Dr. Leroy Thompson, Sr.
In 1972, Dr. Leroy Thompson was born again in September and water baptized in October. He was called into the ministry on December 30, l973, and ordained May 24,1975.
To effectively execute the call on his life, he attended Christian Bible College of Louisiana where he earned Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate of Theology Degrees and Doctorate of Divinity. To further enhance his training, he taught at his Alma mater for several years.
Dr. Thompson has been in the ministry for 24 years, Pastoring for 22 of them. With all degrees in retrospect, he still did not know victory, according to God's standards, until he was exposed to the Word of Faith through the Ever-Increasing Faith and Kenneth Hagin Ministries.
In the fall of 1983 he was baptized with the Holy Ghost and his life catapulted. He captured the knowledge of the truth richly exhibited in the powerful Word of God. Knowing who he is in Christ, what belongs to him, and what he can do in Christ has burst forth a new creation. His ministry has been Ever-Increasing!
In 1984, he was instructed by the Spirit of God to change the name of the church from Mt. Zion Baptist Church (a 104 years old traditional Baptist church) to Word of Life Christian Center. He began teaching people how to live the life of faith; how to "walk by faith, not by sight; how to be well and not sick; how to live and not die; how to keep the devil under their feet; how to live the victorious abundant life in Christ Jesus; and how to be led by the Spirit of God." Church membership at that time was 75, majority being children. Membership has grown to 1700 and has tripled the population of Darrow.
He not only believes but he also knows that the keys to a successful ministry are the combination of praying in the spirit; living and teaching the Word of Faith; and following after the leadership of the Holy Ghost. He is married to Carolyn A. Thompson. They have four children, Leroy, Jr., Shauna, Donovan, and Clayton.
Pastor Joseph R. Brown, Sr.
Joseph R. Brown is the Pastor and Founder of Rhema Christian Center and Ever Increasing Kingdom Ministries in Heflin, Alabama, a growing and thriving body of believers from various walks of life. Pastor Brown has been in ministry for thirteen years and serving twelve years as a Pastor.
It wasn't until 1994 when he received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, that revelation knowledge of God's Word changed his life and continued to increase his ministry. He still did not know victory, according to God's standards, until he was exposed to the Word of Faith through the ministry of Dr. Leroy Thompson, Sr.-Ever Increasing Word Ministries.
Pastor Brown attributed the success of his life and ministry to relying on the Word of God, being filled with the Holy Spirit, and being led by the Spirit of God. Pastor Brown travels throughout the Southeast taking the message of Restoring the Generational Blessing in the Body of Christ."
He has a loving wife, Deborah E. Brown, and four lovely children Alexis, Kristian, Joshua, and Caleb Brown.
Dr. David C. Forbes, Jr.
Dr. David C. Forbes, Jr. founded Columbus Christian Center Church (CCC) in the fall of 1990 in his living room. These humble beginnings planted the original seeds that grew into Ever Increasing Life Ministries (EILM).
Ever Increasing Life Ministries is the parent organization under which a dynamic collection of enterprises serves the community on issues of faith, family and finances.
EILM has a strategic plan and vision that incorporates individual and group ministry, financial prosperity, business development and education all pulled together by the Word of God.
Drs. David and Tracy Forbes along with their staff at EILM oversee the growth and vision of Columbus Christian Center Church (CCC), Spirit of Life Church International (SOLCI), Faith Learning Center and Preschool (FLCP), Faith Academy of Columbus (FAC), Increase TV, INCREASE Community Development Corporation (ICDC) and Increase Your Life Conferences (IYL).
As a successful CEO, entrepreneur, business owner and teacher, Dr. Forbes continues to impact the lives of all those with whom he comes into contact. People who talk to or hear Dr. Forbes are increased, changed and positively influenced, as he teaches the Word of God with accuracy, authority and compassion. Dr. Forbes' directness, practicality, wisdom and knowledge are trademarks of his dynamic faith teachings, which emphasize the Word of Faith, and the power of God.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Forbes received his Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He received his Master of Divinity degree from The School of Theology at Virginia Union, in Richmond before settling in Columbus, Ohio. In 2003, Dr. Forbes was awarded his doctorate from Tabernacle Bible College which he earned under the direction of Archbishop Lawrence Langston. He and his wife, Dr. Tracy Forbes are raising five beautiful children.
Pastor Marvin Moore
Pastor Marvin E. Moore is a Dynamic Minister of the Gospel with a passion for the believer to receive the manifestation of the Abundant Life Jesus purchased for them. Pastor Moore believes that a believer that is walking in the manifested blessing of God is more effective in evangelizing the world with the Gospel of Christ Jesus. He teaches the word in a simple yet profound manner that can be easily understood. Pastor Moore urges and encourages those he minister to, to work the word; he often says "God's Word Works for those who Work His word."
Pastor Marvin Moore has been married to his wife Lois for over 30 years. They are the parents of two children and the proud grandparents of three. Together they have endured the challenges of marriage and they have a passion to encourage married couples to practice biblical principles that will produce a successful marriage relationship.
Pastor Moore is a 1988 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and has received his Masters of Theology from Life Christian University. He has written several books and resource materials to assist believers with their spiritual growth and development. In 1990 Pastor Marvin and Lois Moore founded Harvest Time Bible Church (HTBC) in Port Arthur, Texas. It has been said that this area was a minister's grave yard; however, Pastor Marvin & Sis. Lois Moore believed that God commissioned them to raise up a Word of Faith Church in the city and the gates of hell could not stop them.
Pastor Moore, Sis. Moore and the HTBC family believe they are raised up for such a time as this and they are positioned to reap the great Harvest of Souls throughout the world. The name Harvest Time reflects the overall vision of the church.
Pastor Jeffrey G. Phillips
Pastor Jeffrey Glenn Phillips, a native and resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was born and reared in the Eden Park area. Since accepting the call of God upon his life to preach, and prior to being called to pastor, he has served in various ministerial capacities and offices including the offices of deacon and elder, and working with the street ministry, nursing home ministry and male chorus.
In early 1990, Pastor Phillips' business was called upon to lay the foundation for the new sanctuary at Pilgrim Rest Faith Ministries in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which was under the leadership of Pastor Clarence Budgwater. God later spoke to Pastor Budgewater and instructed him to pass the pastoral mantle on to Pastor Phillips. By divine purpose and design, in 1997, Pastor Phillips became the Pastor of the very same church that he laid the physical foundation for. During his eleven years as Pastor, the church has become one of the fastest growing ministries in the City of Baton Rouge.
Though he walked the streets of "The Park" for many years before he was saved, God has now commissioned Pastor Phillips to go back to those very streets and take back the community for the Glory of God, declaring "Jesus is Lord over Eden Park."
Pastor Phillips received ministerial training and graduated from The Ever Increasing Word Training Center at Word of Life Christian Center in Darrow, Louisiana, which is under the pastoral leadership of Dr. Leroy Thompson, Sr.
God has given Pastor Phillips a worldwide ministry vision, and the vision is being fulfilled at a supernaturally rapid pace. A part of that worldwide vision was to change the name of the church from Pilgrim Rest Faith Ministries to World Shakers Church International, a ministry that is "Building People of Character One Life
at a Time to Shake the World with the Word of God."
Pastor Phillips met, courted and married his childhood sweetheart, First Lady Wilma Phillips, who is a native and former resident of Napoleonville, Louisiana. Of this divine union of 29 years, they have been blessed with three children and four grandchildren.
To the World Shakers family Pastor Phillips is known as Pastor "P". Many lives have been blessed by his anointed, unique, bold and radical style of ministering. He is truly a "Joshua" for this end-time harvest. As God pours out His anointing upon the man of God; miracles, signs and wonders are being witnessed, and an anointing of prosperity and supernatural debt cancellation has manifested throughout the ministry. The lost are
being saved through tent revivals, street witnessing, youth ministry, prison ministry, and other outreach services are in place to minister to those beyond WSCI's congregation.
Pastor Phillips is the founder and President of the World Shakers Church International Bible Institute, where men and women of God of all ages and from all walks of life come to receive anointed teaching and impartation, thus equipping them to effectively impact the Body of Christ and the world.
Pastor W. Ron Walker
W. Ron Walker is the Pastor and Founder of The Hope of Glory Church in Gretna, Louisiana, a multicultural body of believers located on the Westbank of New Orleans. In addition, Pastor Walker is the President and Founder of The Hope Center Incorporated which is a faith based organization established to empower individuals within the church and community to break the cycle of poverty in their lives. Dr. Leroy Thompson,
Sr., pastor of Word f Life Christian Center in Darrow, Louisiana is his spiritual father in the gospel.
Born again in July 1979, Pastor Walker for 14 years faithfully served in various ministries before being instructed by God to start a ministry in December 1992. In obedience to God's instructions, in April 1993, The Hope of Glory Church was started in the living room of his home with eight people. Today, the church is a growing and thriving ministry establishing God's dominion in the earth realm through his body, the church.
Pastor Walker ministers the word humorously and with great authority under the unction of the Holy Ghost. The primary focus of the ministry is to "Manifest God's presence, power and prosperity with the Word of God". His heartfelt conviction is that it's time for the Body of Christ to wake up and understand that wealth, abundance and prosperity is a vital and integral part of the covenant in order for us to establish God's kingdom in the earth realm. God has placed an anointing upon Pastor Walker's life to walk in prosperity and to release that same anointing upon others who dare to obey the principles revealed in the scriptures. God has used many well-known Apostles and Prophets of our day to confirm this calling upon his life to the Body of Christ!
Pastor Walker is the husband of his beautiful wife Alvis who serves with him in the ministry as an administrator and teacher. In addition, they have two precious children, Chantal Nicole and Ron Jarred who works faithfully in the ministry as well.
Dr. Patrick T. Randolph
Dr. Patrick T. Randolph is pastor and founder of Praise Christian Center World Outreach, Inc. (formerly Praise Community Church founded April 28, 1985). He holds a Doctor of Religious Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary and he is also a graduate of Cornerstone Theological Seminary University of the State of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Theology degree. He is the president and founder of Maximized Life Bible Institute and president and founder of Praise Academy of Christian Education, A school for students from pre-K 3 through high school. He is a veteran of the United States Army.
He is honest, conscientious, sincere and anointed yet fun-loving. Pastor Randolph ministers the Gospel with simplicity to produce change and growth in the lives of the hearers.
Pastor Randolph is a dynamic teacher and expositor of God's Word. He has done extensive study on the subjects of praise and worship and the Kingdom of God. He has authored a book titled "Arise Shine".
Pastor Randolph believes that the Word of God stimulates discovery, increases understanding, encourages application and develops an intimate relationship between the Lord Jesus and the believer. This not only gives the assurance of a heavenly hope, but also a more abundant earthly life.
He is committed to "Maximizing Lives with the Word of God."
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries in Richmond, Virginia. His visionary leadership has taken the congregation from a membership of 25 to well over 4,000 in a span of 11 years. With over 18 years in ministry, he is often described as a coach, motivational speaker, teacher and a leader among leaders.
A native of Chesapeake, Virginia, Bishop Robertson earned a bachelor's degree in biology from James Madison University, a second bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the Medical College of Virginia and a master's of divinity from Virginia Union University. While Bishop Robertson remains a registered pharmacist, he answered the call of the Lord to leave his secular job and commit to full-time ministry in the early 90's. Bishop Robertson is ordained by God under the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship where he also serves as the State Bishop of Virginia and the First Assistant to Bishop Neil C. Ellis, the 2nd Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship.
Bishop Robertson is a proficient author of two best selling books on leadership. The first, "Plug In," is a guide for pastors and church leaders revealing core principles for creating and maintaining a successful ministry. His second book, "Coaching: A Kingdom Agenda," is a poignant work that provokes the reader to literally mine the gold out of other leaders while simultaneously building a strong organization. Understanding the importance of a consistent impetus for change, Bishop Robertson compiled several scriptures and quotations to pen a motivational calendar entitled, "Thoughts to Walk By."
With a call on his life to the nations, Bishop Robertson has a passion for rescuing souls from darkness to the Kingdom of God. His Balm in Gilead television and radio broadcast reaches thousands throughout the southeastern region of Virginia. In addition to consistently leading Mt. Gilead in local community outreaches he also answered the call of the Great Commission to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. Bishop Robertson actively ministers through overseas missions with Shalom Outreach Ministry Inc. and Know the Truth Ministries, Inc.. He has ministered the Gospel in several countries including Argentina, Uganda, Brazil, Kenya, South Africa, Haiti, and Australia.
With wisdom far exceeding his age, Bishop Robertson credits his many accomplishments to walking with the Ancient of Days and obeying His voice. As a spiritual father to many, he also leads by example in his submission to his spiritual father, Dr. David C. Forbes, Jr. He also submitted to the late Bishop Antonio D. Thomas who was also his spiritual father until his passing.
A much sought after speaker, Bishop Robertson is known for his relevant and practical teaching with a passion for empowering God's people to dominate by applying the Biblical principles of holiness, excellence, faith and prosperity. Bishop Robertson and his wife Co-Pastor Elena Robertson, are the blessed parents of three children: Daniel III, Charity Joy, and David Jeremiah.
Rev. Donavan M. Thompson
Rev. Donavan Montrell Thompson is the second son and third child of Dr. Leroy Thompson, Sr. and Mrs. Carolyn A. Thompson, pastor and first lady of Word of Life Christian Center located in Darrow, LA. Growing up as a preacher's son, he was trained at an early age to work in the ministry. The opposite of what some might call the "Preachers Kid" stereotype, Donavan never strayed away from the watchful eye of his father and guiding hand of his mother.
He started singing at the age of 13, developing himself by becoming a part of the church choir and experimenting with studio equipment. He was called to the ministry at the age of 17 and shortly thereafter began touching the lives of youth with his preaching and singing.
Donavan attended Louisiana State University for a short period of time, before working full-time on staff at Word of Life Christian Center where he currently serves as the director of the music department and youth pastor. As president of God Ordained Records ("G.O"), Donavan is demonstrating that he is a well-rounded artist who knows both sides of the industry; spiritual and business. Donavan has gained a lot of his experience by traveling with his father during ministry meetings, where he is sometimes asked to sing before his father ministers. He has traveled to many places, in and out of the United States, gaining a following even before the release of his first CD.
As a minister of the gospel, Donavan uses his musical abilities to accompany the Word of God that he teaches and lives.
Rev. Leroy Thompson, Jr.
Rev. Leroy Thompson, Jr. is the oldest son of Dr. and Mrs. Leroy Thompson, Sr., the pastor/founder of Word Of Life Christian Center and Ever Increasing Word Ministries. He faithfully serves his father in ministry as an Assistant Pastor of WOLCC in Darrow, Louisiana. Rev. Thompson is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. degree in Accounting and also a graduate of Ever Increasing Word Training Center. He travels extensively in ministry with his father and in addition to his pastoral duties he serves as an Assistant Administrator for WOLCC and an instructor in the Ever Increasing Word Training Center.
As a conference speaker, Rev. Thompson fulfills the adage that the apple does not fall too far from the tree. He is a dynamic, anointed and insightful speaker and is considered a thinking man's preacher who presents God's word with such clarity, wisdom, insight and revelation knowledge. Rev. Thompson presents a mandate to all to meditate the word of God to a deeper level. As a son in ministry, he is the epitome of an example of one who depicts honor, love, and respect for his father as a man of God and as his natural father.
Rev. Thompson is husband of Mrs. Shantel Thompson who faithfully assists him in ministry to fulfill his God given assignment to the body Of Christ. They have three lovely children: Lauren, Leroy III, and Layla.
Dr. Charles C. W. Williams, Jr.
Dr. Charles "Carlos" Wesley Williams, Jr. was born again and water baptized in 1968. From that time he knew that the call of God was on his life. In 1996, Dr. Williams was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel by Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr. of Word of Life Christian Center in Darrow, Louisiana. In the same year by the direction of the Holy Spirit, he founded and pastored Word of Faith Christian Ministries in Beaufort, South Carolina. The ministry started in a local Boys and Girls Club with only eleven (11) people including children; however, Dr. Williams' vision was never small. By direction of the Holy Ghost, the ministry was renamed Ever Enriching Life Ministries and the church was named Life House.
Dr. Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and an Associate Degree equivalent in Religion from the University of South Carolina in 1980. In 2002, he received his Master of Divinity and later received a Doctorate of Religious Philosophy from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary of Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Williams and his wife, Min. Marie Williams, conduct marriage workshops with this theme: "Marriages ordained by God should be as 'Days of Heaven on Earth'." This theme is a reality in their marriage and to all marriages that adhere to this teaching. He believes and knows the keys to a successful ministry and life are found in praying in the spirit, following the leadership of the Holy Ghost, and living and teaching the Word of
Dr. Carlos Williams is married to Min. Marie D. Williams. They have two children - Moriel Dará, and an engrafted daughter, Lawanda Bethel.