Bishop Roderick L. Hennings…anointed & appointed!
Bishop Roderick L. Hennings ~ a prolific speaker, renowned teacher, a powerful preacher, an apologist, one used by the Holy Ghost to “change lives in an unchanging world”. He is a lecturer, a coach, and a leadership mentor.
Roderick L. Hennings founded Zion Dominion Global Ministries in 1993. His unique ability to communicate the Word of God without compromise attracts people from different socioeconomic backgrounds; races and nationalities; and has caused a continued growth in membership from 20 at inception to currently over 4,000.
Bishop Hennings successfully relocated Zion Dominion from a 30,700 square feet cathedral at 360 Genesee Street in Buffalo NY to a 14 acre campus at 895 North Forest Road in Amherst, NY in order to accommodate a global reach. As a result of his ministry and community efforts Genesee Street was renamed Roderick Hennings Way. A second location of the ministry was launched in Rochester, NY with a membership of over 400 and services held Saturday evening (Sunday on Saturday-SOS). In May of 2013 Zion Dominion acquired a permanent home for its Rochester location at 300 Phelps Rd, Rush, NY, boasting a beautiful 56 acre campus.
Bishop Hennings continues to serve the International and Jurisdictional COGIC church in several capacities. On November 8, 2015 at the COGIC 18th Holy Convocation, Roderick L. Hennings was elevated to Bishop. He was appointed COGIC Assistant White House Liaison in 2013 and Director of Church Growth & Development in January 2013. In 2014 Bishop Hennings was appointed an Administrative Assistant and District Superintendent to Bishop Glenwood H. Young Sr. Jurisdiction Prelate of New York Western Jurisdiction #2. Bishop Hennings has previously served as: Chairman of the Ordination Board of Jurisdiction #1, Administrative Assistant to Jurisdictional Prelate of New York Western Jurisdiction #1, International, COGIC Vice President of the Youth Department; International COGIC Executive Board Member of the Men’s Department; and New York Western Jurisdiction #1 Institute Instructor.
In addition to his faithfulness to ministry, Bishop Hennings has a strong commitment to the general community. He currently sits on the board of directors for the United Way. He has served as a Board member of Grace Manor Nursing Home; Chairman for Buffalo Affiliate of BLCA (Black Leadership Commission on Aides); a committee member of the Western New York Leadership Summit; he collaborated with Hopevale, Inc. to offer faith based services for abused women and children; applied and received grant monies to purchase new computers to increase computer literacy among people in low income areas. Under Bishop Hennings leadership, Zion Dominion has become the first known church in WNY to form a little league football team under Pop Warner National Football and Cheerleading organization.
Bishop Hennings is a keen advocate of technology. Along with church Facebook and Twitter accounts, services at Zion Dominion are now streamed live from www.ziondominion.org. Services can also be heard on WUFO AM 1080 Radio, Buffalo NY every Friday morning; and can be heard live every Sunday morning from 11am to 12:30pm on WDCX 99.5 FM radio. He has also been on The WORD Network as well as making guest appearances on TBN Church Praise ~ Los Angeles CA, and is a frequent guest of TCT Christian Television.
Roderick Hennings is the husband of one wife, First Lady Pamela D. Hennings and the father of his only two daughters: Ariane and Chloé Hennings.