Bishop Lance R Foster

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. ”  Jeremiah 29:11

Bishop Lance R. Foster is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. He was a pew baby and his first church home was Greater Bethlehem Temple founded by his parents, the late District Elder James P. and Mother Gloria A. Foster.

His leadership abilities were evident at a young age. He was president of his high school graduating class, youth president of the Tri-State Council (Greater Tri-State Council), and also a junior deacon at his home church. These positions along with his bachelor of science in Marketing and Finance from the University of Nebraska at Omaha contributed to his growth into a competent business man.

Bishop Foster is a seasoned and dynamic pastor with an Apostolic mantle to proclaim the Word of God. He is the shepherd of New Hope Apostolic Temple founded on November 1, 1992. His vision is focused on raising the quality of people’s lives by winning them to Jesus Christ.

God has graced him to lend his gifts and talents to the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. where he is Bishop of the Greater Tri-State Council diocese (Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska). He currently serves on the Executive Bishops Council, the Budget and Finance Committee and is the overseeing director for the International Pentecostal Young People’s Union.

Bishop Lance Foster’s dedication to the ministry has always extended beyond the walls of the church building. He is a mainstay in the community having served on the Mayoral Ministerial Advisory Council and also as a member of the United States Gang Task Force Committee. Presently he serves as Co-Chair of the Omaha Empowerment Network’s Faith Committee, an organization dedicated to addressing community poverty, economic and educational issues.

Bishop Foster’s many contributions would not be possible without the support and sacrifices of his wife, Lady Debra L. Foster and their children, Asenath Elayne, Lance Roy II and Phillip James.