Committee members: Nicole Roberts,
Teresa Quinn, Marci Moore, Nicole Wilson, Monica McCain,
Shelia Willis, Joyce Singer, Shenia Brown, Shayna Brooks
Perfecting Church Toledo Celebrates First Church Anniversary
By Tricia Hall
Sojourner’s Truth Reporter
Music, singing, and joyful sounds could be heard coming from
5025 Glendale Avenue. The Perfecting Church Toledo
congregation commemorated their first anniversary on Sunday,
August 5, 2018.
“In the coming year we will have our edifies. We will begin
to organize, so we will have more of a community impact.
There are so many things in the coming year,” shared Bishop
Marvin Winans. Bishop Winans serves as the presiding pastor
for both the Perfecting Church Detroit and Perfecting Church
The anniversary service opened with prayer, immediately
followed by scripture reading from Mark 3:1-5. The church’s
soulful choir sang selections, then the featured guest
speaker Evangelist Joyce Rodgers delivered words using the
theme “blessing in being stretched.”
“Perfecting Church Toledo is blessed to have Bishop Winans
as our pastor for our first year anniversary celebration,”
explained Dorothy Arnold, church mother.
Immediately following the service, guests and members
gathered for a fellowship brunch that was decorated in
majestic gold and shades of purple. The brunch was catered
by Club 300 Catering, and over 200 individuals were fed.
“We had such a wonderful turnout and as I share with people,
Perfecting Church Toledo has more church by 9:30 a.m. than
most churches because service begins at 8:00 a.m.,” said
Bishop Marvin Winans,
Mother Dorothy Arnold, and Elder Martin Johnson
Elder Martin Johnson, and
Mrs Marcia Johnson
Kristen Hicks, guest and William Parker head of security
The congregation of Perfecting Church Detroit held their
first service May 27, 1989 with eight members in the
basement of Pastor Winans’ home. Currently, Perfecting
Church Detroit is located at 13220 Greenfield. Bishop Winans
covers the Perfecting Church Toledo’s 8:00 a.m. service,
then travels to Detroit for their 10:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
services. This Sunday’s celebration marked an occasion
because Bishop Winans remained in Toledo for the brunch.
Winans also serves as bishop-elect of Perfecting Fellowship
International and oversees sisterhood of churches in the
following states and abroad: New York, Texas, Florida,
Alabama, London, and South Africa.
The celebration committee included: Shayna Brooks, Shenia
Brown, Tracy Gordon, Monica McCain, Marci Moore, Teresa
Quinn, Michele Roberts, Joyce Singer, Nicole Wilson and