Bishop W. Todd Ervin Sr. was raised in Penuel Missionary Baptist Church where he accepted his call to the ministry in 1985. While at Penuel, Bishop Ervin was licensed and ordained. He served as the Youth Pastor at Penuel under the leadership of his Father, Bishop CA Ervin Sr. On September 1, 1991; Bishop Ervin launched what is known today as One Lord One Faith One Baptism Christian Church aka Church One. Since the inception of Church One, Bishop has been on the move. Bishop Ervin joined the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship in 1993 where he served as a District Overseer, General Overseer, State Overseer of Southern California, and on April 11, 2003, was consecrated State Bishop of Southern California under the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship by Bishop Paul S Morton. His formal religious training was obtained at West Angeles Bible College where he studied Christian Philosophy, Morris Cerullo School of Ministry and Total Word Concept where he studied the Greek Language, and he received his Masters Degree in Theology from Sacramento Theological Seminary and Bible College.
Bishop Ervin serves as Senior Pastor of the One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism Christian Church in the city of Long Beach, aka Church One. He is also Founder and Organizer of Pneuma Ministries and Vice President of One, One, One Theological Seminary. Bishop has a heart for pastors and is a spiritual father to many throughout the world. He is the founder of “Living and Leading as One Marriage Ministry” which is for married couples that serve in high profile positions in ministry, politics or other industries and or arenas.
Bishop Ervin is a dynamic and anointed preacher/teacher who ministers in the power and demonstration of the Holy Ghost.
His motto for One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism Church is we must be a “Heaven Bound Church with a Down to Earth Ministry” in order to reach people from all walks of life. Bishop Ervin strives to minister to the whole family helping them develop into strong and viable Christians able to live according to the purpose and plan of God. He believes, when we build strong families we build strong churches.
His God-given vision has left no stone unturned, it is a ministry comprised of several different ministries: P.J’s (Precious Jewels) Women’s Ministry, Men of Issachar (Men’s Fellowship), 2B1 (Couples Ministry), One Church One Child (Children’s Ministry), Young Ones (Youth Ministry), 1Up (Young Adult Ministry, and Koinonia Community Center and Gateway Opportunities Community Development Center, all are a small representation of what God is doing through him. He along with Co-Pastor Kimberly Ervin reach beyond the four walls with the following outreaches: My Girlfriends Closet & Home Boyz Locker Clothing Outreach, Motorcycle Ministry, Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Programs, Opportunity Transitional House, Laffn n Da Park and community partnerships with middles schools and high schools in the Long Beach area. These unique ministries provide physical, social, educational, spiritual and emotional stability that compels men, women, boys and girls to move towards their destiny in Christ Jesus.
Bishop Ervin has been anointed not only to preach the gospel to the poor; heal the broken hearted, preach deliverance to the captives, help the blind to recover sight, and set at liberty them that are bruised, he has been ordained to preach the acceptable year of our Lord. Bishop Ervin has served as the Western Regional Director of “One Thousand Churches Connected” under the direction of Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr., and the Rainbow Push Coalition.
Above all his accomplishments none are greater than his family, his wife Co-Pastor Kimberly Marie Ervin, and their four children: Khristian, Brea, William Todd. II, and Zion as well as their granddaughter Amani.