Dr. Herbert Bailey, originally from Jersey City, NJ, is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Right Direction Church International with three locations in Columbia, Orangeburg and Florence, SC. RDCI is a progressive, rapidly growing, non-denominational ministry that has grown from 10 to over 2500 since its inception in April of 1996. Click here to learn more! Dr. Marcia Bailey is Co-Founder of Right Direction Church International in Columbia, Orangeburg and Florence, SC and the mother of four children: Chandler (wife, Audria), Tyler (wife, Allyce), Daniel, and Kindra with two grandchildren, Aleina and Chandler Righteous. She has lived in her native state of New Jersey as well as Maine, and Oklahoma before she and her family relocated to South Carolina in 1995. Working beside her husband, Dr. Herbert Bailey……click here to learn more!
Bishop Eric Warren Davis is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and a 1986 graduate of Lower Richland High School in Columbia. He is also a 1991 graduate of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg where he obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. In 2008, he received certification in Executive Leadership (CEL) from Cornell University. Bishop Davis is married to Vanessa L. Davis and God has blessed them with three sons – Ezra Warren, Elias Warren, and Emmanuel Warren. Click here to learn more!
Charles F. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries and a New York Times best-selling author. While his teaching is transmitted throughout the world to millions of people, Dr. Stanley has been said to demonstrate a practical, keen awareness of people’s needs and provide Christ-centered, biblically-based principles for everyday life. Click here to learn more!
Pastor Greg Formey came to us from Savannah, Georgia. It is the place where he married the former Sandra Maynard (in 1977), met Jesus Christ, and was blessed with one daughter, Jonelle. He gained valuable experience in church leadership and administration under the mentorship of Dr. Ricky R. Temple, Sr., pastor of Overcoming By Faith Ministries of Savannah, a dynamic 3000 member congregation .
He majored in Psychology at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1975. Click here to learn more!
Pastor Darrell Jackson, Sr., son of the late Bishop Andrew Charles “A.C.” Jackson and Jannie Lumpkin Jackson was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He is the oldest of five children. After graduating from the Richland County public school system (Dreher High School), he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Benedict College, majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration. While a student at Benedict College, he served as President of the Student Government Association, and was the recipient of the Most Distinguished Student Award. He received a Masters of Arts Degree from Columbia International University. In 2000, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and in 2002, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from his alma mater, Benedict College of Columbia, South Carolina. Click here to learn more!
Creflo Dollar is the founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI) in College Park, Georgia; World Changers Church-New York; and a host of fellowship churches throughout the United States and internationally. WCCI also has offices in Australia (serving the Asia-Pacific region), South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and the Ukraine. Click here to learn more!
Bishop Michael Blue was born in North Carolina and was reared from infancy in Sellers, South Carolina. He attended the schools of Marion District #1, Marion, South Carolina and graduated from Francis Marion University. B. A. in English (1985). In 1986 he became an English instructor at the Marion High School. He served as an award winning educator for twenty-five (25) years. Click here to learn more!
Dr. Bill Winston., Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Dr. Winston was inspired and influenced for leadership by the numerous educators, scientists, and physicians who surrounded him as a youth, and by the historic aviation accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen who served as his role models. He is a graduate of the internationally known Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), in Tuskegee, Alabama, where Booker T. Washington’s and George Washington Carver’s legacies of leadership and invention permeated the environment. Learn more here!
Apostle Sidney Payton is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Glory Church International and President of Glory Church International Bible Training Center (GCIBTC). He is also Founder and President of Glory Covenant International Ministries (GCIM), where pastors and ministers worldwide can come into covenant, spiritual connection, and fellowship, to maximize the call of God upon their lives. He is in covenant RHEMA Ministerial Association International (RMAI), and RHEMA Alumni Association, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Read more, click here!
Reverend Ernest Young III is a native of Salters, South Carolina and the son of the late Mary Lee and Ernest Young Jr. He obtained an Associate of Science degree from Williamsburg Technical College and received a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has also obtained a Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree from ECPI University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ernest Young III is the founder of “Victorious Faith” Radio broadcast that can be heard on several stations. Above all, he a servant of God and his passion is empowering God’s people in prayer, and seeking God’s guidance by reading and meditating on the Word of the Lord. His motto is “Put God first, others second, and yourself last.”
Prophet Brian Carn was born on September 11th in Jacksonville, Florida. Raised in the admonition of the Lord, he received salvation at eight years old, and soon after, the gift of the Holy Spirit. In response to these life-altering events, Brian Carn experienced proliferated spiritual growth that catapulted him into ministering the Word of God at a very young age. At the age of twelve, Brian Carn conducted his first three-day revival. Carn’s insatiable desire to resuscitate the church with the presence and power of God invoked him to dedicate eighty-eight days to prayer and fasting. During this time of consecration, Prophet Carn was publicly acknowledged by Benny Hinn at a crusade in Florida. Pastor Hinn prophesied that Brian Carn would walk in the same anointing and mantle that the Lord had placed on his own life, emphasizing that Carn would receive a “double” portion. This encounter further confirmed and catalyzed his fire for the Kingdom of God; he began to walk in his prophetic call. After years of ministry, Prophet Brian Carn has become an internationally recognized prophetic voice, a preacher of Holiness, student of the Word, and Chief Executive Pastor of Kingdom City Church in Charlotte, North Carolina & St. Marys, Georgia. He is renowned for his prophetic accuracy, humility and passion. God has equipped Prophet Carn to see and speak into the spirit realm− to confirm and to change. The miraculous and incessant testimonies attributed to his ministry are incalculable with many reporting physical and mental healing, financial breakthroughs, property acquisitions, home and auto acquisitions, debt cancellations and favorable legal outcomes. Although the power and glory of God are made manifest without exception, it is no fallacy that the office of a prophet is wrought with insurmountable and unrealized persecution; however, the blessings and promises of God continue to inundate the life of Prophet Brian Carn proving God’s faithfulness and divine hand upon his ministry.
Apostle Clayton Allen Cowart was born in the year of our Lord 1971 on December 24th, to Mr. Amos and Jellene Cowart. His ministry began at the age of five. Apostle Cowart was raised by a single mother, Jellene Cowart, who brought her son up in the fear of God. Mother Jellene Cowart work faithful as a housekeeper to provide a stable environment for her children. Mother Jellene Cowart had five children, Amos, Avis, Annette, Almedia and Clayton. At a young age, the spirit of God moved on Lil Clay and he would sing praise and worship in the sanctuary of St. Paul Holiness Church which is a part of The House of God Saints in Christ. Lil Clay at age 5 felt the call of God and accepted the will of God. While playing an upright piano in his mother’s living room Lil Clay experience a strange phenomenon known as the infilling of the holy ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongue was given, not understanding the spiritual theology regarding this experience he never made it known of what happen to him. As a child, Apostle Cowart built small structures in his community, preaching to the children in his neighborhood. At the age of 11, Mrs. Christine Samuel, who was the youth president of the local assembly at St. Paul Holiness Church request him to speak on a youth day program and from this was the being of his evangelistical venture. Apostle Cowart went from several states and cities preaching the gospel. Earlier in Apostle Cowart life he had become acquainted with an apostolic evangelist who was a cousin to his former pastor, Elder Jonnie Crawford. Apostle Cowart was baptized in Jesus’s name by Evangelist Jerimiah Nickson and begun to earnestly continue in this faith. By the age of 15, Apostle Cowart was invited by Mother Myers to run a week revival at Church of God The Bibleway and at age 15 he was ask to Pastor the church. Pastor Cowart was overseeing eight members all elderly ladies. Currently, Apostle Cowart has been pastoring over 27 years, starting with eight members and now he oversees 183 congregations worldwide. He is the husband of one wife, First Lady Lisa Yvette Cowart, and the father of three children, Deddrick (Shamekia), Claytavia, and Clayeisha and four grandchildren, Deddrick Jr., Kelsi, Dyson and Dashton. Apostle Cowart holds several degrees which include; Doctrine of Divinity, Doctrine in Religion and a bachelor’s degree in legal studies. He has recognition by The Interfaith Coalition for Juvenile Justice for Social Justice and Youth Advocacy. Apostle Cowart serves as Principal and is the founder of Bibleway Royal Christian Academy, President and founder of Apostolic Bibleway College and President and founder of Poor Minority Justice Association and he is also the Presiding Apostle and chairman of the Board of Bishop of The Church of God The Bibleway Inc. Apostle Cowart’s favorite song “I Need Thee”, describes the character and personality of our humbled leader. With a willingness to serve, he encourages the saints to hold fast to the Apostolic Doctrine without compromise and keep the vision in view. Apostle Cowart clearly defines his greatest accomplishment as “Knowing God”.
John H Whittleton, Sr‘s walk with God culminated from years of religious, educational and life experiences. After years of experiencing religion in the African American community Whittleton was left confused and frustrated. This due to the disconnect between what was being taught and what was being realized by believers in their spiritual lives. People were left feeling spiritually weak and empty and had little to offer to and attract nonbelievers. Because Whittleton’s life of failed relationships and sin left him victimized just as the others, he decided to create an application of thought where the reality of what is being taught must be expressed in ways that are true and yet are illustrated in useful application to the believer. This incremental approach would simplify bible principles where possible and encourage the believer to use the application to gain faith. Each concept must be seen as valuable in their lives, easily achievable and convenient to apply. As these experiences proved their usefulness the users faith and love for God would grow. He’s a 1971 Graduate Hill Crest, Dazel, SC, a 1978 Graduate of Benedict College in Columbia, SC and a 1981 Graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, SC. He’s completed many other training , seminars and specialty courses related Biblical and secular issues.