GracePointe Global Church* is a Michigan Ecclesiastical Corporation under the direction of Dr. R. Kenneth Shelton. GracePointe functions in partnership with Evangel Association of Churches and Ministries and the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee), and provides spiritual and ministerial oversight for a wide range of ministries.
Ministry Credentials: GracePointe Global Church is pleased to accept applications for Licensing and Ordination from individuals whom we know or who are referred to us by someone we know. The first step toward becoming a Licensed or Ordained Minister is to contact our office (810-227-9241) and obtain an application and discuss the process. If you are called to God’s work, even if you have been told by other groups that you do not qualify because of a variety of reasons, it is our goal to help you succeed in the work God has called you to do, and not to put roadblocks in your way. The application process is thorough but easy. It helps us establish a relationship with you and allows us to know you and your ministry goals more completely. In addition to ministry credentials, we are able to help you obtain 501c-3 status for your church or ministry through our affiliation with Evangel Association of Churches and Ministries. We are a network of thousands like you who have received God’s call and who have taken that first step of faith, believing God for favor and grace. We anticipate your call and are ready to assist you.
Directors and Advisors are: Bishop R. Kenneth Shelton D.D., Kathrine Shelton M.A., Carrie R. Skiles, Jefferey D. Oran, Krista M. Anderson, Allison N. Oran, Emily K. Foggin, Heide Scott, Sally Reese, M.A, L.L.P.C., Randall Parris D.Min., Bishop Tony Scott, Bishop Robert Rogers, Bishop Ronald Brown, Bishop Frederick Nichols, Reverend Michael D. Way, Accountants Debbie Trevillian and Sally Hawk, Attorney Robert Gardella, J.D., Apostle Jerry Piscopo D. Min., Apostle Sherill Piscopo D. Min., Tom Rea D.D., Scott Tysick D. Min., the Michigan Church of God State Administrative Bishop.
GracePointe Global Church is organized according to the ministry model of Ephesians 4:11-13; apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher. Our use of these designations is purely organizational and we do not adhere to any movement or doctrine that defines these roles as superior to any other ministry in the Body of Christ. The ministries of GracePointe Global Church are listed and described below. Where possible, links are available for you to learn more about our ministries and leaders.
Dr. Ken and Kitty Shelton, Founding Pastor
AUBREY WAY-HAWAII & NAPAL
PAUL CULLEN – DISCOVERY CHURCH GALWAY IRELAND
DISCOVERY PHILIPPINES – Larry Wilson, Director
Larry Wilson has a two-part vision for the Philippines. First, along with GracePointe Global Church, he is building a Discovery Ministry Center in a remote mountainous region of the Philippines. Progress is already underway for a store, residences, medical offices, etc. Second, he is preparing 600 gigabytes of Christian programming to share with people all over the Philippines at no cost to them.
ED SHAW AND DOUG MORGAN – MISSIONARY EVANGELISTS of Cleveland, Tennessee provide spiritual ministry and tangible resources to impoverished people in Uganda, Kenya, Canada, The Philippines, and the United States.
Missionary Evangelist Ed Shaw in Kampala, Uganda
MEXICO CHILDREN’S ORPHANAGE IN LAS POZAS, GUERRERO, MEXICO – THERESE LONG RESIDENT MISSIONARY
GRACEPOINTE ISRAEL – BISHOP RONALD BROWN Israel’s governing body, the Knesset, designated Ron Brown as an ambassador for Israel to the Church. He leads an annual pilgrimage to Israel to help participants grow in their understanding and appreciation of biblical truths, and ministers directly to the needy and disadvantaged in the State of Israel.
LIVINGSTON COUNTY CHRISTIAN MUSICIANS
Musicians from various churches working together to provide professional sacred music events for the Livingston County area in Southeast Michigan.
PARRIS BRIDGE MINISTRIES – Reverend Rhonda Parris, M.A., Ed.S. – Director
The Parris’ are Leadership Development Specialists. Both Randall and Rhonda have served in youth leadership training on a local, state and international level. In addition, they are both instructors at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee
Dr. Randall & Rhonda Parris
VERTICAL ENCOUNTER CHURCH, DEARBORN HTS, MI – Pastors Gayle & Shaunee Brannan
A vibrant local church with services at 6 p.m.Saturday evening. The Brannan’s are accomplished musicians and worship leaders. They have worked with Israel Houghton, Martha Munizzi, and many others. Their revelational preaching and teaching are key components to the growth their young church is experiencing.
THE WORSHIP ARTS INSTITUTE – Dr. Tom Rea, Director,
is an internet-based school for church worship leaders and musicians. WAI is licensed and accredited since 2003.
GracePointe In Touch – Chaplain Heide Scott, Director
Chaplain Heide Scott
GracePointe In Touch has a dual focus: Prayer & Mercy Ministries. Chaplain Scott believes that a deeper walk with God through prayer will result in a desire to meet the needs of those in difficult circumstances. Heide ministers to shut-ins, hospital visitation,
JOSEPH’S STOREHOUSE & LOVE I.N.C.
GRACEPOINTE GLOBAL EVANGELISM
Pastor Carrie Skiles, Director
Pastor Carrie works alongside the Dr. Ken as he leads the apostolic ministries listed above. In addition, she oversees Wired Student Ministries as well as GracePointe Mobile Ministry.
Pastor Carrie Skiles, O.M.
This 20′ fully outfitted Mobile Ministry trailer is only one of the ways that GracePointe takes the ministry to the people.
Pastors Jeff & Allison Oran
GracePointe Brighton has five primary ministries : leadership, worship, friendship, fellowship and discipleship. Each ministry has a leader and a team that creatively imagines ministry for believers of all ages and interests such as, ReConnect Small Groups, Wired Student Ministries, GracePointe Kidzone Children’s Ministries, Free Pizza Fridays (outreach to local High School Students), and Worship Arts. Other Pastoral Ministries are:
Grace Chapel Weddings:
Brighton’s oldest church building (1874) is host site for GracePointe Church, Weddings, Concerts, Brighton Creative Center for the Arts, Alcoholics Anonymous, Drivers Training classes, Marygrove College extension reading program, Zumba Fitness, and other community outreaches. SCM believes strongly that our facilities should be used by the community as often as possible in ways that demonstrate Kingdom values and enhance community life.
GRACEPOINTE COUNSELING MINISTRIES
Rev. Sally Reese, M.A., L.L.P.C. (Husband Jim)
FAMILIES FORWARD COUNSELING SERVICES is a professional counseling ministry under the direction of Pastor Sally Reese, M.A., L.L.P.C.
THE CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN COUNSELING STUDIES also under the guidance of Jim and Sally Reese, provides and excellent opportunity to prepare pastoral counselors to minster to those in need.
Ministry Degrees and Diplomas programs are available through: DESTINY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY AND WORSHIP ARTS INSTITUTE.