Pastor- Lady Joy Franklin
Minister- Mervin Mayo Jr.
Minister- Allen Wentt
Minister- LaTisha Allen
Evangelist- Verdona Lively
Mother- Janet “MJ” Allen
Mother- Ruth Simpson
Mother- Marguerite Walker
Bishop Elect Franklin, sees his wife family and children as his first ministry. He is just as dedicated and loyal to his family as he is to the gospel. It is with the support of Pastor Franklin’s Sr. wife Joy Monique Franklin and their children that he has been able to accomplish so many milestones in his life. Pastor Anthony Franklin Sr., is a gifted and dynamic tailor-made preacher for the Good News of Jesus Christ. Pastor Franklin Sr. is known for preaching the gospel verse by verse in his unique and authentic way and applying scriptures to one’s life. The road to pastoral ship for Pastor Franklin Sr. was through his family prior to his calling. A native of Wichita Kansas and currently residing in Chester with his dedicated wife and beautiful blended family. Pastor Franklin Sr., pastors continually providing love, compassion, leadership and truthful doctrine to the ministry. Pastor Franklin Sr. does what God has called him to do which is live the gospel so he may be able to preach and teach the gospel in its true spiritual meaning. While working hard to obtain his professional goals Pastor Franklin Sr. had a Damascus like encounter with Christ while under the tutelage of Bishop Melvin Williams Jr. (Temple of Juda). This encounter changed the trajectory of Pastor Franklin’s Sr., life. It was at this point all desires of promotions within the Richmond Police Department ceased and the answering of his calling began. After attending Evans-Smith Leadership Institute of Virginia Union University, Pastor Franklin Sr. sold his rental property and used all the proceeds to birth the church then called the church The church has grown and is constantly increasing weekly since its conception from just a few members to having seventy five to a hundred parishioners weekly. Pastor Franklin Sr. has used his leadership skills as a supervising police officer and his willingness to learn, from powerful spiritual beings, such as Pastor Michelle Claiborne, and Bishop Hezekiah Walker to get him to this level in kingdom building. Pastor Franklin Sr. has been able to adjust and adapt during COVID- 19 allowing the church to preach the gospel and even grow by adding new members. With several thousand views on Facebook of his sermons and bible studies Pastor Franklin has expanded the spiritual reach of the church. Pastor Franklin Sr. desires to increase his spiritual footprint through his members and non- members nationally and internationally.
Pastor Joy Monique Franklin’s mission is to “Advance the Kingdom of God through “Worship” which is the guiding principle of her life and ministry. As an upcoming voice who has been charged in this last hour to cry loud and spare not, Co-Pastor’s lovingly known as (First Lady J) brings a resounding message of salvation, repentance, hope and encouragement to all that cross her path. Minister J is gifted and tailor-made by the Potter/Father, under an anointing which enables her to operate in the gifts of discernment, healing, prophecy, and deliverance. A native of New York City, currently residing in Chester with her devoted husband Pastor Anthony Franklin Sr., and a beautiful blended family Jamilia, Anthony Jr., Nya, Moses, Dakari and Janaya. Co-Pastor is the First Lady of Truth Ministries, she also ministers weekly alongside her husband and serves faithfully providing leadership, love and loyal support to the ministry.Here is where she does what God has called her to do which is to live and teach the gospel and pray for those who are unable or unwilling to pray for themselves.
Co Pastor accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior in 2008 at The Restoration Place now known as Truth Ministries and quickly began to work diligently for the Lord, she began working with the youth at The Restoration Place under Senior Pastor Anthony Franklin Sr. Co-Pastor was elected as the Lead Ambassador (Deaconess) in 2013 and continued working with the youth ministry, assisting as the church secretary and administrator, organized bus trips to rallies, coordinated youth trips, coordinated (all) Pastor’s Annual Anniversary and Birthday events and other special projects for the church. In 2014, she was formally consecrated as a minister and licensed in November. Throughout the course of her life, Co-Pastor has encountered many trials and adversities but continued to persevere, accepting the principle behind the scripture; 2 Corinthians 4:17 “For our light affliction which is but for a moment worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” Sure, of her calling and election, as Minister J referenced the word as said 1 Timothy 1:12, “And I thank Him who hath granted and enabled me, for that He counted me faithful, appointing me into the ministry. Co-Pastor has worked behind the scenes and led multiple ministries ensuring that the gospel is heard not just through prayers but through the works and the light within all. Co-Pastor’s motto is “If you are going to do it; it needs to be done in Decency and Order, when it is done in the name of Jesus the Christ.
Through love, faith and consistency Minister J has been able to remain focused on her calling. Co-Pastor hasa passion to see women living up to their fullest God-given potential,and what God promises them: Isaiah 55:11 “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” While in the hands of God, she has become a well-groomed servant who is faithfully known for her spirit of servitude, humility and excellence.
As the Minister of The Restoration Place, working alongside Associate Ministers, Co-Pastor’s accomplishments and titles include but are not limited to: Youth Minister, President of the Women of Worth (W.O.W.) Ministry, Head Interceder, an Altar Worker, Bible Study and Sunday School teacher and Worship Leader.
Co-Pastor has spearheaded several events such as feeding the homeless, back to school drives, visiting local hospitals to provide prayer and wellness checks, supporting the Hilliard House, and the Narcotics Anonymous Program at (The Restoration Place), assisted in element and communion services and currently has a weekly Tuesday morning Triumphant Prayer call.
Following years of committed services to the church and extensive outreach work within and out of the ministry, Co-Pastor responded with an emphatic “YES” to the multiple calls of elevation from (layperson, Lead Ambassador (Deaconess) and Minister, and Co-Pastor elect of Truth Ministries.
Was born in Bronx, New York and started attending church at the age of 5. Minister Lively was baptized at the age of ten at Cypress Avenue Baptist Church. She was later baptized under the leadership of Pastor Anthony Franklin Sr. October 17, 2015.
In her words “In my earlier adult years I would rip and run, doing what I wanted to do how I wanted to do it. I was told once by my mentor Minister Joyce Riley, “I was a hard rock to crack” and I was! “Who would have thought God would have chosen me?” But In hind sight, I knew at an early age that I was. Life takes you through twist and turns and it sometimes takes a tragic event to be the turning point. That event was the loss of my daughter. I was so upset and so angry at “GOD”. Yet, somehow “HE’ took that pain and showed me the purpose in it. This pain has turned into my ministry.
I have faithfully served under the Leadership of Pastor Anthony Franklin Sr. teaching Sunday school, as a Lead Ambassador, Head of Hospitality and Beautification of the church, and Lead Ambassador of the Usher Ministry. Minister Lively is married to Lead Ambassador William Lively for over twenty years. She is the mother of one, the grandmother of five, and the great-grandmother of one.
Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 which states: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. “MY TIME IS NOW”!
Born of the Late Mervin Mayo Sr. and Erginee Mayo. My older brother name is Linwood. I have a younger brother, Jermaine, and a younger sister, Meokie. I have one son, Mervin D Mayo lll and 2 beautiful daughters, Milan Mayo and Nyla Mitchell.
I began playing the piano and singing at the age of 13 at 4thBaptist Church and singing periodically at my mother’s Church, New Kingdom Christian Ministries, but never actually joined. I met my wife, Mechelle Cheniece Mayo, while I was regularly attending NKCM. Mechelle and I were married in less than a year because she was beautiful inside and out and everything I ever wanted. I knew after the 1st date that she was going to be my wife. She also ate my cooking without any seasonings her first time over.
Eventually, we started attending Emmanuel Worship Center which was closer to my home, There, I took on the roll as a musician, playing for the Men’s Chorus and Children’s choir. It was at this Church that I wanted to get a proper baptism, fully knowing what it represented. My son and I were both baptized on the same day. I was at EWC for about 3 years when God finally spoke to me in a dream and He told me to tell people of His goodness by preaching and not just singing. I dismissed this dream for several years because that's not what I wanted to do. I WANTED TO SING!!!. I continued to hear and ignore this voice periodically for years. Eventually I ran into Pastor Anthony Franklin at work, whom I really didn't know, and He asked me to help the music ministry out for a little bit until He finds a piano player. I agreed to help, but I explained to Him that I wasn’t interested in a permanent position. Well, I agreed to help the ministry but I didn’t show up the first day, in hopes that He would reconsider His offer. I was running from commitment again. Pastor called me on that Sunday and asked if I was coming, of course I said "Oh I thought I was starting next Sunday" Pastor Franklin said "Well I guess Ill see you next Sunday than!!" long story short, I played for a little over a year at TRP, now Truth Ministries, before that voice came to me in a dream telling me to preach Gods Word. I began to speak to God and be obedient. That following, Sunday Pastor Franklin asked for those that have been called to be elevated in ministry to stand up. As bad as I wanted to stay seated, I had already told God Yes and I wanted to be obedient. "Yes" I am Minister Mervin Doronn Mayo Jr. Since my elevation, I have grown so much closer to God. I have been called to preach at numerous funerals and church services. My work in this Ministry is just beginning, and I look forward to Teaching and Preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Is a native of Columbus, Ohio and is the son of Rev. Allan R. Wentt Sr. and Elizabeth Parris Wentt. I have three sisters, and along with his parents who have transitioned to heaven. Allan graduated in 1980 from Ohio State University. Allan received has degree in medicine in 1985 from The Medical College of Virginia now known as The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. Allan Finished specialty training in 1990. He practiced as an OBGYN for twelve years in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Allan is the proud parent of six children Dione A. Barnes, Aaron R. Wentt, Quai L. Wentt, Christa L. Wentt, Trevor E. Wentt and Elissa J. Wentt, while in New Jersey and Philadelphia then moved to Virginia.
In 1986 Allan was introduced to His Living Savior Jesus Christ by his wife Donna M. Wentt while serving, as an intern in training at Temple University Hospital. He attended New Covenant Methodist Church pastored by C. Milton Grannun in Philadelphia, PA, then after there he attended The Love Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey pastored by Wong Lee Young. Then he moved to Virginia Beach where he attended Rock Church pastored by Bishop John Gimenez now deceased. While on my spiritual journey, life hit and it hit hard, from family loss, divorce, my career, my health declined and many more loses encamped me…but God, I call it my (Job Journey).
I was invited to Truth Ministries previously called The Restoration Place where I visited and worshiped a few time in 2016 but in 2018 I became a faithful member, under the Senior Pastoral Leadership of Anthony Franklin Sr. Since attending Truth Ministries I have been stretch beyond measures. I serve the True and Living God in this ministry. Allan serves faithfully on the Steering Committee, The Advisory Board, he is a member, of the Singles and Men’s Ministry, an Interceder, Sunday School teacher, he participate in the church bi-monthly Feeding for The Less Fortunate and is the liaison for the ministry to receive additional monies in a form of grants and donations for the Ministry.
Allan is an effective communicator of God’s Word, who takes his time teaching and preaching practically in a dynamic style which helps people apply the timeless truth of Scripture to their everyday lives. He serves endless hours in the ministry but in my spare time he enjoys elegant quaint eateries, reading, laughing and spending time with my successful children. When I get weary I lean on this scripture, John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
LaTisha D. Allen exemplifies true worship and desire to be used to motivate , inspire and support the Body of Christ to worship God in Spirit and Truth , which is found in Matthew 28 ;18-20. She is blessed with a spirit of Excellence, commitment and integrity believing that God will get the Glory out of her life as long as she continues to be a solider in His army and bring truth (Healing) to the body of Christ. LaTisha is deeply committed to the work of the Lord at Truth Ministries. She has a servant’s heart. She is a humble woman of God and will assure you that if you only believe with Faith all things are possible through Christ. While at Truth Ministries she aids with the online ministries. She is the Leader with the new member connection. LaTisha D. Allen is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, as Criminal Justice major with a minor in Political Science Minor. I am loving single parent to a kind son Elijah Allen. As a Director with Marykay, I am able to exercise in my belief of God, Family and Career while empowering others. I have experience working within the law enforcement arena for over twenty years. I currently serve as a volunteer within other community activities. As I take this journey with you, I pray constantly because the Bible commands it. My purpose is to please GOD and to be used for His purpose. The only way I know to do this is to place myself under his Authority, the power of Jesus Christ. Today I say to you I have place myself under His Leadership and authority, I am following the path that he has instructed me to do. Let’s continue our walk with the Lord Jesus Christ, and says “To GOD be the glory for the things He has done in our lives and in this circle of prayer.”