Kinston, North Carolina – United American Free Will Baptist Denomination, Inc. has announced the appointment of Bishop Dr. Ronald R. Mayo, Sr. as their new Presiding Bishop of the Eastern Middle Annual Conference.
Bishop Dr. Ronald R. Mayo, Sr. is a native of Harlem, New York. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies and a Master of Divinity degree from Norfolk Seminary & College in Virginia. He earned a Ph.D. in Divinity from the College of Metaphysical Theology in Minnesota. He also has Post Doctrinal Fellowship Degrees in Counseling, Psychology, and Theology.
Bishop Mayo is the President and Dean of the United American Free Will Baptist Bible College and Graduate School of Theology in Kinston, North Carolina.
He’s the recipient of Honorary Doctor of Humane Letter Degree from the International Circle of Faith College & Seminary, Washington DC, among others which includes:
- Recipient of a “Congressional Proclamation” from Congressman G. K. Butterfield of the First Congressional District of North Carolina.
- Recipient of the State of North Carolina’s “Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award” Presented by Governor Mike Easley.
- Recipient of the “Mayor’s Proclamation” and the “Mayor’s Citizen’s Medal,” City of Kinston, North Carolina.
- Recipient of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People “Community Achievement Award” and the “District 15 Directors Award.”
Bishop Dr. Ronald R. Mayo, Sr. is the author of two books: the Christian Relationship Book entitled “A Husband’s Guide To Staying Married”, and “Healing From Church Hurt”.
He’s a retired combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps after serving for twenty-two years.
He was honorably discharged at the rank of Master Sergeant. (E-8)
He is a also a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veteran (DAV), and a Lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Bishop Mayo is married to his wife of thirty-four years, the former Ms. Connie G. White, daughter of Mr. Leslie and Pastor Shirley White of New Bern, North Carolina. They are blessed with seven children and eleven grandchildren.
Bishop Mayo has been given the vision of a ministry that would be an example for the entire world to follow and see what the “Love of Christ” really means and the impact that God’s influence would have on their life’s circumstances. His goal is to live so God can use him to lead God’s people towards a Holy and Spiritual way of life.