Bishop Joseph L. Garlington, Sr., PhD, is the Senior Pastor of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, a multiracial and cross-cultural community of more than 2,000 members, which he founded with his wife, Barbara in 1971. Bishop Garlington is an accomplished musician, recording artist, author and scholar, whose work touches thousands through radio and TV through his weekly television broadcast (Something Fresh), and through national and international conferences, albums, books and articles. He is internationally recognized in the religious community for his work and ministry in many churches in South Africa since 1979. His preaching and teaching ministry, known for its humor and deep insight, has made him a popular speaker at many national conferences such as Promise Keepers, the international mens' movement, where he regularly addressed tens of thousands of men. Bishop Garlington regularly consults for pastors, churches and organizations that are eager to develop similar models of racial reconciliation and healing. He is married to Pastor Barbara Williams Garlington, and together they share responsibility for seven children, thirteen grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.