Third Presiding Bishop
Bishop George W. Ayers was called into the ministry in 1950. He pastured an A.O.H. Church in Tuskegee, Alabama for four years and later the Pratt City A.O.H. Church for three. In an act of faith, he and his wife journeyed to California in 1956 and established the first A.O.H. Church in the state. The first church was established in Marin City; the second in San Jose. There are currently churches in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and the state of Washington.
The Marin City church was later relocated to Richmond, and is presently named Faith Tabernacle A.O.H. Church of God. Bishop George W. Ayers is the pastor of Phillips Temple A.O.H. Church of God in Mobile, Alabama and Cathedral of the Cross A.O.H. Church of God in Birmingham, Alabama. Bishop Ayers presides over the Western Diocese and the South Alabama Diocese. He has served on the National Executive Board for over 50 years. Achievements: 1945 - graduated from Parker High School in Birmingham, Alabama; February 3, 1946 married Verley M. Smith; they have one daughter, LaTanja Ayers-Davis, one son-in-law, Elder Reginald Davis, and two grandchildren, George and Octavia;1953 - received B.A. degree in Business (receiving the Alumni Merit Award with honors) from Booker T. Washington Business College, Birmingham, Alabama; 1957 - received TH.B., degree from Bethel School of Theology, Detroit, Michigan;1965 - consecrated Bishop in the Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God;1975 - founded the Western Regional Bible College and Academic Studies;1977 - received TH.M., degree from Maranatha Bible College, Union South Carolina;Awarded D.D., L.L.D, from the International Bible Institute and Seminary, Orlando, Florida ;1990 - received TH.D ;1994 - received a Ph.D., in theology;2000 - elected International/National Presiding Prelate of the Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God by the;National Executive Board at the 84th Annual Pentecost meeting.
Cathedral of the Cross AOH Church of God
1480 Center Point Pkwy | Birmingham, AL 35215
Phillips Temple AOH Church of God - Mother Church
2257 St. Stephens Road | Mobile, AL 36617
Bishop George Washington Ayers
Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God