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School of Ministry Purpose

The purpose of the School of Ministry is to properly prepare the minister for the gospel ministry prior to preaching in the pulpit or undertaking ministry assignments. This educational venue should not be viewed as an alternative to seminary or more formal education, however it should serve as a sufficient preface and precursor to the ministry to which the minister has been called.  The School of Ministry exist to ENLIGHTEN the minister to the gospel ministry, EQUIP them to employ good methods and EMPOWER them to perform with excellence.

School of Ministry Process

With the goal of maximum retention and superior execution at the center of the School of Ministry, a unique two phase process has been developed to span across a six month period. Phase one will be a seventeen (17) week intensive which will include seventeen (17) subject based lecture/exercise class settings, that will include written assignments and exams. The second phase will be comprised of four (4)interactive workshops which will include a final presentation from each student and the culmination ceremony.  

Prayer Bootcamp 

It is with joy that we announce that Prayer Bootcamp is an official class for those interested in participating in School of Ministry. Here at Heavenly Vision we believe in and know the power of prayer. It is our hope to help you begin to truly understand what prayer is, how to pray, and how to empower others to do the same.

As a student, you will gain tools to develop a prayer life that is based on God's Word. You will gain insight from women who have taken the necessary steps personally and in ministry on the ability to pray effectively.

This class is for you if you feel the desire to learn to pray, want to pray intentionally, and need to learn how to pray God's Word properly.
Be sure to apply for this class today. Seats are limited. 

Meet your Professors

Intro to Ministry Instructor

Pastor James Ray Taylor will be the primary instructor for the School of Ministry and his credentials are as followed;

  • Licensed June 12, 1994
  • Ordained January 24, 2001
  • Installed as Pastor of Heavenly Vision September 8, 2002
  • Consecrated as Bishop May 24, 2015
  • Bachelor of Theology 
  • Master of Religious Education
  • Master of Sacred Studies
  • Doctor of Sacred Theology  

Discipleship 101 Instructor

Pastor Michael Johnson will be the primary instructor for Discipleship 101 and his credentials are as followed;

  • Licensed Sept. 2001
  • Ordained June 12, 2016
  • Alumni: School of Ministry Mar. 19th 2016
  • Served in Ministry for 18 yrs: 
    • Youth & Young Adults
    • Praise & Worship
    • Men 
    • Small Groups

Prayer Bootcamp Instructor

Elder Tamiko Jackson will be one of the primary instructors for Prayer Bootcamp. To her credit we have been able to see many things manifest. Some are listed below

  • Prayer Ambassador
  • Develop a prayer team
  • Create a culture of prayer
  • Consistent intercessor presence for the ministry
  • Empowering others to develop prayer opportunities that expand beyond the four walls of the church

Prayer Bootcamp Instructor

Lady LaShawn Barnett will be one of the primary instructors for Prayer Bootcamp and her credentials are as followed;
  • B.A. in Black Studies
  • M.A. in Old Testament Studies 
  • M.A. in D.Div
  • Self-Contained Classroom Teacher for Elementary-Middle School for 10 years
  • Ordained as a Pastor in 2010 at Kingdom Focus Int’l Worship by Center