Bishop Herbie McKenzie
Bishop Herbie McKenzie is an ordained Bishop and Senior Pastor for the New Testament Church of God Faith Tabernacle in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. He came into the pastorate in May 2008, along with his wife Pauline (aka. June), who currently serves as the Local Women’s President, and their youngest son Nathan.
He was born in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, and arrived in England in 1970 to join his parents. He attended church and college in Birmingham before joining the Royal Air Force in 1972, where he served for 12 years in areas such as Northern Ireland and Central America. On leaving military service, he returned to full-time education at the universities of Warwick and Teesside, and later taught social policy at both Middlesex University and Birkbeck College, University of London.
Bishop McKenzie has served in several ministry areas such as: Secretary/Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher, Prayer Co-ordinator, Church and Pastor’s Council, Bible Study Co-ordinator, Evangelism Co-ordinator, and founder and Principal of Immanuel Theological College, and formerly Chair of Churches Together in Manchester 8. He currently serves as chair of the National Education Board for the New Testament Church of God in England and Wales.
He has a background in mental health and works as a Team Manager for a mental health charity in Rochdale. He is a national instructor for Mental Health First Aid England, and a master instructor on the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) for Living Works. Pastor McKenzie has a strong passion for preaching and teaching the pure, undiluted Word of God, and is deeply committed to developing people to acquire the necessary skills for Godly service and leadership in the local church and mission field. His vision is to see the Church of God in its present day mirroring the five purposes of the church, as was so evident in the Early Church: Worship, Ministry, Evangelism, Fellowship and Discipleship.