Senior Pastor Michael L. Miller Sr.
Lead Pastor Michael Lynn Miller has served in full-time ministry for almost 20 years. He recently served as Assistant to Dr. Pat Robertson, Chairman of Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN, 700 Club, Operation Blessing). He also is founding Pastor of Triumphant Life Church in Asbury Park NJ, where he served for 12 years. Pastor Miller graduated from Evangelical Bible Institute and attended Global University. He has served on various executive boards. He also served as a Development Officer for Star 99.1 FM radio. Pastor Michael is best known for his prophetic pastoral ministry. His passion for mentoring in the local church has produced many sons and daughters in the ministry. His ministry has taken him to serve international ministry leaders, as well as, business leaders. Pastor Miller is a lifelong resident of New Jersey. He is a loving father to his children and grandchildren which are his first ministry.
Executive Pastor Linda Parreott
Executive Pastor Linda Parreott was born in Killeen, Texas to Dr. & Rev. John C Smith and Evangelist Juanita Hannah. She was saved since she was a teenager and ordained to the Pastorate in 1994. She is currently employed full time by New Jersey Natural Gas Company as a supervisor. She is the Executive Pastor, currently overseeing the structure and organization of the ministry and the flow of services. She earned her Associates Degree in Business Management from Brookdale Community College and a Bachelors of Science in Bible from Cairn University. One of her passions is spending time in prayer with the Creator. Having intimate and passionate prayer to stand in the gap on behalf of the local church and the body of Christ and to make the name of God Glorious in the earth!
Pastor Pat Barnett was saved and set free from sin and drug addiction 10 years ago. He is an ordained minister and leads our Inner healing ministry. He currently is employed by Bowery residents as Program Coordinator for the transitional housing program for individuals coming out of homelessness. He has been working in social services since the time he was saved. His passion is to see others delivered and set free that they may become all that God has called them to be. Pat lives in Edison with his wife, Keri, and two children, Micah and London.
ELDERS & MINISTERS
Elder Andrew Sawyer migrated to the United States with his family from Freetown Sierra Leone in 1995. He loves the Lord and is passionate about the things of God. He served as Prayer Leader for four years, Executive Board Member for 6 years, Leader for Nursing Home ministry for over 10 years and is currently serving as a Deacon, an office he has held for over 15 years. He is married to Minister Regina Sawyer, a union that has spanned for over 28 years. They are blessed with three beautiful children, Andrena, Ethleen and Hannah.
Minister Regina Sawyer grew up in a Christian home in Africa, with her spiritual journey beginning at about nine years old. She often found herself mimicking the preacher, using the stairs as her congregation. As she grew older, the reality of an awesome God became very clear, and in 1979, she formally accepted Christ as her Lord and personal Savior. She entered ministry after hearing the voice of God at her corporate job. Minister Regina is currently a student of Devry University and the founder of Freedom In Christ Ministry, an Outreach ministry for women and children. She has been married to Elder Andrew Sawyer for over thirty years and has three beautiful daughters, Andrena, Ethleen and Hannah.
Elder William Bain was raised in New Brunswick, NJ. He attended Rutgers University and continued on to obtain a managerial role in Corporate America. After marrying his high school sweetheart, Janice, and becoming a father, he realized the need for spiritual growth. He served at Eternal Life Christian Center Church for 13 years as leader of the Men’s Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Men’s Chorus, Drama Ministry and Facilities Management. It was at that church that he also became an ordained Deacon. Elder Bain now serves at Higher Purpose Fellowship as Elder, Facilities Manager, Trustee, and assists the Children’s Church ministry.
Minister Diane Mitchell has been saved since October 1985. She is an ordained minister and oversees the new members’ class and is actively involved in the Inner Healing ministry. She is the mother of two and grandmother of two. In November of 2000, she was licensed to preach the Gospel and received her BA in Religious Education from Christian Outreach Bible Institute College Seminary in Fayetteville, NC.. In 2007, she obtained her Master of Theology from the same institute. Her favorite Scripture is Philippians: 4:13, “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.“
Minister Glenn Solomon is from Guyana and presently resides in New Jersey. He came to Christ in 1997. His desire is to be used to motivate, inspire and arouse the Body of Christ to worship God in Spirit and in
Truth. After ministering at the local City Prison and the Nursing Home ministries for about six years, he accepted his public call to ministry in late 2004 and is a licensed Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Minister Glenn obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Centenary University and currently works for J&J as a Financial Analyst. He is a husband and the father of two daughters, and a
Darrell Dunn Sr.
Pastor Darrell Dunn Sr. was saved at the age of 14, appointed a deacon at age 18 and received his call to ministry in 1984. He is a graduate of the Milton S. Bennett Bible Institute and has been preaching the gospel for over 35 years. He has served in many capacities of ministries including (Senior pastor, Assistant pastor, prison ministry at Rikers Island and many other areas). He is the father of 4 and
married for 38 years to Evangelist Karen Dunn.
Evangelist Karen J. Dunn has been serving the Lord since 1980. She was ordained as an Evangelist March 1, 1992. She has served in many areas of ministry. Karen believes strongly in her call to minister healing to those that are broken. She has been married to Pastor Darrell Dunn Sr. for 38 years.