Winford and Charlette Taylor recognized the call of God on their lives to serve several years ago. They served as deacons at New Life Temple Church under Pastor Ralph Godfrey, Sr. for many years. There they learned much under Pastor Godfrey’s leadership about God and ministry.
In 1998 having a desire to move forward in ministry they enrolled in Solid Rock Bible College, an extension of Gulf Coast Bible College and Seminary where they studied under Dr. Ronald Dickinson. In June 2000 they graduated with Bachelor Degrees in Religion/Biblical Studies. Later, in August 2003 Charlette earned a second Bachelor Degree in Theology from Life Christian University.
In 2004 God began to speak to them about moving on in ministry. In March 2005 God confirmed His Word in a prophetic message through the ministry of Steve Sampson. After much prayer and talking with Pastor Godfrey they were released to start Omega Christian Center in December 2005.
Pastor Ralph Godfrey, Sr.
(New Life Temple)
Several friends and former members of New Life Temple were released along with them to start this new work: Steve and Karen (Tracey) Hunter, Kim Hunter, Elayne Hunter, Kevin and Carolyn Wright, Donna Wallace, Janice Shaw and Phillip Williams (JEI-R). These along with Millie Thompson, Brady Cunningham, Charles Alexander, Marcus Pope, the Taylor children, Marcus and Brandy Sherman, Brian and Brent Taylor; family members, Nevora Johnson and Trenise Smith made up the founding members of Omega Christian Center.
Twenty-One Members strong, Omega was off and running. Friends of the ministry helped us prepare for our first service. Martin Collins of New Life Temple was instrumental in helping to select sound equipment and musical instruments. Dave Frederick of Solid Rock Church designed our church logo, website and stationary.
On January 22, 2006 Omega Christian Center and the OCC Music Ministry under the leadership of Minister Steve Hunter held her first service at the Clarion Hotel in Blue Ash. We held a Wednesday night bible class at the Clarion from January through September 2006 and taught a financial management series and a foundational course. In October 2006 the bible study was moved to a home study group. Friday nights at the Taylor’s house was “the place” to be. Starting with an hour of prayer, followed by music ministry rehearsal and then a great time of fellowship around the kitchen table, God began to knit us together as we got better acquainted. Over the next twelve months, God continued to add members to the Omega family.
January 21, 2007 – 1st church and pastoral anniversary. (Celebrated 2/18)
Pastor Charlette Taylor
Pastors Lee & Beverly Stevenson
(Scripture Reading & Prayer)
Praise & Worship
Stace Darden, guest Psalmist
Anniversary Message & Ministry
Pastor Ralph Godfrey, Sr. (NLT)
Closing Remarks & Benediction
Pastor Winford Taylor
“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.”