SFG Bishop Wilford T. Hairston, Sr.
Sfg. Bishop Wilford Hairston and Minister JoAnn in May 2021 will be married for 50 years and reside in the Seattle area. They are blessed to have four children and ten beautiful grandchildren.
After serving time in the military, Pastor Hairston enrolled in and graduated from the Washington State Apprenticeship training program, as a journeyman electrician for the IBEW. In 1975 he was hired by the City of Seattle as an Electrical Inspector, and over the next 27 years served in the following capacities: Supervising Inspector, Chief Inspector, and in 1990 was elevated to the office of Director of the Inspection
Services Division of Seattle’s Department of Construction and Land Use, the first Black Director to serve in that capacity.
Pastor Hairston founded Pentecostal Covenant Church in June of 1995 with his wife and family. The church began with two families. Since then, God has truly blessed their work. Prior to starting PCC, Pastor Hairston served as the assistant Pastor at the Grace Apostolic Temple in Seattle, under the leadership of Bishop Roland Hairston.
In 2004, Pastor Hairston was elevated to District Elder under the Honorable Bishop Curtis E. Montgomery, Diocesan of the 17th Episcopal District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Inc. He was later elevated to Sfg Bishop in 2015 under the Honorable Bishop Roland E. Hairston, and has faithfully served in the PNDC in various capacities and offices over the years.
Pastor and Minister Jo Ann are both trained facilitators and have always utilized the team ministry concept. They continue today with the same philosophy of ministry; their theme is “Empowered by God – to Empower Others”. They have a love for God and God’s people. Over their 25 years in the pastorate they have been blessed by God to minister and impact the lives of many souls; to God be the glory!
Minister Jo Ann Hairston
God has blessed her with a wonderful husband in Sfg Bishop Wilford T. Hairston, the pastor of Pentecostal Covenant Church in Seattle. They have been pastoring for the last 25 years. Previous to that, Elder Hairston was the Assistant Pastor at Grace Temple in Seattle for over 16 years. They are blessed to have four children
She loves her family, working with people, and good food! She has learned through her experiences that God can help her handle anything! One of her favorite sayings is: "It’s not what happens to me. Its how I handle it that determines my physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being."
Minister Jo Ann is a conference speaker on women and youth issues. She and her husband facilitate relationship and marriage seminars. She is a trained facilitator for the SHARE (Sexuality, Health, and Relationship Education) Program. She is a licensed Minister with the Pacific Northwest District Council (PNDC) of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW). She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselor and a graduate of Seattle University.
Minister Jo Ann has served as a Sunday School teacher, deaconess, choir member, 1st Vice-President of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Pacific Northwest District Council (PNDC), Vice Pres of the PNDC Minister’s Wives & Minister’s Widows Auxiliary, Altar Worker, Intercessor & Prayer Warrior, and ministers in the gifts of inner healing & exhortation in the Body of Christ.
Minister Jo Ann retired from the State of Washington Employment Security Department after over 20 years of service. For Minister Jo Ann, it’s all about: "Jesus, Souls, and Attitude!" She desires your prayers.
Minister Jo Ann Hairston has been walking with the Lord for over 50 years, and she has loved every minute of it! In the good times and in the difficult times her testimony is: "I’m sold out to the Lord."
Associate Pastor Terry L. Easter-Hairston
Associate Pastor, Terry L. Easter-Hairston has served in various forms of ministry all of his life while growing up in church.
He is dedicated to pouring into the lives of men, women, and children, to help them grow, and live up to their full potential in Christ.
Pastor Terry believes in preaching and teaching a relevant, transformative, word of God that will heal minds, change lives, and alter the DNA of future generations.
He believes the word of God is a firm foundation that imparts wisdom, life and truth.
Pastor Terry continues to push beyond the limits in ministry, with thought provoking messages, which challenge all people to break through, and overcome, spiritual barriers and strongholds.
While Pastor Terry’s church ministry continues to flourish, God has convicted his heart to expand his preaching ministry to the homeless shelters.
Keeping a sense of community, Pastor Terry is passionate about the Isaiah 58 Project, where God has commissioned him to meet the needs of the less fortunate by providing clothing, and other necessities.
God has anointed the heart and mind of Pastor Terry, and his ministry. His goal for the kingdom, is to “lead the world to Christ, to be reconciled by God” (2 Corinthians 5:19).