Pastor Henry, Sis Deborah Wells & Family
Henry Wells III is a product of the city of Detroit where he attended Detroit Public Schools. He graduated from William Tyndale College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies, in 1992. He received a Masters of Arts degree in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, in 1996. Henry is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Wayne State University with a concentration in Sociology of the Family.
Henry professional experience includes over 26+ years of working in non-profit faith-based organizations, 12 years as a professional urban youth worker, and 10 years of experience in pastoral counseling with a background in adolescence and pre-marital counseling. In addition to B.A. and M.A. degrees, Henry is a limited license professional counselor with the State of Michigan.
Pastor Wells began his preaching and teaching ministry under the late Pastor Charles F. Garner at Zion Chapel Church of Christ Holiness (USA). His first ministry assignment was teaching Sunday school lessons to Jr. High and High School students. He began his preaching ministry in 1988 under the leadership of Pastor Garner after extensive preparation from his mentors Al Bufkin and Joseph Williams. Rev. Wells went on to be ordained by Pastor Al Bufkin and a group of local pastors in 1999. Along with being a founding leader of Great Commission Fellowship Church, Rev. Wells has served as an Associate Minister, Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor of Administration, and Interim Pastor.
Henry has been married to his wife Deborah since 1989. Deborah has been involved in music ministry in the local church since the age of 12, where she first started singing solos during Sunday morning worship. Sis Wells served as Choir Director of The Chapel Choir and The Singing Angels at Zion Chapel Church of Christ Holiness (USA) for many years. Along with being a founding member of Great Commission Fellowship Church, Deborah has also served as praise and worship leader, director of the adult and children’s choir, and Minister of Music. Sis Wells currently teaches in the children’s church ministry.
Pastor and Sis Wells are the proud parents of two children, Robert James Wells and Melanie Elizabeth Wells. Robert and Melanie have both served in ministries at Great Commission. Both have served as part of the music ministry and have served on the usher ministry. Robert also serves on the Audio/Visual ministry team and Melanie has serve with the the finance ministry.