Apostle Charlayne Henry
Apostle Henry has served over twenty-five years serving God’s people. She is the Pastor and Founder of Abundant Life International Worship Center, Inc. in Plant City, Florida and Presiding Prelate of Abundant Life International Covenant Fellowship, Inc. She serves as President of Kairoi Performing Arts Cultural Center, Inc. She is the founder and CEO of The Healing Place, Inc. a community outreach ministry designed to offer resource assistance, counseling and a safe haven with an emphasis on assisting men and women who are scared with the label of felon who desires to rebuild their lives.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born the fifth (5th) child of eight (8) to the late Deacon Ronald Henry, Sr. and the late Mother Patricia Henry. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at the tender age of twelve (12) at Pentecostal Bridegroom Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where the late District Elder George Mayfield served as Pastor.
Apostle Henry accepted her call to the ministry in 1980 under the pastorate of Apostle Thomas W. Weeks, Sr. in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1983, following the Leading of the Holy Ghost, Apostle Henry relocated to Chicago, Illinois where she assisted in the growth and development of several ministries. In 1991, after much prayer and fasting, Apostle Henry relocated to Peoria, Illinois where she established her first ministry which ministered which addressed the various issues experienced by broken women, those who were pregnant out of wedlock and poured into youth who desired to know Jesus Christ.
It was there that the Lord spoke and instructed her to “go out and get the Outcast and Let them dwell with you.” She returned to her hometown in Philadelphia, PA where she established the Healing Temple, Inc. on November 12, 1993, founded on the work of the Lord found in Jeremiah 30:17.
“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord “because you are called an outcast, Zion, a people who no-one seeks after.”
Apostle Henry areas of service and leadership activities have included participation as Choir Director, Drummer, Bible Institute Instructor, Outreach and Evangelism Director, Founder and Director of The Women’s Empowerment Alliance, Inc. Visitation and Caring Ministry, Hospitality, Prayer Ministry, Ushers Ministry, Mentor, Conference and Workshop Facilitator and Radio Host. She has helped develop three ministries in St. Leonard’s Town, Jamaica.
Apostle Henry is a song writer, playwright, vocal coach, choir director and musician. She is a highly sought after Praise and Worship leader and soloist. In September, 2014, Apostle Henry released her new single, “The Great I Am”. She has written produced several short films and has been commissioned by the Military Writers Society of America to translate two books into stage plays and two books into short movies. Apostle Henry is also an author with several books to her credit. Some of her titles include “When Sista’s Speak”, “Let’s Get Organized”, A handbook for church administrative staff, “Everything You Should Know About Your Credit and More”, “I Decree…I Declare, A Life Confession Journal. She is currently completing a new series of books to be released in January, 2017.
Her heart for helping the broken and her commitment to build the Kingdom of God was her motivation to serve in whatever capacity that needed her anointing and expertise. In April, 2013 Apostle Henry founded a new work in Tampa, Florida. In obedience to the call of God on her life, she returned to her pulpit on April 14 2013 and planted the Healing Place International Ministries, Inc. and the Healing Place International Covenant Fellowship. She currently covers churches and other ministries in Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Jamaica, Nairobi and Kisii, Kenya. Apostle Charlayne Henry was officially affirmed an Apostle in the Lords Church by His Grace, the Most Reverend Jerry Piscopo, D.Div. During this time the Lord gave the ministries which she served new names to reflect the heart of her mission. She now serves as the leader of Abundant Life International Worship Center, Inc. and Abundant Life International Covenant Fellowship, Inc. and the promise that she along with those who connected with her would experience an “Overflow of Abundance.”
Apostle Henry holds an Associate Applied Science Degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management, an Associate Applied Science Degree in Justice, Ministerial Certification from Aenon Bible College Indianapolis, Indiana, Bachelor of Science in Urban Community Ministry and Leadership, a Master’s of Science in Professional Leadership Training and Development. She is a candidate for her Doctorate of Divinity from Destiny School of Ministry, Winter Haven, Florida.