Bio Sketch


• Born April 15, 1956 the fourth child of the late Superintendent Dock C. and  Assistant Supervisor Mary L. Monroe
• Married May 31, 1986 to his best friend, Cheryl Ann Dukes
• Devoted father of (4), sons Anthony Vandock Monroe II, Aaron Van Emory, and (2), daughters Ashley Alyssa, and Mary Celeste
• Loving grandfather of one, Calvin Anthony Liles
• Siblings: Leathia Elouise Parks, Emory Lee Monroe (Deceased), Nell Yvonne Jackson, Gwendolyn Denise McLennan, Marilyn Lawanna Monroe (Deceased)
•Loves family time, fishing, cooking, baking, collecting and sharing recipes


• 1974 graduate of Albert Sydney Johnston High School
• Honors graduate Austin Community College – Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

• Introduced to holiness at Mc Kinley Heights COGIC, Superintendent Robert Allen Grant, Pastor
• 1962 Spiritual and leadership development tutored by his father
• Trained in core values of church leadership and servanthood as groundskeeper, janitor, Deacon, kitchen helper, Usher,  willing worker
• 1968, at age 12, received salvation and called to the preaching ministry during the Morning Worship benediction at Hills Prairie COGIC
• 1970 Received Baptism of the Holy Ghost. Assigned as Choir Director, substitute Sunday School and YPWW teacher
• 1972 Appointed Sunday School and YPWW teacher
• Worked diligently with fund-raising, special offerings, donations, etc.
• First official sermon December 1974 at St. Johns while on leave from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA
• Appointed Pastor March 1999 St. Johns and Zion Hill
• 2003 Change church names to Greater St. Johns and New Zion Hill

• 3 Districts (Starlite, Victoria and Austin) spans over 40 years.
• 2008 appointed Superintendent of the newly formed Lone Star District

• Texas Southwest Jurisdiction – Bishop Samuel E. Iglehart, Presiding Prelate
Appointments – Program Committee Chairman, Finance Committee Member, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Superintendent,  District Superintendent (Lone Star District) Regional District Superintendent Austin Area (Region 2)

•Member  COGIC National Adjutancy Corps