Bishop Faison began pastoring Bibleway in 1957. For 60 years he has proved faithful and has walked in the call that God placed on his life. He was called into the ministry in 1954 and diligently labored with his father-in-law, Elder Grady Franklin who had a mission in Norfolk, VA, until he was sent to pastor a small church in the Gilmerton section of Chesapeake, VA. He has faithfully labored at Bibleway and has planned and overseen 4 major building additions to the church. He was the Overseer of the Southern District Council of The Church of God in Christ Jesus, Apostolic, Inc. until he was ordained Bishop and became the District’s Diocese Bishop.
Bishop William J. Faison, Sr. is the Presiding Bishop Emeritus of The Church of God In Christ Jesus, Apostolic, Inc. which has its Headquarters mailing address at P.O. Box 29276 Baltimore, MD 21205.
Mother Mildred Faison, wife, confidant, and help-meet of Bishop Faison, has truly proven to be a pastor’s wife. She stood by his side since he began pastoring. Taught to be a hard worker in the church by her Apostolic parents, Mother Faison implemented many successful programs and activities at Bibleway. She felt that there is a job for everyone. She was the Sunday School superintendent of Bibleway for over 30 years and is responsible for its fine order today. She oversaw many of the activities at the church and was the Chairperson of The Women’s Council of The Church of God in Christ Jesus, Apostolic, Inc. Mother Faison passed away in October 2016.