Dr. Roderick O. Davenport
Presiding Prelate / Senior Pastor
Dr. Davenport is a consecrated Apostle chosen by God who possesses a servant’s heart. He desires that every soul be saved and everyone comes into the true knowledge of God. Operating in the 5-Fold Ministry, Bishop Davenport is a powerful Prophet and Teacher who possesses the Apostolic Anointing. He is a man that hears directly from God. Full of Praise, Prayer, and Worship, Bishop Davenport is an uncommon Man of God with the power to minister to the broken, lost, and hurting souls. He has a heart for outreach and community. More than a mere servant of God, he is a Spiritual Father to hundreds. He is also a teacher, trainer, mentor, counselor, and father. Always endeavoring to expand the reach of the Gospel as to ensure that the Gospel is preached in every facet of the earth.
He is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Empowerment Worship Center International. He is also the founder of Global Empowerment Fellowship, Inc and serves as Presiding Prelate over the GEF, Inc. He currently oversees a network of churches with locations in Orangeburg, Columbia, and Charleston. Apostle Davenport was appointed to the Bishopric by the Honorable Bishop Liston Page, Sr and the distinguished board of Greater Highway Deliverance Ministries, Inc. He was consecrated as Bishop in August 2015 by Archbishop Metropolitan Jesse D. Ellis II after having served prior as Overseer for several years.
He has been married to his sweetheart and the love of her life- Lady Murielyn Davenport since 1989. They have 4 beautiful children: Roderick II, Ryan, Reginald, and Jusperious, 1 lovely daughter-in-law: Tempestt , and 2 gorgeous grandchildren: Roderick Orlando III, River Oriyah.
Lady Murielyn W. Davenport
Lady Murielyn W. Davenport is a trained minister of the Gospel and the anointed help-mete to Apostle Dr. Roderick O. Davenport . Having received the Lord and the infilling of the Holy Spirit in her late teens, Lady Davenport has been committed to serving the Lord faithfully in ministry for over 30 years. Preaching and teaching with fire and conviction comes naturally to this anointed vessel. She is a woman of wisdom and understanding who flows mightily in the prophetic.
She is a powerful vessel of God, who is full of the Holy Ghost and divinely anointed for such a time as this. Lady Davenport has a passion for ministering to the needs of women and children. She is truly a woman after God's own heart. She strives to empower women all over to be powerful vessels of God. Lady Davenport is a woman of many talents who oversees the finance boards and the Women Ministries under Empowerment Worship Center International and the Global Empowerment Fellowship, Inc.
She balances her time between family and church both of which are ministries close to her heart. She has been married to her sweetheart and the love of her life- Apostle Roderick O. Davenport since 1989. They have 4 beautiful children: Roderick II, Ryan, Reginald, and Jusperious, 1 lovely daughter-in-law: Tempestt , and 2 gorgeous grandchildren: Roderick Orlando III, River Oriyah.