Bishop Robert A BAKER, SR.
Virginia State Council Diocesan
Bishop Robert A. Baker, Sr. was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He experienced the new birth at Grace Apostolic Church in l970 under the pastorate of the late Bishop Morris E. Golder, in Indianapolis. He enlisted in the United States Air Forces where he continued his education, and was honorably retired from service in 1990.
Towards the end of his career he was stationed in Izmir, Turkey, which is one of the seven churches of Asia Minor (Smyrna), and appointed Pastor of the Gospel Service, by the Air Force Chaplaincy. Being obedient to the voice of God, He founded Christ Church Ministries n 1988, in Hampton, VA. God has since blessed souls to be saved, and lives changed through this ministry.
The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. licensed him as minister in 1974 and he was ordained in 1984. Bishop Baker was elected Chairman of the Virginia State Council in 1996, and re-elected in 1998 and 2001. He was elevated to the office of Suffragan Bishop of the 32nd Episcopal District of India in September 2000. Bishop Baker served on the Board of Directors of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World International Missions Department (IMD) in several positions from 2000 to 2013. He was the Vice Chairman of the IMD from 2010 to 2013. During the 98th Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Annual International Convention, which convened in his home town of Indianapolis, Indiana in August 2013, Bishop Baker was elevated to the Office of Bishop and assigned to the 44th Episcopal District of Zimbabwe. In 2019, He was reassigned as the Diocesan Bishop of the Virginia State Council, 28th Episcopal District of the PAW,INC. He is a man of vision and integrity, seeking to fulfill God’s purpose and destiny.
Bishop Baker is a preacher, a teacher, a man of God after God’s own heart, who loves the people of God. He is happily married to the lovely Evangelist G. Patricia Baker and from this union they have four children, ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren.