Our Senior Pastor

Bishop Michael Henderson is a native of Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduation from high

school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and retired in August 1998, after serving his country

for over 20 years.  He is currently serving as the presiding prelate of the New Life Body of

Christ Christian Church ministries, and has been the full-time pastor of the headquarters

church in Wahiawa, Hawaii since June 1996.  He accepted his greatest calling from God

in November 2001, when he was consecrated by the late Dr. Dennis Welch to the office of

Bishop. He is a Board Certified Biblical Counselor with the Board of Christian Professional

and Pastoral Counselors and has received a diploma in Biblical Counseling. He is a

graduate of Biblical Studies and continues to take courses with Light University to assist

God's people in all facets of their lives.  He and his church touch the community through

their food bank ministry and “Taking It To The Streets Ministry”, giving away clothing and

household items to the less fortunate in the community. Bishop Henderson is a member

of the American Association of Christian Counselors, serves on the Wahiawa General

Hospital Board of Directors, the Wahiawa General Hospital Association and Foundation

and is a member of the Wahiawa Business Association. In January 2019, Bishop

Henderson received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service from the

Honolulu Chapter of the NAACP and has received the Leadership Achievement Award

from the Hawaii Chapter. He is a member of the Disabled Veteran’s Association and the

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ministerial Advisor for the African American Diversity Cultural

Center of Hawaii (AADCCH), and was selected as an honorary member of the Heritage

Registry of Who’s Who. Bishop Henderson is married to Cathie Henderson, and has two

children Brandon and Stephanie who both reside in Hawaii.


Our Assistant Pastor

Our Assistant Pastor, Evangelist Cathie Henderson, was raised and educated in Neenah, Wisconsin. After graduating from high school she joined the Army and served four years and then began a career in civil service for the Department of Defense.  On December 31, 2015 she retired from the Federal Government after service 36 years, ending her career as a Housing Privatization Liaison at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.  She has served in South Carolina, South Korea, Washington, Germany, Georgia and her last assignment here in Hawaii since 1996.  She has served as the Assistant Pastor of the New Life Body of Christ Christian Church since June 1996, under the leadership of her loving husband Senior Pastor, Bishop Michael A. Henderson. 1st Lady Henderson is actively involved in the work of ministry at New Life and oversees several of the ministries within the church while serving with a spirit of excellence. She is passionate about bringing out the gifts that God has instilled in His people and is better known as the “Quiet Storm” because of her quiet, meek and humble spirit.  Most    notably, 1st Lady Henderson received the Federal Executive Board Award for Volunteer Service for the Department of the Army here on Oahu, for all of her volunteerism in the community. Her heart is in “touching people and changing lives” and to make a difference in the lives of others.  Now that she has retired from her secular job, she helps out with the Food Bank ministry at the church during the week, serving those less fortunate in the community.  1st Lady Henderson is a breast cancer survivor and gets strength through encouraging and supporting other women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Through her experience, she has learned to cherish each day that the Lord continues to bless her with here on this earth.  She enjoys shopping, reading, writing and traveling. She is the devoted mother of Brandon and Stephanie.