Meet Our Senior Pastor
Terrance J. Youmans, Sr.
Pastor Terrance & Glenda Youmans
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 is married to Glenda Youmans, Sacred Dance Leader & Deacon, also a life long resident of Rochester and together they have three wonderful children India, Terrance II, Olivia, and a granddaughter Ava.
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.
Meet Our Co-Pastor
Pastor Myra E. Parris was born and raised in Washington, DC, where she graduated from DC public schools. Pastor Myra sang, toured, and recorded with the Capital Community Singers, who were based in the DC area. They recorded two albums under The Word label. Their travels took them from the DC area, through New York, Ohio, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, Alabama, and New Orleans.
Pastor Myra has worked in worship and in ministry in the District of Columbia, Tennessee, and Florida. She facilitated marriage workshops in Rochester and in London England. She has also taught at Women’s Retreats in the Rochester area and in Maryland. After working in the insurance industry for 25 years, she chose to join her husband in full-time ministry at Church of Love Faith Center, where she was ordained as co-pastor in August of 1998.
Pastor Myra is admired by many, for her quiet strength, tenacity, and great faith. Her gifted and loving hands have skillfully touched such ministries as the Children’s, Women’s, Video, and the Fine Arts. God uses her to reach the hearts of others, and to usher them into His presence. Following the passing of Bishop Parris in February 2016, Pastor Myra served as senior pastor of Church of Love Faith Center until a permanent senior pastor was selected, and installed on September 1, 2019.
Pastor Myra is the proud mother of three children, and grandmother of one.
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.