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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 Toledo.

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 Winans.

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 Shelia Willis.


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Revised: 08/16/18 14:12:12 -0700.

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