Bishop’s Page

Bishop’s Page

Bishop’s Page

Rev. Preston K. Mathena was elected superintendent of the Appalachian Conference at the 100th Annual Conference session in June 2010. Prior to his election he served as the Conference Missions/Evangelism Director for nine years. Before his Conference duties, Mathena pastored the Voice of Praise Worship Center for 17 years, from which Destiny Outreach Center was planted.

Mathena holds a master’s degree in church planting & revitalization from Southwestern Christian University,
where he received the 2000 Southwestern Graduate School Distinguished Leadership award. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Studies from Emmanuel College. He and his wife, Kathy, have been in ministry together for the past 32 years.