“I have a determination that will never die! I have a zeal that will never dry up! I have a fire in me that cannot be quenched! I must win the lost at any cost, and I can do it through Christ that strengthens me.”

This determination has manifested itself within Archbishop Hudson since the age of three years old when he began preaching from a picture bible. At the age of eight years old, he preached his first public sermon and began to hold services in his back yard until his parents converted their basement into a church capable of having services. Archbishop Hudson was licensed and ordained at 12 years old by his pastor, Reverend F. D. Johnson at Zion Temple Missionary Baptist Church. At the same age, he premiered in the sitcom “Amen” as “Rev. Johnny.”

The Servant, Student, and Shepherd of Shepherds
In December of 1990, Archbishop Hudson left Amen to begin serving as a full-time pastor. At this time, Prayer and Faith Outreach Ministries (now known as The Powerhouse Chicago) was established, and began worshipping at 6907 South Halsted, Chicago, IL, affectionately known as “69th Street”. Since then, The Powerhouse Chicago has moved to its current location at 944 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL. The membership has increased to over 3,000 members across three Sunday services and several services throughout the week. The mission of Daniel 1:20 to empower the people of God to be 10X better continues to be the central focus of this aggregation of ministries.

In December 1995, he graduated from Chicago State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech, and in June 2000, he graduated from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree.

In August 2004, Archbishop united in holy matrimony to his beautiful wife, Lady Andria Hudson. She is a virtuous woman, gifted writer, and entrepreneur who serves as Pastor at the Powerhouse Chicago.

In July 2010, Archbishop Hudson was selected by Archbishop Roy E. Brown, founding father of Pilgrim Assemblies International to be consecrated to the office of Bishop. On April 5, 2016, Archbishop Hudson was enthroned as Chief Prelate and Presiding Bishop of Pilgrim Assemblies International, Inc. Archbishop Hudson has served as an evangelist and ministered in over 40 States in the United States and has preached Internationally.

Archbishop Hudson has a passion and mandate from birth to preach, Pastor, worship, and touch the world with the Gospel. He carries the grace of a powerhouse, and ability to build leaders to impart this mandate. He is an eloquent speaker, delivering a vibrant message of hope for all audiences with an ability through the Holy Spirit to birth “a sound” in worship that brings deliverance, healing, and breakthrough through the undeniable presence of God. He is a true gift to the body of Christ; with ability to unlock the new things of God, using the keys of the old path and empowering believers to become 10X Better.


Andria Hudson has gained widespread recognition across the country and
around the world as an outstanding public speaker who inspires people with a
message of optimism and positive change. She is dedicated to empowering all
individuals to live life to the fullest without regrets and find meaning and
purpose within themselves. Despite facing many difficulties, Hudson has
cultivated an unshakable belief and dedication to self-improvement and
advancement. She is a multifaceted woman who excels in many roles and
Andria graduated from Lewis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Political Science, focusing on Journalism. This educational background has
helped her become a successful, prize-winning writer. She has penned multiple
books, including "He Saved the Best for Last", "The Power Life", and "The Passion and The Price." Her skill as an author has enabled her to guide up-and-
coming playwrights and writers. She has had the satisfaction of seeing her
counsel and wisdom come to fruition in their work.

As a business owner, she founded Andria S. Hudson Enterprises Inc., a
company and lifestyle brand that provides consulting and empowerment
services for ministry and the marketplace. ASH Enterprises has been in
business for 10 years providing conferences for women, webinars for business
owners, and offering spiritual mentorship and professional development to
leaders globally.

Andria, a lady exuding grace and sophistication, has a background as a model
and winner of a beauty pageant, earning her the prestigious title of Miss
Northern Illinois. Additionally, Andria has been recognized with the esteemed
She Rocks It Award for her exceptional leadership skills. Her accomplishments
have been showcased in various media outlets, including:

The BOSS Network
Mielle Organics Secret Sauce to Success Retreat
Christopher Kai's The Gifters Podcast
Voyage Chicago
The Word Network
iHeart Media
Black Women’s Expo
The Chicago Defender

Andria is an example of a modern Renaissance woman. She possesses
boundless enthusiasm, unwavering conviction, and an unshakable resolve.
Currently residing in Illinois, she is the devoted wife of Archbishop William
Hudson III, the Senior Pastor of The Powerhouse Chicago. In her role as
Assistant Pastor, she works hand in hand with her husband to educate and
prepare pastors and their spouses across the world for excellence in ministry.

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