Teman L. Bostic, Sr.,
is the eldest of five siblings born to the late Deacon Leon Bostic
and Dr. H.L. Bostic. He received his early education in Menlo Park
and Palo Alto, CA. He was raised in the church, the hand of God
being upon him at a young age. He was baptized and filled with the
Holy Ghost during a revival May 10, 1983, at Mt. Olive ran by Evangelists
Smith and Bland, and his mother, Dr. H.L. Bostic. As God would have
it, Dr. H.L. Bostic was saved in her youth at a revival in Mobile,
Alabama, ran by the same Evangelists.
Bishop T acknowledged and accepted the predestinated Call of God
upon his life to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 1984. Bishop
T is a man of faith and has exemplified faith from his youth. God
has gifted Bishop T in many areas of ministry: music, administration,
preaching, teaching, etc. He has showed his dedication to the church
holding many offices at Mt. Olive over his lifetime. He has served
as a musician, Sunday school teacher, deacon, trustee, minister,
Elder, and District Elder.
In November 1994 with the support of his pastor, Dr. H.L. Bostic,
Bishop T founded and organized Word, Power, and Praise Family Community
Church (Fremont, CA). As pastor of Word Power and Praise, Bishop
T and the congregation took a leading role both in the spiritual,
educational and social advancement of the community through the
various ministries and services program they offered. Bishop T was
elevated to the office of Bishop over the Western District (including
California, Oregon, Washington, Mississippi and Nevada) of the Apostolic
Original Holy Church of God, Inc. in July 1998.
In 1998, he received the Humanitarian Award and his Associate of
Arts degree in Theology, both from Dr. Hardy Academy of Theology
in Seattle, Washington. He later earned his Bachelor of Arts degree.
Bishop T has always been active in community outreach. He coached
a local community basketball team in Fremont, CA (the Jaguars, 2003
champions). He is an active member of the NAACP in Oakland CA, and
a former member of the San Lorenzo Rotary Club. He was the President
and CEO of the Word, Picture, and Play Productions (WPP Productions).
Bishop T also served on the Board of Directors of Crime Prevention
Narcotics Drugs Educational Center (CPNDEC) in Menlo Park, CA, working
with the aftercare programs for recovering women. He also coached
the CPNDEC community basketball team annual charity games against
the players of the SF 49ers football team.
His current and past outreach ministries include but are
not limited to:
Ministry in hospitals, convalescent homes, and prisons throughout
the Bay Area
Served as Chaplain of the Tri-City Village and Second Chance homeless
shelters in Fremont, CA
Former Chaplain of Stanford and Kaiser Hospitals in-patient programs
Current President of the Crime Prevention Narcotics Drugs Educational
Center (CPNDEC), Menlo Park, CA
Through a dream, God laid on Bishop T’s heart to return to
Mt. Olive under the leadership of his mother. In obedience he returned
and has been instrumental in implementing programs and projects
in support of her vision. His beloved mother and pastor, Dr. H.L.
Bostic, transitioned this life on December 9, 2011, to be with the
Lord. Bishop T has been passed the mantle from Dr. H.L. Bostic and
endeavors by the grace of God to embrace her legacy and build upon
the vision she had for the kingdom of God.
for money, not for fame, the Gospel made plain in Jesus’s
Bishop T’s greatest desire is to help men and women embrace
Salvation and develop their purpose in God. Building up the vineyard
that God has given him responsibility over by the leading of the
Holy Ghost, standing on the Word, as said in Proverbs 3:6,
in all they ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.