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Alfonso Madden, Sr. was educated in the Watson and Delta school districts and he
graduated from Delta High school in 1974.
Alfonso began his spiritual journey in earnest on July 26, 1981. Just be midnight, he
was baptize in the name of Jesus Christ. He attended Faith Apostolic Church in
Mitchellville, AR. Under his leadership, Alfonso grew in faith and faithfulness and
within a few months he was appointed Superintendent of Sunday School for Faith
Alfonso married Priscilla Smith Madden January 18, 1982. They are the parents of 4
children and the grandparents of 7.
Exemplifying his dedication as a teacher and educator in God’s Word, in 1987 he was elected Sunday School Superintendent
of the Arkansas District Council. He served in that capacity for 13 years and during his tenure he was selected, in 1996, to
simultaneously function as Region IV Director of the International Christian Education Auxiliary. Region IV encompasses
Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. In addition, he served for three years as Assistant to the
President of the ICEA and served on the transition team that designed the program for the ICEA. This position, working on an
international level, increased the visibility and credibility of the state of Arkansas within the Pentecostal Assemblies of the
World. In 2006, in recognition of his growth and achievement in the educational arena, Alfonso was named a Distinguished
Scholar by the ICEA, which is the educational arm of the PAW.
He currently serves as Pastor to 2 congregations. He has led Bethel Temple Pentecostal Church in Jerome, AR since 1994,
and Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Hamburg, AR since 1997.
Alfonso completed the requirements to become an Ordained Pastor in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World in August
1996 and served as District Elder in the Arkansas District Council from 1998 to 2000. In 2000 he was chosen and honored to
serve as Chairman of the Arkansas District Council and he was elevated to the position of Suffragan Bishop.
In October 2006, based on his devotion to God’s Word, his love of God’s children, and his commitment to excellence, his
steadfastness and his loyalty. Bishop Leodies Warren, recommended Alfonso Madden upon his retirement, to become his
successor. This recommendation was voted on and upheld by a majority of PAW, Inc. and Pastors in Arkansas. On July 26,
2007, on the 26th anniversary of his initial baptism in the name of Jesus, he was confirmed and consecrated as the Diocesan
Bishop of the 18th Episcopal District of the PAW, Inc.
In September 2015, Bishop Madden is the founder of” I am My Brother Keepers Foundation” In honor of his grandson Ken,
and his friends Michael and Jeffery.
|Christ Temple Pentecostal Church
813 N. Pine
Hamburg, AR. 71646
|Bethel Temple Pentecostal Church
733 Ashley Rd
Jerome, AR. 71638