WORD Fellowship Ministries
Equipping for victory through intimacy with God
Tedi H. Marshall, Founder & Pastor
Ann M. Pinkney, Vice President
The work of this ministry was started by Pastor Tedi H. Marshall in 2003 with a bi-weekly lunchtime Bible Study, "WORD Up", in the workplace, and quickly adding Intercessory Prayer and online messages.
From that first act of obedience to God's instruction we have expanded to become a ministry with small group Bible Study and Intercessory Prayer sessions at various locations, and through technology. Glory to God!
Tedi H. Marshall is an Ordained Minister with a strong emphasis on the prophetic and prayer; with a call to help people connect with the intimacy of God.
She is a graduate of The School of Ministry in Forest Park, IL and New Life Institute in Dolton, IL following the ministerial tract of study.
She has taught at New Life Institute, and Living Word Bible Training Center in Forest Park, IL. She was a pastoral care and altar minister at Living Word Christian Center. She has served on the ministerial roster at New Life Celebration C.O.G., and was licensed within the Church of God denomination in the rank of Exhorter.
Tedi is Founder and Pastor of WORD Fellowship Ministries, instructing and equipping with online newsletters, messages, small group and individual Bible studies, pastoral care calls/visits, spiritual guidance sessions, and of course, intercessory prayer.
Pastor Tedi published her first book, "Come...Getting Acquainted with the Godhead", a tool for people to really know and understand the Lord and His characteristics.
With a strong prophetic anointing, her charge is to preach, teach, correct, exhort, lead and war in the heavenlies through prayer, praise, and worship. She goes wherever the Lord sends, building others to walk in the liberty and benefits provided by Jesus Christ, to fulfill the Lord's purpose for their lives.
Ann M. Pinkney, is a licensed minister, called by the Lord to write, speak and teach His Word in ways that will reveal His heart and draw people into intimate relationship with Him.
Ann is an organizing member of WORD Fellowship Ministries, based in Chicago, IL, and is a member of Living Word Christian Center, in Forest Park, IL.
She teaches Bible study and leads intercessory prayer in the workplace with WORD Fellowship Ministries. She has also taught Bible studies and led intercessory prayer at her former home churches, City of Hope C.O.G. and In His Image Destiny Center.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Ann's additional studies have included continuing education classes at Living Word Christian Center and Moody Bible Institute.
She co-edits the “Praise Break Report,” an e-newsletter celebrating God’s answers to prayer. Ann also launched the "Hope Lives" blog, featuring inspirational posts designed to help people find and experience the eternal hope, love and power of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit leads Ann to prophetically intercede for the needs of others and for the nations through prayer and the written word. She is grateful and excited to be used by Him as He shows people how much they mean to Him. Ann’s desire is to walk with the Lord like Enoch walked, and help others do the same.
Michelle Leaks Collins is a member of Salem Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. She is actively and excitedly involved in various ministry initiatives at her church to reach people with the love of God. She has served the Lord in the choir and in the Praise Dance Ministry at New Life Celebration Church of God, Dolton, IL.
Michelle opened her home as one of the host locations for WORD Fellowship Ministries' Bible study and prayer gatherings. She became an extension of the Book of Acts in making everyone comfortable and welcome, preparing the perfect setting for the Father to have His way in each session.
Professionally, Michelle is a graduate of Dudley's Beauty School. She is a hairstylist with an anointing for the restoration, health and care of hair.
Michelle has a strong gift of discernment, seeing into the heart of a matter through God's eyes; and a desire for His heart to be made evident and to manifest. The Holy Spirit uses her to ask just the right question at the precise right time to cause His correction, confirmation and encouragement to flow.
Michelle Leaks Collins, Treasurer
We endeavor to introduce the lifestyle of intimacy with the Lord; in that, there is victory every time.
Our purpose is to teach and train others to go out and successfully affect their personal area(s) of influence – home, school, work and community; with family, friends and associates – in the practical application of the Word of God.
Our teaching includes Bible study, workshops, classes, events, training for leadership.
Our services include Bible studies, devotional messages and teaching through media, prayer sessions, worship services and events, spiritual guidance, outreach and missions.
All teaching and services are based on the Word of God, the Holy Bible.