Ministerial and Deacons


Warner Walker

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Pastor Warner Walker Sr. has been in ministry for 38 years and has been the Pastor at God's House of Prayer since January 2013.  He serves and seeks to build the spiritual quality and lifestyle of believers and to efficiently influence non-believers to accept JESUS CHRIST, the Son of God and Savior of mankind.
Pastor Walker and his wife/partner in ministry Brenda Walker, who puts up with him no matter what; The Scripture says "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is above rubies." Proverbs 31:10 is truly Sis. Walker. They are lovely parents of Minister Warner Walker III and Shelly Walker. Most important, they are loving grandparents of two granddaughters Maya and Madisyn.
Pastor Walker is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio, where he received a Master of Christian Ministry and Master of Divinity.


Earle M. Lloyd

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Minister Earle Lloyd loves teaching the Word with boldness and wisdom, which is a testimony that raising children in the Word of God and living it before them has rewards exceeding abundantly above all you could ask or consider. Mostly Minister Lloyd is loving and devoted husband to his lovely wife, Jewel Hunt-Lloyd.

 Romans 12: 1-3  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.


Joseph Hardaway IV

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Minister Hardaway is a proud husband to his lovely wife, DarNisha Hardaway and a father of 7 marvelous children.

 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 

 Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

Minister Hardaway is moved by these scriptures and applied the principle to his walk, to study, obey,  apply and to teach the truth about Jesus Christ and His work on the cross. Minister Hardaway also teaches Sunday School and introductory class to the inductive Bible study method called "Context of Scripture."

Deacon - Chairperson

William E. Smith

Deacon William E. Smith is a faithful servant of the Lord. He serves here at God's House of Prayer as a Chairman of the Deacons, Worship Leader, Property Manager, Office Manager, Leader of Laymen Fellowship, Transportation Coordinator for the Genesis House on First Sundays, and various leadership positions. Deacon Smith is happily married to his wife, Sheila. They are the proud parents of two, William K. Smith  (Martha) and LaTesha L. Kennedy (Zachary). They are proud grandparents of four Trevon, Aniya, Amarea and Zachary III.
 Psalm 37: 3-5- Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass. 


Irma Farr

Deacon Irma Farr, a committed and faithful servant of the Lord has been married to Raymond Farr for some years. Raymond Farr is a US  Air Force Veteran that travels extensively in the USA and abroad. Deacon Farr and Raymond Farr have a son, Brian Farr, who was born in the Philippines. Deacon Farr has been a member of God's House of Prayer, formally Joy Church, for some years. Deacon Farr works with Ministry on Mission which includes Project One, an outreach ministry that serves the homeless in the Cass Corridor area of Detroit, Michigan. She also assists in Thanksgiving Baskets distribution, helps with Emmanuel Bethel Church's housing of the homeless, organizes meals on wheels on Christmas Day and other ministries of the church. Deacon Farr enjoys visiting and praying for the sick and singing in the choir.

Isaiah 40:31

31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint

Isaiah 6:1-8-  In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.  And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!”And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.  So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts.” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar.  And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged.”  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

To God Be The Glory!!!!!


Gatewood Allen

Deacon Allen is one of our faithful servants of the Lord. Deacon Allen set off his journey at God's House of Prayer when we were Joy Church. He got involved with the church by assisting his sister, by taking his nieces to church. Deacon Allen was led by the spirit one Sunday morning to join God's House of Prayer. Since that day, Deacon Allen has been serving in various Ministries over the years Nursery, Vacation Bible School, and Project One just to name a few. Currently, Deacon Allen is a co-director of Christian Education along with Sister Joy. "God has been so gracious to me!!!"


Psalms 34: 1-5

34 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.



Francis Bellard

Deacon Francis S. Bellard is a native of Hamilton, Ohio. Deacon Bellard started attending GOD'S HOUSE OF PRAYER in 2005, where he was welcomed in with open arms and with the love of the Lord. Deacon Bellard has been active in youth mentoring programs, as well as our, One Night Initiative Ministry. With the avail of his wife of 27 years (Jenice Bellard), and there 3 Daughters. Deacon Bellard has strived to keep God at the head of his family’s life and dwelling.


Proverbs 3: 1-7

My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.


LaTricia Reynolds

Philippians 4:13

 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.