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Bishop Wiliam Rimson
Bishop Clfford Caleb Dulap
Rev Dr. Tony Shomari Marshall





The Home of Answered Prayers 

The History of the House of Prayer church begins with the vision of Bishop

        Tony Shomari Marshall. The vision was to build for God and His people,

         a church like no other. To organize a church with sound Biblical

         Teaching and true, authentic Spirit Filled Worship.

             Both Bishop and Lady Marshall were raised under the leadership of Bishop William Rimson. Tony entered the Gospel Ministry preaching his first sermon, “Deliverance is on the Way”, at Greater Love Tabernacle on August 11, 1991, under the leadership of Bishop Clifford Dunlap.

              He was ordained an Elder by Bishop C. L. Anderson Jr., the First Assistant Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ in 1996. Bishop Tony was installed Pastor by Bishop Walter E. Bogan, of the Great Lakes First Jurisdiction of Michigan Church of God in Christ.                                                                                          

               After completing his seminary studies, God placed upon the heart of Pastor Tony the desire to start a ministry in Detroit.  On November 12, 2000 the House of Prayer COGIC of Detroit, Michigan held her first service. It was held at Greater Rehoboth COGIC on Rotunda and Outer Drive in Dearborn, Michigan. The first official business meeting was held at Mother Sandra and Charles Clark's (Pastor Marshall's in-laws) home with the original 12 founding members present. We had fun times during those first 6 months in Dearborn but God soon opened a way and the church purchased her first property at 4627 24th Street in Detroit, Michigan.

              In April 2013 the church moved to 16240 W. 7 Mile Road in Detroit, Michigan. After three short years that edifice was paid in full.  In April 2021, during the height of the COVIC Pandemic God opened another door. The church was able to purchase, debt free, her current home at 10120 Plymouth Road in Detroit, Michigan.

             For over 24 years the House of Prayer Institutional church has been blessed to engage in several ministries including: community feeding and clothing programs, nursing home ministry, spiritual advising and counseling, seminars, ministerial development

workshops, women’s and men’s ministry, youth ministry,  marriage ministry, community education, mental health counseling, financial stewardship, hospital ministry and prison ministry. Over the years thousands of people have been blessed by Dr. Marshall's preaching, teaching and writing.


To God Be the Glory.

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