Bishop Otis Lockett, Sr. died on Friday, October 12, 2012.
He shared the gospel with a practical presentation and communicates with unmistakable clarity as he motivated and challenged people from every walk of life to strive for excellence in every area of their lives.
Through hard work and dedication to pursuing excellence in education, Bishop Lockett, a native of Cincinnati, OH received two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Psychology and Sociology, a Master’s Degree in Counseling Education, Honorary Doctorate Degree and most recently an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree.
Bishop Lockett, a true visionary, was the founder of Evangel Fellowship Word Ministries Inc., a multi-racial ministry where he served as the Senior Pastor. He was also the author of the book “Understanding Your Divine Calling”. A practical book designed to lead you into the divine revelation of discovering your distinct and unique calling in life.
Other vital ministries founded by him include: Positive Direction for Youth & Families, an outreach ministry designed to address the needs of at-risk youth and families; The Malachi House, a residential program geared toward helping men with alcohol and drug addictions; Wisdom Training Institute, a training center designed for professionals that are committed to advancing others by providing solutions for building stronger lives, families, and businesses. Additionally, Bishop Lockett provided Apostolic covering to the Greater Piedmont District churches, which involves over 29 covenant churches.
Bishop Lockett was the husband of the lovely Barbara Turner Lockett and they are the proud parents of three God-fearing children, Mrs. Faith Gardner, Elder Otis Lockett Jr., and Min. Joshua Lockett as well as the grandparents of James Michael Gardner and Joseph Carson Gardner.
The Church of God in Christ is praying for the Lockett family, Evangel Fellowship COGIC and the North Carolina Second Jurisdiction.