meet our bishop
Bishop Randy Borders, an anointed preacher of our time, communicates the gospel message with unmistakable clarity. His ministry challenges believers to flow in God's Divine Order. Bishop Borders gave his life to the Lord at the tender age of 12. By age 15, he had risen to a countywide youth chaplain with the Missionary Baptist Church, where he was later licensed and ordained into ministry.
While in college, Bishop Borders attended Evangel COGIC under the leadership of superintendent Otis Lockett. Five days after his graduation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, in 1990, Bishop Borders founded Word of Life Fellowship Church. The church name was officially changed to Faith Harvest Church in March of 1999. Bishop Borders currently serves as senior pastor of Faith Harvest Church, in Shelby, NC. and submits to Bishop Kenneth Yelverton as his covering pastor.
Faith Harvest Church has evolved into a multiracial, multifaceted ministry, which include many ministries of edification and outreach. Bishop Borders is also Founder and Presiding Prelate of Harvest Ministries International, Inc., a network of local churches with primary apostolic vision of church planting and strengthening.
In April of 1996, Bishop Harold Ivory Williams, and an official college of duly consecrated Bishops, consecrated Bishop Borders to the bishopric. Since his consecration, Bishop Borders has become part of the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops Congress where he currently serves on the executive board. Bishop Borders also serves at the Overseer of Armorbearers for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship under the direction of Bishop Joseph Walker.
While attending UNCG, Bishop Borders met the former Norma Lee while attending and the two were married in June of 1994. From their union was born two lovely children; Efrim and Hope.
A published author of the critically acclaimed books STAY FOCUSED, THE ADJUTANT'S GUIDE TO ETIQUETTE, MORE THAN A MENTOR, and STORIES OF SERVANT LEADERS, Bishop Borders travels extensively throughout the United States and abroad as a lecturer, conference speaker, revivalist, and seminar speaker.
The ministry of Bishop Borders is bold, energetic, and dynamic- equipping the saints to lock into their pastor's vision and fulfill their destiny. Many who have experienced his ministry have this testimony Bishop Borders is definitely a pastor's friend.