BISHOP TROY D. DOCKERY SR. |
Senior Pastor of Greater Christ Temple
Dockery was raised in South Sacramento by a single mother. Considering
the plight of most young men in this environment, he beat the odds.
He graduated from High School and went on to College, gaining a
Master of Arts Degree from Liberty University (concentration
in Church Leadership). He was never incarcerated or had
a probation or parole officer. He was not unemployed or under employed.
He became an over achieving Law abiding citizen in that environment
through the shear will determination of his God fearing Christian
mother and the safety net provided by his church.
1986, at age 18, he accepted “God’s call to the ministry”
He began to preach in 1987. Five years later, he was appointed as
Youth Pastor at Greater Christ Temple (GCT) By Bishop Lewis D. Stallworth
Sr. He was appointed Senior Pastor after Bishop Lewis D. Stallworth
passed in 2008. He was so well accepted by local and national organization
that he was appointed provisional Bishop Elect in 2010 and he was
elevated to the office of a Bishop in 2011.
a parallel secular life he was employed by the State Of California
in 1995. He transferred to the State Department of Corrections in
1999. As a Correctional officer he rose steadily up the ranks to
conflict Resolution Specialist and finally to his last position
a Gang Intelligence Specialist. He retired from Civil Service in
2009 – to become full time Pastor and Chief Executive Officer
(C.E.O.) of Greater Christ Temple. He willingly gave up the security
of a Civil Service position just 5 years from retirement, placing
the future and security of his family (wife, Lady Dollye Dockery
and two children) in the hands of God . In these troubled economic
times this represents Bishop Dockery’s strong belief in faith
being more important than worldly security.
Troy D. Dockery, Sr. is not only the Senior Pastor of GCT, he also
is the CEO of GCT’s Community Services.
Sister Diane’s Day Care, Dr Lewis D. Stallworth, Sr. Charter
School, Inc., President, and the GCT Sunday School Director of Training.
Also emerging is the GCT Bible School and Seminary, total enrollment
in all departments over 400 with credentialed and support staff,
and volunteers, exceeding 75.
Bishop Dockery is an advocate for the disenfranchised , marginalize
and hurting populations in our community.. Bishop Dockery provides
consultation and support to Mary Magdalene Community Services a
broad based Community Based Organization that works with minority
and economically disadvantaged members of our community. This CBO
provides court ordered parenting classes, mental health case management
, mental health outreach and engagement, health related workshops
and programs to make our communities social and health services
available to all.
Under Bishop Dockery’s leadership, he commissioned two Elders
of the church and volunteers to serve 6 correctional facilities.
GCT offers faith based self help and survival skills training conducted
in local jails and state prisons.
for Families in Need:
On Wednesday’s free bags of food is given to the families
and persons in need. GCT has three part time Deacons and many volunteers
to pick up, sort and bag food for disadvantaged families.
and Shelter Outreach:
One part time pastor and several volunteers visit and minister the
homeless and in shelters on a regular basis. Food, clothing and
referrals to other resources are also given through this ministry.
Sunday worship and weekly Bible studies are conducted, hundreds
are helped each year.
Church Assistance Program:
Two part time associates Pastors provide training and workshops
in Church Board Development, Fund Raising Skills, Grant Writing
and Construction/Remodeling options. In the last two years this
program has assisted 9 churches to obtain 501c3 status, develop
boards, plan and construct buildings and remodel others. This program
has assisted churches in raising hundreds of thousand of dollars
in Finances and donated property and supplies.
Pastors in Crisis’s – Pilot Project:
In this program’s first year in operation one pastor was returned
to his pulpit, one left his church and one became a Deacon in his
church. Currently four ministers are receiving directed therapy
and counseling. All are on prescription medicine. We are hoping
to return all four back to their pulpits when medically approved.
Awards & Recognition:
NAACP; Community Award Recognition 2011
Bro Franks Group: Community Award 2011
Membership on Associations/ and or Boards:
Diocesan Bishop of the North Western Council
Board of Bishop of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith
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