Senior Pastor Terrance &
Elder Glenda Youmans
Biography : Senior Pastor Terrance J. Youmans, Sr.
Pastor Terrance J. Youmans, a life long resident of Rochester New York, attended Edison Technical High School. After graduating in 1988, he entered the U.S. Navy to help defend his country. Once his commitment to The U.S. Navy was completed, Pastor Youmans received a Liberal Arts Degree from Monroe Community College. He has also obtained a Master of Arts degree in Transformational Leadership from Northeastern Seminary.
Pastor Youmans was baptized at the age of 9 years old at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor W.F. Cotton. He later rededicated his life to Christ in November 1993 and joined Church of Love Faith Center in December 1993 under the leadership of Bishop Gregory L. Parris. He believes his call in the ministry is to shepherd and inspire men, women, and children to become all that God has created them to be; and to instill in them a passion for Christ that would inspire others. He stresses that in order to receive direction from God we must be able to receive correction from God. Pastor Youmans embraces his calling knowing that your reputation is made in a moment, character is built in a lifetime, the only preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today and that Jesus is a friend who walks in when the world has walked out. In his spare time he loves to read and exercise and perform voice over work, having the privilege to work with WDKX Radio station, The Henderson automotive family, The Dorschel Automotive group, Regional Transit Service, Xerox Corporation and The Mosaic Partnerships.
Pastor Youmans is married to Glenda Youmans and Liturgical Dance Leader. Glenda was ordained as an Elder on October 24, 2021. She is also a lifelong resident of Rochester and served in the United States Marine Corps. Together they have three wonderful children India, Terrance II, Olivia, and a granddaughter Ava.
Founder Bishop Gregory Parris Served Until 2016
Co-Pastor Pastor Myra Parris
Served Until 2021
Pastor L. Edith Parris
Served Until 2020
Pastor Marva Gibson
Served Until 2021
Our founder, Bishop Gregory L. Parris, heard that voice when he was living in Washington, D.C. God gave him a vision of a significant multitude of people, who are culturally and generationally diverse. He knew that God would soon relocate him to the birth-site of this vision. Eight years later, Church of Love was born. Pastor L. Edith Parris also know as Mother Parris opened her home for the first Church of Love Faith Center service on Mother’s Day May 10th, 1981 to 12 adults and their children. Mother Parris was the founder of the COLFC Food pantry. After “Greg’s “ union with Myra Plummer, she was installed as co-pastor soon after. Pastor Myra also served as leader of the Worship Ministry, Women's Ministry and many more. Pastor Marva Gibson served as a Zone Pastor and Co-Leader of Fresh Bread Mid-day Bible Study.They all served our ministry until they went on to be with the Lord.
Church of Love Faith Center was formed as....
a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are a non-denominational church, but not opposed to denominations as such.
Formed by our late Bishop Gregory Parris & Mother L. Edith Parris.
Teach the Word of God
We seek to teach the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to an individual’s life, leading that person to greater maturity in Christ.
Personal Relationship with God
We focus on a personal relationship with God through worship, prayer, and the teaching of the Word of God. We provide direction as well as relevant teaching.
Our Worship/ Beliefs
We aim to reflect brotherly love, which is greater than any differences we possess.
We remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
We give great place to music in our worship.
We put a great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God.
We look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshiping Him.
Word of God
We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, infallible Word of God.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
We believe that God is eternally existent in three separate persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Creator of All Things
We believe that God the Father is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.
Salvation, Redemption, and Forgiveness
We believe that Salvation, Redemption, and Forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
We believe that gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures are valid for today.