: April 13, 1951Married
: Mrs. Lovetta Goodson HolmesChildren
: Daughters: Krista M. Holmes; Mrs. Kimberly M. Strickland (Rev. Mwana Strickland) and granddaughters Niya and Tierra.
Bishop Holmes is a graduate of Morris Brown College and the Hood Theological Seminary. He also received a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Chicago Theological Seminary in 2002
His pastorates include; Greater Walters AME Zion Church – Chicago, IL; Wesley Center AME Zion Church – Pittsburg, PA; Mt. Lebanon AME Zion Church – Elizabeth City, NC; St. Matthew AME Zion Church – Whitmire, SC. Bishop Holmes was elected the 92nd bishop of the AME Zion Church at the 47th General Conference, 2004
Bishop Holmes has held positions with the AME Zion Connectional Budget Board, Ministerial Relief; delegate to the General Conference; delegate to the World Methodist Conference; President and Secretary of Hood Alumni Association; Life Member, NAACP. He’s also a recipient of the UNCF Alumni Award, Morris Brown College, City of Chicago Honorary Street sign (June 2000 – Roy A Holmes Blvd), Who’s Who in Executive and Businesses 2002 and the 2003 Monarch Award in category of Religion from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.