It was under Bishop Donaldson’s preaching and teaching where he was filled with the Holy Spirit and ordained by the PAW to preach and teach the gospel. District Elder Hughes has held many positions in the church including usher, deacon, and Sunday School Teacher. He has taught for Aeon Bible College at the Kansas City, Missouri extension. District Elder Hughes was the Treasurer of the Northwestern District Council Men’s Ministry for two terms and also served as the NWDC Men’s President for two terms. He served as the Treasurer of the IMMA of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World for two terms under the leadership of Suffragan Bishop Roscko Motes. In 2013 he was elected President of the IMMA of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. In 2016 Elder Hughes was elevated to District Elder for the Kenyan Diocesan under Bishop Carl Turner.

He is actively involved with civic organizations such as UNCF United Negro College Fund Advisory Board for Kansas City, Urban Financial Service Coalition, and the Kansas City Black Achievers Society. Elder Hughes has also served on the Kansas City Mayor’s Task Force on Race Relations, the Urban League’s Top Notch Board, and the National Advisory Board for Diversity Improvement at Morgan Stanley.

District Elder Tommie R. Hughes was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana where he attended Christ Temple Apostolic Church. District Elder Hughes is third generation Pentecostal.. District Elder Hughes now resides in Shawnee, Kansas and is the proud father of four children Ninesha, Kristin, Bree, and Thomas Trevor.


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