Bro. Pendarvis is the fourth Pastor to shepherd the work since the founder, L. R. Shelton, Sr., passed away in 1971. Pastors Gueho, Messer, and Cowles succeeded Bro. Shelton in turn and all have since followed him on to glory. Each man was led of the Holy Spirit to continue Bro. Shelton's awakening ministry by publishing his Sermons and airing his messages around the nation over the "Voice of Truth".