Bishop Harvey J. Hutchinson Jr.
Presiding Bishop of Holy Temple of God Incorporated
Bishop Harvey James Hutchinson currently serves as the compassionate visionary and inspiring Presiding Bishop and Overseer of Holy Temple of God, Inc. He lives out his beliefs in God as he leads congregations in three states; Florida, Georgia and Illinois. His ministry reaches out to many in the local community, both in and out of the church. An effective communicator of God’s Word, Bishop Hutchinson is widely known for his practical and dynamic preaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. He serves as pastor of the local Landmark Holy Temple of God.
He and his wife, Pastor Dr Gloria, have been married since 2007. They are proud parents hosting adult children and grandchildren; some of whom work alongside and support them in ministry.
Bishop Hutchinson, Jr. was born in Keystone Heights, Florida on November 24, 1955 to the late Mother Rosa Hutchinson and our founding Deacon Harvey Hutchinson, Sr. He accepted Christ in 1975 and served at Foundation Holy Temple of God in Keystone Heights, FL. That same year, he also received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and forever committed his life to the service of the Lord. His life and work since that time remains a reflection of this commitment.
He attended Hampton Elementary School, R.J.E School and later graduated from Bradford High School in Starke, FL. He recently retired as head custodian for Clay County School Board at Keystone Elementary School. There he has mentored both his staff and the students for the past 24 years. As noted through newspaper coverage, he is well known locally for volunteering with students after school. After retirement he embarked into Entrepreneurship and thus Mr. Harvey’s Lawn Care was birthed and expands multi-county territories. His current clientele includes residential, commercial and agricultural properties.
In 1986 he was called into the ministry and served as pastor in Blitchton, FL at Holy Temple of God. Later during his tenure as Pastor in Keystone Heights, he was groomed in the ministry as Assistant Bishop by the late Bishop Walter Camps, Sr. He worked faithfully in conducting revivals and witnessing in street services among many other ministry activities in the community. He serves passionately in community and prison ministries. After the passing of Bishop Camps, Bishop Hutchinson was elevated to the position of Presiding Bishop of Holy Temple of God Incorporated by the General Supreme Executive Board in January 2008.
“A workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth,” Bishop Hutchinson enrolled in Kingdom Leaders Seminary known for its commitment of excellence. Kingdom Leaders Seminary is an ecclesiastical degree granting school of adult education, endeavoring to teach the word of God with the Bible as its authority and the Holy Spirit as its guide. In 2016, Bishop Hutchinson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Kingdom Leaders Seminary.
In conclusion, Bishop Hutchinson has a heart for serving others. He currently ministers in various communities by personally supplying Thanksgiving baskets to the elderly, supporting the food bank, working to improve the community environment, and being a godly support to both the saved and unsaved in their time of need.
Bishop Willie Ross Sr
Assistant Bishop of Holy Temple of God
Willie Ross Sr., was born on July 2, 1947 oto the late Malachi Perry and Lois Mae Ross in Jonesville, Florida. He attended Newberry Elementary School and graduated from A.L. Mebane High School in Alachua, Florida, Class of 1965.
As a Man of God: Bishop Ross was saved in 1974, he was called into ministry in 1976, and chose in 1986. Bishop Ross was a faithful member of Sunday School, Bible School Teacher at his home church, Pleasant Plain United Methodist Church in Jonesville, FLorida under the leader of Pastor Mayes. He then went to Overcoming Saint of God in Archer, FLorida , under leadership of Pastor A.T. Mobley, where he can served faithfully. Bishop Ross later became a member of Landmark Holy Temple of God under the leadership of Bishop Walter Camps Sr. he became the Assistant Pastor in 1992. In 1998, Bishop Ross became the Pastor of New Life Holy Temple of God in Lawtey, Florida. In 1999, he became the Assistant pastor of The House the Lord Built Holy Temple of God in East Palatka, Florida under the leadership of the late Bishop Walter Camps Sr, and the late Pastor Dr. Mamie Bryant. In 2010, he became the full time Pastor at The House the Lord Built. Bishop Ross’ motto is , “Be not overcome of evil but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21.
At the 2017 HTOG General Assembly Convention, Pastor Willie Ross Sr., Was promoted to Second Assistant Bishop of Holy Temple of God Incorporated. After the passing of Assistant Carl McCullough, Second Assistant Bishop Willie Ross Sr., was appointed to Assistant Bishop of of Holy Temple of God, Incorporated under the leadership of the Presiding Bishop Harvey J. Hutchinson Jr.
As a Family Man: Bishop is married to First Lady Missionary P.J. Ross (his Sweet Georgia Peach) and together they share five beautiful girls: Cynthia (Allen) Fairbanks, Alaska; Willie Mae (Ben) Anchorage, Alaska; Kimberly Clarksville, Tennessee,; Jeneenia (Korey) and Jatwella, Gainesville, Florida. Four handsome boys: Michael and Willie Jr., Gainesville, Florida; Hezekiah, Hollywood, FL; Joseph, Atlanta, GA. Bishop Ross has also helped raise the following children: Ann and Laneet of Atlanta, GA; James and Alex of Gainesville, FL. Grady (joann) and Shaquille, his nephew, Gainesville, FL.
As a Business Man: Bishop Ross was a supervisor for Regional Transit System for the City of Gainesville from 1970 until 1997, retiring with honors. In 2000, Bishop Ross opened his o taxi cab company in Gainesville, Best Way Cab, “We will take you anywhere!”. In 2011, Bishop Ross passed the company to his eldest, Michael. Bishop Ross is currently providing school bus transportation for at risk children in the City of Gainesville, FL.