Bishop Kenneth H. Moales, Sr., author of Strategies for Spiritual Warfare: A Collection of Sermons was a native of Bridgeport, Connecticut and the founding pastor of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit formerly the Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love, Incorporated, Bridgeport, Connecticut for 42 years. He was an alumnus of the Nyack Alliance College, as well as, the University of Bridgeport. In 2004 he received the “Honoris Causa” Doctor of Divinity Degree (D.D.) from The Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops Congress of Cleveland, Ohio in Rome 2004. In the same year, Saint Thomas Christian College of Jacksonville, Florida, conferred the same honor. Bishop Moales was a servant of God. He believed the redemptive Word of God will bring forth deliverance and healing to the oppressed.
In 1995 he was consecrated and installed as Presiding Prelate of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ. His episcopacy serves the states of Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Bishop serves on the Executive Board of the Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops.
In 1993 he succeeded the Father of Gospel Music, Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey, as President of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, Inc., which will celebrate 77 Years of Gospel Music Ministry in Orlando, FL August 2010. Bishop Moales served as a Historical Consultant for the 100th Birthday Celebration of Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey for the Lincoln Center Festival of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at Avery Fisher Hall. He has been a lecturer at the American Museum of Natural History in celebrating “The Life and Legacy of Thomas A. Dorsey”, a member of the Advisory Board for Gospel Today Magazine, a member New York Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., Executive Board Member of Hampton University Ministers Conference and a member of the Board of Directors for The Gospel Complex for Education and Preservation.
In his local community, Bishop Moales was the Founder/CEO of Kingdom’s Little Ones Christian Daycare and Love Christian Academy. He served two terms 1999 – 2002 as President of the Inter-denominational Ministerial Alliance of Greater Bridgeport and Vicinity, Inc. He was a member of the Bridgeport Clergy Association; Ralphola Taylor Community Center – YMCA of Bridgeport Board Member, Regional Advisory Council member for Housatonic Community College and a support to the Mayor’s cabinet. Bishop Moales received numerous citations and awards.
Bishop Moales has served as a guest for T.B.N. – Trinity Broadcasting Network and in was inducted into the prestigious International Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum, for his many years of committed work to God through Gospel Music.
The Kingdom of God stood in silence on September 20, 2010 the eve of his 65th birthday, Bishop Moales went home to be with the Lord. He was the honorable husband to Lady Peggy Ann Moales for 43 years. The proud father of three children, grandfather of twelve grandchildren and one great-grand child.