Elder Gwen Staples-Foster was born and raised in Hampton, VA. She is married to Hasan Foster of Sacramento, CA. She began working in Ministry at an early age under the tutelage of her father the late Pastor William Staples. She has served in Ministry in various capacities from Sunday school teacher, BEI Instructor, Director of Children's church, Chaplin of the Dance Ministry, Director of Outreach and so many other leadership capacities that have prepared her for the call to Pastor God's sheep. She was ordained and sent out to Pastor God's people under the Leadership of Overseer Suzie E. Jones December 14, 2012. She has a passion for helping hurting people and she loves Prison Ministry, Outreach and Evangelism. Elder Gwen believes that true Ministry is done outside of the four walls of the church. She believes in the balance of teaching God's word coupled with counseling to help people obtain total healing and deliverance. She has a BA in Psychology and a MA in Human Services Counseling: Life Coaching and a MA in Marriage And Family Therapy. She is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Stress Management & Relationship Coach. Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us. It was the pain that she has experienced that has equipped her to effectively Minister deliverance to all that are hurting and bound by their past.