Pastor Dr. Timothy W. Grant Sr.
Pastor Grant was born in Houston, Texas on December 10, 1963, to Mr. Joseph Gordon and Mrs. Alice Simmons. His mother raised him and four siblings. As he watched his mother's faith, strength, and stature while caring for the family, he was greatly motivated by this passion of care and concern for others. As he grew from childhood to manhood God began to develop his love, his compassion and his mercy for people. God was preparing him for ministry.
While Timothy W. Grant thought he had the bachelor life in his hand, God had another plan and purpose for his life. God saw fit for him not to be alone that he needed a helpmeet. Therefore God told Stephanie Yvette Blacklock of Houston, Texas to marry Timothy W. Grant. God required him to leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife and become one flesh, this union took place on December 30, 1981. Through this union God blessed them with four beautiful children Lakisha, Tiffany, Timothy Jr. and Kendra.
Pastor Grant is the Pastor of the Deliverance Outreach Temple Church in Clarksville, Tennessee. He is married to Stephanie Y. Grant. They have been united for over 30 years and have been blessed with four children. Pastor Grant served in the United States Army for over 26 years and retired as a Command Sergeant Major.
He currently holds a Bachelor Degree in Theology from New World Bible Institute and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Excelsior College in Albany, New York and he has earned his Master of Arts Degree in Education (Concentration; Educational Leadership and Administration), Summa Cum Laude, from Trident University International (TUI) in Cypress, California. He also received the Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Shiloh Theological Seminary in Stafford, Virginia. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Northwest High School teaching JROTC.
June 19, 1984 in Spangdahlem, Germany at the Gospel Hour under Pastor Benjamin F. Tandy, Timothy W. Grant received Jesus Christ completely as his Lord and Savior. While in Spangdahlem, Germany God divinely called, separated, and sanctified, him in ministry for a special call to the Body of Christ.
1984-1987 during his time of ministry in Spangdahlem, Germany he became a servant, He was president of the choir and the Protestant Men of the Chapel, God mentored and disciplined him under Pastor Tandy in the ministries pulpit decorum, sermon preparation, counseling techniques, worship service leader, communion, baptism, foundational structure, church organization, denominationalism, and other areas to strengthen in him leadership preparation.
1987-1988 Timothy W. Grant and his family were members of True Holiness Church of God in Christ (COGIC) under Pastor Roy Rideout. He received his license to minister from COGIC and became Youth Minister, Sunday School Teacher and he also received insight on spiritual protocol.
July 1988, Ogburn Chapel Baptist Church held open arms out to Timothy W. Grant and his family where he received his license to preach the gospel as well as one being taught as a disciple. He was under the Pastorship of Dr. Bruce D. Woods; he became Youth Minister, Sunday School Teacher, and Associate Minister. God called him to a higher place in the spirit realm on 15 April 1989 he was ordained. God saw a need for Timothy W. Grant to spread his wings in the area of shepherding sheep.
7 May 1989, God installed him as Pastor of Haynes Chapel Baptist Church, until December 1991.While in the preparation and transition stage of ministry, God began to put a stirring in the nest of comfort that Timothy W. Grant had built. God began to search and minister in the depth of his heart about the lame, blind, broken, and captive people within and outside of the Body of Christ. God opened his eyes of understanding and enlightened him about the ministry of reconciliation, a repairer of the breach, the lost sheep of Israel, and the great commission of reaching out to the world. This brought Luke 4:18 into reality. God spoke to him about different ways to reach out in ministry and by a rhema word "NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER, BUT BY MY SPIRIT", saith the Lord of Hosts. God also told him to write the vision, and make it plain upon the tables, that he might run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. He began to write the vision as the Spirit spoke and ran with it. May 10, 1992, the vision was manifested God gave him the name the House of the Lord, which is the first name of Deliverance Outreach Temple.
Through transition of an Army move, and Pastor Grant not understanding God's will at this point, he had to move on. He wondered why God would tell him to open a church and then allow orders to Abilene, Texas to come forth. But he decided not his will, but God's will be done. In his heart he knew there were a time and a season for everything. He and his family joined the New Light Missionary Baptist Church under Pastor Dr. Leo F. Scott. They served faithfully from 1993-1996. God allowed an impartation of leadership skills in every area that a true shepherd would need to shepherd sheep. While observing and learning from Pastor Scott, the manifold wisdom of God's purpose for this move was unfolding. Now Timothy W. Grant knew he could go back to Clarksville, Tennessee and shepherd sheep with the True Heart of a shepherd.
1996-2000 God allowed Pastor Grant to return to Clarksville, Tennessee to put into action what he had learn from the leadership of Pastor Leo F. Scott, by returning him to Deliverance Outreach Temple. God was still molding Pastor Grant in what he wanted him to be, so God sends him and his family on another journey.
2000-2003 Pastor Grant and his family were members of Holy Light Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop J. O. Lawson in El Paso, Texas. The journey continues. God was still shaping and molding him into a mighty man of valor. During their stay at Holy Light, Pastor Grant was the Youth Leader, Evangelism Coordinator, and assisted with preaching the 8:00 AM worship service.
2003-2005 Pastor Grant and his family were station at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. During his time in Hawaii he was over the Men Ministry and worked with the music ministry. He delighted himself in the Lord and God gave him the desire of his heart.
March 2005 Pastor Grant and his family returned to Clarksville, Tennessee to shepherd the sheep God had entrusted to him. But God wanted him to totally trust and depend on him in April 2005 Pastor Grant was deployed to Iraq for one year as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major for 2-44 Air Defense Artillery "God had a plan".
April 2006, Pastor Grant returned from Iraq ready and prepared to continue a work for the Lord.
He called for a fight for unity and stirred up the vision with strategy.
Pastor Grant retired from the Army; and those orders became effective during the Summer of 2007. He immediately launched a battle plan for unity within the church-and between the church and the community. The 2008 vision stirred the congregation to "Take the Gospel to the Streets." His life is committed to take the Saving Knowledge of Jesus Christ from the four walls of a church building to streets and neighborhoods where the Harvest Field continues.
Pastor Grant remembers his military roots; and he nurtures military families in the local community, as well as deployed Soldiers. He also has a strong church family ethic, and he encourages "caring for the needs of one another within the church." Unity within the local church provides a strong foundation for taking the message of unity and of caring to others who have not experienced Godly love and nurturing.
Pastor Grant admonishes the Saints to allow God to empower them to win souls. As a vital part of that mission, he promotes the value of education-not only to gain knowledge, but also to learn effective ways to communicate the Gospel to a diverse world population. He promotes for the members of D.O.T. to get prepared and to be equipped to effectively reach out with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
He is active in many organizations in the Clarksville area, including:
* Clarksville Area Ministerial Association (CAMA)
* Clarksville Area Ministers Technical Assistance Network (HIV/AIDS)
* Habitat For Humanity Board member
* NAACP Member
At Deliverance Outreach Temple, Pastor Grant is active in the development of the Eagle Communication Center, which seeks to "build communication bridges" among the ministries at the church. The program also is community- oriented, as it seeks to strengthen communication with other community organizations, ministries, and multiculturalism in the world.
Focuses at D.O.T. include application of Bible principles and God's promises:
* Healing (emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual)
* Deliverance and Intercessory Prayer
* Praise and Worship Teams
* Leadership Training
* Youth Education Programs
Timothy W. Grant Sr. reaches out to churches, to communities, and to the far corners of the world with a Vision of Unity to Reach and to Harvest Souls for the Kingdom of God. He has a vision of unity without compromise of Scriptural convictions; for Christians to be do-ers of the word, and not hearers only; to not only talk about the Gospel, but also to live the Gospel for the Glory of God and to set an example of Righteousness that will show others a life that they can also achieve through the Power, the Grace, and the Mercy of God.
The trumpet is sounding! Brother Grant hears that trumpet. He and Sister Grant commit their lives to share and to live the dynamic message that God is real, and Jesus saves, heals, delivers, and restores. The Light of the Message is too important to hide under a bushel. That message of Light must be taken to a dark and dying world.