Unity Christian Fellowship Ministries, Inc.
First Assistant Presiding Bishop
Bishop Michael L. Collins
Western Region, Overseer
Senior Pastor, Unity Church - Woodbridge
Bishop Michael L. Collins is a native of Alabama. He is the eighth child of nine born to the late Percy Collins Senior and Mrs. Natalie Collins. At the age of 18 years, he joined the United States Army and has traveled extensively in many assignments. He retired after serving in excess of 20 years. Bishop Collins met and married his wife, Martha, in 1993. There are four children to the union. Bishop Collins holds an Associate Degree in General Studies from Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a certification from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Human Services with a focus on Family and Marriage Counseling from Liberty University. Bishop Collins is retired Family Advocacy Program Manager from the Federal Civilian Service. Bishop Collins entered the ministry in March 2000 under the tutelage of Reverend James E. Thornton, Pastor of the Greater Galilee Baptist Church, Lawton, Oklahoma. He served in many capacities at his church and was selected to serve as Assistant Secretary for the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance in Lawton, Oklahoma. Bishop Collins relocated to Korea where he joined in the service of the Lord with Apostle (Dr.) Nelson K. Williams, Unity Christian Fellowship International, and served with the Camp Henry Collective Protestant Gospel Service. While serving in Korea, Bishop Collins was Ordained as an Elder and then to the Office of Bishop. In 2003, Bishop Collins established the New Dimensional Christian Ministry in Korea and moved the ministry to Rolla, MO in 2007. While ministering in Korea, Bishop Collins established the Daeil Christian English Ministry which provided full Sunday Worship Services to the Korean people. In 2012, he established United In Christ Discipleship International, “The Movement”, in Lawton, Oklahoma. Bishop Collins also serves as the Senior Pastor and Overseer for the Ministry in Rolla. San Antonio, Texas, as well as Lawton, and is the First Assistant Presiding Bishop for Unity Christian Fellowship International Ministries (UCFI) and the current UCFI “Unity Church” Pastor, Woodbridge, VA. He is also the Presiding Bishop for the Western District of the United States under UCFI. Bishop Collins is the author of Make One Sound, a literary work to explain the criticality of unity in the Body of Christ and the impact of Christians in the earth.
Bishop Collins believes God is doing and will continue to do an awesome work in this season through UCFI Ministries. Unity is his focus. His charge is to teach and train leaders, and educate the Body of Christ in Kingdom principles, and encourage Christian living. Bishop Collins is a Kingdom thinker, believing that the Body of Christ should “See One Thing, Speak One Thing, Make One Sound”. He strives to bring the Body of Christ together with one accord so we can concentrate on the things that unite us and remove barriers that divide. It is all about the practical application of God’s Word and teaching the Body of Christ to walk victoriously.