Obedient to the Word of God, Bishop Hairston was baptized in the Name of Jesus at an early age by the late Bishop James C. Richardson, Sr. and received the gift of the Holy Ghost at the age of 14 years old. During a 1976 Holy Convocation service, the Lord called Bishop Hairston into the ministry and he preached his first sermon June 26, 1977. He made full proof of his calling, served and labored under his late pastor, Bishop James Ziglar. Because of illness and later the death of his pastor, Bishop Hairston and his family drove each week from Charlotte, NC to Martinsville, VA for 28 years. The constant traveling was tiresome on the body; however, he wanted to ensure that the church and saints were taken care of. Bishop Hairston later became the pastor of the Shiloh Apostolic Temple Church in Ridgeway, VA. In July 2006, Bishop Hairston was consecrated a bishop by the United Churches of Jesus Apostolic at their National Convocation in Richmond, VA.
Just as an eagle stirs her nest, the Lord commissioned Bishop Hairston to leave the comforts of familiar surroundings and go to back to Charlotte, NC to begin a ministry. On February 7, 2010, the Shiloh Temple Apostolic Church was born and the Lord has tremendously blessed this church.
Bishop Hairston is a well know man of God that has preached the gospel and conducted crusades around the world in South Africa, Nigeria, Philippines, Japan and Okinawa Island.
Bishop Hairston served 12 years in the United States Marine Corps and during this time the Lord blessed his ministry. Bishop Hairston currently is a Senior Technology Manger for Bank of America working in the Corporate Investment Group in Charlotte, NC. He is a graduate of Norfolk State University and received a MBA degree from the University of Phoenix.
The trials of ministry have been many, but Bishop Hairston continues to keep the faith and trust in the Lord. In February 2011 Bishop Hairston became an official member of The Way of the Cross Church of Christ organization, Bishop Hairston currently serves as the Auxiliary Bishop for the National Missionary Department, Bishop over Nigerian Churches and the Auxiliary Bishop for Security. Bishop Hairston was appointed to the Way of the Cross Church, International Trustee Board Feburary 2015 and Assistant Treasurer for the organization August 2016.
He is married to Penny Waller and the Lord has blessed them with two beautiful children: Kimberly and Adam Hairston.