Our AWCI Pastor in Columbia, SC
Our AWCI pastor in Columbia, South Carolina, Bishop Vincent D.L. Collins and First Lady Christle L. Collins bring over 20 years of marriage, ministry, and military service to our congregation. Bishop Collins is known for his ability to communicate Biblical truth in a down to earth manner. His Christian leadership philosophy for his ministry is based on love, acceptance, and forgiveness.
Bishop Vincent D. Collins
Bishop Collins' tenure of service has included ministries in Germany, Korea, Maryland, and South Carolina where he currently serves as Senior Pastor of the AWCI of Columbia, South Carolina. As our AWCI pastor, he has served as a Children's Pastor, Youth Pastor, Evangelist, and District Overseer. Bishop Collins is an anointed preacher and is often sought after for revivals, conferences, camp meetings, and community ministry.
He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Organizational Management from Voorhees College and a Master's of Divinity in Pastoral Leadership from Columbia International University, in Columbia, South Carolina. He is currently enrolled and pursuing a Doctorate of Divinity with Erskine Theological Seminary. His experiences have helped him shape his Christian leadership to better the community he serves.
Bishop Collins serves on the State Council of the Church of God, South Carolina, and he serves as Director of the Southeast Regional Fellowship for South Carolina Churches of God. He also serves on the Pastor Advisory Committee for Ministry to the Military, International Church of God. Bishop Collins is a member of the Rotary Club in Columbia, South Carolina. Bishop Collins served 22 years in the United States Army retiring as a First Sergeant in May of 2002.
Christle L. Collins
First Lady Christle L. Collins has a dual master's degree from Webster University in Human Resources. She has served on the Women Ministries Board for the state of South Carolina Church of God. Christle also served 26 years in the United States Army retiring as a Sergeant Major in October of 2005. He and Christle have one daughter, Christy Collins, 28 years of age, who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina; she has completed one Master's Degree.