State Administrative Bishop
Bishop Perkins has a rich heritage in the Church of God with both grandfathers being ministers. Born and raised in Lexington, KY, he attended the University of Kentucky for two years majoring in Civil Engineering. He is a graduate of Lee University (Cleveland, TN) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion, a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry/Counseling from the Church of God Pentecostal Theological Seminary (Cleveland, TN), and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Piedmont International University (Winston-Salem, NC).
In August 2018 Dr. Perkins was appointed as Administrative Bishop of Louisiana after previously serving as Administrative Bishop of the Midlands Region from 2014-2018. Dr. Perkins comes with over thirty-six years of ministry in the local church as a Youth Pastor and Lead Pastor in Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Alabama.
Bishop Perkins has served on many Church of God state and international boards and committees. He currently serves as a member of the Church of God Global Board of Education and Adjunct professor at Lee University. Dr. Perkins is also the President of Centers of Hope International.
The Perkins have two married daughters, Lauren (Danny) Henderson and Kayla (Robbie) Beck who serve on staff at local churches in San Diego, CA and Athens, GA, respectively. They have been blessed with three wonderful grandchildren: Brooklyn Henderson, Audrey Henderson, and Andy Beck.
Dr. Derwood Perkins
Office Phone: 225-293-0165 Ext 215
State Women's Discipleship Director
Jean is excited to be back “home” after serving in pastoral ministry in this great state over seventeen years ago. She was born and raised in a small, rural town in South Carolina and is a graduate of Lee University in Tennessee where she met the love of her life and ministry partner. Their thirty-six year journey has taken them in youth and pastoral ministry through Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana and Alabama. Appointed to Administrative ministry in 2014, Jean served as the Administrative Assistant and Women’s Discipleship Director of the Midlands Region (Iowa/Nebraska). At the 2018 International General Assembly of the Church of God they were appointed to Louisiana. Jean has served in various roles in the local church including Children, Music, Youth, Women’s Ministry and Office Administrator. In addition, she has served on the State Women’s Board for Alabama and Louisiana.
Jean loves her family, nature, traveling and photography. The Perkins have two married daughters, Lauren (Danny) Henderson and Kayla (Robbie) Beck who serve on staff at churches in San Diego, CA and Athens, GA, respectively. They have been blessed with three wonderful grandchildren: Brooklyn Henderson, Audrey Henderson, and Andy Beck.
Office Phone: 225-293-0165 Ext 216
State Youth & Discipleship Director
State Girls Ministry Coordinator
State Administrative Secretary
Office 225-293-0165 Ext 211
Office 225-293-0165 Ext 211