To ensure spiritual growth for the saints, salvation for the lost, and to enhance the kingdom of God through outreach. To provide our communities with that will cause major change in the lives of those living there. To provide a house of refuge and a temple of praise for all those in need.
Bishop Lewis was born July 5, 1956 to Harvey and Edna Lewis in Chestertown, MD. He was an employee of the MD Department of Transportation for more than 30 years, before retiring in October 2011.
He was saved on a Friday night in July 1976 at the Gospel Church of God in Chestertown, MD, under the leadership of Bishop C.W. Cotton. Brother Nelson, as many called him was known as that faithful brother. It is because of his faithfulness that God has blessed him and elevated him.
Brother Nelson came up through the ranks, working wherever needed. Serving as an usher, choir director, choir president, junior deacon, deacon, Sunday school teacher, minister, and later becoming an ordained elder. However, the most enjoyable and the most rewarding office was that of the Armor bearer and driver for Bishop C. W. Cotton.
After the passing of Bishop B.L. Washington, Bishop David Drone became the Prelate for the Delaware Diocese. He too saw the dedication and faithfulness of Elder Lewis and appointed him the State Elder for the Diocese. Later Bishop Drone became President General for the Churches of the Living God and in October 2008, during the Annual General Assembly of the Church of the Living God in Greensboro, NC. Elder Nelson Lewis was consecrated to the Bishopric.
Bishop Lewis has traveled throughout the United States, conducting revivals, supporting Pastors, helping to build their ministries, and encouraging the saints. Doing the work of an Apostle has been the calling upon Bishop Lewis’s life for years, but he will quickly tell you it is not the title but the work.
Before retiring, Bishop Lewis started, DELMARVA Flagging Services. A company that provides Certified Flagger training to those desiring to become a certified flagger. The company has provided 100s of people the opportunity for employment after Incarceration, when no one else would hire them, nor give them a chance.
Bishop Lewis obtained both natural and spiritual education while attending Northwestern Traffic Institute, Chesapeake Community College, Baltimore City College, Chesapeake bible College and Seminary and the National School of Theology. Which has it’s Delaware Campus located at Mt Carmel and Online.
Bishop Lewis is a Board member at Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing, Co-Chair for the Religious Affairs Committee for the Delaware Branch NAACP, and a member of the Interdenominational Ministerial alliance. ( IMA ).
Bishop Lewis is happily married his beautiful wife Elder Lady Barbara Lewis. They have 3 daughters, and 13 grandchildren and 1 son, Oakley T. D. Lewis.