About the Archbishop
Founding Pastor of Redemption Worship Centre, Toronto, Canada
Founder and President of Redemption Faith Ministries International Inc.; President, Redemption International College, Archbishop and Chief Prelate of International Council of Pentecostal Bishops Inc, Toronto, Canada
Executive Member, Council of International Charismatic Bishops, U.S.A
Archbishop Dr. C. Lloyd Battieste is an Ordained Minister of the Gospel for over 36 years. He is the founding Pastor of Redemption Worship Centre Church in Toronto, Canada, as well as Archbishop and President of Redemption Faith Ministries International Inc. that oversees Churches, Ministries, and Ministers in 20 countries around the globe.
He also serves as President of Redemption International College, is an Executive member of the Council of International Charismatic Bishops and Co-Chair and Chief Prelate of the International Council of Pentecostal Bishops Inc. Canada. Archbishop Dr. Battieste is a dynamic servant of God and preaches with faith and power - letting the anointing of the Holy Spirit flow freely in his services. He conducts seminars, workshops, lectures, and meetings at various international conferences and conventions. Archbishop Dr. Battieste has been a consecrated Bishop since 1983.
His quest for knowledge took him through both the secular and religious corridors of the Jamaica Commercial Institute, the Basil Miller Bible Institute, the Canada Christian College, the United Christian Bible Institute, the International Theological Seminary, and Vision International University where he obtained various diplomas, certificates, and degrees. Bishop Dr. Battieste is also a Certified Psychotherapist and Counsellor.
About the Association
REDEMPTION FAITH MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL INC. was founded by Archbishop Dr. C. Lloyd Battieste with the support of his wife and a few faithful believers holding prayer meetings and Bible studies in the living room of an apartment located at 1393 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, in the year 1983.
Through much prayer, supplication and the desire to reach out to others in the community, the Lord directed them to the Driftwood Community Centre where the first Worship Service was held on the Sunday evening of June 3, 1984; thus Redemption Worship Centre became a reality.
From this grew the dreams and aspiration of Christians seeking to make a difference. With Pastor C. L. Battieste leading the flock, the church grew both spiritually and numerically. As the membership grew, they were compelled to move to more accommodating premises on three different occasions.
Redemption Faith Ministries International Inc. has grown to become a multi-cultural, multi-national organization of Churches, Ministries and Ministers with ministries and/or partners in over twenty different countries across the globe.