"Welcome, There Is Still Room at the Cross for You!"
ABOUT THE BISHOP
Bishop Sinegal’s travels have taken him to the United Kingdom, West Germany, Japan, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Spain, England, Panama Canal Zone, Montana, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Arkansas, Florida, and Mississippi just to name a few. It was while stationed in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on October 16, 1984, he was born again, and in September of 1988, while stationed at Spandahlem Air Base West Germany, he was baptized in the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking with other tongues.
Ministry for Bishop Sinegal began as a deacon at New Hope Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Bishop Willie Woods Sr., in 1984. In 1988 he received the calling as a minister of the Gospel, and was duly licensed by Chaplain Benjamin Tandy, and the Reverend George Crutchfield, pastor of the Spandahlem AB, Gospel Service. He was later ordained as an Elder by the late Bishop Willie Woods Sr., of the New Hope Christian Fellowship Church in Fort Walton Beach Florida in 1990. After being transferred a few more times, he stepped into the office of the senior pastor of the Spirit of Liberty Christian Fellowship, in Rantoul, Illinois in 1991. In 1993, after the closure of Chanute Air Force Base, he was again relocated to Keesler AFB, Mississippi, where he came under the pastorate and mentorship of Bishop Otis G. and Lady Debra Rankin, of the First United Gospel Assembly in Gulfport, Mississippi, whom he considers as spiritual parents. It was there in 1996 that God called him back to Lafayette where he presently resides and presides as the pastor of At The Cross Christian Center, founder, CEO and presiding prelate of the Joshua Generation Ministries International Fellowship of Churches. Until recently he was presider over Churches United of Acadiana (CUoA), a group of local pastors fulfilling their roles as gatekeepers and watchmen on the wall for their region. Prior to this he served as the Southern Regional Elder for the United Holiness Assemblies International (U.H.A.I.) under the auspices of Apostle Johnnie Smith Jr. of Aurora Colorado and Bishop Otis G. Rankin until May of 2006. He was ordained by Apostle Smith into the bishopric in 2005, and again later, on October 7, 2006 by Bishop Rankin after parting with the U.H.A.I.
Bishop Sinegal holds an Associate Degree of Applied Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Divinity and a Bachelor of Theology from World Evangelism Bible College and Seminary, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the husband of one wife, Pastor Coralee (Morgan) Sinegal for 42 years. They are the proud parents of 3 sons, Minister Dreagan Demarcus, Derrick Stanley, and Bishop Demetrius Jermaine Sinegal; and two daughters, Minister Shameka M. Sinegal-Austin, and Shalonda Denise Sinegal. Ten grandsons, Malik, Diamond, Derrick Jr., Dreagan Jr., Dajon, Desmond, Demarcus, Demari, Zaylon and Devon '; four granddaughters, Zion, Zariyah, Nia and Coralynn.
Bishop Sinegal has a heart for God, the souls of people, the family unit, challenged churches and he preaches the Message of the Cross which was given to the Apostle Paul as the foundation of every subject in the Word of God.
Bishop Sinegal was born on December 24, 1953 in Lafayette, La., to his parents Ferris John Sinegal and the late Lebaster Mary Francis Sinegal. During segregation he attended Paul Breaux High, the only black high school in Lafayette Parish during his freshman and sophomore years. In 1970 during integration he was among the first African Americans to be integrated into a predominantly white high school, Lafayette High, where he graduated in 1972. After a brief stint at the University of Louisiana @ Lafayette, formerly University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL), he joined the United States Air Force where he served his country faithfully and honorably for 24 ½ years, and retired in 1997. His plans were then to complete 30 years of military service, but it was while in prayer one day that he was inspired by the Holy Spirit to hang up his military uniform, go back home and began a work in the ministry which he formerly labors in.