he Biography of Bishop William Spain


Bishop Dr. William Sterling Spain is the Establishmentarian and Senior Pastor of The Glorious Church Inc., in the city of Raleigh, NC.  Bishop Spain is a spiritual motivator who is astute in the Word of God.  He leads by example and serves as a father to many recognized pastors and church leaders. Bishop Spain is the Founder and Presiding Prelate of the International Council of Pentecostal Ministries, Inc., which connects several Christian organizations nationwide. Bishop Spain is also the Founder of the International Alliance of Bishop which is also housed in the city of Raleigh. 


Bishop Spain began his ministry at the age of fifteen and throughout his ministerial career has performed the work of an Evangelist and established numerous churches and ministries throughout Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.


In 1985, he and his wife, the late Elder Deloris Spain, began The Glorious Church with its first services being held in Garner, North Carolina.  In 1989, the Lord directed him to relocate the church to the capital city of Raleigh, North Carolina. Since this time The Glorious Church has grown, evolved, and reproduced, serving as the headquarters church for the ICOPM.


Bishop Spain was consecrated to the office of Bishop on May 21, 1994.  He received his Doctorate of Ministry from Logos International College and Seminary in March 1998, and later served as the Director of Missions for Logos.  In March 2005, he received his Doctorate of Divinity from Christ United Theological School. Because of his God-inspired passion for missions and church growth, Bishop Spain conducts both locally and international church growth, leadership seminars, as well as mission outreach efforts locally and overseas.


In 2011 Bishop Spain was joined in holy matrimony to his beautiful bride, First Lady Regina H. Spain.  Lady Regina, a New Jersey native, has joined hands with him and taken on the burden and responsibility to help win souls for the Kingdom. Together, they have four children and 2 grandchildren


The influence of Bishop Spain’s ministry has reached the International level, touching Zimbabwe, South Africa, and the West Indies. Today, Bishop Spain is the spiritual father, mentor, and overseer to several local and International Ministries.