Pastor Keith Echols
Pastor Keith Echols has been the senior Pastor of Word of Faith Christian center for 19 years. He graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1980. Pastor Echols served as senior Assistant Pastor with Bishop Keith Butler, the founder of Word of Faith International Christian Center for 1986 to 1993. Being commissioned by the Lord to move from Detroit, MI to the Delaware Valley in 1993 to begin WOFCC, he has been faithful to follow Gods call and plan for his life and ministry. His vision for WOFCC is to cover the Delaware Valley, which led him to establish one church with two locations, Philadelphia, PA and Newark, DE. In 2010 the Lord provided the current location in Aston, PA in which both the PA and DE churches merged to form a unique blend of believers from PA, NJ and DE that are accomplishing great things for the Lord. Pastor Echols has been married to his lovely wife and help mate Riena for over thirty-six years. They have four children, which together has blessed them with eight grandchildren.
Minister Riena Echols
Minister Riena Echols serves as Pastoral Assistant to her husband, Pastor Keith Echols. A licensed and ordained minister of the Gospel, she also heads the “Pearls” of Great Price Women’s Ministry which helps to meet the needs of women by equipping them from the Word of God to be victorious and virtuous in every area of their lives. Women have always been a pillar and a source of strength to their family, church and community; she wants them to know that they are of “great value”.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Matthew 13:45-46
She is a conference speaker and an instructor at Layperson’s Bible School, from which she graduated with honors. Minister Echols is equally known for her quiet and gentle spirit as well as for her keen sense of humor. She has been faithfully married to her “best friend” for over thirty-six years and has four beautiful adult children, twodaughter-in-love, two son-in-love and eight grandchildren.
Pastor Marq Echols
Pastor Marq was born and raised in Detroit, MI and he is the eldest son of Pastor and Min Echols. They moved here to the DE Valley in June of 1993 when he was just 15yrs old. He assisted his parents with the upstart of the ministry by being involved with the sound dept.
In May of 2004 he completed Laypersons II classes at Word of Faith Christian Center. Although he was never pressured into the ministry after completing Laypersons II, licensed and ordained in June 2004 and involved with youth ministry, Pastor Marq realized that God had more for him. He recognized the call of God on his life and in 2005 he obeyed his spirit to become further equipped for what God had in store for him. He and his family went to Tulsa, Oklahoma and after two years he graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in May 2007.
Pastor Marq is now the Assistant Pastor here at Word of Faith Christian Center and is helping others grow in their walk with Jesus Christ. He and his wife Raushanah have three beautiful children Surayyah, Jaylen and Saniah.