Presiding Bishop

Bishop Dr. K.A. TenahKAT

The journey of Bishop K.A. Tenah began in Ghana, Africa.  He was born in a Christian home to Abraham Kwame Adu and Sarah Tenah.  He received his elementary and high school education in the Methodist and the Seventh Day Adventist Schools, respectively.

Bishop Tenah furthered his education and earned his B.S. in Building Technology with Honors from the University of Science & Technology, M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and D.D. in Church Administration from Maranatha Bible College.  He has taught at Texas Southern University, Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Kansas, and University of Florida in, among other areas, Construction Management and Construction Engineering. He has written numerous articles and two books in these areas. He also serves as a volunteer Chaplain at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida.

Bishop Tenah joined the Church of the Lord (Aladura) in 1970.  He was born again according to the scriptures in September 1976 and received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in June 1977.  He was called into the Ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ in December 1979, a month after being united into a holy matrimony with Sis. Doris Jean Edwards Tenah.  He was appointed the President of the International Youth Department in December 1979.  He started his early ministry under now Bishop M.C. Williams, Endtime E.P.C.,  Bryan, Texas.  He was ordained in the S.D. James Evangelistic Association, Inc. in December 1980.  He moved to Kansas in August 1980, where he fellowshipped with the United Pentecostal Church, the Pentecostal Assemblies of World Churches of God in Christ in the Lawrence, KS area.  He was called to the office of a Pastor in 1981.  He returned to Texas in May 1983 as a Co-Pastor with Pastor W. R. Kent at the Crockett E.P.C. where he worked for three and a half years.  He became Pastor of Lighthouse E.P.C. in Gainesville, FL August 1988.  He was ordained a Bishop in December 1991 and his jurisdiction spans the Southeastern USA and the continent of Africa.  He is an extremely gifted teacher of God’s word and a Son of God who loves God and His people.

In 2021, following the transition of Founder and Senior Bishop Dr. S.D. James, Bishop Tenah was elected as Presiding Bishop, President, and CEO of the S.D. James Evangelistic Association, Inc. and its Evangelistic Pentecostal Churches, Worldwide, Inc.