Mary Dennis, STEP Forward Life Instructor
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Certified Life Instructor and Servant Leader: Intercessory Prayer
Mary Dennis is Fruitful Life’s longest standing member. She has led us in Intercessory prayer in weekly public gatherings and continues to stand in intercession for this ministry on a daily basis. She has earned STEP Forward certifications in Biblical Foundations, Ministry and Community Services, and in Family and Community Leadership. She also earned a certificate of completion as a Community CARE-Ready Responder.
Mary came to Fruitful Life when it began in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in September of 2004.
Before coming to Fruitful Life, she served faithfully in Emmanuel Church of God in Christ for over 40 years. Most notably she was known for her service in Intercessory Prayer. She held noon-day prayer gatherings in homes, before it was moved into the church facility. In one of those prayer gatherings, her daughter (Carol) was filled with the Holy Spirit. Little did she know that her daughter would become an ordained minister.
She was an appointed ministry gift to her church, serving in helps and administration. She assisted her sister, the late Willa Mae Barbee in the church’s food bank and served as the church’s secretary. She worked as a manager at Presbyterian Apartments, a complex specifically designed for senior citizens. There, God made her a gift of compassion and encouragement to elderly citizens. She was greatly loved and the residents absolutely hated to see her go when her employment came to an end there.
She is a fulfillment of 1 Corinthians 12:28 (NKJV) "And God has appointed these in the church: gifts of healing, helps, administrations…."
It is our honor to acknowledge her many years of service and provide ordination and covering for her ministry appointment in intercessory prayer; prayer which has led to miracles and healings, along with the gift of helps and administration; and we acknowledge her ministry role as a mature elder and servant leader in the Body of Christ.