Superintendent Otis Lockett, Jr, widely known as “Pastor O,” is the eldest son of the late Bishop Otis Lockett, Sr. and First Lady Barbara T. Lockett. Currently, he serves as Senior Pastor of Evangel Fellowship Word Ministries and Founding Pastor of Zion Place Ministries and in Greensboro, North Carolina. Under the nurturing guidance of his father, Pastor Lockett, Jr. answered the call to ministry at age 16. Since then, he has diligently committed himself to pastoring and bridging the gap between both thriving congregations of young and old.
Based on his great ability to lead while also serving others in excellence, Pastor Lockett, Jr. was recently appointed as Chairman of the Auxiliaries in Ministry for the North Carolina 2nd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. In 2012, he was elevated to Superintendent of the Bishop Otis Lockett, Sr. Memorial District, where he oversees several progressive churches in both North and South Carolina. Previously, Pastor Lockett, Jr. faithfully served as the Jurisdictional Youth President, and in 2009, was appointed by the C.O.G.I.C. International Youth Department as the Campus Ministries Commission Coordinator.
A native of the North Carolina Triad area, Pastor Lockett, Jr. earned dual degrees in Psychology and African-American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During his undergraduate studies, he established an outreach for college students entitled Youth Taking Charge, which is still impacting the lives of students on and around neighboring campuses today. He has earned a Master’s degree in African-American Literature and English; and also completed his Master of Arts in Teaching in English Education.
Upon receiving the anointed mantle following his father’s transition from life to eternal life, Pastor Lockett, Jr. has been recognized as one of the premier, dynamic voices for this generation and the advancement of God’s kingdom. He consistently demonstrates his love for the Lord and Savior by exemplifying it in his daily walk.
His powerful, life-changing teachings of the Word of God bring conviction and challenges the 21st century. It is his desire to see God’s people fulfill their divine purpose towards pursuing Christ-likeness, practicing Christ’s love and promoting Christ’s legacy…while on the road to spiritual maturity.