Dr. William Morris is the founder of Covenant Bible College and Seminary. The ministry of Dr. William Morris has spanned 47 years since God called him as a teenager. Since that time he has served in various ministry roles. He has been a pioneer church planter, pastor, evangelist, music minister, youth pastor, missionary evangelist, radio minister, College Founder and Chancellor and has served on various ministerial boards and committees.
His ministry took him to Kenya, Estonia, Ukraine, Scotland, England and Finland as well as the USA.
He has been known for many years as a teacher of praise and worship and has shared this message around the world. Churches have exploded with the glory of God as praise is lifted high. God always ‘shows up’ in the meetings and confirms His Word with mighty signs and wonders.
Dr. Morris has an apostolic anointing and is on the ‘cutting edge’ of what God is doing in the world! From the early 70’s he has been preaching on getting back to the basics of the early church. God spoke to him, “If you want what they had, you must do what they did.” It was at that time that he received revelation on the 5-fold ministry, and has taught these messages around the world. Along with the 5-fold ministry teaching, his messages emphasize Jubilee, Repentance, Water Baptism, The Holy Spirit, Communion, The Fear of God, Praise and Worship, The Apostles Doctrine, Sign and Wonders, Proper Church Order, Prosperity and the End-Time Revival. Mighty revival breaks out as Dr. Morris shares these messages.
Dr. Morris has been credentialed with the Church of God, the Assemblies of God and is presently ordained with Rhema Ministerial Association International (RMAI), World Ministry Fellowship (WMF), Covenant Fellowship International (CFI) and The International Pentecostal Holiness Church, Inc (IPHC).
Dr. William Morris’s life and ministry involved International Evangelism, Founding and directing Covenant Bible College and Seminary (CBCS), a growing accredited Christian college, with satellite teaching campuses in several states and 5 foreign countries, at present. He also served as the Bishop and founder of Covenant Fellowship International (CFI), a minister’s and church fellowship.
Dr. Morris and his wife Deborah have been blessed with one son, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. They are all active in ministry. Their daughter Leah Luzecky sang with the Rhema Singers & Band for 10 years and for the last 12 years has been one of the worship leaders with Kenneth Copeland Ministries, KCM.
On March 1, 2019 it became necessary for Dr. Morris to pass the mantle of this great work to the next generation. He remains in prayer and continues to love the work of the Lord as he embraces the next season of his life with his family around him and the unwavering love of his beautiful wife Deborah. There is a permanent place at Covenant Bible College and Seminary for him and the influence of his work. We are all deep in his debt…
Dr. Jonathan L Vorce entered into the laborers of Dr. William Morris and his team beginning March 1, 2019 when he received the mantle of Chancellor at Covenant Bible College and Seminary from Dr. Morris. Dr. Jonathan Vorce has broad experience in ministry ranging from Evangelism, Missions, Music Ministry, Youth, Multicultural Ministries, Church Planting, Education, Media, Lead Pastoral Work, Community Boards and Community Involvement.
Dr. Jonathan L Vorce was born December 15th, 1967 in Mt Pleasant, Michigan USA. He is the son of a Pioneer Pastor, and preached his first message at the age of 8 years old. He received his call to the ministry in a revival preached by B.P. Carrol at an Assemblies of God Church in Neosho, MO where Rev. D.C. Branham was Pastor.
Throughout his teenage years, Dr. Vorce preached in churches, on street corners, in rest homes, and in prisons. He preached youth services, and youth revivals. He was the guest speaker in several youth camps, as well as many church revivals. In 1985, he began a successful, full time evangelistic and missionary endeavor which he continued for the next 7 1/2 years. Dr. Vorce has traveled throughout the US, Mexico, Canada, the Cree Nation and Jamaica preaching revivals, crusades, conventions, and camp meetings. He is a published author and the host of Working the Word (a weekly television program).
Since 1993, Dr. Vorce has served as Lead Pastor of 4 congregations. Since May 2010 Dr. Vorce and his family are currently serving as Lead Pastors of the Lakewood Family Church in Bayonet Point, FL where their main focus involves, but is not limited to, organization, administration, leadership training, teaching and preaching, counseling, mentoring, community interaction and being an example to those they are privileged to lead.
Dr. Vorce has also been actively involved in Civic Leadership in the local communities where he has served on various boards including Christian School Boards, Chambers of Commerce, Coalitions for Racial Reconciliation, Chaplaincy and various other positions of civic leadership. (both elected and appointed).
On January 27th, 1990, Jonathan married his beautiful wife Donna, and God blessed them with three children, twin daughters Susie & Nikki, a son Jeremiah, a daughter-in-love Marissa, a son-in-love, Luke and two grandchildren, Sophia Ann and Gracie Kaye! Dr. Vorce says that few ministries can achieve this level of success without having to fight battles. He encourages us with these statements, “Sometimes you just have to love God more than you hurt!” and “The Word Will Work if you Work the Word… SO WORK IT!”
Dr. David Sutton has accepted to call to serve as Provost for Covenant Bible College and Seminary.
Dr. Sutton has served as an ordained minister for 33 years, holds a PhD in Psychology and a Doctorate in Divinity. He has served both as a pastor and a teacher. Has taught and mentored those preparing for ministry throughout his career, trained addictions counselors for many years, and has been free from alcohol and drug addictions for over 38 years.
He is the former Director of Social Services at The Salvation Army’s “Center of Hope” in Sarasota, FL. During his multi-year tenure there God used him to minister to thousands of people and dramatically grow this ministry. Working with a staff of 45 and about 2500 volunteers, this 240 bed facility provided alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs, job programs and other vital services for persons and families experiencing addiction and homelessness. Throughout his leadership season the ministry served 700 to 800 meals daily. Lifting up the Name of Jesus, providing tangible help and offering genuine hope to the desperate, this ministry continues to reach the lost.
In 2009 Dr. Sutton and his team began an Alcohol and Drug Program in the Sarasota County Jail that continues to this day. This has provided rehabilitation services to both men and women who express a desire to change their lives while incarcerated. In 2012 a similar program was established in the Manatee County jail.
David served on the Board of Directors for the Sarasota Ministerial Association, The Board of Directors for the Sun-Coast Partnership to End Homelessness and the Board of Directors for Purpose House Inc. Through these efforts God has blessed him with a large connection in the community. He is the founding Chair of both the “Manatee County Homeless Coalition” and “The Mayor’s Feed the Hungry Program”. In addition he served as Director on the “Drug Free Communities” board for five years and was awarded the Keys to the City of Bradenton in 1995. Having developed many successful programs, David was awarded the “Visionary Award”, “for excellence in program development” in February of 2011.
He currently is the Dean of the Institute of Ministry at Christian Retreat in Bradenton, FL. This school trains ministers to reach their community and the nations with the Gospel.
He and his wife Lori have traveled to many countries as teaching missionaries and are actively involved ministry travel, both domestic and international.
Dr. Sutton has written two books “The Principle Approach”, on breaking the cycle of addictions and “The Optional Element” Developing a Successful Prayer Life, formulated from his own personal prayer life. David spends many hours everyday in prayer and has taught others how to expand their effectiveness of their own personal prayer and the prayer life of their church.
You will often hear him say, “I don’t have a ministry that I pray for, I have a prayer life and out of the overflow is my ministry.” Welcome Dr. Sutton.