Bishop G.E. Livingston
Bishop G.E. Livingston is General Treasurer for the United Covenant Churches of Christ (formerly United Pentecostal Churches of Christ). Additionally, he is the Diocesan Bishop of Kenya. A dynamic, charismatic, and anointed preacher of the Gospel preached his first sermon at the age of five. He received his license to preach in 1989 and was ordained in 1994. Truly a skilled an eloquent and skilled orator, Bishop Livingston holds a Bachelor of Ministry in Pastoral Ministry, a Master of Arts in Theology, and a Doctor of Divinity.
At the age of nineteen he married his wife, Elder Marcia Livingston. To this union were born three daughters - Venitra, Nicole, and Merissa. An avid businessman, he has owned several successful businesses. While in business, God taught him skills that would later prove to be beneficial and applicable to ministry.
Bishop Livingston served five years as Chaplain for the Illinois Department of Corrections. Then, while serving as Associate Pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church (Decatur, IL), he was elected to serve as Interim Pastor. In 1995, God called Bishop Livingston to found New Dimensions Christian Centre (name later changed to Life Changers Church). Since founding Life Changers Church, the Lord has blessed Bishop Livingston to see over 8,000 souls surrender their hearts to the Lord Jesus Christ. He has preached on television, radio, and around the country. He has also ministered in Israel, Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, and the Bahamas. He is the Founder and President of Life Changers International Ministries, with over 100 pastors/churches.
Bishop Livingston has faithfully served his community. Some of his roles have included; Chairman of the Decatur Civil Service Commission, President of Macon Resources, Inc. (a multi-million dollar non-profit agency providing assistance and training to physically and mentally disabled persons), President of the Boys and Girls Club of Decatur, Director and Chairman of the Business and Downtown Committee for the Community Investment Corporation of Decatur, Commissioner for Decatur City Planning Commission, Member of Decatur Advantage 2020 Planning Committee, Chairman of the Board of the Minority Business Network, Inc., Executive Committee Member of the Evangelical Ministerial Association of Decatur, and President of Decatur Community Development Fund. Bishop Livingston is the President/CEO of Robertson Charter School in Decatur, serving three hundred students and their families, with a staff of forty-seven, and the Chairman of the Board of Life Changers Community Development Corporation and Life Changers Credit Counseling Service.
Bishop Livingston is a man with an apostolic anointing. One of the Scriptures that best exemplify his ministry is Isaiah 43:18-19, "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?" The motto of Life Changers Church says it best, "Making A Difference...One Life At A Time!"