Tony Shomari Marshall
From a young age, Tony knew they that he desired to be a preacher. He began preparing for his life calling early and wanted to achieve all the necessary credentials as to not limit what God would do in his life. As an enthusiastic and devoted young preacher and student of the Word Tony believes that his purpose is to help prepare others to walk in the fulness of their calling.
Bishop Tony Shomari Marshall is the founding pastor of The House of Prayer Institutional Church, The Home of Answered Prayers. The House of Prayer is a teaching, Pentecostal body aimed at touching both head and heart with the Gospel message. For over 30 years Bishop Marshall has been preaching and teaching the Word of God. He has led this church for over 20 years in several ministry efforts throughout metro Detroit and around the world. His mission has been to change the lives of God’s people by inviting all into a healthy relationship with God and a lifestyle that includes service to all such as: the HOP Community Food Bank and Clothing Closet, The Gospel Through Theatre, The House Media Ministry, The House Nursing Home Ministry, The House Ministerial Support Institute/ Development / Coaching and Counseling program, The House Pastoral Care Team, The House Hospital and Prison Visitation team, as well as The House Men’s, Women’s, Children’s, and Couples Ministry.
Dr. Tony is an esteemed preacher, educator, chaplain, and author. Tony considers himself to be a teaching priest, having dedicated his life to study and the teaching of the Word of God through Power and demonstration. He has studied under numerous scholars and received several degrees and certificates from the following institutions: Taylor University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Trinity International University, Andersonville Theological Seminary and Ecumenical Theological Seminary. His clinical studies have included appointments at Victory Memorial Hospital, Spiritual Care and Education Center, Detroit Medical Center, Oakwood Healthcare System, Beaumont Health System and William Tyndale College. He is a Certified Educator with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education and is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. He currently serves as the Program Director for Clinical Pastoral Education at Michigan Medicine, The University of Michigan Health System.
His book, “Being Made for Ministry” has been called a must read for anyone involved in or contemplating ministry. It explores how God utilizes the events of life to mature leaders in the church. Tony uses the principles of Experiential Learning, Relational Theology and Developmental Theory as his treatise in this manuscript on spiritual formation. He is currently working a second book aimed as providing a skill set for ministers to engage in effective Counseling. his current works include Pentecostal Clergy Spiritual Formation utilizing Developmental and Relational Theories and "Caught not Taught" a Biblical Apologetic of Relational Theology.
Bishop Tony has served as the First Administrative Assistant and Executive Assistant to the Bishop Rance Lee Allen in the Michigan Northwest Harvest Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ. Along with these duties he served as the Superintendent of the Headquarters District Churches. He has served as the Dean of Education for three different COGIC Jurisdictions in the State of Michigan. He was consecrated a Bishop with the Deliverance Tabernacle Fellowship of Ministries on April 24, 2021 at the hands of Archbishop J. Bernard Richardson, Archbishop Ray King and Bishop Vincent Jordan. Within DTFM he serves as the Director of Education and Clergy Development. He is also the organizer of the Followers of Christ Fellowship of Ministers, a body aimed at clergy development and formation. Bishop Marshall is humbled and proud that God has used his life and ministry to personally trained hundreds of pastors and ministers across the breathe of Christianity.
Tony makes his home in Southfield, Michigan with his wife of 24 years Chantell, their two daughters Tiajah and Talaya, his grandson Amar and their beagle puppy, Comet.