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a word from
Bishop O.L. Meadows


Alabama 1st Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction COGIC

  • He has been Jurisdictional Prelate of the Alabama First Jurisdiction for 30 years. As the Jurisdictional prelate, he oversees more than 130 churches – giving outstanding leadership (spiritually and financially) to pastors and other church leaders.

  • He is a member of the Board of Bishops and serves on the Executive Board. He was appointed by the chairman of the Board of Bishops to serve as a Regional Chairman. In this position he oversees business for several States.

  • He is a member of the National Church of God in Christ Publishing Board. This board oversees the publication of all published material and the COGIC Bookstore. Bishop Meadows’ name is listed in the front of our Sunday School Books. He has preached in the National Convention more than 5 times. (This convention has more than 50,000 in attendance)

  • He has been married to Joe Ann Meadows for 51 years. They have two sons, Louis, and Jason and five grandchildren.

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