plans to continue theological studies by pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  He has attended construction trade school, where he became a Certified Journeyman Carpenter, and has also received certification in Administrator’s Training from the School of Tomorrow.  In ministry, assisting other churches in building projects, and tirelessly serving his community, Bishop Coleman makes use of all the education and skills the Lord has blessed him to attain.  He is also the founder of Little Saints Child Development Center, serving to advance the children in the area of education.

Assistant Presiding Bishop

bishop terrence e.coleman

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