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Pastor Latroy Fowlkes

“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” Jeremiah 8:20

Elder Latroy Fowlkes, a native of Norfolk, Virginia was raised under the pastoral leadership of his father, Superintendent Kenneth Fowlkes, Founder of Kingdom Builders COGIC and developed a love for God in his youth.

He served at his home church, district, and community for over 30 years in many capacities as the Assistant Pastor, Minister of Music, Superintendent of Sunday School, Church Administrator, Men’s Ministry Director, Youth President and a mentor for the at-risk youth. With his extensive educational background, he has been instrumental in conducting effective leadership trainings and professional development that has affected people of various ethnic and economic affiliations.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland at College Park as well as a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Notre Dame. His aim and purpose has been to proclaim the gospel, restore families, and minister to the whole man. With over 20 years of experience in the educational field, he proudly received notable awards, stood up a new ministry called, “I Hope Ministries,” and currently serves as the Assistant Principal in the Anne Arundel County Public School System. In December 2022, he was newly appointed as Pastor of Praying Time Ministries COGIC, a premier church under legacy founders Pastors Carl and Cloretta Grice, in Greencastle, Pennsylvania by the Maryland Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdictional Prelate, Bishop Carl Anthony Pierce.

Elder Fowlkes is a true testament of excellence, a man of faith and is dedicated to reaching multi-generational and multi-cultural demographics. He is married to the love of his life, Evangelist Paulette Fowlkes and enjoys his quiet family time with four beloved children:  Chakiera, Latroy, Jr., Zoey, and Kenneth.

First Lady Paulette Fowlkes

Evangelist Paulette Fowlkes is the wife of Elder Latroy Fowlkes, Pastor of Praying Time Ministries COGIC and I Hope Ministries and a mother to four beautiful children. She is heavily devoted in the ministry as a songstress, directress, musician and a teacher/trainer.

One of the greatest things that happened in Evangelist Fowlkes’ life was the moment she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior and received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Since her call to ministry, she had the privilege to travel to many places including her two favorite missionary tours to Uganda, Africa. As a Pastor’s daughter, along with seven other siblings, her parents taught her the importance of spending time with family and having a love of ministry. She is known to take her experiences and inspire people to live for Christ as well as empowering them to seek God for themselves.

Throughout the years, she remained active in the church by spearheading various youth programs, partnering with schools, creating training and mentoring programs, and volunteering her support to the community. After years of studying in the academic field, she was blessed to receive two degrees in Accounting as well as her Masters degree in Business Administration. She exemplifies great character as she has proudly served in the financial industry as an Accountant, Executive Assistant, and Strategist.

In addition, she proudly serves the Maryland Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction as the Auxiliaries in Ministry (AIM) Vice Chair under the leadership of Bishop Carl Pierce and as the Assistant Regional Chairlady of the International Youth Department COGIC East Region. Evangelist Fowlkes passionately quotes, “I’ve learned that spending time with the family is a reminder of why I am here. If I’m going to serve and minister to others, it must first be a lifestyle at home.”

Pastor Carl Grice

Pastor Carl Grice, one of the founders of Praying Time Ministries, received his Master Teaching certificate from the Samuel Kelsey Bible Institute. The Kelsey Institute is an affiliate of the Charles H. Mason system of Bible Colleges in the Church of God in Christ. Pastor Grice initially served in St. Paul Temple Church of God in Christ as a faithful deacon. He was later called to preach and teach God’s word, and was subsequently called to become a pastor.

Pastor Grice taught God’s word to varied audiences. In addition, he served as a mentor to many who serve as pastors and church leaders today. His gentle but firm approach, embodied in a wealth of wisdom, was beneficial to those to whom he ministered to for over 30 years. Pastor Grice was truly a living example of a committed follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. He believed that members of the church deserve sincere responses from their leaders, and that leaders should live as true examples of Christ on a daily basis. Pastor Grice did not hesitate to reach those who were lost, confused, overlooked or hopeless. He had a committed life of prayer and fervently studied God’s word which strengthened him and enabled him to continue in the Lord’s work.

Pastor Carl Grice was also a faithful husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was a friend to many and treated all with respect.  Pastor Grice has been called from his labor on earth to a well deserved reward in heaven.  The memories of his life will continue to be treasured by those that he touched.

Pastor Cloretta Grice

Pastor Cloretta Grice, the wife of the late Senior Pastor Carl Grice, is the co-founder of Praying Time Ministries. She has served in many capacities in the Church of God in Christ including: National Evangelist, Church Mother, and Prayer Warrior President (Washington, D.C. Jurisdiction). In 2010, she was installed as a State Supervisor in the International Church of God in Christ, and currently serves as the Supervisor of the Fellowship group in Delaware. Pastor Grice has completed biblical studies at the Kelsey Bible Institute, and Mobile Bible Institute along with other biblical study programs. She is known as a pastor who depends on the guidance and help of the Holy Spirit in the delivery of the Word of God.

Pastor Grice has a committed life of prayer and is often sought out to pray for people nationwide.  Mother Grice formerly taught the Word of God weekly on TV station WJAL (in the Chambersburg, PA area). Through her anointed preaching and teaching, many have turned to Christ and experienced a change in their lives.

Pastor Grice continues to treasure the memories of her beloved husband (Pastor Carl Grice).  She is a mother, a grandmother, a sister and a friend to many. She has extraordinary love for people and seeks to help them in any way that she can. Pastor Cloretta Grice is a true example of a godly woman and serves as a mentor to many.

Our Belief Concerning the Bible

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.

Our Belief Concerning God

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Our Belief Concerning the Church

We believe in the Blessed Hope which is the rapture of the Church of God which is in Christ, at His return.

Our Belief Concerning Sin

We believe that the only means for being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ, and accepting the Gospel according to Romans 10:9-10.

Our Belief Concerning Salvation

We believe that regeneration by the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

Our Belief Concerning Christ

We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross, provides healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer.

Our Belief Concerning the Holy Ghost

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it.

Our Belief Concerning Sanctification

We believe that the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit; by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in this present world.

Executive Leadership

Mother Janice Brunson

Chief Operating Officer

Elder Robert Fugate

Church Administrator

Dr. Sylvia Anderson

Chairlady of the Trustee Board

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