Grace and anointing, anointing and grace. These are the two things that are the mark of Terry MacAlmon's life and ministry. Going all the way back to his birth when he was not expected to live past the first month of life, Gods grace was present. Raised in a Christian home, Terry was a child prodigy, playing the piano with amazing ability from the age of three. Throughout Terry's early years and adolescence, he had repeated visitations from the Holy Spirit as he would play the piano and organ for church services in Lexington, KY. "God would often come upon me so powerfully I would begin to tremble, barely able to keep my fingers on the keys during an offertory on Sunday morning," recalls Terry. Thru the early adult years of his life, Terry ministered as a staff pastor in different churches of the Assemblies of God, then moved more into independent charismatic churches in the 1980s and 90s. It was during that time that Terry sat quietly in a prayer room on a Sunday evening, waited on God then began to write the now popular chorus, I Sing Praises.
The main event of Terry's ministry career and international platform came after a long wilderness season and in 1998, Terry began what soon became known as Lunch with the Lord, a noon worship hour on Wednesdays in Colorado Springs. People from all walks of life and church backgrounds began to fill the World Prayer Center's chapel every week, often lining the walls to just spend an hour in the presence of the Lord. Bodies were healed, relationships were reconciled, broken hearts were mended. Six years of these meetings, along with the annual Pikes Peak Worship Festival, hosted by Terry's ministry, brought forth 7 worship CDs with a rare capture of the anointing of God that is still touching hundreds of thousands around the world. Terry admits, "I had no idea what the Lord was going to do with these recordings. I have been the most amazed of anyone to watch over 1.5 million units be distributed around the world. The testimonies still come in, many ofthem miraculous in nature. There is NOTHING like the anointing of the Holy Spirit. I give Him all the glory for the work He has done and continues to do."
On the personal side of Terry, following a difficult season of life in 2008 God brought a beautiful lady into the picture and Terry and Liz MacAlmon were married in December of 2010. Liz sings beautifully in her own right and backed Terry up on his latest release, Everlasting Love, Live Worship from South Africa. The MacAlmons travel across the U.S. and around the world, seeking the manifest presence of God in their services. In 2011 God gave a fresh vision for Terry's ministry and New Glory International was born. The ministry is headquartered in Dallas, TX where the MacAlmons make their home. The mission statement for the ministry is threefold;
- To be a passionate worshiper of God
- To lead Jesus' bride to the throne in heartfelt worship
- To teach the body of Christ how to live a victorious life for the King.
New songs and revelations are continually being sent from heaven and Terry is excited to see a new glory be released on the earth. Grace and anointing, anointing and grace... it's all about Jesus in the life and ministry of Terry MacAlmon.
Convener OSL, Dr. Michael Sabback
Mike Sabback is a retired general surgeon and a long time Order of St. Luke (OSL) member. He is convener of the Charleston, SC Citywide OSL Chapter. Mike has led medical and healing prayer missions to Honduras and India under the banner of the Seacoast/OSL Healing Mission. Mike and his wife Jeanne, a retired nurse and healing prayer minister, have two grown sons.
Rev. Bernard-mary Ayo Oniwe, O.P.
Rev. Bernard-Mary Ayo Oniwe, O.P. is a Nigerian Dominican priest of the Dominican Province of Nigeria and Ghana. Shortly after obtaining a bachelors degree in Dramatic Art in 1991 he felt called to the priesthood and religious life on experiencing a deeper love of Christ and the Church, a consequence of fellowshipping with the Catholic Charismatic Movement. He joined the Dominicans in Nigeria, made his solemn profession of vows in 1998 and was ordained a priest on September 23, 2000. Since his ordination, Fr. Oniwe, OP has served as chaplain to college students, youth groups and in hospitals. Also, he has served as associate pastor in parishes here in the US and Nigeria. Presently, he is studying for a PhD in English Literature at the University of South Carolina and helps out with priestly ministry in the Columbia area. He loves celebrating Mass joyfully and reverently. His hobbies include reading, singing, dancing, soccer and skating.
Bishop Vincent D. and Christle L. Collins bring to the Agape Worship Center Church of God over twenty years of marriage, ministry, and military service. Bishop Collins is known for his ability to communicate biblical truth in a down to earth manner. His philosophy for his ministry is Love, Acceptance, and Forgiveness.
Bishop Collins is a native of Winter Haven Florida, and his wife Christle, is a native of South Hill, Virginia. Bishop Collins’ tenure service has included ministries in Germany Maryland, and South Carolina where he currently serves as Senior Pastor of the Agape Worship Center, Columbia, South Carolina. He has served as a Children's Pastor, Youth Pastor, Evangelist, and District Overseer. Bishop Collins is an anointed preacher and is often sought after for revivals, conferences, and camp meetings.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Voorhees College and a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Leadership from Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina. He is currently enrolled and pursuing a Doctorate of Divinity with Erskine Theological Seminary.
Bishop Collins formerly served on the State Council of the Church of God, South Carolina. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Church Ministries Board of the Church of God, South Carolina and also serves on the Pastor Advisory Committee for Ministry to the Military, International Church of God. Bishop Collins is a member of the Rotary Club in Columbia, South Carolina. Bishop Collins served 22 years in the United States Army retiring as a First Sergeant in May of 2002. Christle has a dual master Degree from Webster University in Human Resources. She has served on the Women's Ministries Board for the state of South Carolina Church of God. Christle also served 26 years in the United States Army retiring as a Sergeant Major in October of 2005. Bishop and Christle have one daughter, Christy Collins, 29 years of age, who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. Christy has completed her Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University in Columbia SC.