Bishop Roderick L. Hennings ~ a prolific speaker, renowned teacher, a powerful preacher, an apologist, one used by the Holy Ghost to “change lives in an unchanging world”. He is a lecturer, a coach and a leadership mentor.
Roderick L. Hennings founded Zion Dominion Global Ministries in 1993. His unique ability to communicate the Word of God without compromise attracts people from different socioeconomic backgrounds; races and nationalities; and has caused a continued growth in membership from 20 at inception to currently over 4,000.
Bishop Hennings successfully relocated Zion Dominion from a 30,700 square feet cathedral at 360 Genesee Street in Buffalo NY to a 14-acre campus at 895 North Forest Road in Amherst, NY in order to accommodate a global reach. As a result of his ministry and community efforts Genesee Street was renamed Roderick Hennings Way. A second location of the ministry was launched in Rochester, NY with a membership of over 400 and services held Sunday afternoons.
Bishop Hennings continues to serve the International and Jurisdictional COGIC church in several capacities. On November 8, 2015 at the COGIC 108th Holy Convocation Roderick L. Hennings was elevated to Bishop. He was appointed COGIC Assistant White House Liaison in 2013 and Director of Church Growth & Development in January 2013. In 2014 Pastor Hennings was appointed an Administrative Assistant and District Superintendent to Bishop Glenwood H. Young Sr. Jurisdiction Prelate of New York Western Jurisdiction #2. Bishop Hennings has previously served as: Chairman of the Ordination Board of Jurisdiction #1, Administrative Assistant to Jurisdictional Prelate of New York Western Jurisdiction #1, International, COGIC Vice President of the Youth Department; International COGIC Executive Board Member of the Men’s Department; and New York Western Jurisdiction #1 Institute Instructor.
In 2015 the RLH Hennings Midwest College was launched, offering Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees. The R.L. Hennings Midwest College held its first graduation in July 2016 with over 80 graduating students from across the state of New York.
In addition to his faithfulness to ministry, Bishop Hennings has a strong commitment to the general community. He currently sits on the board of directors for the United Way. He has served as a Board member of Grace Manor Nursing Home; Chairman for Buffalo Affiliate of BLCA (Black Leadership Commission on AIDS); a committee member of the Western New York Leadership Summit; he collaborated with Hopevale, Inc. to offer faith based services for abused women and children; applied and received grant monies to purchase new computers to increase computer literacy among people in low income areas.
Bishop Hennings is a keen advocate of technology. Along with church Facebook and Twitter accounts, services at Zion Dominion are now streamed live from www.ziondominion.com. Services can also be heard on WUFO AM 1080 Radio, Buffalo NY every Wednesday morning. He has also been on The WORD Network as well as making guest appearances on TBN Church Praise ~ Los Angeles CA, and is a frequent guest of TCT Christian Television.
Roderick Hennings is the husband of one wife, First Lady Pamela D. Hennings and the father of his only two daughters: Ariane and Chloé Hennings.