The United House of Prayer For All People ®
of the Church on the Rock of the Apostolic Faith
The Honorable Bishop Dr. S. C. Madison, Successor
Our illustrious deceased leader, Bishop Dr. S.C. Madison, hails from Greenville, South Carolina, where under the direction of his mother, he joined the House of Prayer around the age of eight or nine. Having receiving the Holy Ghost at age 17, he further developed his steadfastness and sense of purpose and answered the call that the Founder Daddy Grace made for ministers, As a young man, he was sent by Daddy Grace to pastor. His first pastoral assignment was Hopewell, Virginia. He also pastured in other locations in the state of Virginia as well as in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
In 1968, he was sent by Daddy McCollough to pastor God's White House, The National Headquarters, in Washington, DC. He wore the many responsibilities that came with being a pastor of the National Headquarters, well. In addition, in 1986 during the Holy Convocation in Los Angeles, California, Daddy McCollough saw fit to appoint him to the very important position of Senior Minister of this organization.
The real importance of his position as Senior Minister became extremely apparent during the long days of Daddy McCollough's confinement due to illness. During that period, and the dark days which followed Daddy McCollough's passing on March 21, 1991, our Senior Minister was the mortar that held us together and kept this Kingdom from collapsing.
On May 24, 1991, by the hand of God and the vote of the people, Bishop Dr. S.C. Madison assumed the reigns of this Holy Kingdom, and in just five short years made vast accomplishments which have confounded his critics, astound even those of us who are his loyal and staunch supporters, and established a Whirlwind Pace for completing activities which is unprecedented.
Shortly after entering the office of Bishop, Precious Daddy Madison pledged to fulfill everything that was on Daddy McCollough's agenda. Not only did he do it in record breaking time, but he initiated and completed new projects. To date, under the Madison Dispensation, over 123 Houses of Prayer have received major renovation or have been newly constructed. Added to this number are numerous apartments, senior citizens' dwellings, parsonages, houses, and commercial properties. All of this "record breaking" construction bears the "Madison Signature and Style."
Another trademark which is uniquely "Madison" is the length in time in which we have come to complete our services and other special activities. Daddy Madison was an effective motivator of using time wisely and has caused us all to try to eliminate the waste of time in our activities. This conservation of time is an element which has cost a vast majority of House of Prayer attendees to come early and stay for the duration of each activity armed with the knowledge that we have an "on time Daddy."
In October 1992, God revealed unto Precious Daddy Madison to open the Special Whirlwind Revival for the benefit of his people. A whirlwind is a fast moving windstorm, which appears quickly. Daddy Madison constantly engenders us to seek after the fruits of the spirit, while walking "With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love." Through the Spiritual Whirlwind Revival, many have been healed, obtained salvation, and received other spiritual gifts --quickly! "And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me."(Revelation Chapter 22, Verse 12).
As our Savior and King, Precious Daddy Madison established a record setting pace of activities of bringing to fruition the tasks that he has undertaken the renovation or construction of edifices; saving of souls; and preaching and teaching that has rightly earned him the title of the "PACESETTER."
The Honorable Bishop C. M. Bailey, Leader