Bishop Larry D. Palmer, Sr., born November 5, is a native of Princeton, West Virginia. After graduating from Princeton High School, he decided to further his education by entering Bluefield State College. He later transferred to Marshall University with hopes of fulfilling a football sports career. The tragic loss of the entire University football team in an airplane crash moved him to join the Air Force. Little did he know that this would be the path of his spiritual relationship. Bishop Palmer served his country 30 years and reached the highest enlisted rank. In his latter years of service, he held the position of Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 11th Wing, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington DC, where he oversaw the responsibility of 40,000 people.
Bishop Palmer accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in August 1982, served as a deacon for two years, and began preaching the Word of God in 1987. He has worked with multiple Air Force Chapel programs and local community programs where he has served as Interim Pastor, President of the Advisory Board, Lay Leader of Ministers, and various other positions on divers occaisions. He has also preached internationally.
He is a unique teacher, powerful preacher, and compassionate shepherd, who is full of the Holy Spirit. When you come to know him, you will never forget him for the Spirit of the Living God directs his path.
Bishop Palmer has earned the following degrees: Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies, Master of Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Human Resources, and two Associates of Applied Science, one in Propulsion Engineering and the other in Personnel Administration.
Bishop Palmer and First Lady Brenda Palmer (formerly Hurd), a true woman of God and gifted counselor, have two sons, David and Ryan (Angela), and nine grandchildren: Shon, Isaiah, William, Mehki, Miracle, Israel, Marvin, Chloe, and Isabella.