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About The Pastor

Bishop Eddison Nelson, Sr. was born and raised in beautiful Trinidad & Tobago West Indies. He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior at the tender age of 8. Throughout his formative years, Bishop Nelson committed himself to learning and following in the way of the Master. His love for Jesus and enthusiasm to share Christ with his peers are what initiated his desire for ministry.

Bishop Nelson migrated to New York, USA in the spring of 1989 and later made Port Charlotte Florida his family’s hometown since May of 1995. Throughout Bishop Nelson’s young adult years the call of God upon his life was evident. In 1990 he became a member of the Church of God of East Flatbush, Brooklyn New York, under the leadership of Bishop Peter Gayle. Bishop Nelson launched his ministerial training in the year 2000 when he completed the Church of God Ministerial Internship Program. He became an Ordained Minister of the Church of God in 2002 and an Ordained Bishop in 2007. He is a 2006 graduate of Master’s International School of Divinity, with a Bachelor of Ministry Degree and is currently a student at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary pursuing a Masters Degree in Counseling. Bishop Nelson credits his start and stance in ministry to pastor, mentor and friend, Bishop Peter Gayle, under whose guidance he was privileged to train.

As a layman and young minister of the Church of God, Bishop Nelson served as Youth Director and Councilman of the Port Charlotte New Testament Church of God from 1999 - 2003, under the leadership of Bishop Fennis Huggins. While serving at the Port Charlotte Church, Bishop Nelson was selected in January of 2003 to serve as Pastor of the Ebenezer New Testament Church of God in St Petersburg Florida, by the appointment of Florida-Cocoa Region, State Administrative Bishop Thomas Chennault.

Throughout his years in ministry Bishop Nelson has served the Church of God Florida Cocoa Region in various capacities. He served as District Youth Director of the Fort Myers District from 2001-2003 under the leadership of District Overseer Bishop Ernest Page Jr. In June of 2010 Bishop Nelson was appointed by Interim State Administrative Bishop Doyle P. Scott and the State Council to serve in the office of State Youth & Discipleship Director for the Florida-Cocoa Region. He served in the position from 2010-2012 under the leadership of State Administrative Bishop Jonathan Ramsey Jr. In 2012 following his tenure in the Youth and Discipleship Department, Bishop Nelson was elected by the Ministers of the Florida Cocoa Region to serve on the State Council.  He ended his second term in 2016 as one of the twelve state councilmen under the leadership of State Administrative Bishop, Anthony Pelt. Bishop Nelson is also currently serving as Prayer and Read Initiative Director for the Florida Cocoa Region since 2012.

For over two decade Bishop Nelson has been a part of the Church of God-Cleveland TN, serving in the Florida-Cocoa Region. He continues to serve in the domination as Senior Pastor of the Ebenezer New Testament Church of God with locations in St Petersburg and Port Charlotte Florida.  

Bishop Nelson is married to his wife and ministry partner of 27 years, Rev. Sharon Nelson. Together they have been blessed with four children; Eddison Jr., Shayenne, Emmanuel, and Ezra.