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Dr. Archbishop Michael D. Gardner
“Called and Compelled”
Archbishop Michael D. Gardner is a native of Memphis Tennessee. Bishop Gardner is the youngest child of 22 children born to Bishop James & Elizabeth Gardner. At the age of 5 years old Bishop Gardner started his music ministry directing his father choir at Holy Family Church. God called Bishop Gardner to ministry at the age of 7 years old where he was ordained by the late Reverend Amos Wallace from Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church. Bishop Gardner kept on doing the will of God. For 17 years Bishop Gardner was a member of St. James Church of God in Christ where his Pastor was Elder Willie James Campbell. Bishop Gardner served faithfully there until God call him into Pastoring.
On October 20, 1978 God called Bishop Gardner to start pastoring out of his mother’s living room where St. Michael's House of Prayer was born. In 1984 God moved Bishop Gardner to the south side at 3423 S. Indiana Chicago, IL that's where God changed the name to Greater love Church of Prayer. In 1986 he moved to 7114 S. Racine, in 1988 he was consecrated as a Bishop by the Deliverance Centers of America, Inc. where he moved to 1441 W. 79th St. God gave our Bishop a new vision where he moved in 1992 to 2740 E. 79th St. That's when God gave Bishop Gardner our new name Now Faith of Deliverance Ministry. Bishop Gardner received his credentials as Arch Bishop on July 6, 1996. By the Metropolitan Spiritual Church of Christ, United. On October 13, 1998 we moved to 11447 S. Michigan Ave. for 16 years.
August 25, 2002 Arch Bishop Michael Gardner was ordained the Chief-Prelate where Now Faith International Fellowship was born. Arch Bishop Gardner received his Doctor Degree on December 10, 2004 by the Gospel Ministry Outreach Theological Institution. Arch Bishop has been doing great works for the Kingdom of God for 37 years by Preaching, Teaching, Prophesies and laying healing hands so that God be glorified. In 2008 God gave our Arch Bishop another vision where our permanent name became Greater Change Cathedral located at 556 W. 103rd St. Chicago, IL
April 10, 2014 God bless Arch Bishop Gardner with a virtuous woman Dr. Victoria Gardner were they joined in holy matrimony and in this union there were 7 daughters Michelle, Desiree’, Tressica, Ershula, Tamera, Tameka and Mirachael Gardner. God has join Arch Bishop Michael & Dr. Victoria Gardner as one to work in the TV and Radio Ministries where their power and anointing all comes from God.
“My Purpose is Bigger than My Problem”
Archbishop Michael D. Gardner
Greater Change Cathedral