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First Lady Deana Beckford gave her life to the Lord at age 11 and has served the Lord faithfully since then. She has worked in the church at various levels, including Youth Director, Band Leader, Sunday School teacher, Women’s Ministry Director and much more. has an Associate degree in Human Development, Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Social Work. She is a source of inspiration to her husband, and shares in ministry with him in many areas.
She is an excellent counselor, and the warmest person you can meet. She is always emotionally involved and in prayer for him whenever he delivers the message. Deana is a Certified Teacher, she has a certificate from Bible Training Institute, and is a Licensed Minister in the Church of God of Prophecy. She is a wonderful preacher and an exceptional First Lady. First Lady Deana has great love for people, and is the most pleasant and approachable First Lady you can find…
Bishop Beckford gave his life to the Lord at the age of 16, and has been serving him since then. He has a passion for the word of God, and has gone to great lengths to develop his theological and leadership skills. Rightly dividing God’s word is his specialty. Bishop Orville Beckford currently holds a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Northstar Bible Institute in Greece, New York; Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies; a Masters Degree in Psychology and Christian Counseling From Louisiana Baptist University.
He has a certificate in Mental Health Topics in Pastoral Care, one unit of C.P.E . Clinical Pastoral Education, from the University of Rochester, and many other leadership development certificates. He believes that knowledge is power, and his goal is to see all of God’s people gain greater knowledge and understanding about the Lord. He likes to see the men and women around him develop into stalwarts for the Lord. His favorite quote is, “The greatness of a man is not what it takes to get him started, but what it takes to stop him.”
Minister Marjorie Clarke accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at a very young age. He transformed her life and placed her in His Body for which she is forever grateful. Over the years, she has proven God to be a loving Father and a faithful friend. She has a great testimony of His healing power and His divine providence, so she continues to encourage herself and others that they can trust and depend on the Lord.
Minister Clarke is a Business Analyst by profession, but her greatest joy is to be a servant of the most High God. Responding to God’s call to ministry, Minister Clarke has given herself totally to the Lord that he may use her to impact lives for His kingdom. This is her most important vocation! She is a warm and loving person, and love to make people happy! She is ever determined by God’s grace to let His purpose be fulfilled in her life: Endeavoring to run this race with patience and not grow weary, because in the end it will be worth it all!
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Evangelist Girlie Simpson…. She passed on 10/30/14