9. Dr. Glenn Plummer
Dr. Glenn Plummer was appointed as Bishop of Israel in April 2019 by the General Assembly of the Church of God in Christ at their headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. This historic decision of the COGIC Leadership placed Dr. Plummer as the first Bishop of Israel in the 112 year history of the church.
Dr. Glenn Plummer has been integral to the success and development of Christian Television in America. He created three national television networks (Christian Television Network, The NRB Network, and The Impact Television Network ). He also built five broadcast television stations between Detroit, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge Louisiana and hosted two acclaimed daily television shows, CTN LIVE, and One-on-One with Glenn Plummer. He is the only African American to have served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB).
Bishop Designate Plummer has been a national leader in the pro-Israel community for more than two decades, traveling to the Holy Land more than twenty times and hosting trips to Israel for hundreds of believers. In 2006 he founded FIBA, the Fellowship of Israel and Black America which has since extended its mission to include the Ethiopian Israeli community. The name in Israel is FIEBA (Fellowship of Israelis, Ethiopians, & Black Americans).
President Shimon Peres was widely respected not only as a brilliant statesman, but as one of the fathers of modern day Israel. He told me Israel needed a strong solid relationship with Black America. I am so sorry he’s not alive to see that manifested, but I’m determined to make that happen in our lifetime on a very high level.Dr. Glenn Plummer
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