Board of Elders

Bishop John Cummings

Bishop John Cummings comes from several generations of educators and church leaders. With more than 30 years in the Ministry, Bishop John's management, church planting and leadership skills have become an asset to the Body of Christ in the United States of America, South Africa, Nigeria and the Caribbean, where he has ministered extensively. Bishop started his career as a school teacher in Guyana. In the 1970's, he left teaching for full time ministry and pastored Newtown Assembly of God. He moved through the ranks of leadership of the Assemblies of God to become Assistant Superintendent of the Assemblies of God churches in Guyana. In 1988, he migrated to the United States of America where he planted Restoration Temple, A.O.G. Today Restoration Temple is a body of more than one thousand people (1,000) and a Bible Study Center. Bishop John is continuing his work with a passion to win souls for Jesus Christ through Evangelism, Missions Education, the Apostolic Ministry and church planting. Presently he is serving as the Presbyter for the Brooklyn/Staten Island in the New York District Assemblies of God.

Bishop John Cummings

Ken Hilton, Esq

Mr. Hilton is a licensed attorney with over 26 years of legal experience. He is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx. He received a B.A. from Oberlin College, Post Graduate Studies in Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University, received an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Adelphi University and a Juris Doctor Degree in from New York Law School. Mr. Hilton is a ’40 Act attorney with a specialty in Corporate and Securities Law and Corporate Compliance and Governance.

Mr. Hilton is presently licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, United States District Court for New Jersey, United States Bankruptcy Court, United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Tax Court, United States Court For International Trade, United States Court of Appeals For the Federal Circuit, Supreme Court of The United States of America. Mr. Hilton is also a member of the American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and The Federal Bar Association.

Mr. Hilton resides in Suwanee, GA with his wife Carol and two boys Daniel and Matthew. Mr. Hilton provides legal counsel and compensation direction for the ministry.

Ken Hilton, Esq

Pastor Barbara Ann Pettus

Pastor Barbara Ann Pettus was born in Far Rockaway, New York. She is the youngest daughter in a family of five children. Her mother who has always been a very strong Christian role model in her life raised her. Athough she accepted Christ at an early age, she did not remain and began leading the life of a wayward teenager. By the age of seventeen, she confesses, "I got my head together" and returned to school, and is now a retired nurse.

Pastor Barbara and Reverend Keith Pettus are the founders and Pastors of Truth Center Ministries International. Meeting over 30 years ago on the steps of a church, while attending a convention. At the time, neither had any idea how important they were to one another's destiny. She says, "God has blessed us with a beautiful relationship and taught us how to dwell together according to his word. We are excited about what God is doing with us". Along with her husband, she has also served faithfully in ministry for over twenty years.

One of her great passions is to empower women to become all they can be in Christ. In the very first year of Truth Center's origin, she organized the Women of Truth. It is through this ministry she gets the opportunity to enrich the lives of women of all ages and cultures.

Pastor Keith Pettus

Keith Pettus is Pastor/Lead Teacher of Truth Center Ministries International. A ministry with an emphasis on "Building people who change the world's image of God by maintaining God's image in the world”. This is actualized through the ministries efforts both here and abroad. His personal mission involves “getting God's best out of people”.

He travels both nationally and internationally teaching the uncompromising word of God. His desire is for ministry and the communication of the word to be both relevant and practical. Reverend Pettus is currently enrolled in a graduate program through Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also an accomplished singer and songwriter.

Reverend Pettus along with his wife Pastor Barbara Pettus are in their third decade of marriage. They have served together in ministry for over twenty five years. They are blessed with four children and six grandchildren. Together they serve as part of the leadership of Truth Center Ministries International, a fellowship of believers committed to the visible expression of the church as the pillar and foundation for the truth.

Dr. Keith Pettus