Bishop John H. Colander is a native of Suffolk, Virginia, the son of Bishop Obadiah and Bernadine Miller Colander and the late Dejohnnie Colander. He is the youngest of (4) boys: Rudolph, Ralph, Alfred Sr. and has four sisters: Mrs. Barbara Colander Green (Willie) of Seat Pleasant, Maryland, Rita Colander Turner (Alfred) of Suffolk, Virginia the late Evangelist Alethia Colander Stokes and Harlena Colander. He is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and an Alum of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia where he graduated from the School of Theology. He served in the United States Army from 1966 through 1969, where he received the Bronze Star Award for Heroism in the Vietnam War. He is a retired US Postal Clerk of twenty six and a half years (26 ½) years. He served as an Associate Minister of Faith Temple Ministries (Apostolic); Dean and Administrator Executive of Faith Temple United Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic) Bible Training Center, Program Coordinator, National Youth President of the First United Churches of Jesus Christ (Apostolic); Sunday School Teacher, Choir Director of Faith Temple Gospel Choir, Advisor for Faith Temple’s Educational Center and King Kids of America Organization (Suffolk). Organizer and facilitator for Faith Temple’s Outreach Ministry and Faith Temple’s Educational Scholarship Program. He became Overseer under Bishop Monroe R. Saunders Sr. of the First United Church of Jesus Christ Baltimore, MD. He evangelized for 6 years in Raleigh, NC at The International Christian Church, (Hallelujah Soup Kitchen). Served as the Director of the Sundown Ministry, Henderson, NC. He also enjoys singing and is a member of the Colander Brothers. He is married to Hortense Colander and has two daughters Kris Ross and LaTasha Colander Clark 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist, the wife of Kristopher Clark and has 6 grandchildren (Jonah Ross, Randolph Duane Ross, Randolph John Ross, Krisjon Clark, Christian Clark, and Kyrsten Clark.
To God Be The Glory!