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Pastor Anthony Mattox Jr.

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Pastor Anthony as he is known by his members, founded Called To Conquer Ministries at the age of 17 as a High school youth ministry. He has been preaching since he was 13 years old. At the age of 23 Pastor Anthony along with his wife Lady Tiffany turned the ministry into a church. In 2011 after 7 years in ministry God called Pastor Anthony to launch a new ministry in Cleveland, Ohio. This new ministry would switch from focusing primarily on youth and impact people from all age groups. After much prayer and planning The Empowerment Church was born.
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Lady Tiffany Mattox

Pastor

Lady Tiffany as she is affectionately known by her members is a power house in her own right. As a wife, mother, entrepreneur, and minister, she seeks to empower and inspire women in every area of their life. Working alongside her husband Pastor Anthony, she is over sees the Women’s Ministry at The Empowerment Church. She has an intense passion for women and seeing them come into their purpose.
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Dr. R.A.Vernon, D.Min.
"The Word" Church
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Dr. R. A. Vernon is the founder and senior pastor of “THE WORD” CHURCH. A respected spiritual leader, philanthropist, and humanitarian, he is dedicated to creating and providing programs, resources, and services to help the less fortunate. He is resolutely committed to unconditional outreach, and leads the culturally diverse congregation of “THE WORD” CHURCH with integrity and excellence.

Dr. Vernon founded “THE WORD” CHURCH on love, God’s Word, and a passion for humanity. It continues to operate with this same spirit of purpose over a decade later. As a result, “THE WORD” CHURCH has become one of the fastest growing churches in the region and continues to experience remarkable growth.

He is the author of three books: Blessing Behind Closed Doors (2007); Size Does Matter: Moving Your Ministry from Micro to Mega (spring 2011); and his most recent book for singles, Dr. R.A. Vernon’s 10 Rules of Dating, that’s taking the nation by storm!

Dr. Vernon has a Diploma of Theology, a Master of Arts in Practical Theology, and a Doctorate of Ministry with a concentration in church growth from Ashland Theological Seminary. He is honored to be married to First Lady Victory Vernon. She has her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Capital University and a Master’s degree in Practical Theology from Ashland Theological Seminary. Lady Vernon is the Director of Women’s Ministry at “THE WORD” Church and they have six wonderful children.

  Lady Victory Vernon
"The Word" Church
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Victory Vernon, affectionately referred to as “Lady Vernon,” is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, the wife of Pastor R. A. Vernon, and the First Lady of “THE WORD” Church. A Christian woman of virtue, poise, and grace, Lady Vernon is known for her endless love and wisdom, which she pours unreservedly into the women of “THE WORD” Church. Lady Vernon holds her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Capital University, as well as a Master’s degree in Practical Theology from Ashland Theological Seminary. She is the director of Women’s Ministry at “THE WORD” Church and the director of an off-site outreach ministry.

Lady Vernon’s passion is ministering to women who are broken and hurting and assisting them in achieving spiritual and emotional wholeness. One of her primary goals is to help women discover their God-given purpose. Both in word and deed, she encourages women to be naturally and spiritually healthy.

She is the primary teacher of our Women’s Bible Study, which as its name denotes, is a Bible study specifically for women. The class is held periodically throughout the year and focuses on women’s issues, both biblical and practical. Using the no-nonsense candor she has come to be known and loved for, Lady Vernon often uses creative illustrations and concepts to deliver her messages, celebrating womanhood, and inspiring women to fulfill the call that God has on their lives. She oversees all of the programs and courses offered by the Women’s Ministry.

Lady Vernon is a woman of true character, and she handles her obligation to serve in ministry alongside her husband with superb devotion. She is the model First Lady and takes her responsibilities as a wife, involved mother of six wonderful children and servant of the kingdom very seriously