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Rev. Reginald Preston’s goal is to live the word

People must see and be taught the importance of Christian character

Gigi Tinsley | 3/27/2014, 9 a.m.
Rev. Reginald Preston was born in Miami to the parentage of Vera and Deacon Theodore Preston. He was reared in ...
Rev. Reginald Preston

Rev. Reginald Preston was born in Miami to the parentage of Vera and Deacon Theodore Preston. He was reared in the Lemon City area (now referred to as Little Haiti). He was educated in the Miami-Dade County School System and graduated from Miami Edison Sr. High school in 1985. He continued his education at Florida International University and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. He is currently an English teacher in the school system.

In January 1994, Preston was  licensed as a minister under the leadership of Rev. Ranzer Thomas, then Pastor of New Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church in Brownsville. In July 1999, he was ordained under Thomas’ ministry at New Generation  Baptist Church where he served as associate minister, superintendent and a teacher of Sunday school. Preston also worked with the men’s ministry for several years.

On February 1995, Preston married Priscilla his “lovely wife of 19 years.” “God then smiled and blessed us with our beautiful daughter, Prinsetta,” Preston said. “I love spending quality time with family and friends and I am an avid sports fan of the Miami Heat and Dolphins.

About why Preston started the ministry, he said, “The Lord placed a burden in my heart and ignited a fire in my spirit to begin A House of Prayer for All People International Church, founded upon Isaiah 56:7. “For mine house should be called an house of prayer for all people.” The vision Preston has for this year is Building Christian Character.

He says, the priority for this movement is discipleship not membership.

“First and foremost, my goal is to live the word and not just to teach and preach it,” Preston said.

“A desire to obey God’s word and conform to his image must precede a desire to proclaim and preach the word of God.” And he added scripture to support his statement: Jesus said “upon this rock, I shall build my church” (Matthew 16:18).

Preston concluded by saying “People must be taught the importance of establishing a personal relationship with Christ and building Christian character.”

The ministries established at AHOP include: Outreach, Youth, Hospitality, and Intercessory Prayer. Bible Study and Prayer Meetings are held on Saturdays from 2:30 p.m.—5:30 p.m. at the Miramar Civic Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, Fl. 

Preston’s wife, Priscilla and Ministry Coordinator said, “I've witnessed the hand of God move in the life of Reginald. His devotion and love for God is unwavering. We are committed to fulfilling God’s calling though faith and ministry.” 

To contact this ministry call: 754-581-6301 or email: ahop4apinc@gmail.com.