Bishop Tejado W. Hanchell is a 21st century “leadership liaison” whose passion is to help connect people and organizations to their purpose. He is a coach, consultant, and counselor and is a leading strategist on leadership and succession planning for churches, non-profit organizations and corporations.
Bishop Hanchell currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Mount Calvary Holy Church of Winston-Salem, NC (“The Church Committed to do MORE”) – the “Mother Church” of the Mount Calvary Holy Church of America, Inc., where he also serves as Bishop of Administration and General Secretary under the leadership of Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr.
Bishop Hanchell is a much sought-after preacher, teacher and lecturer whose presentations are filled with Truth, Wisdom, and Humor. His ministry has afforded him the opportunity to speak at churches and conferences throughout the United States and the Caribbean, including the country of his birth, The Bahamas, which is also is the base of his international ministry. He serves as the Vice-President of Great Commission Ministries, an international missions organization, founded by his parents, Bishop Walter and Elder Minalee Hanchell, to minister to the needs of the poor and disenfranchised.
Bishop Hanchell is also an educator. He has served as Assistant Dean of Calvary Bible Institute in Washington, DC, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Carolina Christian College, where he also taught courses in Leadership and Homiletics. Bishop Hanchell also currently serves as a full-time chaplain with the Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries where he ministers to incarcerated men, women, and children at the Forsyth County Jail and Forsyth Correctional Center in Winston-Salem, NC.
He is the author of two books: Power Prayers: A 30-Day Devotional of Transformational Prayer and #DearSingleSister: 101 Words of Wisdom for Single Women…from a Married Man.
Bishop Hanchell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Morgan State University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He also received a Master of Science degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland, and has earned a Ph. D in Organizational Leadership from Regent University where his research focus was leadership succession.
Bishop Hanchell serves in numerous other capacities in ministry and civic organizations, but his greatest joy and number one priority is being a loving husband to his beautiful wife, The Rev. Dr. Victoria F. Hanchell, and a devoted father to their two children, Zaria and Zion. Dr. Hanchell has the heart of a servant. His life’s motto is, “I don’t want my gift to take me anywhere that my character cannot keep me.”