CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS APOSTOLIC
Bishop William Faison - Presiding Bishop
Overseer Harris H. Howell
Overseer Harris Howell is the Senior Pastor and Organizer of the Apostolic Worship Center, situated at 540 East Washington Avenue, in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  He is also the Overseer of the Mount Zion Refuge Temple in Myersville, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, Assistant Overseer of the New York District Council and Director of the Refuge Temple Ministries Conference in Jamaica.
 
Apart from being a successful entrepreneur in the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Overseer Howell dedicated himself fulltime to the Ministry.  His desire to serve the body of Christ is overwhelming as he travels consecutively to the Island of Jamaica where he labors on the mission field. 
 
Under the Inspiration of the Holy Ghost Elder Howell founded and established the Apostolic Refuge Temple, in March of 1993.  Following divine directions from the Lord, the church was renamed “The Apostolic Worship Center”.  His desire for Kingdom building drove him to the Airwaves of WDJZ 1530 am, Bridgeport, Connecticut where he hosts the program “Seasons of Worship.”  The Broadcast is aired on Wednesdays between the hours of 3pm -4pm.
 
Overseer Howell is a Visionary, a dynamic Preacher, a Teacher and a radical worshipper.   He is married to Evangelist Cheryl Howell and from this union produced 5 beautiful children: Jenille, Samantha, Kristen, Mathew and Luke.
 
GOVERNING BOARD
Board Member
Overseer Harris H. Howell - Board Member
Overseer Nazer Yarborough - Board Member
Overseer Harris H. Howell - Board Member
Bishop Harry R. Wilson - Board Member
Bishop Derrick Smith - Assistant Chairman of the Board
Bishop William S. Barnes - Chairman of the Board
OVERSEER
Nazer Yarborough

OVERSEER
Harris H. Howell

BISHOP
Harry R. Wilson

BISHOP
Derrick Smith
(Asst. Chariman of the Board)
BISHOP
William S. Barnes
(Chariman of the Board)
Pastor Deborah Dean - General Secretary
Pastor Josephine Diggs - Treasurer
PASTOR
Deborah Dean
(General Secretary)
PASTOR
Josephine Diggs
(Treasurer)
Bishop R.A. Carr
Bishop W. S. Barnes
BISHOP
R.A. Carr
Founder
1945-1978
BISHOP
W.S. Barnes
Successor
1978-1987
OVERSEER
Guss Carr
BISHOP
Lionel Guthrie
(Canada)