Staff

Pastor/Dr. MEL SILAS

(800) 593-6680
pastormell@iamfc.us


The Lord has blessed this ministry with people that have a passion for ministry. People that are self-sacrificing in giving of themselves to assist others and helping to moving forward with the vision that God has placed in the heart of our pastor.


For the body is not one member, but many.


I CORITHIANS 12:14


So it is, that there are many parts but one Body. As Pastor of this ministry, God has made me the head, but the head is ineffective without the hands, feet, legs, arms, and other parts.


Everyone is important in bringing the goals, objectives, and vision to pass.


Pastor Melvin Silas better known as (Pastor Mel) spent a great deal of his life on the run from God, which caused him to spend many years within prison going in and out of jail for many different crimes. On one cold snowy night, in the state of Ohio while sitting in a cell. Pastor Mel accepted the call of God. For the next several years while still in prison he commenced studying the Word of God to know more about the God that had saved him while sitting in that cell.


Pastor Mel wrote a letter to Kenneth Hagin Sr. Pastor of Rhema Bible College, and asked for help. The man of God (Pastor Hagin Sr.) sent Pastor Silas a bible correspondence course. This course changed his life. He learned what it meant to live by faith!! Thank God for Pastor Kenneth Hagin Sr. and all the brothers and sisters at Rhema that invested in his life.


Upon being released from prison Pastor Mel attended Crenshaw Christian Center School of Ministry under Dr. Fredrick KC Price. Where he learned the excellence of ministry, along with the required disciple needed for a man of God to serve God and the people of God. After which Pastor Mel went on to attend ZOE Christian Leadership School under Bishop Frank Stewart for another two years and graduated.


Pastor Mel is now a dynamic and anointed Teacher and Preacher of the Word sharing the Gospel with electrifying presentation his life experiences through the Word of God to help others, communicating with unmistakable clarity which challenges the believer to walk in faith and live in fullness as God desires. His God given messages presents uncompromising truths with a unique and matchless style that reaches far into the hearts of listeners of young and old, of all ethnic origins. Pastor Silas is the senior Pastor of the The Great “I AM” Faith Center in the city of Los Angeles, California.

Pastor & First Lady BEVERLY SILAS

First Lady
(800) 593-6680 x2
ladybev@iamfc.us


Beverly Silas is the founder of Women of Manna , a women’s fellowship that meets every 3rd Saturday at “The Great I AM Faith Center”, in Los Angeles, California. She passionately encourages women to support and fulfill the purpose of God in their lives.


Beverly Silas, affectionately known as Bee, is the wife of Melvin L. Silas, Pastor and Founder of The Great “I AM” Faith Center. Devoted to the vision of the ministry, she assists her husband with a variety of duties to assure that his God-given mandate is carried out. She has the same emphasis in ministering as her husband and Pastor, which is faith and the family and the lost and hurting.


Beverly Silas is the founder of Women of Manna , a women’s fellowship women that meet quarterly. She passionately encourages women to support and fulfill the purpose of God in their lives. She inspires and challenge women to develop a strong relationship with God and with their families. She is an anointed, uncompromising woman of the Word of God.

Associate Pastor PATRENA NORWOOD

(800) 593-6680 
elderpatrena@iamfc.us


A very dedicated and sincere Associate Pastor at “The Great I AM Faith Center” of Los Angeles, California.


An anointed Speaker, Teacher and Minister who has been serving the Lord and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ for 20 years. She is an Intercessor for the Kingdom of God, who believes in the power of prayer and intercession.


Patrena Norwood is an anointed speaker who ignites change. Her passion to empower others with the Word of God is evident in the signs and wonders that follow her ministry. Patrena is led by the Holy Spirit and as the gifts of the Holy Spirit flow freely healing, and deliverance takes place. Patrena teaches audiences that the change they seek is in the Word of God. A favored key note speaker at women’s conferences, churches, seminars and workshops,


Her desire is to see the “Redeemed of the Lord” walking in one accord in spiritual unity and empowerment, building each other up and sharing the Word of God, by the leading and empowering of the Holy Spirit, who is the Godhead in the earth today. She believes the Word is the answer to every circumstance Christians are confronted with, because not only is the Word “living and powerful”, but the Word will answer back with Truth.

WILLIAM LEE

Deacon
will@iamfc.us


A passionate Deacon at “The Great I AM Faith Center” of Los Angeles, California.

Hospitality Department Linda HollAND

Linda heads up our hospitalityministry and serves in a way that reflects the love of Christ throughexpressions of gratitude, excitement, and enthusiasm, to our Guest and Membersat The Great I AM Faith Center. The mission of the hospitality ministry is toprovide a welcoming environment of love, acceptance, comfort, support, care,and unity for visitors, members, guests, and friends in order to enhance theirworship experience, encourage fellowship, and help build a community ofbelievers..

Children Ministry Assistant Danielle Wright-Hullet

Danielle Children’s Ministry serves children ages 12 and under and includes weekly Sunday School along with planned field trips. Assist with increasing the child’s knowledge of the biblical truths and teaches them to make these truths applicable to their lives. In a world that increasingly calls evil “good”, it is important that the truth allows children to resist the devil’s influences in all areas of their lives; allowing them to be resilient despite the devil’s attacks.

Minister Mindii Weinzapel

Minister Mindii leads Women of Purpose United, a women's ministry under the Great "I Am" Faith Center, Pastor Mel and Lady Beverly. We as women have a purpose in this life. As women, we are mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and friends. 

Feeding and Clothing Outreach Ebele Eduzor Akpuma

Minster Ebele Eduzor Akpuma known to us here at the Church as Lady Edith has a heart to help the community and just as Jesus performed miracles in the feeding of the four thousand and the five thousand with small fish and loaves of bread, our feeding ministry has been designed to feed the multitudes of hungry people in the community. This ministry is made up of people who have a mind to serve the less fortunate. She is also the founder of Oghene Community Resource Center “OCRC” is a non-profit organization in Los Angeles California design to play important role in Social Welfare, Health, Education, and Community Services.

Church Administrative Assistant Patty Franco

Patty is a hard worker and dedicated servant of the Lord. She Provides administrative support to the operations of the ministry behind the scenes of The Great I AM Faith Center. Her duties consist of working with the Pastor’s and staff in administrative duties related to the church.

Community Outreach Raina Carrillo-Colon

Raina is a woman that cares for people and the community. She has a vision to create a bridge between the church and the community for local ministry partners through people and businesses; directing opportunities to become intimately involved with various needs of the community. To partner, collaborate, and empower our local community and to bring transformation and a higher quality of life for the least and the lost. Reaching Out in the Los Angeles and Inglewood areas of California.

Hours

Monday6:00PM - 8:30PM
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12:00PM - 2:00PM
Thursday6:00PM - 8:30PM
FridayCLOSED
Saturday10:00AM - 12:00PM
Sunday11:00AM - 1:30PM

Monday: Prayer & Men's Bible Study

Wednesday: Afternoon Prayer

Thursday: Mid-Week Bible Study 

Saturday: 1st and 3rd of the month 

1st Saturday: Men's Fellowship

3rd Saturday: Women's Fellowship 

Sunday: Sunday Worship Service

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