Bishop Norman J. Hairston II, Senior Pastor


Zion Progressive Cathedral International, Inc.

Bishop Norman J. Hairston, II is the son of The Late Dr. Norman L. Hairston, Sr. and Marilyn Ashe Hairston. Pastor Hairston learned early in life to seek God's consciousness by his father's lessons of Faith.

Pastor Hairston accepted his calling under the leadership of his mentor and cousin, the late Elder Richard L. Hairston, Sr. in Erie, Pennsylvania at The Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ.

Pastor Hairston was called to Pastor his first church, New Hope Baptist in Detroit, Texas in 1991. In 1994, his father asked him to come and assist him at the Zion Progressive Baptist Church. Better preparing him for ministry, God allowed Pastor Hairston to accept the call to Pastor the New Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in 1996. After serving diligently for eight years, God directed his father to ask him to continue the legacy. In January, 2003, he was confirmed and robed as the Senior Pastor of what is now known as Zion Progressive Cathedral International, Incorporated. In 2006 he was appointed Overseer for the State of Indiana in the United Covenant Churches of Christ and 2010 he became the CEO of City of Zion, Inc. In July of 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia he was consecrated a Bishop in the Lord's House.

Bishop Hairston has served as CEO and Spiritual Advisor for many music ministries in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Indiana. He has been the featured guest on Rev. Pharis Evans Jr.'s CD entitled "Ready, Willing and Able", Dr. Booker J. Person's CD entitled, "I Trust in God", also James Lewis and the Unik Voices of Faith of Houston, Texas CD entitled "Just For Me" and most recently Bishop Larry D. Trotter's CD entitled "How Far Back Can You Go."

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree. Bishop Hairston is a member of the United Covenant Churches of Christ where he serves as the National Secretary of Finance and Suffragan Bishop for the State of Indiana. Bishop is committed to his community and serves on various boards and community organizations. He has served on the Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson Stop the Violence Board, Calumet Township Workforce Advisory Council, Establishmentarian of City of Zion, Inc., President of the Interfaith Clergy Council of Northwest Indiana, member of One Church One School, Advisory Council Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Second Chance Foundation, City of Gary Police Department and Lake County Sheriff Police Chaplaincy and many others.

Through his leadership, God has made Zion Progressive Cathedral International a beacon light shining in the community and a church setting the standard for changing a generation! Bishop Hairston is a sought after evangelist, preacher, teacher, prophet, administrator and counselor. He is proud to serve this present age, excited about the future and "Changing Lives One Life at A Time."

Bishop Hairston is the father of five children, NaQuita Jenae, Bufus Lynn, Faith Antoinette, Norman Joel III, and Iraca Kelli.

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