Bishop Charles A Mickens

Sr. Pastor




Passionate! Enthusiastic! Dedicated! Only describes Bishop Charles A. Mickens, current Sr. Pastor of Lights of Zion Ministries of Chicago, IL. Bishop Mickens began pastoring in 1998 with an extensive teaching and training process that has continued to empower individuals to live the abundant life of the Kingdom of God.


Bishop Mickens' passion for teaching led him to seek out a career in Education at Purdue University until he was drafted into the United States Army.  The draft only delayed what was the inevitable, as it only motivated him to continue his education at Bishop College, in Dallas Texas where he received his Bachelors Degree in Religion & Philosophy.


Bishop Mickens is dedicated to changing the lives of the people in his community through his Community Outreach Programs (Bounce Back 2 Life). Bounce Back 2 Life was developed to promote a vigorous and growing economy,  by providing a trade school that teaches various trades, high school diplomas, job placement, hot meals each day,  and financial literacy, just to name a few.  The Community Outreach Programs has reached over 600 individuals, including, ex-offenders, substance abusers, and high school dropouts, to trust in God no matter what the circumstances. Through this program many lives have been changed, families have reunited, and many have been placed in jobs and received their diploma.


Bishop Mickens is also, Co-Author of the book Motion to Defend. He is also a member of the National Pastor’s Network, The Southland Ministers Network, NAACP, Executive Board Member of the FFBC (Funding for the Body of Christ),  and to include, a Board member of BAAP’s, Ambassador’s In Christ.



Bishop Mickens’ ministry uniquely promotes building strong families, reconciliation, and redemption; which definitely crosses denominational and social lines. His God-given anointing to preach & teach from the word of God has influenced others from all walks of life including his own family. He is the proud father to three anointed sons, who are ministers of the gospel, and a dedicated wife of 37 years who carries his persona of teaching and spreading the Good News.


His intellectual & scriptural approach along with his intense oratorical style stimulates the intellect of people on all levels of life.... 

Araina J. Mickens

1st Lady/Administrator

Darien T. Mickens

Asst. Pastor/Worship Leader

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