Bishop Nathaniel W. Wells Jr.

Senior Pastor

Bishop Nathaniel Wyoming Wells, Jr. has been married to Mary Ann Houston-Wells for 53 years and is the father of 6 children, 13 grandchildren, and 5 great-grand children.

Bishop Wells serves as the Senior Pastor of the Holy Trinity Institutional Church of God in Christ located in the city of Muskegon, MI and has done so for 38 years. In conjunction to those duties, Bishop Wells has served as the Jurisdictional Prelate of the Western Michigan Jurisdiction of the Churches of God in Christ (COGIC). He is responsible for overseeing the ecclesiastical duties of thirty six pastors and churches within his diocese.

Bishop Wells has been the Western Michigan Jurisdictional Prelate for 29 years, and a General Board Member for 14 years of his fourth term, which will be 16 years at its completion. In his role as a general board member, he oversees the day-to-day administration of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world. He has served 2 terms on the National Trustee Board and 2 terms on the National Judiciary Board of the Court of the COGIC (a nine member Appellate Supreme Court of the COGIC). Bishop Wells also served as the Chairman of the Credentials Committee of the General Assembly under the administration of Bishop Levi Willis and Bishop Frank Ellis a total of 12 years.

Bishop Wells currently serves on the Board of Directors at TCT Television Network and his ministry has been broadcast weekly on TCT Television for the past 14 years, reaching nationally and internationally every Sunday in 147 countries of the world. The Total Man Ministry broadcast appears weekly on Sundays at 5:00  p.m., Mondays at 11:00 p.m.  and Tuesdays at 5:00 a.m., all on EST, on

In 1991 he founded the Trinity Nonprofit Housing Corporation developing affordable housing totaling more than 24 million dollars, housing more than 2200 families! He travels nationally with his crusade team and orchestra, carrying the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Ministering to the sick, destitute, and broken humanity.

Bishop Wells has received  numerous Civic and Community Awards, some of which include:

  • Doctorate of Theology from Midwest Theological University – 2014
  • Dr. Donald B. Adkins Lifetime Achievement Award for Religion – 2012, city of Benton Harbor, MI
  • Most Influential Person of the Year in Muskegon, MI – 2003
  • Liberty Bell Award – 2000, Muskegon Bar Association
  • Muskegon County Economic Development Award – 2000
  • Jeanne Peterson Award in Affordable Housing – 1999
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Award – 1996
  • Quality of Life Award – 1996
  • NAACP Man of the Year – 1975