At the recent General Assembly in Orlando, Bishop Bruce Rabon, was re-appointed State Administrative Bishop of Kentucky. Prior to his arrival to the Bluegrass State he served as the Administrative Bishop for the Church of God in New Jersey and Alaska.
He is the son of William & Alma Rabon. He was born in Latta, South Carolina, and raised in Myrtle Beach. Bishop Rabon married his high school sweetheart, Wanda Hardin Rabon, from Fairmont, North Carolina. They have two grown sons, Eric & Travis. Bishop Rabon is a graduate of Fairmont High School in North Carolina. He attended East Coast Bible College and the Pentecostal Theological Seminary.
They served as Senior pastor of the East Flat Rock Church of God in Hendersonville, North Carolina, for four years and Highest Praise Family Worship Center in Landis, North Carolina, for eighteen years. Under their leadership, the HPFWC grew from twenty-four members to one of the largest churches in the Church of God Movement. Within the local community, he served two terms as president of the South Rowan Bible Association, an inter-denominational ministry. This ministry provided a bible teacher to the public schools where thousands were taught Bible History on a daily basis.
Bishop Rabon has served on numerous International & State boards for the Church of God, including the Ministry to the Military Board, Chairman of the Multi-Cultural Board and the USA Missions Board. On the state level, he served on the Western North Carolina State Council, State Youth Board and as a District Bishop. He has traveled across the USA, Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia speaking at workshops, seminars, and camp meetings on such topics as church growth, marriage and the clergy, and reaching the community for Christ.