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Presiding Bishop
Aaron B. Lackey, Sr.

BIOGRAPHY

Bishop Aaron B. Lackey, Sr. is the youngest child of the late Deacon James E. Lackey, Sr. and
the late Mother Nornell H. Lackey. God has blessed the Bishop to receive his Bachelor of Arts
degree in Biblical Studies, a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling, and a Doctorate of
Biblical Studies degree, plus many honorary degrees from various institutions.


On March 2, 1985, he married his high school sweetheart, Lakita Y. Caldwell. God has blessed
them with two beautiful and very talented children, Aaronlyn Lackey Wright (Leon, Jr.) and Aaron
B. Lackey, Jr. The Bishop has also been blessed with two grandchildren, Xavier L. Wright and
Aalivia D. Wright.


He is a “servant leader” that has given his life to help others. He serves God and his community in
the following capacities:

  • Organizing Senior Pastor, Temple of Prayer Family Worship Cathedral (February, 1988 – Present).

  • Prelate, Georgia Northeast Jurisdiction, UCOGIC (September, 2003 – Present).

  • Managing Partner, Faith Strategies Group, LLC (July, 2021 – Present)

  • Chief Apostle & Presiding Bishop, United Churches of God in Christ [UCOGIC] (January, 2009 – Present)

  • Chief Executive Officer, Aaron B. Lackey Ministries, Inc. (October, 2015 – Present)

  • Elite Chaplain, Fulton County, GA Sheriff’s Office (March, 2017 – Present)

  • Chaplain, City of Fairburn, GA (December, 2018 – Present)

  • Vice-President, South Fulton Ministerial Alliance (December, 2019 – Present)


God has allowed the Bishop to receive numerous honors, awards and proclamations. But, his
greatest honor is to serve and to empower “The Least, The Less, The Lost & The Left Out”. His
philosophy of, “Servant-Leadership,” is evidenced through his community service and activism.”
Since 2015, Bishop Lackey, through Aaron B. Lackey Ministries, Inc., and Temple of Prayer
Family Worship Cathedral, has sponsored an “Annual Christmas Giveaway” in Fairburn, GA.
Through this effort, an estimated $150,000 in food, clothes, blankets, toys and bicycles, is given to
families that need assistance throughout the cities of Fairburn, Union City, Palmetto and South
Fulton, GA annually.


From a national search in January, 2019, Bishop Lackey was selected, as one of only 40 pastors, to
become a “Hampton University P.R.I.M.E. Fellow”. In December, 2019, Bishop Aaron B. Lackey,
Sr. was named as one of the “Top 25 Extraordinary Atlantans” by the Atlanta Business Journal
Magazine. The Bishop has been named an “Outstanding Georgia Citizen” on 3 different occasions.
In 2023, Bishop Lackey received both “The President’s Volunteer Service Award” and “The
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Honorable, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and
recorded a musical project featuring, the UCOGIC Mass Choir.


This powerful man of vision, has allowed God to birth within him, a message designed to, “Save,
Heal, Equip, and to Evangelize,” a lost and dying world. At every venue, Bishop Aaron B. Lackey,
Sr. uses his God-given charisma to, “Reach the Lost & Teach the Found”!

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