Bishop O. L. Meadows

Jurisdictional Prelate

Alabama First


In 1991, Presiding Bishop L. H. Ford  appointed the Honorable Bishop O. L. Meadows as Jurisdictional Prelate of the

First Jurisdiction of Alabama.  Through the dynamic Leadership of Bishop Meadows, Alabama First has made

tremendous progress. Many local facilities have been improved in many areas of the State.  The Lord blessed Bishop

Meadows and the saints of Alabama First to purchase a new Jurisdictional Headquarters in the Brighton, Alabama area.

The headquarters, affectionately known as "Holy Hill," is located on eighteen acres in the metropolitan area containing

more than thirty houses.  The headquarters' area includes a sanctuary that seats approximately 4500, a fellowship hall with

a state of the art kitchen that comfortably seats 500, an office building (C.H. Mason System of Bible Colleges), the

Bishop's suite, six offices, and a large conference room.  The saints of Alabama First Jurisdiction are Godly proud of our

heritage and our endeavor is to continue to do kingdom work until kingdom comes.  Bishop Meadows is the pastor of

Emanuel Temple Church of God in Christ in Birmingham, Alabama.  He has served in this capacity for over 35 years. 

He is married to  Joe Ann Meadows.  They have two sons: Oscar, Jr. and Elder Jason Meadows.  They are the proud

grandparents of one grandson.