Bishop Paden is native to Atlanta, where he was educated and then went on
to graduate from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction. Bishop Paden was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree from Canon Bible College and Seminary in a May 2006 Commencement service in Bronx, New York. Bishop Paden’s ecclesiastical service began in October 1984 when he acknowledged his call to the ministry. After serving faithfully at Tabernacle of Faith Church of God In Christ, Inc., under the leadership of his father, the late Bishop Willis Paden, he founded what is now known as Holy Fellowship Church Of God In Christ. Inc., located in Snellville, Georgia. In 2001, he succeeded his late father as pastor of Tabernacle of Faith COGIC. In January of 2019 Tabernacle of Faith relocated to its current location in Riverdale. Through Bishop Paden’s anointed teaching and preaching, countless souls have been saved, strengthened, and healed.
Bishop's Padens family is serving in ministry which extends to the community where the ministry fulfills the scriptural mandate of Matthew 25:35-36, which calls for God’s people to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and visit the sick and incarcerated. Bishop Paden has been married for over 42 years to a virtuous woman of wisdom in Missionary Peggy Paden, and he is the father of two married daughters– Monica (Shane) Porter and Erica (Ivory) Covington, and one married son– Michael Jr. (Danielle). He is also the proud grandfather of three grandsons– Ivory Jr., Christopher, and Isaiah, and three granddaughters– Shania, Madysen, and Evelyn. Bishop Paden’s love for God and His people is conspicuously displayed in his ministry and everyday life, and it may certainly be declared that he is a God-appointed remnant in these perilous times appointed to be a vessel for the Master’s use.
First Lady Peggy E. Paden, a powerful woman of God, is the sunshine of the ministry. She teaches the women of the ministry how to truly be the women that God has called for. Her character speaks wonders of the God she serves. She is a wife to Bishop Paden; mother to Monica (Shane), Erica (Ivory), and Michael Jr. (Danielle); grandmother to Shania, Christopher, Madysen, Ivory Jr., Isaiah, and Evelyn. She serves as First Lady at Holy Fellowship, Tabernacle of Faith, and Georgia Metro Jurisdiction. She has spent years raising her children and teaching the women of the ministries. She upholds the character of a virtuous woman and exemplifies all that God would have a woman to be. First Lady Paden is indeed a model woman of God.
First Lady Peggy Paden, in December of 2004 she was diagnosed with Stage Three Cancer. While believing God for the total victory she continued to faithfully uphold the Character of Godliness. Then God did it suddenly! First Lady Paden went from "Stage Three to Cancer Free", and not once did she doubt God in the midst of this test. God has allowed Lady Paden to be a model of true faith over the years. Listening to her speak will build your faith and confidence in what God is able to do. She exemplifies the true character of a woman of God.