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Pastor Ricky Harrell

PastorPastor Ricky L. Harrell is the Senior Pastor of Christ Worship Center Church in Hope Mills, NC. He is a leader, spiritual father and mentor who has a heart to see hurting people reach their God designed potential. His humble demeanor, mixed with his passion to lift up the name of Christ is extraordinary. He is an anointed teacher committed to imparting the message of the kingdom of God in hopes that people of all ages will experience the fullness of the presence of God. It’s his heart’s desire that people live a Christ-centered life. For more than 20 years, Pastor Harrell faithfully served as an Associate Pastor and Minister of Music up until 2004 when God called him to launch CWCC. Pastor Harrell has been involved in campus ministry and conducted marriage, music, and praise and worship workshops. Pastor Harrell has a heart for young people and a mandate from God to take a message to them that “will cause them to hunger for the Lord and become addicted to Jesus.” He is an anointed orator who is committed to relating the message of the kingdom of God in hopes that people of all ages will be conformed to the likeness of Christ and, thereby, experience the fullest of God’s plan and purpose for their lives. Pastor Harrell is a gifted and anointed musician, singer and songwriter. His first CD project entitled “You’re On Your Way Up,” produced in 1995, is a collection of heart-warming, soul-stirring songs written to inspire and encourage the Believer to not weary in well-doing but to wait on the promises of God. The CD has ministered to countless souls and broken down barriers between the generations. Pastor Harrell is happily married to his lovely wife Brenda who is Co-Pastor of CWCC and labors with him in ministry. They have four children, Jacenta; twins, Ricky and Rickelle; and Tyecha. The Harrells are blessed to have their children minister along with them.

Co-Pastor Brenda Harrell

First-LadyFirst Lady Brenda L. Harrell is Co-Pastor of Christ Worship Center Church in Hope Mills, NC. She is also Co-Founder of New Destiny, Inc., an outreach ministry of the church. Co-Pastor Harrell is a native of Pine Tops, NC. Co-Pastor Harrell is a graduate of St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, NC, where she received a B.A. in Psychology. Co-Pastor Harrell also met Pastor Harrell at St. Augustine’s and received Christ as her Lord and Savior during her sophomore year. Co-Pastor Harrell received her Master’s in Special Education from NC Central University in Durham, NC, and a second Master’s in School Administration at NC State University in Raleigh, Currently, Co-Pastor Harrell is an Assistant Principal with Wake County Public Schools.