Donnell D. Cunningham
Our Servant Leader
Donnell D. Cunningham a native Baltimorean is the second son of the late Theresa and Donnell Cunningham. It was at the age of six that he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and preached his first sermon before God’s people at the age of 9. For he was anointed from birth for such a time as this!
Receiving water baptism and being filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost., he was licensed and ordained an Elder by Overseer Bishop Manning from the Church of the Living God in 2000, under her tutelage he served as the Dean of the Trinity School of Enlightenment. After being cultivated and proven, he answered the call from God to Pastoral-ship, and with 6 members, on May 11, 2003 was the birthing of New Genesis Total Praise Center, Inc. “The church where Jesus is Lord and Reigns Forever”, a place where deliverance, healing, and wholeness is manifested.
His proficient work ethic in Ministry and integrity as a Pastor, prove that the spirit of elevation was on his life. In 2006, he was amongst the youngest designated to the office of Bishop and on March 24, 2007 he was elected and consecrated by the “Laying on of hands” to the office of Presiding Prelate, by Chief Consecrator the Late Bishop Robert Lee Bussey, Sr. and members of the College of Bishops.
Bishop Cunningham’s knowledge and execution of God’s Word is true as he holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology from the Family Bible College Institute & Seminary, a Doctoral Degree of Divinity from the Redeemed Bible Institute in Baltimore and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Ashford University, San Diego, California.
Bishop continues to serve effectively as the Senior Pastor of New Genesis Total Praise Center, Inc. and the Presiding Prelate/Establishmentarian of New Genesis World Alliance Ministries, International with covenant ministries and pastors in the Cayman Islands, Florida, Haiti and the headquarters in Maryland. With a ministry of deliverance, this prolific preacher and demon slayer releases the word of God to thousands through a unique style of preaching, where the results are freedom. His humbled spirit and countenance have opened doors for him to spread the good news near and far. His platforms of ministering the word of truth via television and radio has been deemed effective as souls has been saved and lead to Christ through his ministry.
As a servant the Lord has afforded him the opportunity to operate in many facades in ministry as a visionary, leadership developer, church planter, revivalist, organizer, and facilitator. As a servant in the Kingdom of God whose work is never done, he uses the method of evangelism and outreach to draw and win souls to Christ. He encourages his sons and daughters in Christ to lead by example and to be true to their calling, never walking in defeat but in victory. God has now opened another window for him as published author with his book entitled: Am I Ready Now? 7 Principles to identifying that you are ready to walk into the fulfillment of your life.
Bishop Cunningham is a family man, who values and honors relationships. As the father of Anthony and Shantrelle his proudest moments is that they work alongside him in Ministry.