Bishop Lionel J. Traylor is the founder of The Epicenter Church, located in the heart of Jackson, MS. A ministry which serves hundreds of worshipers weekly. As mandated by God, Lionel J. Traylor’s objective has been to establish the kind of ministry that is dedicated to improving communities, the underprivileged, families, individuals, and the body of Christ worldwide. With over 18 years in ministry and almost 11 years of pastoring, Bishop Traylor is a well-known and respected spiritual leader, reformer, and trend-setter for change in both the religious and secular arena. With a burning passion for souls, he is committed to bringing God’s word to the masses at any and all cost! A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Bishop Lionel J. Traylor received the vision for The Epicenter Church in the year 2010. He held the church’s first worship service in a store-front mall with only twelve people in attendance. Over the years, the ministry has grown rapidly and within five years the congregation has moved from the store-front mall to owning its own facility seating 1,000 people. In less than only five years, the vision of Bishop Lionel J. Traylor continues to expand and is a model that a "greenhorn” ministry can be emulated anywhere in the world.
Bishop Traylor's educational accomplishments includes having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology at Cavalry Theological Seminary of Lake Charles, LA., and Certification in Faith-Based Counseling, from the American Academy of Crisis Counseling, Rockdale, TX. Bishop Traylor has preached the Gospel nationwide and have shared platforms with national and international speakers and leaders, appearing on both TBN and The Word Network respectively.
With almost two decades of ministry, marriage, and eight wonderful kids between them, The Traylors' are favored by God and have been positioned for greatness.
Ordained Licenses With: *Pentecostal Assemblies of The World (PAW) *Apostolic World Christian Fellowship (AWCF)