Our Chapter Representatives
Bruce Parham, Chapter Representative
Bishop Bruce V. Parham Sr., Ph.D. was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the youngest of three sons given to Pastor Arthur and Almeda Parham. Being raised as a son in ministry, both physically and spiritually, instilled his burden for ministry. It was obvious by the age of two that Bishop Parham had a rich anointing to sing. As an adolescent he was engaged as a regular soloist at various church services, and annual conventions and convocations of Mt. Sinai Holy Churches of America, Inc. During this time, Bishop Parham’s gift of singing was encouraged by his grandmother who told him to “Open up your mouth and sing!”
This advice proved beneficial. At the age of twenty, Bishop Parham won numerous state and national gospel music competitions. Concurrently, Bishop Parham answered the Lord’s call to preach the Word. Together his anointing to sing intertwined with his anointing to expound the Word made him unique. This fusion opened the door for Bishop Parham to minister in song at the Gospel Music Workshop of America and receive his first of many recording contracts. For the next decade, known as “Philadelphia’s son of Promise”, Bishop Parham recorded three solo albums and worked with copious leaders in the gospel music industry.
Tomar Jackson, Assistant Chapter Representative
"Anointed" - one word that embodies the life and ministry of Tomar Jackson. Raised as a "church baby" in the Pentecostal church, developed in the Word church and matured in the Word of Faith movement this Philadelphia born vessel of God was set apart for ministry. Tomar accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the tender age of five at his family’s local assembly, Holy Temple Church of God In Christ, where his pastor was the late Bishop Ozro Thurston Jones, Jr. It was there Tomar learned of his gift of music, leadership, and providing the word of God. He was not just a talented singer, but he was an anointed psalmist that was blessed with the gift to instruct worship teams and choirs with clarity, revelation and the anointing.
Willie Phillips, Assistant Chapter Represenative
Elder Willie Phillips...
is a dynamic, explosive, exciting and inspiring Minister of Music. Elder Phillips has traveled the world spreading his unusual and extraordinary Ministry of Music. As a result of his work, he has been the recipient of various awards from numerous universities; among them, Villanova University, Delaware State University, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and Salisbury State University. For his commitment to community service he has received a number of commendations from the City of Philadelphia and various other civic organizations.