Lead Pastor & First Lady

Matthew Aaron Quainoo loves God and loves people. While he is a third-generation preacher, Matt does not believe that God has any grandchildren. It was the perfectly imperfect example of his parents, Bishop Joseph and Dr. Vanessa Quainoo, two hard-working, bi-vocational, pastors that inspired Matt to make a decision to follow this sun-baked Palestinian-Immigrant Jew, Jesus, the Christ.

Inspired by pioneering American scholars and public servants like W.E.B. Dubois, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Martin Luther King Jr., Matt would go on to complete his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and his Master’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. In pursuit of bridging head, heart, and hands, Matt served at several local churches across the nation: COGIC For All Saints, Impact Church, and Celebration Church (under his mentor Pastor Robbie Davis). His greatest joys are his beautiful wife, Rhesa, his handsome and brilliant son, Matt II (Q2), home-cooked soul food, and Jordan sneakers.

Rhesa PraiseJah Quainoo is a classically-trained soprano, actress, educator, and entrepreneur. She graduated with the most prestigious academic merit in higher education as the Valedictorian of Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio. She has soloed with her grammy-nominated choir on myriad international/national tours. She has performed at the White House at the invitation of Former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama. She is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and mentor. She is Rhesa. She is called to change the world!

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