Meet Our Bishop

Bishop J. D. Drinnon has faithfully served Miracle Ministries International Fellowship in various capacities since it’s inception in 1988. At the annual meeting of the board in August of 2000 the executive committee suspended the previous rules, and, in an overwhelm vote of confidence, voted to appoint Bishop Drinnon to serve as the Presiding Prelate of MMIF without tenure. After planting churches and serving local congregations in Ohio, Kentucky, West Tennessee and East Tennesssee, Bishop Drinnon firmly planted his roots in Loudon County, Tennessee in 1995. In December of 1997 Bishop Drinnon planted the Word of Faith Family Worship Center in a storefront building in Sweetwater, TN. In 1999 the church purchased the former Hawkin’s Funeral Home building on Mulberry St. In Loudon, which would service as the ministry headquarters for 15 years. In 2014 the Loudon location was destroyed by fire and later that year construction began on the Philadelphia Faith Chapel in the rural, historic town of Philadelphia, Tennessess located 9 miles south of Loudon. It is here, in Philadelphia, where Bishop Drinnon continues his life’s work of expanding the principles of Kingdom theology, practicing the ideas of Apostolic Socialism and Communalism, promoting the spirit of Equalitarianism, and teaching Inner Eutopianism. Bishop Drinnon, along with his unique “Rainbow Family” are setting a standard within the unchartered waters of acceptance and inclussion in an area known for exclussion and seperation. Bishop J.D. Drinnon holds a Doctorate of Divinty from East Coast Bible College and Doctorate of Theology from Kingsway Bible College. He is a former City Alderman and Mayor. He currently serves as the Adjutant Geneneral of the Southern Fellowship of Apostolic Bishops.