In November of 2008, under the unction of the Holy Spirit, the Lord pressed on my heart that it was time to step out on faith and to enter into yet another phase of ministry. He made it plain that I would return to Xenia, OH and start a church. This was no surprise because when I first acknowledged my call to preach in November 1998, the Lord told me I would begin to Pastor a church in Xenia.
Although that remained in the back of my mind, I was pretty comfortable with my limited responsibilities as an Associate Minister at a megachurch. However, once we come to truly understand that our purpose is to do the will of God, then we have no choice but to follow His lead. So when I could no longer stand not being in the will of God, I began to seek the support of my family to help bring Glory Ministries Church, offering non-denominational Christian services to fruition.
The Launch of Glory Ministries Church
Within a few short weeks, Glory Ministries Church had a name, a mission statement, a theme scripture, a place to worship, an insurance policy, a post office box, a state ID number, a bank account with $40.00, and we were incorporated in Xenia, OH.
Our First Service at Glory Ministries
Our first service was held on December 21st, 2008, and Glory Ministries was birthed. The first person to join the church was my brother, James E. Wade Jr. This was followed by my eldest niece, Kim Martin. Both joined during our first service.
Since our first service, we have witnessed the miraculous hand of the Lord in so many ways. We have grown to an average of forty or more in attendance each Sunday. We successfully bid on a beautiful church building and have been at our permanent home since July 2009.
We Give God Glory for His Love
Again, we give God all of the glory for His unfailing love and faithfulness. If you are looking for a church home, please consider visiting us for an anointed and exciting worship experience. We trust that you will find the atmosphere warm, friendly, and filled with the presence and spirit of the Lord.