He tells of his amazing testimony of how the Holy Spirit came into a bar one night while he was drinking having a good time and said to him "it's time Chris" and that's where the journey began of this radical transformation from sinner to son. From alcohol, tampering with cocaine, and womanizing (a so-called player as they would say). But, in this experience happening, he was brought to his knees powerfully...
Class: "Discovering Who The Enemy Is"
PASTOR LARRY SCOTT
Pastor Larry Scott Sr. is a licensed ordained minister faithfully teaching the word of God and serving God’s people for over 30 years. He is an auxiliary police officer and has been serving and protecting the community for over 16 years. Pastor Larry is also an entrepreneur and small business owner of two local businesses in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Through ministry, protecting the community and entrepreneurship Pastor Larry has connected and worked with many people from all walks of life. He practices what he preaches and gives back to the community by providing jobs, doing fundraisers, supporting causes and most of all giving hope, support and encouragement to those society has rejected. He values giving, helping others, working together, family, education and good work ethic. His mission is clear “to empower and produce people of purpose by teaching and preaching the principles of the Kingdom of God while demonstrating love”.
Pastor Larry has an Associate in Business from Fergus Falls Community College, Minnesota and a Bachelors in Communication from St. Cloud State University, Minnesota. He is a devoted husband, proud father and grandfather.
Pastor Josh Willis a product of personal evangelism, was delivered in 1975 from a life of crime and enormous drug abuse. After planting Grace Chapel of Praise,an inner city church,in Hamilton, Ohio in 1979, Pastor Josh became keenly aware of the needs which can only be met by the church community. Being led by the Holy Spirit in June 1982 he founded the Good Samaritan's Inn ( a long term Christian discipleship center) where men and women of all races, and backgrounds, could come and receive spiritual,mental and physical help through the preaching and teaching of the word of God ,during that critical period in their lives. After thirty four years, pastor Josh has handed the residential reigns over to younger, stronger,qualified and anointed men and women. Allowing him to move to the next level of mentoring men and women that have a heart to minister to the broken and addicted of this present world and to declare the shortness of time to the church. Though the GSI ministry has changed hands the heart has not,continue to be a bridge from hopelessness and defeat to a future of hope and victory through the gospel of Jesus Christ!
PASTOR JOSH WILLIS
PASTOR DEE DAVIS
She is a visionary by design, she was inspired by God to open a Holistic Rehabilitation Center for Alcohol & Drug addicts and abused and neglected children. Throughout the years her work has not gone unnoticed she holds a plethora of awards for her untiring service to others. Vision of Hope was awarded by the Dept. of Corrections in Ohio “excellence service,” Volunteer of Year award, Woman of the Year – area of Ministry. She currently serves as a Chaplain for the local hospitals and Department of Corrections and other community advocate teams. Her work has reached across the Globe from Israel to Kenya sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and building and cultivating Ministerial Leadership.
She currently serves as Co-Pastor of H.O.P.E. Word Church with her husband Senior Pastor Jeffrey A. Davis, Sr. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science - University of Cincinnati in Addiction Studies & Psychology, Masters of Religion - Urban & Intercultural Studies and Leadership Studies—Cincinnati Christian Seminary. Working on her Doctorate of Ministry in Transformational Leadership. But most of my focus is on fulfilling the spiritual mandate given by God to be an instrument in evangelizing the Globe sharing the “Now” revelation of the move of God to His remnant people.
Speaking Topic: "Calling the Deborahs and Esthers to come forth." - Isaiah 43:19
Colonel Vincent Demasi was appointed Police Chief of the city of Mt. Healthy on January 5, 2015, Prior to his appointment here, he served as the Police Chief of the City of West Palm Beach Florida and as an Assistant Police Chief with the City of Cincinnati. His career spans 42 years beginning in 1975 as a Police Cadet with promotion to patrol officer and ultimately commanding Patrol, Investigations and Administrative Assignments.
Chief Demasi received his Master of Business Administration from Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Cincinnati. In addition, Chief Demasi is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, the Policer Executive Senior Management program and is a Certified Law Enforcement Executive by the Ohio Chief of Police.
Chief Demasi is married with three adult children and a resident of Western Hills.
Class: Felon/Police Q&A
CHIEF VINCE DEMASI
APOSTLE DEBORAH EDWARDS
As Founder of D.R.E.E.M.M. (Deliverance, Restoration, Education and Empowerment for me Ministries, my heart’s desire is to bring the Word of God back into focus. Apostle Edwards firmly believes that the church has moved so far from the basic teachings and works of Christ that believers really don’t have a minimal understanding of who they are and why they were created. As a very wise woman once said, “There is a difference between being a believer and being a disciple.” Anyone can be a believer, even the devil believes, but he can never be a disciple. Only those who do the work of the Kingdom, with humility and complete trust in God our Father which manifest His glory, are truly Christ’s disciples and heirs of the promises of God. Those who are His disciples, in their everyday lives, reflect the very essence of who He is.
D.R.E.E.M.M. is committed to equipping the disciples of God so that they can avail themselves to continue the ministry of Jesus Christ. D.R.E.E.M.M. is devoted to helping families as well as individuals break cycles. Through the process of deliverance and inner healing, we firmly believe that generational cycles can be broken, strongholds can be shattered and hope can be restored. Jesus went about preaching the good news concerning the Kingdom, healing the broken in spirit, casting out demons and giving recovery of sight to the blind (both naturally and spiritually speaking)
PASTOR LEROY BROWN
Leroy Brown was born on May 16, 1978 to Leroy Henderson and Tommie Ann Brown. Mr. Brown went to Harrison Elementary School and graduated from Hamilton High School. In 2004 Leroy gave his life to Christ and recorded his first Gospel rap album title “Living Water.” He joined Community Friendship Church of God and Christ. In 2005, he married Katonia Gilbert and became a deacon. In 2006, he received a state certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant advocating for people with Substance Abuse Disorders. He was called into the Ministry in 2007 and preached his first trial sermon. He served under Pastor Bruce Curtis for five years and started evangelism work outside the church. He started attending Hamilton Christian Center in 2010 and put his leadership on the back burner to become a student so his family could grow in Christ together. He participates in outreaches throughout the Tri-State sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is a motivational speaker empowering both youth and adults and use their voice and the gifts that God has given them to empower others. He is currently a counselor at Genesis Life Recovery Center using evidence based clinical practices and biblical foundation as innovative state of the art treatment for the state of Ohio.
Class: "How To Identify Anger"