Apostle Dr. Henry L. Hankins, Sr
Presiding Bishop and Senior Pastor
Apostle Henry L. Hankins, Sr., is the founding visionary and presiding prelate of Word of Truth Ministries International, Incorporated.
A former sergeant in the U.S. Army and a Vietnam veteran, Apostle Hankins has the conviction that one must be properly prepared for battle. Luke 14:28 says that no one goes to war without counting the cost. This conviction and remarkable discipline led Apostle Hankins to acquire a Bachelor of Theology degree from Mississippi Baptist Seminary, a Master of Theology from Citadel Baptist Seminary, post graduate work through Oral Roberts University, a Doctorate of Divinity from Kingsway Bible College and a Doctorate of Christian Missions from the Spirit of Truth Bible Institute.
Positioned in the midst of what many outsiders perceived to be a good situation, Apostle Hankins heard God’s call for more. Pregnant with vision but trapped by tradition, Apostle Hankins left his pastorate within a prominent denominational setting, and stepped out on faith to start Full Gospel Outreach Ministries which later became Word of Truth Ministries International, Inc. In August of 1983, Apostle Hankins, along with his partner in life and ministry, Pastor Willie Mae Hankins, held the first bible class in the garage of Pastor Kenneth and Pastor Herticene Benjamin.
In 1996, Apostle Hankins surrendered to his call and was confirmed as one of God’s end-time Apostles. By this anointing, a humble beginning has blossomed into the Apostolic, Prophetic, Deliverance, and Teaching Ministry with an international outreach by way of International Missions Outreach Network, an entity within the ministry that connects ministries to collectively carry out the great commission. In 2006, he was ordained as Presiding Bishop of the Word of Truth Ministries International
Apostle Hankins is a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His life’s work testifies to the fact that he is reaching the world with the Word of Truth.