Dr. Christina W. Rouson
Who can find a virtuous woman? For her worth is far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10
The late Dr. Christina Diane Williams Rouson was the establishmentarian and first senior pastor of Shekinah Glory Outreach Ministries International, Inc. She established the ministry in 2008 along with her husband Bishop A. Ray Rouson, Sr. and a few committed leaders who saw her vision for a place on uninhibited worship, unconditional love, and unwavering faith in Jesus Christ.
She was considered a pastor, leader, visionary, prayer warrior, counselor, confidant and friend to hundreds and even thousands of people for many years.
A native of Chesapeake, VA, Dr. Rouson entered into the ministry in 1992 and was ordained in 1998. She matriculated higher educational studies at Norfolk State University and was also conferred an honorary doctorate degree by the Norfolk Theological Seminary and College in 2005.
Pastor Christina proudly served her church family and her natural family as mother and was an example to many as a godly wife. Her ministry extended throughout the United States and abroad as she was called upon in the capacities of pastor, preacher, teacher, facilitator and counselor.
She was married for nearly 30 years to Bishop A. Ray Rouson, Sr. and together they gave birth to two sons and one daughter. She was also a grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren.
She went home to be with the Lord in January 2010, less than two years after the establishment of Shekinah Glory and only three days following her husband’s Episcopal consecration to the office of Bishop.
Shekinah Kingdom forever remains grateful to Almighty God for the gift of Dr. Christina Rouson.
Bishop A. Ray Rouson
Bishop A. Ray Rouson is considered a father to many in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. He serves as Overseer and spiritual father to Shekinah Glory International, which he co-founded with his late wife, the Rev. Dr. Christina Rouson in 2008.
A native of Murfreesboro, NC, Bishop Rouson found Christ and ministry decades ago in Norfolk, VA. He matriculated higher educational studies at Norfolk State University and was conferred an honorary doctorate in 1997 by the Norfolk Theological Seminary and College.
With nearly thirty years of pastoral leadership and nearly forty years of preaching the gospel, Bishop Rouson has served as senior pastor of Shekinah Kingdom Church, as well as the First Pentecostal United Holy Church of America. He is most known for his flawless pontification of the Word of God and his keen spiritual wisdom and insight. These spiritual gifts, among others, have led Bishop Rouson to travel both within and beyond the United States sharing the gospel and empowering leaders.
He is married to the former Alvia D. Cabbler. Alvia Rouson is an ordained preacher of the gospel and serves on the presbyter’s leading council of Shekinah Kingdom Church. A native of Roanoke, VA, she shares ministry with her husband as they provide counsel and insight to the body of Christ. Her heart for women has garnered her the opportunities to travel abroad as preacher, teacher, facilitator, and counselor.
Together, the Rousons joyfully share a blended family of seven children and seven grandchildren.