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DR. KURT KING, DISTRICT PASTOR

 Dr. Kurt D. King was born in the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City to Dr. George and Mrs. Germyn King.  Being the son of a preacher, he has lived in four countries and traveled all over the Western Hemisphere.

Dr. King accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and accepted the call to become a pastor in his freshman year at La Sierra University.  He transferred to Oakwood College where he graduated in 1998, with a Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Theology.  While at Oakwood he met his beautiful and talented wife, Dr. Andrea Trusty King.

Dr. King received his Masters of Divinity, from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, his MBA from National University, and his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Dr. King has pastored in Michigan and Southern California.  He pastored the New Hope SDA, Maranatha, and Valley Fellowship SDA Churches.  He currently oversees Imani Praise Fellowship and Moreno Valley SDA Church with their Jr. Academy, Valley Adventist Christian School.

 He has preached all over the United States, and has also preached in the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. His passion is leadership, and his desire is to be all that Lord would have him be. 

 


PASTOR SHANTANE MARSHALL, ASSOCIATE PASTOR


 

Associate Pastor Shantane Marshall has a passion for lifting 
up the name of Jesus, presenting the word of God and watching its motivating power change the lives of listeners. Reminding individuals that the Bible is very real and relevant in today's world.



PASTOR SAMUEL BAKER, YOUTH PASTOR



Born and raised in Southern California, "Pastor Sam", as he is affectionately called, is a young men motivated by the  grace of God with a determination to make heaven his home.  He is an enthusiastic "Praise Worshipper" that is powered by the Holy Spirit and passionate about taking every young person God brings into his sphere, to heaven with him.  A gifted, inspiring speaker and youth teacher of the Word of God. We praise God for his work and presence here at Imani Praise Fellowship Church.



 ELDER FRANKLIN BENJAMIN, FIRST ELDER




A man dedicated to the service of Jesus the Christ, "a Trini to the Bone!" with a heart full of love for people, especially the people of God, is a retired leader and "fisher of men".  Nothing excites him more than seeing individuals accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and have the life changing experience of baptism by the Holy Spirit.  A disciplined individual that believes in "making things happen" through the power of the Holy Spirit, rather than watching things happen.  His love for his congregation at Imani Praise Fellowship is surpassed only by his relationship with his God.  He has been involved with this congregation from it's inception as a "Branch Sabbath School".  His Brothers and Sisters at Imani Praise Fellowship are the loves of his life.