Pastor Marvin Winans and Perfecting Church to Celebrate 25th Anniversary in May

Pastor Marvin Winans and Perfecting Church to Celebrate 25th Anniversary in May


“In the beginning was the Word.”  Perfecting Church was born out of a word or phrase given to a preacher/singer named Marvin L. Winans.  That word was “they are coming to you.”  
As young Minister Winans lay prostrate on the floor of Shalom Temple, the Holy Ghost spoke those prophetic words into his spirit.  Mother Estella Boyd, through the leading of the Holy Spirit, laid hands on this young preacher and the power of God was so forceful that he lay slain under its influence!  While lying there he saw a vision of people trickling toward him.

It was then the Holy Ghost spoke into his spirit that phrase that should change the course of his life, “they are coming to you.”  Knowing that the suggestion of this epiphany was a call into the pastorate, he began to rebel.  The more he said no, the more the sweet presence of the Lord would leave.  Not willing to sacrifice the presence of God for the pleasures of this world, he surrendered to the will of the Father!  As he began to say yes, the more the spirit of God inundated his soul.  He looked again and saw a sea of people coming toward him.  People of all races and creeds, and the Holy Spirit said once again, “they are coming.”

They began to come and Perfecting Church’s first service was May 27, 1989 and has not ceased.  The church started from a very humble manner with just eight members in the basement of Pastor Winans’ home, then moving to the Michigan Inn for their first official service.  After five months, services moved to the Urban Ministries Center for one month.  Desperately in need of a house of worship, Pastor Roosevelt Williams and the assembly of the Greenfield Ave. Church of God opened their hearts and doors to this fledgling ministry; the people continued to come.  Within seven months the church had outgrown its present location and was forced to move.  Finding favor with God and man, Reverend Moore and the congregation of the People’s United Methodist Church welcomed this young church in to their arms; the people continued to come.  Just four short months later, the Lord blessed Perfecting Church to move into its own facility.

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