Pastor Gerald V. Lendow
Born in St. Louis, Mo. to Willie and Annie Lendow the second of five children. Was taught about God from an early age at the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, under Rev. Oscar Roosevelt Hellums. Around the age of eleven he succumbed to the draw of the world and for 25 years followed after the things of the world. In 1967 he joined the U.S. Army where he served for five years. After traveling extensively overseas with tours of duty in Korea, Germany, Vietnam, Okinawa, and various bases in the U.S. he was discharged in the Washington, D.C. area. Where he met and married his wife and companion Alma C. Lendow. In 1986 after running from the call that was on his life the Lord saved him and delivered him from over 16 years of drug abuse and addiction. He joined Second Refreshing Spring COGIC. under Superintendent Richard Alvin Bouknight, where he learned that subsequent to salvation he needed to be filled by the Spirit of God After six months of seeking God, God wondrously filled him with His Glorious Spirit. He served at Second Refreshing Spring until the Lord called him to the Pastoral ministry. In the early stages of his walk with God. he was given a hunger for the Word of God, which led him to take classes at Samuel Kelsey Bible Institute. Where he graduated valedictorian and was invited back as an instructor by the late Dean Walter L, Morrison, Elder Lendow served as Instructor of the Old and New Testament Survey he also taught Homiletics, Church Doctrine, as well as serving as the Interim Dean and Dean of Student Affairs while at the institute. He has subsequently been blessed to travel abroad to Cagayan de Oro City on the Philippine Island of Mindanao teach a Pastors Conference Those efforts, by the grace of God have resulted in at least four new church plants and outreach ministries to that Island.
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Pastor Alma C. Lendow
I am saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost. Born again at age ten (10). Returned to God at age 37 and joined Second Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ where I served God faithfully. I was initially called to the ministry in 1988. In 1989 I was called by God to the Office of Prophet, and later to the Office of Evangelist. In 1999, I was called to the Office of Pastor My husband, who was also called to the Office of Pastor, and I began to pastor Manifest Sons of God Ministries Inc. in 2000. This name was given to Pastor Gerald Lendow by God along with our theme for ministry: Romans 8:19 (For the earnest expectation of the creature (creation) waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God) I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in Business Management and an Associate's degree in Legal Studies, each from the University of the District of Columbia. I have a Master Teachers Certificate from the Samuel Kelsey Bible Institute Church of God In Christ, where I graduated Suma Cum Laude in my class. By profession, I have been employed by the United States Department of Labor for nearly 35 years and my occupation is Supervisory Paralegal Specialist. I have three children, Catreena Quick-Brown, Mahdee A. A. Lendow, and John Quick (deceased). I have a loving and honorable husband and one who loves the Lord, Gerald V. Lendow. I have been truly blessed by God. I shy away from giving bios because I have nothing to boast in of myself but it is the gift and calling of God and I give Him all praise and glory.