Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin is the visionary and founding pastor for The Potter’s House Christian Fellowship, Co-Chancellor of The Potter’s House Christian Academy and CEO of Kingdom Plaza Mall. In 1988, he founded The Potter’s House Christian Fellowship. Starting with only about 40 members, today The Potter’s House is home to well over 4,000 members. The vision that the Lord gave to him was one of a holistic ministry to reach into the community and meet the needs of the total man, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Today, Bishop McLaughlin, through Covenant Fellowship International, is now a covering for over 100 ministries and pastors around the globe. Churches have been birthed from the Caribbean to the India.
Bishop McLaughlin and The Potter’s House have been acknowledged and awarded by local, state and federal agencies for its outstanding and consistent work in the area of jails and prisons, nursing home and hospital ministry. Bishop has been featured on the covers of Charisma Magazine, Ministries Today, Leadership Journal, Church Executive Magazine and the Wall Street Journal, to name a few. He was the recipient of the 2001 ‘Entrepreneurial Excellence Award’ given by the Jim Moran’s Business Institute and Florida State University. Since 2002, the purchase and renovation of Jacksonville’s first fully enclosed shopping mall has brought national attention and recognition from news media of every form and has taken Bishop McLaughlin around the world via several national appearances on The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and BET.
Bishop McLaughlin is happily married to Lady Narlene Jackson, his college sweetheart, for 31 years and together they have two children.