Bishop Barry & Pastor Chiko Powell are the Pastors of Word of Faith Christian Center-Daytona. They are known for their strong apostolic and prophetic thrust, and anointed Word of Faith message. Equipped with a unique anointing to preach the gospel, they recognize the necessity of producing understanding in the hearts of God's people. They believe it is no longer good enough to just read, sing, and shout about the power of God, and never see the manifestations of His Power. But rather, God's people must grow to a place where they begin to experience the favor and power manifested in their lives.
Many of their contemporaries know them as apostolic pioneering reformers in the Inner City Community and the Church. The Powell's share with all leaders that " How Serving Another's Vision Prepares You For Your Own " and they have lived by what they preach and share. They faithfully served in the vision of Bishop Silas & Dr Jennifer Johnson, Senior Pastor's & Founders of The Mega Church known as Full Counsel Metrochurch located in North Little Rock, Arkansas (www.fullcounsel.org) as Campus Pastor's in Daytona Beach from 2011 until May 2015 and were released to pioneer their God-given vision for The Word Church-Daytona.
The Powell's have a passion to see Christians, who are called into ministry prosper and find their place in the Kingdom of God. Together, they continue to advance the Kingdom by restoring, inspiring, motivating, equpping and training ministers, business people and the Body of Christ. According to Matthew 28:19 "...Therefore go and make disciples of all nations..." and Mark 16:15 "... Go into the world and preach the gospel to all..."
As founders and apostolic overseers of Word of Faith Fellowship Alliance, L.E.A.D. (Laity Empowered for Active Discipleship) Institute & Word of Faith Bible College, Apostle Barry and Pastor Chiko Powell are bringing restoration of authentic apostolic ministry and assisting others who are affiliated through Word of Faith Fellowship Alliance and Word of Faith Bible College. The Powell's have pioneered four churches in the States of New Jersey, Georgia and Florida.
Bishop Barry Powell received a Bachelor of Behavioral Science from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Theology in Divinity from Almeda University and a Doctorate of Divinity. He was consecrated as Bishop in February 2002, affirmed as an Apostle 2011 by Apostle Paul Thornton (www.ptministries.org). Pastor Chiko Powell received a Bachelor of Elementary Education and a Master of Education from Ashford University she was Ordained as Pastor in 2008. They both serve as Educators in the Public School System. They reside in the State of Florida with their family.