Bishop Diante Waldon is the proud son of the late Dea. James and Sis. Jeanette Waldon. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Lady Yvette L. (Webb) Waldon. Together they have crossed the nation preaching and teaching the word of God to men, women, and children. Bishop Waldon faithfully leads Cathedral of Hope Church, affectionately known as "The Lighthouse". Under his leadership COHC is striving to reach those whom the traditional church has left behind. Bishop Waldon believes wholeheartedly in the fundamental teaching ministry of Jesus the Christ as a foundation and example of how ministry should be modeled. As he follows the commandments of Jesus, Bishop Waldon's prayer is that God be glorified through his life and that lives be changed as he has yielded his being to Christ to be used as a vessel.
Bishop Waldon received his undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Master's Degree in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. He plans to persue his Doctorate Degree in Christian Counseling in the near future.
After faithfully serving as Director of Youth, Youth Choir Director, Assistant Sunday school Superintendent, and Co V.B.S. Coordinator, at the Shiloh Baptist Church of McDonough, GA, Bishop answered his call into the Gospel ministry. On September 16, 1998, Bishop Waldon preached his initial sermon entitled "What Are You Looking For". On the third Sunday in July 1999, he was ordained by the laying on of hands, by Rev. Dr. E. W. Lee.
On the 1st Sunday in August 1999, Bishop Waldon was called to pastor the Crawfordville Baptist Church of Conyers, GA. Bishop Waldon served faithfully at CBC strengthening ministry, restoring lives, and families until October 2002, when the Lord called Bishop Waldon to enter into labor to birth the Cathedral of Hope Church.
Bishop Waldon's current spiritual covering is Rev. Dr. Arthur Carson Jr. Bishop Waldon is a proud member of the Springfield Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA.
In 2005, Bishop Waldon was elected International Presiding Prelate of Maranatha Faith Fellowship International by five pioneering pastors. Bishop Waldon was elevated by Holy Orders on January 16, 2006, by Archbishop Charles W. Maddox of Bridging the Gap Fellowship of Churches, (Mobile, AL) and Bishop G. Calvin Boone of (Huntsville, AL). In 2010, Bishop Waldon received Apostolic Succession from Bishop Jay Bunting of the Providence of St. Alcuin in Full Communion with the Anglican Communion (Elkton, MD). Bishop Waldon operates as an Apostolic Father to several fellowships and other bishops around the country and globe.
Over the past 19 years Bishop Waldon has worked in the Technology Industry. Bishop Waldon has shared his talents with such businesses as the State of Georgia, Georgia Technology Authority (GTA), and IBM. Bishop Waldon is currently employed by McIntosh Trail Community Service Board at the Behavioral Health Center in Griffin, GA and counsels those who have been diagnosed with mental illness and addictive disease.
Bishop Waldon's hobbies are reading the word of God, singing, song writing, and working on his upcoming books. As Bishop Waldon continues to grow in the Lord, his simple prayer is to continue to be used as a servant, never to put his title before his call, and to always be available for the hurting, lost, and disenfranchised.