Meet Your Pastors:
“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
Pastor Mary H. Vincent
Pastor Mary H. Vincent is the current Pastor of Gumpoint Court of Praise Church, in which she’s served faithfully along side her husband and Pastor, W.H. Vincent, for over 7 years before his passing. She received her call into the ministry at age 13 during a 1 year stay in the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad & Tobago but from her earliest memories she carried a vision from the Lord of a little white wood-framed church that she eventually found to be the original Gumpoint Church.
Pastor Vincent has served in church & outreach ministries for over 20 years. She has written numerous Children’s Church curriculums along with “Do they know you like I do?”, a Children’s book in dedication to her beautiful daughter Eden & son Noah, who currently serve with her in youth, sound & music ministry.
They are honored to serve the Lord as they serve Gumpoint Court of Praise Church together as a family and they continue to carry out the heart, vision and requests of Pastor W.H. Vincent.
Pastor W.H. Vincent
Pastor W. H. Vincent pastored Gumpoint Court of Praise Church for over 30 years, forever impacting many lives. He was a devoted pastor, husband & father while he also practiced law and had the prestigious honor of being recognized as attorney & counselor of the United States Supreme Court, among numerous other travels & accomplishments. His work, character, loyalty & diligence still live and speak through those that loved him today.
In his eyes, we’ve seen God’s love. In his words, we’ve heard God’s wisdom, and through his life we found a true example of God’s hope & grace. He was a father, defender and protector to many. He was pure hearted and real. He delighted in the laws and truth of God, and all who really knew him still love him today. One of the things that he said often was “Reach for the next soul!” He cared for the broken, wounded, barren and bound and was willing to become a fishermen of men, even when it cost him everything.
Thank you, Pastor W. H. Vincent, for being the example that you were for us all and thank you for loving each one of us before we could ever prove that we were worthy of it.
Reverend Melba Wyatt Vincent
Rev. Melba Wyatt Vincent pastored Gumpoint Church for over 30 years. Seven of those years she served as Senior Pastor. During that time she overcame great opposition and persecution as she pioneered as a single, female pastor. Sis. Melba was closely discipled and mentored by her grandfather Rev. Murphy who is the founding Pastor of Gumpoint Court of Praise Church.
After those 7 years, she met her future husband, Reverend W.H. Vincent, who came into the church searching for the truth of who God was in pursuit of the call of the Lord that was upon his life that he first felt as a young child. They later married and served Gumpoint Church together while raising up strong disciples who are still serving here today. During their time of ministry together, along with their faithful members, they were a refuge to many Pastors, Preachers & Missionaries who sought rest, help and healing from the sweet and untainted river of grace that flows through this place. Bro. and Sis. Vincent and the anointed builders of the church oversaw the building of the Sanctuary, GPC School (Fellowship Hall) & Gym and other beautiful properties that still stand and are maintained today. They also cohosted and directed “God’s Daily Promise” which aired on KAJN for many years. Rev. Melba W. Vincent is loved & missed greatly and her example and teachings are honored daily as we continue to lay upon the foundation that she lived her life to serve and establish.
Rev. & Mrs. Murphy
Rev. & Mrs. Murphy founded Gumpoint Church in 1934 after his wife was miraculously healed of a near death experience with Appendicitis.