Celebrating with the New Vision Baptist Church Family of East Orange, NJ
“I am excited for this new chapter to share in the legacy of Bishop André L. Jackson to preach,
teach, and live out this gospel of Jesus Christ. To the New Vision Baptist Church Family
I look forward to the blessed gift of leading you by example by love, by vision and by the
power of the Holy Spirit. “ ~ Bishop Victor D. Agee
On March 17, 2019, New Vision Baptist Church at the Cathedral will be celebrating the First Pastoral Anniversary of Bishop Victor D. Agee.
Before his passing, our Founder, His Grace Bishop André L. Jackson, bequeathed that his covenant brother, His Grace Bishop Victor D. Agee, continue his legacy and become the next Pastor of the New Vision Baptist Church of East Orange, New Jersey. After Bishop Jackson’s passing and a period as Interim Pastor, on March 18, 2018, Bishop Agee was elevated to the office of Senior Pastor of New Vision Baptist Church.
Bishop Agee is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He was educated in the Maywood, Illinois Public School System. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Biblical Studies, and Trinity International University with a B.A. Degree in Intercommunications. Bishop Agee accepted his call to the gospel ministry at the age of 21, and was ordained on July 17, 1985 by order of the Greater Exodus Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, Illinois, under the pastorate of Rev. John Whitehead, Sr. On April 11th of 1993, Bishop Agee organized Praise Temple Church Baptist of Chicago, Illinois. The church was renamed Praise Temple of Restoration in 2003
In July 1994, Bishop Agee aligned his ministry with the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, International under the direction of Bishop Larry D. Trotter. During his tenure with the FGBCF, Bishop Agee served as State Director of Ministerial Alliance; District Overseer of Illinois Western District; 1st Assistant to Bishop of Illinois Simon Gordon; 1st Assistant to the Bishop of District Overseers, and Council Member for Field Operations. In July of 2006, Bishop Agee was appointed and officially installed as the State Overseer of Illinois. In June of 2008, he was duly consecrated to the sacred office of “Bishop” in our Lord’s Church by the hand of Presiding Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr., Bishop Agee served as State Bishop of Illinois for 10 years and received holy orders to also cover the State of Wisconsin additionally for 3 years.
Additionally, under the tutelage of Bishop Andy Lewter, he studied in the School of Episcopacy with an intensive program consisting of course-work in partnership with Howard University, Beulah Heights University, and Regent University. Bishop Agee’s concentration is Liturgical Emphasis of the Church. The ministry of Bishop Agee is not restricted to the United States, but his influence and work assigned to his hand are global by way of preaching, teaching, humanitarian service in Jamaica, Bahamas, Ghana West Africa, Liberia West African, Kenya East Africa, Istanbul Turkey, and Israel.
Bishop Agee was an active participant in civic activities in the Chicagoland area and an advocate for the disenfranchised and outcasts. His passion and desire is to reach out to those individuals who are lost, broken, and living on the peripheral edge of society, with the love of God, and the message of Jesus Christ – the Good News of the Gospel.
Devetta WalkerNew Vision Baptist ChurchLayperson of Communications9732199527naejuice@gmail.com
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