Pastor Bobby L. Mitchell founded The Father’s House Church in 2010, with the help of his loving wife Janeisha. This is one of 4 churches they have planted since 2006. Their intention was to create a church that fostered the building of strong families. The Mitchell’s have three children of their own and understand the importance of family and community. Bobby and Janeisha both served in the United States Air Force, prior to being called into ministry. They have a heart for people and make it a priority to get know each member personally.
Pastor Mitchell constantly reminds the congregation, “That his number one goal is to help everyone make it to Heaven.”
This is exemplified in his teaching and preaching as he is known for tackling the hard, yet relevant issues and questions that face our society today. He is a published author of the best-selling book “Answers to Every New Believer’s Questions”. As a missionary, he has traveled to places such as, Holland, Germany, South America, Mexico, and France preaching and teaching the gospel. One of his main priorities is service, and he leads the church to community outreach constantly.
Pastor Bobby L. Mitchell TH.D
Pastor Mitchell served honorably and retired from the United States Air Force. While serving in the Chaplaincy he started over 15 bible studies supporting our troops and at-risk youth and young adults. Pastor Mitchell has written numerous Christian publications dissecting the scripture making it applicable to all who read. The United States Air Force recognized Pastor Mitchell for his outstanding local community involvement by awarding him the 2002 Volunteer of the year award and 2003 Bruce C. Schultz Citizenship Award. He was awarded the prestigious Achievement Medal for his service as a military Honor Guard. In 2004 Pastor Mitchell’s book “Answers to Every New Believer’s Questions” was published. Copies of this book have been circulated in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Japan, and all throughout the United States. Due to an overwhelming desire for this book Pastor Mitchell recently published a revised edition to this book in December 2010. Pastor Mitchell has traveled the globe spreading the gospel in countries such as: Holland, Rome, South America, Germany, and all throughout the United States.
In 2004 Pastor Mitchell was selected by the Church of the Living God International as the International Missionary of the Year. He became the second man ever to be awarded this prestigious honor and the youngest to hold this year long post. He then went on to start Restoration Church in North Carolina and the same year he was able to purchase 11.98 acres of land debt free for the kingdom of God. In 2007 he became an ordained Elder and immediately started his second church on the South side of Columbus Ohio.
Pastor Mitchell was led to form a non-denominational bible based church with an emphasis on Christian education.Through prayer and wise business dealings the Father’s House International was able to purchase a 19,000sqft edifice in the first 10 months of its formation. He holds an Associate and Bachelors in Business Management from Franklin University, a Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate in Theology from South Carolina’s Institute of Christian Works. In 2011 Dr. Mitchell founded World Changers Bible Institute and Seminary which provides exceptional education for Christians throughout the world and is currently being taught in Ohio’s prison system. Dr. Mitchell moved his congregation to Canal Winchester Ohio and completed construction on his former building converting it into a shelter which houses 190 Men and Women. Dr. Mitchell and the Father’s House has recently paid of their 10 acre campus in Canal Winchester Ohio. He plans to convert the current worship center into a daycare, turn the fellowship hall into a 4,000 square foot pantry and build a state of the art worship center to be completed within the next 2 years.
“Be assured that there is no age limit on faith. Whatever age you are I challenge you to do what God wants you to do. At 33 Jesus redeemed the world at 90 Sarah gave birth to the child of promise. What will you do for God at your age?”
Associate Pastor Janeisha Mitchell
Elder Janeisha T. Mitchell is a dynamic Woman of God in her own right. She is very well accomplished academically and she has accumulated a wealth of Christian experience. As a licensed minister she presided over funerals and church services while stationed in Talil Iraq servicing all branches of our military. In fact, she was stationed at the birth site of the patriarch Abraham.
- 2001 Pharmacy Technician of the Year -USAF
- Community College of Air Force Associate Degree in Pharmacology
- Graduate of Air Force Chaplaincy School
- Stationed in Iraq and Spiritually Supported Our Armed Forces
- Graduated Hampton University “Cum Laude” with Bachelors in Business Mgt
- Graduated Central Michigan University Master’s in Business
In 2012 Janeisha became an Ordained Elder and was awarded a full scholarship for her Doctorate in Pharmacy at Creighton University. She declined the scholarship choosing rather to spend this time with her husband and young children. “You get to a point in life when you have accomplished many of your goals when you sit down and realize that family and faith in God are the most important things in life.” –Jan Mitchell
“Ladies once you truly find your purpose in life there is nothing that you cannot accomplish. With Christ on your side you can do all things for He will strengthen you”
Deacon Christopher Baxter
Deacon Chris Baxter has been a member of The Father’s House International for about 2 years. He has been married to his lovely wife Maggie Baxter for 11 years. Deacon Chris has an anointed music ministry and sings with a group called The Disciples of Christ and has been blessed to be a part of multiple recording projects. Deacon Chris feels blessed to be a part of a ministry that allows its members to grow and challenges everyone to seek more of God’s word. He says “Pastor Mitchell is a great leader and he doesn’t cut corners about how we should live our lives.”
Chris serves as a Deacon, a vital member of the Praise Team, and a coach for The Father’s House basketball team. His favorite scripture is from Philippians 4:13… “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me”.
Deacon Shawn Gordon
Deacon Shawn Gordon has been a member of the Father’s House since 2008. Shawn is a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He and his wife Minister Angel Gordon have been married for many years and together they have nine beautiful children.
He studied and completed seminary school. Deacon Shawn continues to serve closely under the teachings of Dr. Bobby L. Mitchell, where he is growing closer to the Lord in word and doctrine. He serves as a Deacon, a Trustee in the church, also serves on the Usher dept., Hospitality dept., and Missions dept.
Psalms 18:2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Minister Angel Gordon
Minister Angel Gordon has been a member of the Father’s House since 2008 where she counts it an honor to serve under A Great Man of God, Dr. Bobby L. Mitchell. Minister Angel is a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She and her husband Deacon Shawn Gordon have been married for many years, and together they have nine beautiful children.
Minister Angel completed her studies as a student of World Changers Bible Institute and Seminary and became an ordained Minister in 2014. Minister Angel is head over the Missionary Department. The Praise Dance Ministry, and the Hospitality Team. She also serves on the Praise Team, and works in the nursery under the leadership of First Lady Elder Mitchell.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Minister Minnie Green
Minister Minnie Green grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She joined the U.S. Navy in 1991 and proudly served her country for 14 years. Minnie went on to pursue her Associates Degree in Legal Studies and graduated in 1997. She has worked in the legal field from that time to present. Minister Minnie truly began her Christian journey when she came to The Fathers House on February 14, 2010. Minnie was one of the first students of World Changers Bible Institute and Seminary, and completed the Christian Studies course with her license as a Christian Education teacher in October 2012. She became an ordained licensed Minister in October 2014.
Minister Minnie Green serves under the direction and leadership of Pastor Dr. Bobby L. Mitchell and is an integral asset to the ministry. She currently serves as the Church Administrator, in the Sunday school department, as a Trustee, and as an Usher.
2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
Minister Lynda Dowe
Minister Lynda Dowe was born March 12 in Rockford, Illinois. Lynda is currently employed as a team member for the VA Hospital. She has been a member of The Father’s House since 2008.
Minister Lynda Dowe has always been a willing vessel to be used for the upbuilding of God’s kingdom while serving in ministry under the leadership of Pastor Dr. Bobby L. Mitchell. She serves as the President of the Board of Ushers as well as being a distinguished Senior Usher. Minister Lynda became a licensed Minister in October 2014.
John 15:16 (NIV)
16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
Minister Hasina Nelson
Minister Hasina Nelson gave her life to Jesus Christ in 2006 under the teaching of Pastor Dr. Bobby L. Mitchell. She grew up in the Muslim faith in Trinidad and Tobago. She was residing in Virginia while completing her Masters in Applied Mathematics at Hampton University when she gave her life to Christ. God radically saved her life and she has not been the same since.
Hasina started serving in ministry and became a licensed Minister in 2009. Hasina is married to Brother Gregory Nelson and they raise three boys together. Hasina now serves as a Minister, Head Trustee and within leadership at World Changers Bible Institute and Seminary.
Romans 10: 9-10 (KJV) 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.