Bishop Copeland was elevated to the Episcopacy in June of 1998 and he is the Founder and Overseer of the Kingdom Council of Interdependent Christian Churches and Ministries. This Council is an interdependent, interdenominational, international fellowship of churches and ministries dedicated to perfecting the church and impacting the communities they serve.
Dr. Copeland has served on various boards to include the FICWFM (Fellowship of Inner City Word of Faith Ministries) Board under the leadership of Dr. Frederick K.C. Price; and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Christian Haitian Outreach (headquarters in Port Au Prince, Haiti). The Bishop currently serves on the Board of the Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops under the leadership of The Most Reverend J. Delano Ellis, II, and on the Churches of Community and Social Action (CCSA) in San Antonio, Texas.
He and his wife, The Reverend Dr. Claudette A. Copeland, will have been married for 41 years. They were high school sweethearts. Together, they founded New Creation after serving seven years in the United States Air Force Chaplaincy. The Copeland’s were the first active duty African American couple in the United States Air Force Chaplaincy.
Inspired with vision for Kingdom ministry, Bishop Copeland continues to avail himself to the move of God, sharing vision and inspiration with churches and ministries in the Kingdom of God.
After more than 47 years in ministry, Bishop Copeland believes that God’s church should be a caring community equipping the saints to “take the Kingdom of God” by force!