Bishop Walter B. Medlock

General Secretary

Chairman of the Board Of Trustees

Presiding Bishop of the 1st Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction


Bishop Walter B. Medlock is a native of Anderson, South Carolina, the youngest of four sons, born to Elder H.H Medlock and Mrs. Sarah Giles-Medlock.  He is married to Lady Eula Gill-Medlock. He has two children and six grandchildren. He is the Pastor and Founder of Abounding Grace Christian Ministries.

Bishop Medlock graduated from high school in Pendleton, South Carolina, at the top of his class. Upon graduation he was offered many academic scholarships but he chose to attend Wilberforce University. He continued his studies at Azusa Pacific College, American Baptist Seminary of the West, Western Bible Institute and Graduate School of Theology all in California.  He holds a BD, MDIV, DD, and Doctor of Ministry.


Bishop Medlock accepted Christ as his personal Savoir at the age of eight years old. He answered the call of God to the ministry and preached his initial sermon on Easter Sunday 1961. During the past four decades, Bishop Medlock has served as Evangelist, Presiding Elder and a member of the General Counsel of the Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas.

In 1994, Bishop Medlock along with the Late Bishop Nathaniel Simmons and five others were ordained as Bishops by Bishop Chandler D. Owens.  All six Bishops became the founding fathers of the Sounds of Praise Pentecostal Fellowship Ministries, INC. Worldwide where he served as the and Provincial Bishop of the 7th Province. Presently Bishop Medlock is the General Secretary, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Bishop of the 1st Jurisdiction of the Sounds of Praise.