Bishop Dr. Lester L. Bradford was elevated to the office of Bishop on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Pilgrim Renaissance Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York under the auspices of Archbishop Roy E. Brown.    In his Episcopal appointment, Bishop Bradford serves as President of the Foreign Field of Pilgrim Assemblies International Ministries.

Bishop Bradford is presently the Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Deliverance Cathedral located in Brooklyn, New York.  This congregation is a beacon of hope that provides powerful praise and worship, solid teachings and numerous outreaches within the Brooklyn community.  As president and founder of “Transforming the Nations America”, “Transforming the Nations International Ministries” and “Be Encouraged Ministries”, Doctor Bradford is known as a powerful prayer warrior who intercedes for his local community and the nations.  This global intercessor has traveled extensively including: Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Costa Rica, Panama, Canada, England, Nicaragua, Trinidad, St. Croix, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Kitts, Haiti, Barbuda and his beloved home country Antigua, conducting national days of prayer and fasting.  He catapults nations into higher dimensions of prayer as he challenges the Body of Christ and sinners to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Bishop Bradford is respected locally and internationally as a teacher, mentor and author.  He has published several books including: "Back to Manhood", "God's Chosen Fast for His Chosen People", "And the Two Became One" (Book and Workbook Edition), "Tools for Survival for Pastors and Leaders" and "Stewardship".   He and his wife host, “Transforming the Nations” also known as the T.T.N. Show, weekly on Abundant Life Radio and ABS Radio in Antigua.

An honorary Doctorate of Divinity was conferred upon him in June 2012. In January 2013 he became a Board Member of Prayer 2000 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was a panel speaker at the United Nations, representing Christians worldwide during Interfaith Harmony Week on February 7, 2013.  He is a member of the Ecumenical Memorial Task Force for Haiti.  The Task Force called upon Bishop Bradford to lead in intercession at the 4th Memorial Service for Haiti at the United Nations in January 2014. He is also a member on the Board of Regents of Christ Life Bible Institute and Seminary (an accredited Bible College in Brooklyn, New York).

In his most recent appointment, Dr. Bradford became Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Clergy Council of North America on March 26, 2013.  Bishop Bradford is the founder of Exousia Reformed Assembly, a ministry that empowers and teaches Senior Pastors.

Bishop Dr. Lester Bradford is happily married to his dear wife of over 41 years, Assistant Pastor Janette Bradford.  To add to their joy, they are blessed with 7 beautiful children who all work with him in his ministry, 2 sons- in- law, 1 daughter- in- law and 10 grandchildren.