Full Truth welcomes new pastor

BTL Staff
By | 2010-08-12T09:00:00-04:00 August 12th, 2010|News|

DETROIT –
Full Truth Fellowship of Christ Church, an LGBT-affirming congregation located in Detroit, is settling in as Rev. Ronchele Andres takes the reigns as the church’s newest pastor.
Andres joined the Full Truth family in November of 2002, when, as she puts it, she “knew Full Truth would be her new church family.” She became a deacon candidate in 2005 and attended the Destiny School of ministry, eventually becoming ordained as a minister in May 2008.
Andres served as the associate pastor of Full Truth until Rev. Darlene Franklin, who had been pastor of the church for the past decade, departed for a new church in Chicago this spring.
Now, Rev. Andres has six clergy, two licensced ministers and four ordained deacons serving under her. Currently, she is also trying to rebuild the church’s youth ministry, which has 15 new members, and the board of directors. Full Truth also had a large presence at Hotter Than July this year, with members and clergy attending both the Ruth Ellis Pride March and the Palmer Park Festival.
“Everybody has stepped up and out of their comfort zones to serve Christ,” Andres said. “I am excited to see what God has in store for each of us individually and collectively as a church family.”
To learn more about Full Truth Fellowship of Christ Church, visit http://www.fulltruth.webs.com.

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