rooted in love & founded in faith

our ministry was established by marvin and shelley tennant in the fall of 1985 IN A SMALL LIVING ROOM AT JEWEL CARTER'S HOUSE with 17 people in attendance, 35 years later we have grown and moved to different buildings but we still have the desire to have a deep and lasting impact on the lancaster area.



Bishop Marvin Tennant has been blessed to experience several era’s of special outpourings, including the “Healing, Word of Faith, Charismatic, and Teaching moves of God.


This influenced has molded him into a revivalist that is very much at home in revivals, conferences, and camp-meetings while he shares the fire and love of God.


His greatest passion is to Pastor and influence members to embrace their personal ministries.

He and his wife Shelley of 37 years have nurtured this vision and have a beautiful and anointed daughter that is now Co-Pastor Melissa along with her husband, Nathan.



Warren has a BS in Biblical Studies from New Vision Theological University. He has lead home groups for over thirty years, Lead prison ministries for 25 years and Pastored over ten years.

Warren and Patsy has been married for twenty-eight years and have four children and two grandchildren.




Nathan and Melissa have a passion to reach people through the life changing message of the Gospel.


They have given their lives to the mission of the local church and have a vision to see all people know God, find freedom, discover their purpose and make a difference.


They were both raised as Pastor Kids from birth. As Pastor Kids, they both were cultivated into the life of ministry at a young age. Melissa started leading worship at the age of 13 and Nathan started playing drums at the age of 8.


They have been married for 5 years and have a newborn, named Asher.



Teresa has studied and ministered under Bishop Marvin Tennant for 15 years.  She has a heart for worship and her desire is to see and understand the heart of God.  Her passion is to intercede for a move of God in our community, state and nation. Teresa has organized and taught Life Management classes and has led Community Programs to reach our city.


Teresa has been married for 37 years, she has three children and seven grandchildren.