Adrian Jerel Rivers was born in Valdosta, Georgia, on November 26, 1985. He is the son of Suzanne Rivers and Lewis Charles Miller; later adopted by Bishop Jewrell Rivers.
He preached his first sermon at the tender age of 7 at Faith Tabernacle Mission Church of God in Christ; where the Pastor is Elder Bartow Williams and Mother Lucile Williams. However, he did not continue in the ministry at that time. In spite of his decision to pursue his own way and stray away from God, the Lord continued to call his name. God continued to prove his sovereignty and obtained his attention by allowing a bullet to go thorough is shirt missing him by an inch. He received Jesus as his Savior at the age of sixteen. After giving his life to Christ he went to work instantaneously serving as the praise and worship leader at New Vision Christian Center, under the leadership of Pastor Jewrell Rivers. Two years later, he unrelenting pursued God. He and his family were led to Joyous Praise Word of Deliverance Ministry, under the leadership of Bishop Tyrone Lundy. In January 2006, the Lord laid it upon Bishop Lundy’s heart to appoint Pastor Adrian Rivers as Youth Pastor; he was ordained on June 18, 2006. On January 13, 2007, he was appointed as First Administrative Assistant to the Youth President of the South Carolina District for Celebration of Praise Ministries where the Chief Apostle is Dr. Q. S. Caldwell and later became Youth President of the South Carolina District.
He is currently serving as Bishop of Kingdom Builders Deliverance Center, formally Life Cycle Ministries, and under the covering of His Grace Bishop Leonard L. Gibbs of the Impact Fellowship of Churches. He is also under the tutelage of Bishop Noel Jones. Bishop Rivers is the founder of “The ARM Project.” Without a doubt, he is indomitable to be fully committed to The Lord.
With strength of character, willpower, and determination, Bishop Rivers preserves to engage in the Lord’s perfect will as he accepts the responsibility of the pastoral calling and traveling to share the Gospel to the world. He has been called by the Lord to Bridge the Gap.
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