Pastor Joy from about the age of twelve has been involved in ministry... teaching children. My first message was preached at the age of fourteen under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. My experiences include preaching, Sunday School teaching of all ages groups, Youth Ministry, Evangelism etc. Indeed I made my first missionary journey to Nairobi, Kenya in 1983. I am keenly involved with community groups and Prison Fellowship, and chair the Milton Keynes Network of Churches. I have a background in management, finance, and training. Most importantly, I have been a Christian for most of my life and though tempted, tested and tried, made a decision to serve the Lord and stuck with it. Nothing is impossible with God. I love the Lord!
I started in ministry, fully supported by my husband, Minister Michael in June 1993. In 1996 I commenced an Ordination Course with Midlands Bible College which lasted two years it was completed in 1998 and I was awarded a “Pass with Merit“. I was ordained on the 5th of May in 1998 by the College and received my license from the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches, the ordination body of the college.
Charitable status in England and Wales was obtained in October 1999 and officially changed its name in July 2013 as Arise Fellowship (AF) and has re-launched its’ vision and mission to reach the community where it serves.
On 16 May 2004 Pastor Joy Cowell was re-commissioned under the Bishopric of Bishop Donald Hayes (GIFT). We are proud to be members of the GIFT ministry.
For more information about Arise Fellowship, vist their website at www.arisemk.org
Tastebud Ministries offically joined our organization in April, 2012. Pastor and Co-Pastor Anderson have been in ministry for over 20 years. Their ministry is greatly involved in feeding the hungry, not only spiritually, but physically. They feed approximately 200-300 people monthly. We thank God for their ministry and with what they bring to the table to bless the Kingdom of God. Thank you Tastebud Ministries.
For more information about Tastebud Ministries, vist their website at www.tastebudministries.com
Elder Michael Willett was ordained into the G.I.F.T. Ministry on the 24th of October, 2010 under the Bishopic of Bishop DD Hayes. We thank God for his ministry and encourage him and Lady Belinda Willett as they pastor the flock of God at The Spirit of Truth C.O.G.I.C.
On 14 April 2015, we installed Pastor Sederrick & Lady Audrey Raphiel, to lead the Harvest Church, located in Dallas, TX.
We welcome this vibrant ministry to our fellowship and know that God has great things in store for them and their Ministry.