General Presbyter:

North America

Brian Sutton

Region of Oversight

Bishop Dr. Brian Sutton serves the Church of God of Prophecy as North America Ministries’ general presbyter. He administrates 26 state/regional bishops who connect directly with over 1700 local congregations throughout Canada, the United States, and Bermuda. He is married to Renee. They have two children, one son-in-law, and two wonderful granddaughters.

Bishop Sutton’s previous roles included state bishop of Alabama, executive director of Leadership Development and Discipleship for the global church, and pastor for more than 25 years, including senior pastor of Peerless Road Church in Cleveland, Tennessee. He currently serves as a member of the Administrative Committee and Corporate Board of Directors for the international Church of God of Prophecy. He is a member of the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA) Discipleship Commission.

Bishop Sutton earned an Associate of Science in Ministry from Tomlinson College in Cleveland, Tennessee, and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He also earned a Master of Arts in Church Ministries from Pentecostal Theological Seminary, where he was selected alumnus of the year in 2018. He obtained both a Master of Arts in Religion and a Doctor of Ministry in Global Pentecostalism from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Dr. Sutton is a prolific author. His first two books, Discovering Holiness: A Quest for God and Prevailing Prayer: Developing a Lifestyle of Conversation with God, were published by White Wing Books in 2014. In 2016, White Wing Publishing offered Dr. Sutton’s third book, The Minister’s Pocket Manual: Church of God of Prophecy Edition. In 2017, Broadstreet Press published Conversation with God: The Power of Prevailing Prayer. Next came his inspirational book on whole-life, practical mentoring, Practice These Things: Mentor Ministry Manual (White Wing Books, 2018). Additionally, Bishop Sutton is the co-author of Membership Matters, the Church of God of Prophecy’s church membership curriculum. He is also a contributing writer for Foundations: Minister’s Development Program and the Church of God of Prophecy National/State/Regional Bishop’s Manual.

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