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Awaken Gathering


Mark 1:15


Awaken Gathering: The Details

Awaken Gathering is just around the corner! Check out our full schedule and pick up your ticket today to ensure your seat is reserved. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and inspiring event.


Movers & Shakers

Dr. Skip Powell

End-time Teacher

Dr. Skip Powell is a father and grandfather, entrepreneur, mentor, author, financial/life coach, executive producer, and public speaker.  One of the top end-time teachers of our time, Dr. Skip provides in-depth information weekly via his social media outlets. For more information go to

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Bishop Michael Smith


Bishop Michael L. Smith Sr. is a native of Clinton, Louisiana. He Is The Senior Pastor and Founder of New Covenant Christian Center in Baker, Louisiana and Jericho International Ministries in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Delaware State University.


On April 27, 2010, Bishop Smith was commissioned to serve as Chaplain for the City of Baker police department. Bishop Smith received an Honorary Deputy commission during January 2012 from the Sheriff for the East Baton Rouge Parish. On June 28, 2013 Bishop Smith was elevated and consecrated to the Holy office of Bishop in the Lord’s Church by which Kingdom Covenant Fellowship International Ministries was established. Bishop Smith currently serves as the Vice-President of The City of Baker Chamber of Commerce and the Vice-President of The Baker Community Foundation. Bishop Smith is married to First Lady Dionne Smith to this union they have a daughter Victoria and son Michael II.


He is a proud author and successful entrepreneur of several businesses.  Bishop Smith continues to strive for Spiritual Excellence, he will always believe with God all things are possible.

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Yulonda T. Griffin

Dr. G the Watchman

Dr. G lives a fulfilled life enjoying 30+ years of marriage to her wonderful husband Marty J. Griffin; she's the mother of two beautiful daughters, and love being a GiGi to seven grandchildren. Formerly the host of the weekly TV talk show "The Money Factor", Dr. G taught economic, business, and money management strategies to thousands of viewers. She is ordained , licensed, the called and elect to preach and teach the gospel of the good news of the return of the coming of Yeshua the Messiah.


Dr. G is a motivated  BUSINESS/FINANCE CONSULTANT, SPEAKER, PREACHER and TEACHER..  She loves teaching the bible with eschatological emphasis, as she is a Watchman.  For more information go to

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Apostle Walter Barbour

End-time Master Teacher

Apostle Walter L.  Barbour attended A&T State University, where he obtained a B.S. degree in Psychology; a Masters degree in Education and Counseling; and an Insurance Law degree.


In Goldsboro, he has served on the Board of Mental Health and the Substance Abuse Advisory Board. He currently serves on the Harvest Time Board of Trustees in Carson, California.


Apostle Barbour received the Lord as personal savior at the age of eight; however, he strayed from the church for a number of years. It was in Florida where he re-dedicated his life to the Lord and where, subsequently, he accepted the call to the ministry. Prompted by the Holy Spirit, he soon returned to North Carolina.  In 1984 He established Victory Faith Outreach Center, Inc.


Apostle Walter and his wife, First Lady Izola Barbour, have dedicated their lives to God and the ministry. Their God-given commission is, “Changing people’s lives through faith in God’s Word,” and ministering to the whole man, spirit, soul and body. God has blessed them with four children.

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