|" We're Blessed to be a Blessing"
|It is God's will to bless us. But, an important condition to the blessing promised to Abraham was that he would not only be
blessed, but that he also would be a blessing till all families of the earth be blessed.
Bishop Carol P. Lloyd
Bishop Carol Phyllis (Hewitt) Lloyd was born April 10, 1941, in Bridgeport, CT, to Mr. Phillip
Hewitt (West) and the late Evang. Viola Hewitt (Washington). She is the third of seven
children. She is the wife of the late William Lloyd Jr., and from that union was born two
daughters Mrs. Loretta Denise Ebron and Mrs. Rolanda Venise Murphy. She raised her
nephew Ja’maine P. Hewitt, whom she raised as her son, one son in-law, one daughter in- law,
and nine grandchildren. She worked for Interstate Industrial Uniform for 12 years, and left as
a supervisor, and 14 years retired as an Auditor from Warnaco, after her car accident in June
She was brought up in the church, as a young person by her Grandparent's the late Deacon
John and Sister Golden Dozier. She was baptized at the early age of 8 years old in Jesus name.
She started her new life in Christ Jesus at the age of 28 she received the Holy Ghost in 1969.
She acknowledged her calling to preach in 1979. . Bishop Lloyd loves working for the Lord.
She has put full time, into the ministry working close with the former Pastor the late Elder
Wesley Jenkins after her accident 1986. She became the acting pastor under the leadership of
Bishop Eugene Redd until she was installed as full pastor of Gethsemane Church of Christ, on
May 20, 1990. She was ordained in June 5, 1992.
She drops out of school in 1957 in the 10th grade and went back to school September 1980 to
complete her education within five months; February 1981 received her GED diploma with a
high score. Bishop Lloyd furthered her education with studies at Housatonic Community
Collage, Bethel Bible Institute of Jamaica, New York, Aenon Bible College of Indianapolis,
IN, Foundation Bible Institute Bpt, CT, were she received her Associate Degree and was the
valedictorian for the class of 2000 many Certificates, diploma’s and degrees,..
On July 21, 1998 Bishop Lloyd started working for Bridgeport Community Health Center as a
receptionist. Whereas on July 16, 1999, she left to work on a vision that Lord had given her to
start a school for the bettering of the community and home for women and men. Bishop Lloyd
worked with the school system on the Executive Board in Parent Advisory Council and the
East Community Council. Bishop Lloyd has received a W.W.W award, WORSHIP, WILLING,
and WALKING, in the Lord, and many citations, and achievement awards. Her years at
Gethsemane Church of Christ, Bishop Lloyd was the young people president, missionary sec.,
vice pres., and pres., a deaconess, trustee board member, Sunday school teacher, assistant
superintendent and superintendent, pastor aide pres., building fund president, treasurer, and
choir director and pianist, usher pres., and young people's pres. and counselor. She accepts the
great position and challenges to lead God’s people through His name to victory.
She has worked in the church in many other areas such as a carpenter, plumber, electrician,
and maintenance worker, she has worn many hats. Bishop Lloyd is a firm believer of the work
of God and knows that God has everything under control. Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:
28 and Proverbs 3:6.
God gave her a vision to continue the work and keeping the doors of the church open, because
it is a SOUL SAVING STATION. Gethsemane is called “THE PRAYING CHURCH”. Her
life exemplifies her faith, belief and trust in her God, and serves as an example to those she
loves. She loves her spiritual church family, as well as her natural family. She is a loving wife,
mother, and grandmother, sister, aunt, pastor, and friend. She is a firm disciplinarian,
stressing religious, moral values and the apostolic doctrine. She believes that she have been
blessed to be a blessing. Bishop Lloyd was a member of the Connecticut District Council of the
Pentecostal Assembles of the World (PAW) for 35 years. She loved working with in the CDC.
She sang in the Missionary Choir, and she worked with the Christian Education Dept.
In December 31, 2003 the Lord had lead Bishop Lloyd to leave the P.A.W and to become
founder of Gethsemane Deliverance Church of Christ, International Apostolic Faith, Inc. On
May 21, 2004 Pastor Carol P. Lloyd was ordained as Overseer, Bishop Carol P. Lloyd
In 2002 the Lord opened the door for the church to have a spot “Words of Wisdom” on WDJZ
1530 AM radio with Bishop Lloyd as hostess. She is the CEO of “CPL Ministries” 2:00 pm
Monday and 12:00 pm Thursday, Sunday morning host with “WDJZ Morning Dew” 7:30 to 8:
30 am, and on Cable TV Channel 88 the host of “Woman of Standard” Thursday night at 10:00
Bishop Lloyd has received a W.W.W. award (WORSHIP, WILLING, AND WALKING, in the
lord, and various citations, and achievement awards and was featured in the Connecticut Post
Woman Wise in March 2005 a story of my "Faith, Hope and Love." from the Al-Aziz Islamic
Center she receive a plaque award for being a “Positive Example in the Community” , and a
Proclamation from John Fabrizi , Mayor of Bridgeport, CT for “Positive Woman in the
Community” in 2007. In 2010 she received a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of
valuable contribution to Raphola Taylor Community Health Center optimus Care Inc. and
Mayor Bill Finch for hard work and dedication for being a graduate of Workshop in Business
Opportunities Inc. (WIBO) of 2010.
In March 2008 Gethsemane Deliverance Church of Christ and Pastor Ken Smith of Kingdom
Builders the Angel Food Ministry merged. The new Name is United Kingdom International
Bishop Lloyd is now seeking her vision God had given her in 1999. In the process of looking for
a building for transitional housing for woman which will be called "CPL House of Blessings"