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In October 2000, a consortium of some 42 churches based in Pennsylvania and New Jersey joined together under the leadership of Bishop Ernest Carl Morris, Sr. was certified by Presiding Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson, ratified by the General Assembly, and officially became the Koinonia Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania.


Prior to serving as the Jurisdictional Prelate for Koinonia Jurisdiction Bishop Ernest Carl Morris, Sr. was consecrated as a Jurisdictional Prelate by Former Presiding Bishop Chandler David Owens to the Island of Bermuda. Mother Emily Myrick was chosen to serve as the Supervisor of Women, Pastor Alonzo B. Baxter, Jr. was chosen to serve as First Administrative Assistant, Bishop William Chancy was chosen to serve as Second Administrative Assistant and Overseer Wendell Robbins was chosen to serve as the Chief Adjutant.

With characteristic zeal, Bishop Ernest Carl Morris, Sr. went to work to organize and set in order the new Jurisdiction in Pennsylvania. Districts were set up and churches were assigned to work under the leadership of the District Superintendent and District Missionary. Departments were put in place to help carry out the vision of Bishop Ernest Carl Morris, Sr.

Within the first two years of its existence, Koinonia has established an admirable track record. A Scholarship Fund was set up to financially assist our Youth. The Women’s Convention was held with great success with specialized training for women. The A.I.M. Convention was held with outstanding community impact which provided Heath Screening, workshops on Evangelism, Sunday School, Youth, Music, Mission and a outdoor picnic.

As we approach our Tenth Convocation, we are looking for God to do even more in our midst. On tiptoes of expectancy we await the further revelation of His purpose in us.

To God be all the Glory, for the great things He has done.


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