Leadership


 

And I will give you pastors according to mine heart,
which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
Jeremiah 3:15

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Our Senior Pastor Ivory D. Payne is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. He is part of a long legacy of pastors and preachers. His passion for the things of God, family and people allow him to be sensitive to the spiritual and natural needs facing people today. His approach to ministry is to have on hand on the cross and the other hand in the community touching lives with the love of God. He follows the example of Jesus to jointly meet the natural and spiritual needs of the God’s precious harvest.He is a graduate of Southern University and while attending was a member of BSU choir. His ministry has been developed through a long lifestyle of service in whether singing, serving at church or sharing the love of Christ by lending a helping hand, sharing a word of encouragement or praying for someone in need, his heart has always been connected to the heart beat of ministry, caring for God’s people. Pastor Ivory believes in empowering you to reach your dreams by sharing the word of God with power and demonstration.

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Co-Pastor Celeste Payne is a native of Long Island, New York, she has always had a desire to encourage others to learn, grow and enjoy life. From a foster home at birth, the tragic death of her mother at age twelve, to a bright and prosperous future in Christ, Celeste understands the value of life, a relationship with God, the love of family and serving God’s people.She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University with a BA in Art and currently is employed as an elementary school teacher. She is the founder of Empowerment Sessions an evangelistic and encouragement ministry. She is the author of God Has A Miracle For You and The Sermon Notes Journal. Pastors Ivory and Celeste have been happily married for over 10 years. They have one son Ivory Devon.

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Apostle Stacey Woods is the one of the Father’s chosen mouthpieces, dedicated to provoking God’s people to pursue His presence. A native of West Baton Rouge (Port Allen), Louisiana, Apostle Woods is humbly being used by God in the five-fold ministry offices. She travels extensively throughout the country declaring the acceptable year of the Lord. She is saved, she is sanctified, and she is filled with the Holy Ghost with evidence, miracles, signs, and wonders following in her personal life and in her ministry. She is a graduate of Xavier University and the founder of Impact Outreach Ministries.