Bishop Courton A. Reid accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the early age of twelve. He came under the mentorship of godly leaders and received initial formal and informal religious training in the Church of God of Prophecy and the New Testament Church of God in Jamaica, West Indies. He developed a shepherd's heart, and at the age of seventeen he became a licensed minister in the Full Gospel Church of God. He served effectively at the local and national level and was later ordained to the gospel ministry. He remained bi-vocational and developed as an excellent public school teacher. By divine direction, Rev. Reid and his wife immigrated to the USA and became naturalized citizens. Bishop Reid's foundational academic and religious pursuits that began in Jamaica, West Indies led him through to the tertiary educational level. He is also a proud graduate of the Moneague Teachers' Training where, during his senior year, he held the prestigious position of President of the Students' Council. During his years in school, his peers often remarked that he was addicted to his books. In the United States, he received a B.A. in Psychology from the College of New Rochelle; Diploma in Christian Education from United Christian Church Bible Institute; M.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Biblical Studies and Seminary; M.S. in Education from the University of New England, a M.S. Div. and a PhD from the International Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Christian Counseling from Newburgh Theological Seminary. In recognition of his role as pastor of pastors, in 1999 he was consecrated to the office of Bishop. As a lifelong learner, he continues to study at the Light University.