Powerhouse of Love & Faith

            Bold and courageous; he walks as a powerful man of God and is known as the man who has "good gospel news for you". Pastor Don gave his life to Christ in 1993 at First Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville Tenn. under the leadership of Rev Robert Harris. In the latter part of 1994 he answered to the call of God in the ministerial capacity. He preached his trial sermon at FMB church and was ordained there as minister. In 1995, he moved his residence to Fayetteville N.C. While seeking God for church membership, he attended Carolina Bible College where he furthered his studies in theology. He visited many churches in Fayetteville but PHOLF gripped his heart. He joined membership to PHOLF in 1995 and soon after he was issued ministerial license. After becoming licensed, he also joined the usher board and male chorus. He later became an assistant bible study teacher and soon after; lead teacher. He truly believes in speaking those things which are not as though they were and at the time of joining this ministry, he was seeking God for a wife. He spoke that God would soon bless him to have a God fearing anointed wife in his life and believes and thank God for his good thing (Pastor Cheryl Skelton). Pastor Don was chosen of God to Pastor alongside his wife and was ordained on October 3, 2010 as Pastor of PHOLF. Together he and Senior Pastor Cheryl are leading a growing congregation into new heights in God. His boldness and courage is a great asset to the ministry because he exemplifies no fear when it comes to situations that seem impossible to man. Since his ordination, he has developed a passion to reach out to the community by giving to the less fortunate. He strongly believes that preaching the good gospel news under the anointing and power of God will transform lives and bring souls back to God.

Pastor Don Skelton