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Minister Greta Newman serves as the Children’s minister at Faith Christian Center in Smyrna, Georgia. Greta grew up at Word of Faith International Christian Center in Southfield, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Elementary Education.

Greta also attended Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Greta served faithfully as the Children’s minister at Word of Faith Christian Centre in Toronto, Canada for 4 ½ years. She then moved to Round Rock, Texas where she was the Children’s Minister at the Faith 4 Life church for almost 5 years. For the last 3 years Minister Greta Newman served as the Children’s minister for both the Round Rock and Dallas, Texas Faith 4 Life churches where she focused on teaching children to grow strong in the Word of God.

Greta Newman is called to minister the Word of God to the next generation and help God’s children walk in the fullness of God’s word.


Minister I. L. Butler is a licensed and ordained Minister of the gospel. Ordained and Licensed in 1993 by Bishop Keith A. Butler, Min. Butler has served as a full-time teacher and Staff Minister of Word of Faith Ministries.


Minister Lamonte Isom serves as a minister on staff at Faith Christian Center in Smyrna, Georgia.

Lamonte attended Troy State University in Troy, Alabama where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in music education. He graduated from Faith School of Ministry in Atlanta, GA. where he was licensed and later on ordained. Lamonte has served as an usher and small group leader, department head for the Ministry Room and Outreach Ministry. He and his loving wife, Jennifer, and their two loving children have been a part of Faith Christian Center since 1996.


Reginald Hurns, Jr, better known as Min. Reggie, serves as the Youth Minister at Faith Christian Center.

A native of Cleveland, MS, Min. Reggie is a graduate of the University of West Georgia (M. Ed in Professional Counseling-School Counseling), Mississippi College (B.A in Christian Studies) and East Side High School. In addition to being the Youth Minister at Faith, Reggie is a Professional School Counselor within the Cobb County School District.

Reggie is humbled at the favor of God allowing him to serve as the husband to Toni, father to Christina, a high school counselor and the Youth Minister at Faith.


Dathan Thigpen is a singer, songwriter and musician. He proudly laid a foundation in Jackson, MS with humble beginnings in the local church and with the Mississippi Children’s Choir as well as the Mississippi Mass Choir. Dathan recorded his very first live Praise & Worship CD in 2005 capturing a very unique experience to share with the world. He also graduated from Faith Bible Institute of Jackson, MS in 2008 to further his education in ministry.

Over the years tremendous doors have opened on a national and international stage. Music ministry has taken him around the world performing and teaching Praise and Worship in Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Greece and South Africa. He was a cast member on BET’s Sunday Best Season 3- Top 6 (2010). Fans voted to bring him back on to BET’s Sunday Best Season 8 All Stars edition. On Sunday, August 30, 2015 Dathan was crowned the winner of BET’s Sunday Best Season 8 All Stars.


Minister Taniesha Whorton serves as a Staff Minister at Faith Christian Center in Smyrna, Georgia. Taniesha has been a member of Word of Faith International Christian Center, in Southfield, Michigan over thirty years.

She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics from Chicago State University and her Masters of Business Administration in International Business from Keller Graduate School of Management. She is also a graduate of the Pistis School of Ministry (2012) where she served as the class President.

Taniesha has a heart for the Ministry of Helps, Administration and Teaching. She served in multiple HELPS departments and has worked in different areas of the Ministry for the last twelve years. In her last assignment she served as the Assistant to the Dean of Education while also teaching in the Pistis School of Ministry. She was privileged to assist with the opening of several international Pistis locations and the training of the Administrators.

Minister Taniesha is anointed to teach the Word of God and manage the administrative responsibilities of ministry.

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