Bishop Michael A. Badger, was consecrated as a Bishop in 2008 and has been the Senior Pastor of Bethesda World Harvest International Church since 1990. He previously served for seven years at an international television ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was responsible for overseeing the Department of Guest Relations.
As the Senior Pastor of Bethesda World Harvest International Church, Bishop Badger shepherds a multi-cultural congregation and oversees a multi-faceted staff of employees and volunteers. Under his leadership, Bethesda has completed a 3.5 million dollar church renovation to facilitate additional ministry to Bethesda, Buffalo, and the Body of Christ.
Bishop Badger is the founder and chairperson of Bethesda CDC which is responsible for the purchase of the 1.3 million dollar purchase of the Utica Square 17,000 sq. ft. property on the corner of E. Utica and Main Streets. He is the President of Destiny Enterprise, which recently purchased a Subway franchise. Bishop Badger is the founder and chairperson of the Sarah Minnie Badger Foster Care Agency. He serves as secretary of the Board of Directors for ECMC. He is the treasurer of The Jeremiah Partnership and on the executive board for Family Voices Network of Erie County.