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Our Founders






Pastor Dwight is a humble man of God who has a passion for people. He desires to see families living together in harmony and empowers men to be servant leaders in their homes, in the community, and on their jobs. He preaches the unadulterated gospel of Jesus with boldness and is known for teaching God’s Word in a fresh, practical and humorous way. Pastor Dwight was ordained as a minister in 1991 while serving under his father-in-law, Elder Thomas B. Gafford, Sr. at Spirit of Life COGIC in Farmville, Virginia. He graduated from Luther Rice College and Seminary in Lithonia, GA with a Bachelor of Religious Studies. 

Pastor DeAnna is equally passionate about empowering women who have experienced abuse and pain to experience complete healing through Jesus Christ. She is an organist and praise and worship leader. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia. Pastor DeAnna, a Lupus survivor, is also the founder of iam HOPE (Helping Others to Push and Endure). This organization sends care boxes all over the world to individuals recently diagnosed with lupus and cancer.

The greatest testimony Pastor Dwight and Pastor DeAnna have is the restoration of their marriage. In 2008 their marriage ended in divorce, but in 2011 God bought them back together and reminded them of His purpose for their life. Pastor Dwight proposed for the second time around to Pastor DeAnna; she accepted, and they had a second wedding. They have been happily married now for 32 years. They have three beautiful adult children, DeVonna, Dwight Jr. (who transitioned to his heavenly home 6/3/18), Darnell, one daughter-in-love - Cassie, and one grandson, Camden.

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