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Pastor Celeste D. Whitley
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1John3:1a) Celestine accepted this love at the early age of 11 at Providence Baptist Church, Baltimore MD; Marcus G. Wood, Pastor. Out of that love God allowed a hedge of protection to shield her from herself until she submitted to His Lordship in August 2000, under the covering of Dr. Walter Scott Thomas of the New Psalmist Baptist Church. Over the years this relationship was developed and nurtured through the Intercessory Prayer Ministry, three years of discipleship, MIT, Certified Bible Study Courses and the completion of Gateway Theological Institute, EFCA. God has used many great leaders to contribute along this journey, Pastor Arthur E. Jones of Jones Tabernacle, Pastor Charles A. Hall of KHCC, Charles Brooks of A Better Life Fellowship. But none like her spiritual mother, Apostle Toni M Brooks of True Praise Christian Fellowship, who ordained and introduced her to The Five Fold Ministry.
Celestine indeed, has a true heart and burden for prayer. This empowered her under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to organize Power In Prayer Ministries (PIPM) in 2002 which allowed her the opportunity to teach an in-home bible study for many years, life-coaching and several seminars and workshops.
In 2006 Celestine married the love of her life Randy Whitley, and they are blessed to raise four wonderful god-fearing children; Brandon, Taj, Cache and Joell. This love relationship has lead Randy and Celeste to a thriving Marriage Ministry (#Victory In Marriage), where they offer marriage coaching, radio broadcast and a national prayer group.
Currently, along with PIPM, Evangelist Celeste is leading God’s G.L.A.M- S.Q.U.A.D which is a group of mature female servants called to a Christ Appointed Ministry as well as pastoring Grace Fellowship Church alongside her husband.
Through fervent prayer people find that their true worth is located within, and that worth is Jesus Christ! Through holiness, righteousness and liberty she will continue to be a vessel for The Lord to build His Kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven. “Not my will but thy will be done!”
Pastor Randy E. Whitley
Pastor Randy E. Whitley,a Baltimore, Maryland native was born to serve others as unto the Lord. He serves as a husband to Celeste Whitley, a father of 4 Children, brother, friend, mentor and Pastor. Introduced to Christ and ministry in his early childhood years, Pastor Randy began to develop his love for helping and serving others.
At the age of 14 he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and throughout his life has always had a "since of compassion" and a way of helping others in need. In October 1988 he was called to serve his country in the U.S.Navy. In spite of many regrettable decisions and choices he never lost faith in God.
After years of attempting to hide and trying to remain silent, God called him to the ministry of preaching in September 2008, under the leadership of Overseer Charles A. Hall Jr. Pastor of Kingdom Harvest Christian Center. As his journey continued, in 20o9, he was ordained as a Pastor under the leadership of Apostle Toni M. Brooks, Senior Pastor of True Praise Christian Fellowship.
As God continued to cultivate and groom Pastor Randy for service unto him , early February 2006 Randy and Celeste were joined in marriage. From this marriage Gods favor overflowed and ministries began to birth. Through much pray and fasting in 2013 Pastor Randy and Pastor Celeste yielded again to God to prepare for ministry as Pastors of Grace Fellowship Church International of Baltimore, Maryland. To God be the glory great things He has done.