Bishop Wayne Dority serves as the Administrative Bishop along with his wife, Shelly, as the Women's Discipleship Director. He comes to Ohio having served with excellence as the Administrative Bishop of Texas, and the Pacific Northwest. He has served on numerous boards including Youth & Christian Discipleship, Evangelism Home Missions, State Council, the Pentecostal Seminary Board of Directors, and presently is a member of the World Missions Board. Having pastored for twenty-four years, Bishop Dority carries a special burden for clergy and churches. Bishop Dority holds a Degree in Theology, as well as a Commercial Pilot Rating, and enjoys flying his Beech Bonanza. He is joined in ministry by his wonderful wife Shelly, and beautiful granddaughter Bailey.
J. Patrick Wright is the Leadership & Development Director and Church Ministries Director for the Church of God in Ohio. "Pat" Wright has begun work as the Director of Leadership and Development for the Church of God in Ohio. He attended West Virginia State College where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He entered the ministry in August of 1980 as a Youth Pastor in Haverhill, Massachusetts, where he served for five years. He then moved to Ayer, Massachusetts where he was Senior Pastor for four years. In September of 1989 he moved to St. Louis, Missouri, as State Youth and Christian Education Director. He has served the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) in this position in four other states, Indiana, Pennsylvania, California/Nevada, and Virginia. He is very active in youth ministry speaking in various settings such as local churches, retreats, seminars, youth camps, and Camp Meetings as well as the National Camping Conference, and the National Youth Leaders Association Conference. He is also active in the community, serving on various committees and coaching youth sports. Pat has always been passionate about sports, and the lessons they teach about life in general, specifically being a Christian. He continues to thrive on being the husband of his high school sweetheart and the father of Zak and Josh.
Jan Wright is the Director of Women's Discipleship for the Church of God in Ohio. She has served in various states as Girls Ministry Coordinator and along with her husband in Youth & Discpleship. She has ministered in various settings, from conferences and seminars to small groups and book clubs. Jan is an avid reader, enjoys brewing a perfect cup of coffee and nothing makes her happier than time with her family and friends.