Prior to his role as Pastor, Pastor Wilkes has served faithfully in ministry for over 13 years. Pastor Wilkes received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Religious Studies from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He was the recipient of the Carroll University Division of Humanities and Social Sciences 2011 Religious Studies Award, for his outstanding work in the classroom, the church and in the community. Pastor Wilkes was ordained by Pastor Dr. Bill Winston of Living Word Christian Center in Forest Park, Illinois. Pastor Wilkes is under the spiritual covering of (FMA) Faith Ministries Alliance under the guidance of Dr. Bill Winston and is also a partner in the Pastors Network under the mentorship and spiritual guidance of Bishop Lyle Dukes and Pastor Deborah Dukes of Harvest Life Changers Church International in Woodbridge VA. Pastor Wilkes is a loving husband and father.