" You did not choose me, I chose you; and I have commissioned you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last; so that whatever you ask from the Father in my name he may give you."
Pastor Carlton Howell Jr.
Senior Pastor and Founder
I am a Disciple of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Called into his Ministry to preach, teach and witness about his death and resurrection bring forthwith disciples for his namesake, build in his namesake and give all for him.
Galatians 1:1 Paul, an
apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead. My call has come after a life of sin which was leading to eternal death. But what was once used as a tool of death, will be used to spread the word of God through the guidance of the Holy Spirit which Christ sent to us so that we would not be alone. This is a move that has come at a high cost, from effective my family, friends and life in order I may gain a greater understanding and a closer walk with Jesus Christ. I am paying this price willingly and with the utmost pride. Because he has called me from out of the wilderness into the light.
(Damascus Ministry). The name comes from the life story of Apostle Paul. When he was known as Saul, he persecuted Christians because they proclaimed the name of Christ. While on the road to Damascus, the Lord Jesus came; Acts 9:3-8 ”Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus.” Just as Saul did, I was persecuting Christians and did not believe until one night when the lord came to me and changed me forever. he pulled habits out of me and a change started to happen. I longed to see him again and talk to him. During this time I was unable to see the promise that Jesus told me, only the suffering that was going on. I suffered two thyroid storms during this time. I also became deeply in debt unable to provide for my family. After losing my home and moving into a two bedroom apartment with 6 people in my family, the lord started to move in my family and myself.
After finally going under for surgery the Lord appeared to me again and told me to follow him, minister the Father’s word, and to allow his light to shine through me. I woke up from surgery preaching the word and did not stop. I preach to the I.V lines, the hospital bed, my wife, my kids, the walls, the floor, the doctor, the hospital staff. One lady told me “you're going to need to slow down, you just got out of surgery.” I replied, “I saw the Lord Jesus and was told to preach the word, I will not stop.”
Lady Ivy Cynara Howell
I was saved by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 5 years old! Filled with the Holy Spirit at the age of 5 also with the evidence of speaking in tongues. I never went to bible school or been to seminary school, just always had a hunger and
thirst for the things of God, I was baptized during camp when I was 14. I remember being there and feeling the presence of God that night after I was baptized. While I was in high school I remember hearing the Lord's call to me to preach the gospel and set the Captives free letting people especially the rejected, the unchurched and the church hurt letting them know that they can be free. it was during this time I was a part of the Christian Club where we would meet on Monday mornings for study and prayer before school started. While in my early 20's I volunteered at a storefront church and faithfully sung for their services and was used by the Holy Spirit. During this time of serving, I met many key people in my life who have helped me to know my purpose and understand the deeper levels of God. I attended a revival and felt and bore witness to the move of God that went around the whole world where I receive many impartations of things that I am walking in now in my life! All Honor and Glory goes to my Abba Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!
Isaiah 6 (AMP)
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed and commissioned me To bring good news to the humble and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up [the wounds of] the brokenhearted, To proclaim release [from confinement and condemnation] to the [physical and spiritual] captives And freedom to prisoners, To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance and retribution of our God,
To comfort all who mourn, To grant to those who mourn in Zion the following:
To give them a turban instead of dust [on their heads, a sign of mourning, The oil of joy instead of mourning, The garment [expressive] of praise instead of a disheartened spirit. So they will be called the trees of righteousness [strong and magnificent, distinguished for integrity, justice, and right standing with God], The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins, They will raise up and restore the former desolations; And they will renew the ruined cities, The desolations (deserted settlements) of many generations. Strangers will stand and feed your flocks, And foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers. But you shall be called the priests of the Lord; People will speak of you as the ministers of our God. You will eat the wealth of nations, And you will boast of their riches. Instead of your [former] shame you will have a double portion; And instead of humiliation your people will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore in their land they will possess double [what they had forfeited];
Everlasting joy will be theirs. For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery with a burnt offering. And I will faithfully reward them, And make an everlasting covenant with them. Then their offspring will be known among the nations, And their descendants among the peoples. All who see them [in their prosperity] will recognize and acknowledge them That they are the people whom the Lord has blessed. I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has covered me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom puts on a turban,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,
And as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, So the Lord God will [most certainly] cause righteousness and justice and praise
To spring up before all the nations [through the power of His word].