Administrative Bishop – Church of God New Jersey

Bishop Raymond Burch


Raymond Burch Jr.
Administrative Bishop


Bishop Raymond Burch, Jr., is honored to be back in New Jersey. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ and received the divine assignment to return after forty years to serve as the Administrative Bishop of fifty-seven churches under the umbrella of the Church of God headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee. At the 2022 General Assembly, Bishop Burch was reappointed for another four year term.  He and his beautiful wife, Lorna, of twenty-five years met in Kansas in the midst of his twenty-year career in the United States Army.

Raymond has served as a Lead Pastor, Associate Pastor, State Ministries Coordinator, State Council Member, and in many other leadership and mentoring roles.

Raymond and Lorna have three adult children: Whitney of Hazlehurst, Georgia; Jamal of Asheville, North Carolina; Keyara of North Brunswick, New Jersey.