How Did Juanita Bynum Become a Minister?


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Juanita Bynum started preaching after she finished high school, but it is unclear when or how she was ordained or from where she earned her doctorate. Born in Chicago, Bynum attended the Saints' Academy Church of God in Christ High School boarding school in Lexington, Mississippi.

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Bynum began preaching at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, where she attended, and at local area churches. Bishop T.D. Jakes invited her to attend his singles’ conference in 1996 where she became a speaker two years later. She soon began making regular appearances on Trinity Broadcasting Network. In 2015, Bishop Neil C. Ellis, presiding bishop of Global United Fellowship announced he was elevating Bynum to the position of Bishop in early 2016.

Bynum includes among her titles Doctor, Ambassador and Prophetess. She claims to have earned a doctorate in theology from Living Truth Bible College in Jacksonville, Florida. However, the home page for the school states that it is a non-credited, two-year Bible college. Her website is currently inactive.

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