The ceremony will be held not in the Bezer Holiness Church itself but in the larger Korean Presbygerian Church of Westchester not far away at 50 Pintard Ave. It will begin with a procession at 4 p.m.
Here’s the text of a notice from the church:
The Trustee and Officer Board of Bezer Holiness Church, Inc., along with the International Council of Pentecostal Bishops, will elevate Reverend Martin Lauriston Nelson, Pastor of Bezer Holiness Church, New Rochelle, New York, to the office of Bishop in a Holy Ordination and Consecration Ceremony, to be held August 25, 2012. The official announcement was made by Bishop Courton A. Reid on August 31, 2011, during Bezer’s Annual Convention.
For nearly 15 years, has served as Pastor of Bezer Holiness Church headquarters in New York, and superintendent of other Bezer branch churches in Pennsylvania and Jamaica West Indies. In addition, he is widely considered a skillful Bible Expositor and Theologian. As such, he is regularly sought out by clergy and laity alike for advice and counsel on doctrinal and other spiritual matters.
The elevation announcement was greeted with thunderous applause by the Bezer congregation, Pastors of the Bezer branch churches and other convention delegates. It did not come as a surprise to most people, who feel that the elevation is fitting to formalize the work of Bishop that Pastor Nelson is already doing. He is widely respected among his peers and considered a faithful, dedicated and effective leader, who routinely puts service to others as his first priority.