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Meet Our Ministry Team - The Great I AM Faith Cneter



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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


Naomi provides administrative support to The Great I Am Faith Center. She has been attending since May 2015. Naomi is a native of Los Angeles and has worked with mentally disabled community since 2001. Working one to one, to improve the quality of life through sharing the word of God. This experience gave her a deep appreciation for helping people in and around her community.



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


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..


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.


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.

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Wednesday12:00PM - 4:00PM 

Thursday6:00PM - 8:30PM 


Saturday10:00AM - 12:00PM 

Sunday11:00AM - 1:30PM

Monday: Prayer & Men's Bible Study 6:00pm

Wednesday: Afternoon Prayer & Bible Study 12:00pm

Thursday: Mid-Week Bible Study 7:30pm

Saturday: 1st and 3rd of the month 

1st Saturday: Men's Fellowship 9:00am

3rd Saturday: Women's Fellowship 10:00am

Sunday: Sunday Worship Service 11:00am