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Legislation #: 180940 Introduction Date: 12/6/2018
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS REED, BARNES JR., MCMANUS, CANADY, SHIELDS, TAYLOR, WAGNER, LUCAS, HALL, JAMES, JR., FOWLER AND JUSTUS
Title: Honoring Bishop Mark C. Tolbert on Becoming the 1st Assistant Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.

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12/4/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/6/2018 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 180940

 

Honoring Bishop Mark C. Tolbert on Becoming the 1st Assistant Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.

 

WHEREAS, Bishop Mark C. Tolbert, teacher, preacher, and entrepreneur was born the 5th child to Lee A. and Lorene Tolbert and his entrepreneurial spirit shined through in the midst of an era of poverty and despair, starting a lawn care service at the age of 9 employing 3 with his initial goal being to purchase tennis shoes he desired but his entrepreneurial thrust opened up his understanding of commerce and how to benefit from living in a capitalistic society; and

 

WHEREAS, Bishop Tolbert is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, graduate of Central High School, attended Penn Valley Community College and received his Doctorate of Divinity from Western Baptist Bible College and in 1989, Bishop Tolbert became Senior Pastor of Victorious Life Church; and

 

WHEREAS, Bishop Tolbert is the former President of the Concerned Clergy Coalition of Greater Kansas City, President of Sparrow Community Development Corporation, former Board Member of the Friends of Sacred Structures, former President of Lee A. Tolbert Charter School Board, former Diocesan Bishop of the Canadian District Council and currently Diocesan Bishop of the Heart of America Council of Churches of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World; and

 

WHEREAS, the church campus sits on approximately 10 acres and recently built a 40,000 square foot educational and development center where the Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy Charter School leases with the second phase of the Lee A. Tolbert Community Center being completed and providing space for youth ministry as well as the recreational facility for the school and community; and

 

WHEREAS, Bishop Tolbert married Emelda Tolbert in 1978. There were two children born into this marriage, Mark, Jr. (Gone Home to Glory) and Britton Elliot; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2017, Bishop Tolbert was appointed to the KCMO Police Commission Board by the Governor of Missouri and in 2018, Bishop Tolbert was nominated and elected to be the 1st Assistant Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World with leadership of Bishop Tolbert preparing leaders to lead courageously and vivaciously into the future; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Bishop Mark C. Tolbert on becoming the 1st Assistant Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Bishop Mark C. Tolbert in token of the high esteem with which he is held by the Mayor and Council for his many contributions to the community.

 

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