623 Oakland Avenue
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

 Ministerial Staff

Elder Wayne Henry

Elder Wayne Henry greets you in that wonderful, majestic and matchless name of Jesus Christ. It is my earnest desire to see individuals experience the life changing salvation, which was extended so graciously unto me and countless others that is freely offered to all who diligently seek and pursue God. Furthermore, it is my hope that all discover the riches of Jesus’ glory and the depth of His most profound love which can only be realized through developing and maintaining a personal intimate relationship with Him. Finally, remember Jesus loves you right where you are and is the only door that leads to eternal life. May God bless, smile upon and keep you in the center of His will. 


Minister Tim Griffin

Praise the Lord! I’m Minister Tim Griffin. Some refer to me as the “armor bearer”. I see my role as a minister to be that of a supporter. I am a family man and fully yield my support to my immediate family, church family, and pastor. Matthew 25:34 declares, “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. “ My desire is to bless and assist others, and to do that which my hands find to do in the Lord’s House. I pleasure in visiting the sick, checking on the elderly, and lending a helping hand to those less fortunate. This passion for service is what drives and motivates me to be the best for God I can be. I encourage all of you to commit your will and ways to the Lord and watch him work in your life.

Minister Flintchel Brown

Minister Flintchel Brown is a humble servant of the Lord who has a passion for the Word of God. GOD said in Matthew 11:30, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light. Take my yoke upon ye and learn of me.” In his role as Superintendent of Sunday School, it is in the Word of God that Minister Brown can be found meditating day and night; preparing for each Sunday School lesson. Through the working of the Holy Spirit, he is encouraged to help individuals learn God’s Word and its simplicity through everyday complexities. Yes, as Minister Brown’s favorite song declares, “God is my everything” and there is no problem too big for God to handle. Minister Brown’s favorite scripture is Psalm 133:1 “Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.”

Praise the Lord! Elder Leroy Bovian, Jr. greets in that adorable name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He is the hope and joy of my life.  It is He that has made my days livable and manageable.  The Lord is continually blessing me in my walk with Him.  I adore him because he is making me into who he will have me to be…a man who has love for others and a burning desire to feel empathy and pray for the souls that are seeking to know the Lord.  I share the burdens of the saints and  cherish opportunities to minster to them. 

 I am blessed and grateful to be counted as one of the ministers sitting humbly at the feet of my pastor, Elder George Patten as he teaches the unadulterated Word of God.  It has been a joy to be a part of the True Believers Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  I look forward to the work I will do to support this great work…working with a team of committed and dedicated men of God to help our church grow and develop as kingdom builders.  This church stands true to it’s motto…True Believers a place where everyone is made to feel like somebody because Jesus Christ is in charge.  My ultimate desire is to witness to souls daily and encourage them to recognize Christ as their personal savior.

​Timothy was born and raised in a Christian family by his Dad and Mom Tim and Karen Griffin in Columbia SC where he graduated from Dreher high school in 2014. As Timothy grew up, he had many experiences that challenged and strengthened his faith. By the grace of God over his life he has a story that he tells everywhere he goes. Since birth Timothy was diagnosed with a blood disorder called Sickle Cell. Many children today are in and out of the hospital month to month for blood transfusions and much more, but as for him he is blessed by not having any effects from it.
Timothy was called into the ministry at a young age and many would tell him, but he couldn’t see it until God had to sit him down on his sick bed and show him. Before being ordained as the Youth Minister under his Pastor, Elder George D. Patten the Pastor of his church, True Believers in 2016 of January, he would travel doing a lot of different speaking engagements.
His favorite bible verse is Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
As of now Timothy is 20 years of age working at the State House for the House of Representatives, as well he is a current student attending Midlands Technical college in the University of South Carolina Bridge Program looking to get his degree in Business.
He also own his own business that he entitles Good Enough. His mission is to travel spreading the goodness of Jesus and telling people that they are Good Enough to achieve everything that God has for them in life by the grace and mercies of God.

Elder Leroy Bovian

Timothy Griffin,

Youth Minister