Presiding Bishop, Clarence E. Stewart, Jr.
Bishop Clarence E. Stewart, Jr. was born in 1955 and reared on the west side of Montgomery, Alabama. Bishop Stewart is the son of Clarence E. Stewart, Sr. and Annie Ruth Gilmore and (The Late Councilman Mark Gilmore). Bishop Stewart confessed Christ as his Lord and Personal Savior at an early age and was baptized at the Lily Missionary Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama under the leadership of Pastor Thomas E. Jordan, Sr. Even in his youth, he took his faith seriously by accepting and being obedient to the call on his life by God, being very active in the youth choir and participating in Sunday School. His commitment was further manifested by his participation in youth activities outside of his church at the district and state levels. At the age of 21, Bishop received the call of God to preach the Gospel, he chose faith instead of the world.
Bishop Stewart’s educational background includes attending Brows Private School, Daisy Lawrence Elementary School, Loveless Jr. High School, St. Jude High School, Trenholm State Technical College, and Alabama State University studying Business Administration. Bishop Stewart enlisted in the United States Army in 1973, after faithful service to our country, he received an Honorable Discharge. Bishop Stewart is world known for his dedicated involvement in the television and radio broadcasting industry. In his 25 years of Radio Ministry, Bishop Stewart is known as “The Doctor of Gospel Music”. His aims and goals are not standard, neither are they attainable, while in “self,” but through the guidance of the Holy Spirit he trusts “That all things are Possible to him who believes.” Bishop Stewart has pastored and preached God’s word at numerous churches from Alabama to California, he continues to aggressively seek God’s direction on everything he does and unite people to learn, love, fear and know God.
In 2002, God directed Bishop Stewart to organize Ambassadors for Christ Ministries in Montgomery, Alabama. God moved in a tremendous way during his season at Ambassadors for Christ Ministries spiritually, numerically, financially and morally. In February 2012 Bishop Stewart accepted the call to ‘Pastor’ Restoration Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama. In June 2012 Ambassadors for Christ Ministries and Restoration Baptist Church merged to become one congregation. Bishop Stewart has the awesome responsibility of transforming sinners into saint, the helpless into the helpful and unbelievers into Christians.
Bishop Clarence E. Stewart, Jr. is the father of four children; Jennifer, Joia, Shay and Clarence E. (Tre’) Stewart, III. He has 3 grandchildren who are the joy of his heart.