Bishop Joseph Garlington is the Senior Pastor of Covenant Church of Pittsburg, a multiracial and cross-cultural community of over 3,000 members, which he founded with his wife Barbara in 1971. He is also the Presiding Bishop of Reconciliation Ministries International, an International Network of Churches and Ministries.
He is an accomplished musician, recording artist, author and scholar, whose work touches thousands through radio and TV on his weekly television broadcast “Something Fresh”. He is internationally recognized for his work and ministry in many Churches in South Africa since 1979. His preaching and teaching style known for its humour and deep insight, has made him a popular speaker at many international conferences.
He is married to Barbara Williams Garlington, and together they have seven children, thirteen grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson.