Bishop Anthony W. Sease
Bishop Anthony W. Sease was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1961, and educated in the York City School District. He was raised by his grandmother, the late Geneva W. Sease, a spirit-filled, praying woman of God. Pastor Sease is the husband of Lady Patricia A. Sease, to whom he has been married to for 43 years, to God be the glory. He is the proud father of two daughters, Tanoue and Geneva, and grandfather to four grandsons.
Pastor Sease was called to ministry at an early age. God blessed him with a musical gift to play the organ, which he did to the glory of God. He is a worship leader of the first order. The presence of God has been his priority, and he is known for ushering in the Lord’s presence. In 1998, he was ordained as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ by the Late Bishop O.T. Jones, Jr. of the Commonwealth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction COGIC. After ordination Pastor Sease continued as a servant leader under the leadership of his mentor, Pastor James W. Smith.
In the private sector, his prior career in the automotive industry spanned over 25 years. During this time Pastor Sease interfaced with all facets of the automotive business. In 1998, he joined Volvo Finance Corporation as an Asset Remarketing Specialist. This position allowed him to travel extensively across the country and interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds. His years of experience working in the private sector were fertile ground, and part of his preparation for serving God’s people. He used his business acumen to champion small businesses and start several small businesses in the York community, employing many of our youth and mentoring future entrepreneurs.
In 2005, Pastor Sease accepted the call from God to serve as Founder and Pastor of Abundant Life Ministries. God has worked many miracles through the obedience of Pastor Sease. Submitting to his leadership under the late Bishop Benjamin J. Ravenel, he was blessed with a building and souls hungry for the Lord. The ministry prospered and flourished under his leadership. Abundant Life Outreach Center continues to house Katallasso Family Health Center, the Manna Food Pantry, True North Transition Home office, and the Abundant Life Outreach afterschool program. The ministry owns the Former Brenda’s now Pat & Tony’s Fundraising, and a Positive Perspective Magazine. In 2009, as part of his vision to develop ministers, he founded and served as Overseer for Alms School of Ministry. He partnered with Rev. Dr. Quintin L. Robertson of The Urban Theological Seminary to issue twenty-six ministry leader certificates in January of 2011.
In 2012, alongside Pastor Rachel J. Baxter, Senior Pastor of Maranatha COGIC, Pastor Sease successfully merged Abundant Life Ministries with Maranatha Church of God in Christ, to become New Covenant Community Church. He currently serves as the Senior Pastor of New Covenant Community Church.
Pastor Sease has faithfully served the Lord, as well his community. His past and present service includes: Executive Director of the Abundant Life Outreach Inc., Co-Chair of the Ex-Offender’s Support Coalition of York, YMSCC, Advisory Committee for Drug Treatment Court of York County, Community Action Committee for the York City School District, YWCA Racial Justice Committee, Community Progress Board of Directors, Board Member Salem Square Community Association, and four terms as President of the York County Black Ministers Association.
Unity in the body of Christ is one of the edicts the Lord has given Pastor Sease. To that end, he has worked collaboratively with Pastors throughout York County. He has been a regular attendee of the Hamptons Ministers Conference for many years. In January of 2018, he met with a select group of Pastors in York County to form Dominion Fellowship, which is currently comprised of eight churches. In March of 2018, he attended The Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops as a Bishop Designate. On June 30, 2018, Midwest Seminary of Bible Theology conferred up Bishop Sease the honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity, for commitment and service in Community Outreach and Ministry to Those at Risk. With all rights, honors, and privileges thereunto appertaining. In May 2019, he attended ECS and LIFS, Catechism 2.0. He has been a regular attendee of the Hamptons Ministers Conference for many years.
On June 19, 2019, A Bulla of Episcopal Intent was issued by election from the Pastors of Dominion Fellowship After being vetted by the Episcopacy, Fellow Clergy, and the Community at Large, Pastor Sease was put forward for induction, to be consecrated to the Office of Bishop.
Bishop Sease continues to walk worthy of the vocation to which he is called as a faithful servant of the Most High God.
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