Senior Bishop Ethel M. Talbert-Spearman is the Founder and Pastor of Faith Cathedral, Inc and the Bishop of the Look Up and Live Ministries. The Church was founded in 1975.  She began her independent church ministry, which is the Look Up and Live Ministries in 1989.  She is the mother of four children Charmaine, Isaac, Janet, and Teresa, the grandmother of nine and the great grandmother of six.


She has been pastoring for 48 years and ministering for 52 years. Senior Bishop Spearman is the founder of the Annual National Women’s Convention for the last 52 years. She is an anointed electrifying handmaiden of the Lord. 


Senior Bishop Spearman has traveled far and near to deliver God’s Word. She has taught and lectured in many church functions.  Senior Bishop Spearman is highly accepted as a God sent Prophetess and singer with many tapes and recordings. She will leave you in awe as you witness the Spirit of God manifested through her ministry.  She is a great soul winner. 


In her early years, her parents the late Bishop William G. and the late Mother Fannie M. Talbert reared her in preparation for leadership.  She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in 1960 at the New Born Church of God in Christ in Fairmont MD.  She has served in many areas of church work.  She was an Usher, Choir Member, Choir Director, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, and Women’s Auxiliary President.  She was ordained as a Missionary at the age of 18 and later ordained as an Evangelist at the age of 24 at Holy Redeemer Faith Bible Church in Greenwood, SC. 


Senior Bishop Spearman is a native South Carolinian but was reared in Washington, DC.  She attended elementary and high schools in Fairmont Heights, MD.  She completed a two year curriculum at Piedmont Technical College.  She has studied at Holmes Bible College in Greenville where she took the Old and New Testament Courses. She received her Doctorate in Theology with a Major in Religious Counseling from Belford University in June of 2005.


South Carolina Governor Richard W. Riley gave her the Order of the Palmetto Award in 1983. This is the State of South Carolina’s highest civilian honor. The Greenville County Council proclaimed April 30, 2000, as Bishop Ethel M. Talbert-Spearman Day, recognizing the opening of the new Faith Cathedral.  The State Senate and Senator David Thomas recognized her in April 2001, for her life’s work that has increased the kingdom of God and enhanced family values. She was listed in the 2000 Who’s Who of National Executives.  In December 2016, Senior Bishop received The President Obama Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award.  She has received many more awards from Senators, House of Representative, and the community.

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