Presiding Prelate

Bishop Herbert C. Crump, Jr.


Courageous, Innovative, and Resilient are just a few words that embody the spirit of Bishop Herbert C. Crump, Jr. As a native New Yorker (Mount Vernon), he is the son of Bishop Herbert C. Crump, Sr., and the late Mrs. Joyce A. Crump. His natural born giftings and spiritual talents, coupled with an unconventional trajectory, have collectively propelled and positioned him to be a passionate servant leader, strategic thinker, and modern-day Moses.

Upon migrating to the south, Bishop Crump founded Freedom Temple Ministries, Inc., a multicultural, spirit-filled aggregation of Christ-like believers located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Through his shepherding, this progressive assembly has impacted thousands via their various entities such as the Freedom Center, Freedom Bible Institute, Freedom Montessori School, and the Freedom Economic Development Division (FEDD).

In 2008, through the leading of the Holy Spirit, the steps of Bishop Crump were ordered to join the Mt. Calvary Holy Church of America, Inc. (MCHCA). Since this divine connection, he has been a rich blessing and held numerous leadership roles in the Organization, including 2nd Vice Bishop, Bishop of Finance, and Jurisdictional Bishop of both the States of South Carolina and Louisiana. Additionally, he was instrumental in expanding Mt. Calvary’s presence through annual crusades in the Bahamas and establishing the MCHCA Bahamas Jurisdiction. Most recently, he has been elevated to the office of the presiding prelate and succeeded the esteemed leadership of Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr. As fourth in succession, Bishop Crump has the honor and privilege of leading this 92-year organization into their new and next era of kingdom building. 

Bishop Herbert C. Crump, Jr,

Bishop Crump’s leadership extends far beyond the pulpit as he presently serves as the President of the Freedom Montessori School. He has also previously served as the President of the Rock Hill Branch of the NAACP, a York County Department of Juvenile Justice Auxiliary Probation Officer, and as an Old Town Rock Hill Association Member. In addition, Bishop Crump became the first African-American member of the Rock Hill Chapter of Kiwanis Club International, and is a noble and unselfish member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Bishop Crump’s commitment to holistic excellence and life-long learning motivated his return to school receiving a Certificate in Non-Profit Business Management from Winthrop University School of Business, an Associate’s Degree in Religious Studies from Clinton Jr.

 College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a dual concentration in Religion and History from Livingstone College, and a Master’s Degree of Liberal Arts in Political and Civic Engagement from Winthrop University. Bishop Crump’s life demonstrates God’s ability to transform a high school dropout, G.E.D. recipient, and former military inmate into a powerful prolific preacher/teacher proclaiming to the world: “He whom the Son sets free, is free indeed!” Bishop Crump is happily married to Lady Dawn R. Crump, and they are the proud parents of their eldest son Joshua, princess daughter Jenesis, and adopted canine son Ace.