A Great Man Goes Home to the Lord

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We recently learned of the passing of a great man, Dr. John A. Cherry, my pastor for 10 years. Dr. Cherry left this life and entered into eternal rest on February 16, 2019, at the age of 79. His death was a result of major complications that he suffered during a recent exploratory procedure.

Dr. John A. Cherry was the man that the Lord used to disciple me from an ambitious self-centered entrepreneur to a Biblical Entrepreneur. It was under his leadership at From the Heart Church Ministries in Suitland, Maryland that Gina and I gave our lives to Christ in December of 1994. It was under his teaching in December of 1995, one year after we gave our lives to Christ, the Lord gave us the vision to use entrepreneurship as a tool to empower the body of Christ and to seek and save the lost. From that time on, Gina and I were at the church every time the doors opened; we attended every retreat and we joined the ministerial development program. He taught us to love God, hate sin, and love to give. He taught us how to rightly divide the Word of God. He also taught us discipline, faithfulness, and to avoid bringing shame to the body of Christ. He was a tough, loving, and faithful man.

Every church service was like going to school, we had our Bible, our notepads and it was a life-changing time. Biblical Entrepreneurship was born under his ministry. Nehemiah Project was born under his ministry. We are the fruit of his work. He also gave us the opportunity to teach Biblical Entrepreneurship at the church for 5 years and asked us to serve as chairpersons of the Business Service Ministry for 4 years. When it came time for us to be released, to pursue God’s call on our lives, without hesitation Dr. Cherry gave us his blessing and sent us off with a letter of commendation. We will forever be grateful to him and his family. It was at From the Heart Church that we learned the value of marketplace ministry and the role that business has in advancing the Kingdom of God. Join us as we celebrate the life of a man who not only impacted our lives but the lives of millions around the world.

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Dr. Cherry was the Founder of From the Heart Church Ministries, Inc.®, which he started in 1981 with the unwavering help and support of his loving wife, Rev. Diana P. Cherry. As a result of Dr. Cherry’s ministry, over 51,000 people gave their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ between 1981 and 2006. His business acumen and experience under the anointing of the Holy Spirit caused the church to grow from a small storefront church to a multi-million dollar, worldwide ministry. Dr. Cherry’s evangelistic outreach ministry touched countless lives throughout the United States and abroad. He lived a very full and productive life both in ministry and personally.

The Memorial Service for Dr. John A. Cherry will be held at From the Heart Church Ministries, Inc.® in Suitland, Maryland, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. The Service will be streamed live online at www.fthcm.org and will be available to view thereafter. All condolences and questions can be directed to ooep@fthcm.org.

Kingdom Impact: From Portland to Paris & Congo


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“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” – Tony Robbins

For one special night, Kingdom Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders are stretching their impact from Portland, Oregon all the way to Paris, France and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Join us for a dynamic night of sowing, worship, awards, and fellowship as we raise our glasses to growing Biblical Entrepreneurs in these areas at the Portland Kingdom Impact Dinner.

This event will feature:

  • Book Signing by Tom Mears and Patrice Tsague
  • Highlight on Biblical Entrepreneurship Impact in France and Congo
  • Kingdom Business impact stories and award

Date: March 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm | Doors open at 6:00pm
Venue: Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205

Reserve your seats or your full table today! Registration closes March 15, 2019. You don’t want to miss it.

Register Today for the Portland Kingdom Impact Dinner

Serve With Love Conference

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Do you have a transformational mission statement? Is your mission statement lived out by your team? Are your stakeholders impacted by your mission?

Serve with Love Conference is an interactive discussion and training based on the book Serve with Love authored by Tom Mears to help individuals and organizations understand the power of a transformative mission statement through real-life case studies and hands-on activities.

By the end of the conference, attendees will be able to:

  • Develop a personal purpose statement so you can bring greater clarity to your life
  • Develop a new or enhance an existing transformational corporate mission statement to increase your profitability and impact
  • Recognize a real-life case study about the impact of a transformational mission statement in an organization so you can model it
  • Identify key stakeholders that your mission must serve to ensure that your mission execution is holistic and comprehensive
  • Develop action plans to ensure that your stakeholders who are served through your mission statement are properly integrated throughout your organization
Register Today for Serve with Love Conference

E-Community member discounts apply to all courses at registration.