Arthur Miller Whitehead
‘The first ‘I can’t breathe’ in modern times’: Victim of 1978 police chokehold Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead's father Arthur Miller Whitehead.

Born in Brooklyn

Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead was raised by his loving mother who was forced to raise him without his father due to the murder of Lamor’s father, Arthur Miller- a politician and community activist. On June 14, 1978, Mr. Miller was brutally beaten and strangled by 16 police officers, which resulted in his untimely and unjust death. This occurred when Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead was just six weeks old. For this reason, Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead has devoted his life and the ministry entrusted to him toward assisting in the empowerment of his community and to lead as an example of how God can turn pain into purpose. Growing up as a young man on the mean streets of Brooklyn was not easy. He found himself in the predicament that many young men are faced with today, being raised in a single parent home, without a father and expected to survive in a world designed for him to fail in.

Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead

Through it all, Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead managed to finish High School as a celebrated athlete and scored athletic scholarships with Shaw University, Farmingdale University, and Eastern New Mexico University, where he studied Accounting and Videography. He attended New York Theological Seminary and completed his studies with a Ministry in Human Services certificate from the Theological Institution of Rising Hope Inc., accredited through Nyack College.

He is a licensed New York State Chaplain and a certified marriage & funeral officiant. BBishop Lamor Miller Whitehead is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the word of God, and he has a unique ability to relate the revelations in The Word to this generation’s culture and communities. He’s careful to declare that his posture will forever be that of a student who is eager to learn more and more as The Lord gives him grace.

Bishop at Brooklyn Hall
Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead at Brooklyn Borough Hall
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Bishop Whitehead speaking to voters at Fort Green Park.

Challenging Times

One of the most challenging times in Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead’s life came when he was illegally convicted and sentenced to 11 to 34 years in prison. This presented itself as one of the most pivotal points in his life, where Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead’s faith was sorely tested. This experience challenged him daily to stand on everything he knew about God. He learned to fashion his life as the Apostle Paul did during his imprisonment and draw closer to God in his afflictions. Through this experience, Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead believes that his walk and calling in God were solidified and strengthened. By the grace of God, he served 6 years in prison and was released after his sentence was overturned. This experience has also propelled Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead to walk into ministry. After being ordained and beginning to drive into the ministry, he expanded, offering services that speak directly to prisoners serving lengthy sentences and youth headed in the wrong direction. His focuses have been to enlighten the youth to prevent them from making decisions that will alter their destiny.

Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead has been very active in directing various programs to help incarnated individuals during their imprisonment and re-entry into society. Among these outstanding accomplishments, Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead is most grateful for his upbringing in the church. He learned to love and serve God at Universal Temple under the late Bishop Landon E. Penn’s leadership. He went on to serve under the supervision of Bishop Albert Jamison of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. There he served as Bishop Jamison’s adjutant and later accepted the call of God on his life. Bishop Jamison later ordained Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead as a minister in 2006. In 2014 he was ordained as Pastor and as Bishop in 2016.

About Lamor Miller Whitehead

Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead is an insightful individual who has also excelled in the business world. From owning his own mortgage and real estate firms to being a valued advisor to very prominent men and women in various political positions. Over the years, Bishop Whitehead had developed precious relationships with judges, congressmen and women, senators, and other lawmakers who now seek out his advice as well as his endorsement during their election processes.

Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead is firm in his belief in the word of God and the power of transformation through God’s love and grace. His life has witnessed that purpose is found in pain and that God can turn a life of trials into a life of testimony and great joy! He endeavors to share his wealth of knowledge through the gifts God has given him, empower, inspire, and assist God’s people in finding their purpose by understanding their process, which will lead to them ultimately obtaining the promise. When all is said and done, Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead can always be heard saying, “To God Be the Glory, for the great things He has done!”

Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead has a loving family with three beautiful children Jaidyn Lamor, Soriah & Heaven Whitehead. He is an animal lover and philanthropist.

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