MEET OUR PASTOR
Bishop Dr. Robert Locklear
Dr. Robert L. Locklear, Jr. was born in the city of Raleigh, NC. He began his spiritual relationship and was born again in 1977. He received the baptism Holy Gift on January 21, 1978. In 1983 God called Dr. Locklear to the preaching and teaching ministry, while still a high school student.
He holds an Associate’s Degree in Data Processing from Rutledge Business College, a Bachelor and a Masters of Theology from Beacon University/CLST, and a Master of Divinity from Apex school of Theology. In January 2020, He successfully defended his Dissertation and earned his Doctorate of Ministry. His project was entitled “A Model of Pastoral Care for African American Pastors in Wake County, North Carolina with Depression” which was in partial fulfilment of the Leading for Congregational Change Cohort.
In May of 1998 he founded the New Birth Apostolic Church in Raleigh, NC. In November of 2010 Dr. Locklear was consecrated to the office of Bishop, becoming a “Prince in the Kingdom of God” and a “Protector of the Faith” by the laying on of hands of the presbyters of VFOC and the College of Bishops. In the same year he also became the Presiding Prelate of Repairing the Breach Ministries, Inc.
Dr. Locklear has traveled ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ both national and internationally around the US, Canada, and Nassau through tent revivals, seminars, workshops, television and radio and personally covering churches in Nassau and NC.
Dr. Locklear has been married to Lady Carolyn Locklear since 1987. They are blessed with three beautiful daughters Ashley, Tiffany, Tacari, and two grandchildren, Nakhyla and Maximus Liam.
One of Dr. Locklear’s favorite sayings is
“There is a message for this Mess-Age, and a word for this End-time generation, you must be born again"