Dr. Emerson L. Brockington, Sr. was born to the late Bishop Edward and Hattie Brockington in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Dr. Emerson L. Brockington, Sr. felt the call of God on his life as early as 1964 and later accepted the call to ministry in 1966. On February 26, 1972, Emerson Brockington was united in Holy Matrimony with the lovely Leotha M. Riddick. God has blessed this union with one son, Emerson L. Brockington, Jr. In 1971, he was appointed Pastor of the Mt. Calvary Holy Church of Deliverance, Washington, DC. On June 6, 1987, Dr. Brockington was consecrated Presiding Prelate of the Holy Churches of Deliverance in Washington, DC, Virginia and North Carolina.
“Bishop,” as he is affectionately known, is retired from the District of Columbia Public Schools and was the President and owner of the Prudential News Company. Dr. Brockington has studied at the following institutions of higher education: Southeastern University, Federal City College and Howard University in the fields of Business Administration, Adult Education and Theology. Dr. Brockington has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Theology from International Seminary, Plymouth, Florida and holds a Doctorate of Divinity Degree.
On March 22, 2006, Dr. Brockington was consecrated to the Apostolic Succession by the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops Congress with Archbishop Jesse Delano Ellis as Chief Consecrator.
Dr. Brockington can be characterized as a builder, one who had a vision from God, met the challenge to build God a Temple and conquered the vision to life. God, as the Chief Builder, gave the far sight, wisdom and knowledge to complete the impossible dream, where souls are blessed and delivered through God’s anointing power. Mt. Calvary and the Holy Churches of Deliverance are blessed to have this anointed vessel as their leader. God is still pouring out blessings to this faithful servant.