Pastor LeaAnn Pendergrass is the Co-Founder and President of “My Gathering Place International,” which started out as a powerful monthly Spirit-filled meeting in Beverly Hills, CA. The Vision has expanded and the Meetings now are weekly in Hollywood, CA. She is also Pastor of Production for Heaven's Hollywood Productions.
They started August 29th, 2004 and has turned into not just a place for teaching the Word of God, but many signs, wonders, healings and miracles are happening weekly.
Pastor LeaAnn is ordained under Apostles Dan and Kay Newberry of Destiny Network Alliance, and Pastor Rod Parsley at World Harvest Ministerial Alliance. She was called to preach in 1994, and has a Shepherd’s heart to lead God’s people with great love and compassion.
For the last eighteen years, Pastor Lea Ann has been a servant leader in ministry to the body of Christ. She worked and ministered for eleven years in two very large worldwide ministries and was able to gain much wisdom and knowledge in many different levels.
Pastor LeaAnn has a passion for the prophetic anointing and moves with supernatural discernment and sincere love for the body of Christ. She is a powerful teacher of the Word of God who is gifted with releasing others into their destiny, and releasing the Word of the Lord prophetically to individuals, churches, cities and nations.
The Lord has graced Pastor LeaAnn to travel to nations such as Africa, Asia, South America, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. She has an unusual ministry call that reaches across denominational barriers uniting the body of Christ through God’s love.
From Pastor LeaAnn: It is a great honor and privilege to serve the Lord Jesus in any capacity. It doesn't matter whether you are called into the five-fold Ministry office or any place, position in the Church; the main thing to keep in remembrance is we are called to be His Servant/Leader's. The Lord, Jesus was our true example. He led with love and compassion. I have gleaned and learned a lot from personal experience in walking with Him and working in other Ministries. One thing that I have learned is the power of forgiveness. As Jesus taught us in what we call, "The Lord's Prayer" in Matthew 6:9-14 Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.11Give us this day our daily bread. 12. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. "For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Another thing I have learned in ministry is how to let go and let God.
In Philippians 2: 5 - Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Apostle Paul teaches us what a true servant and ambassador of Christ truly should be. He was in prison preaching the gospel with enthusiasm, love, passion and forgiveness. He knew what it was to know Christ in the fellowship of His sufferings and in the power of His resurrection.
Pastor Teresa Allen is the Co-Founder and Vice-President/ Treasurer of “My Gathering Place International,” and a woman after God’s own heart. Pastor Teresa is an ordain minister under Apostles Dan and Kay Newberry of Destiny Network Alliance in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Pastor Rod Parsley at World Harvest Ministerial Alliance. In July 2004, the Lord called her along with Pastor LeaAnn Pendergrass to begin meetings in the Beverly Hills / Hollywood area. Their first meeting was August 29, 2004. Currently, weekly meeting are being held in Hollywood, CA.
The Lord has anointed Pastor Teresa as a prophetic psalmist, seasoned, gifted teacher of the Word of God, and a Seer (I Samuel 9:9) to the body of Christ. This anointing allows her to write and sing the song of the Lord and prophetically proclaim God’s Word and deliverance to His people. Pastor Teresa’s teaching ministry is revealed most when we see people set free, by knowing who they are in Christ, and made whole by God’s awesome power. Many people have testified about seeing God’s supernatural transformation in their life. Pastor Teresa is a true servant leader with a high level of integrity, insight, and accuracy because of her passionate love for being in God’s presence.
Pastor Teresa is the mother of two adult children and four precious grandchildren. From 2000-2012 Pastor Teresa served as an administrator in Benny Hinn Ministries, World Healing Center Church and is now in full time ministry for My Gathering Place, International.
Elders' John & Maria Bowlin have been with MGPI for six years and have proven to be faithful Servants of the Lord. They were ordained this year and set in as Ministry Operation Coordinator's for MGPI. They have a heart and passion for the things of God. Their compassion and love for Jesus is demonstrated in their evangelistic call for the Beverly Hills and Hollywood area. We thank God for their integrity, as well as, obedience and loyalty to our Lord! MGPI is blessed to have such a wonderful team!
Salvation: My Gathering Place International is a full gospel Ministry that believes Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord, the Son of God, the way, the truth and the Life. Jesus died on the Cross and rose again, conquering death, hades and the grave so we could have eternal life. (Romans 5:8 & Romans 7:23)
Water Baptism: Acts 2:41 – Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. (Mark 16:16)
See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believeth with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.... And he baptized him. (Acts 8:36-38 KJV)
MGPI believes in Evangelism. We have a yearly Christmas Outreach in Hollywood that has ministered to hundreds throughout the years by distributing Bibles, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, with many souls being born again, as well as, toys given out for the children.
MGPI believes in Mission's. The mission's outreach helps needy Jews make "aliyah", the return home to Israel, escaping extreme poverty and anti-Semitism from the former Soviet Union. We have also participated in meal delivery programs which provide hot meals and monthly food boxes, including packages with special items for the religious holidays of Passover, Rosh Hashanah.
There are many outreach ministries that MGPI has given to including: The Dream Center in LA., The Light Ministries in Haiti and World Harvest Church with special Ministry outreach projects.
"Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved."...He and all his family were baptized...they had come to believe in God. (Acts 16:30-34)