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Remembering Our Pastor

Bishop Calvin L. McDaniel Sr.

Bishop Calvin L. McDaniel, Sr. was the Pastor of Emmanuel Temple of the Apostolic Faith, Inc., and is affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. (PAW, Inc.). He was installed as pastor in June of 1966. Bishop McDaniel was educated in elementary and high schools in Atlanta and also attended Morris Brown College as well as Atlanta Christian College in East Point, Georgia.


Bishop McDaniel served in the PAW, Inc. through the Georgia State Council. He has held the positions of Assistant General Secretary and Secretary for thirty-seven years. In 1993 he was elevated to Suffragan Bishop; and in 2014 the title was changed from Suffragan Bishop to Bishop. Bishop McDaniel currently presides over fourteen churches in Georgia.

Bishop McDaniel was married to the late First Lady Lucille Respress McDaniel and they had three children Sheila McDaniel Dunning (Larry), Calvin McDaniel Jr., (Kimberly) and Sherri McDaniel Green, eight grandchildren, Calvin Lee III, Larry III, (Tammy), Clayton Lewis, Brandon Bernard, Jarred Paul, Lindsey Chavone, Caden and Angie, three great grandchildren, Chrisette Lorielle, Laylah Corinne and Dior Geneses.


Our Assistant Pastor

District Elder Larry Dunning Jr.

Larry C. Dunning, Jr., an anointed leader, pastor, teacher, and evangelist, was born the first son born to Bishop L. C. and Mrs. Sallie L. Dunning, Sr. in Fort Benning, Georgia. After his father was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army, the family moved to Macon, Georgia. Young Larry attended Northeast High School and graduated from Fort Valley State University, Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. For formal ministry preparation, he attended the Christian College of Georgia (Athens, GA) and the Atlanta Christian College (Atlanta, GA).

He is married to Sheila Denise McDaniel Dunning and they are the parents of three, Larry III (Tammy), Jarred Paul Aristotle and Lindsey Chavonne. They are the proud grandparents of Chrisette Lorielle and Laylah Corinne. Their goal as parents is to raise and develop their children so that they will add value to the body of Christ, the community, and the world.

Pastor Dunning was consecrated as an Ordained Elder in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. (PAW) in June 1985.  He has held leadership positions i.e., the Administrator of the Georgia State Council of the PAW, Assistant Pastor of Emmanuel Temple (Atlanta, GA), Regional Director of the International Pentecostal Young People’s Union and President of the Georgia State Pentecostal Young People’s Union. 

Since December 1999, he has been the Pastor of the Pentecostal Temple of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Under his leadership, members have been added to Pentecostal Temple and the church purchased a Family Life Center to house community outreach services. In addition, the church has developed a 1/6-mile track via grants to promote wellness of the body, mind and spirit. 

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