Meet the Apostle
Apostle Lathon Archie Jr. was born in Clinton Oklahoma to Lathon and Annette Archie. He graduated from Frederick High School in Frederick, OK. After completing high school, he went to McPhearson College, a private Christian college in McPhearson, Kansas and CH Bible C.O.G.I.C College. He later transferred to Cameron University in Lawton, OK then went on to Oklahoma State University: Technical branch in Okmulgee, OK where he obtained his State Journeyman Electrical License.
He is a devoted husband to his wife, Pastor Marnita Archie and a loving father to their 4 children.
Apostle Archie served as Financier, Organist, Church Choir Director, Boy's Club President, State Youth Music Coordinator, District Choir Director and many other capacities before, during and after the time he answered the call to the ministry in 1981. Apostle Archie served as an Associate and Senior Pastor for 9 years before founding Faith Deliverance Christian Center on August 30, 1992. There are two locations: 401 Independence Street in Muskogee, OK and 1601 E. 9th in Okmulgee, OK.
Apostle Archie is recognized locally, as he serves on an array of boards in various capacities, nationally and internationally as a dynamic man of vision, leadership, integrity and compassion. As the spiritual leader of Faith Deliverance Christian Center, Apostle Archie has birthed many annual events, organizations, and businesses. These include: R.I.S.E. (Royal Instructional School of Excellence), Convocation, Praise in the Park, Destiny Community Development Center, Precious Little Angels Childcare, S.T.A.N.D. (Students Taking a New Direction) and Kingdom Covenant Fellowship and Network of Churches. Many pastors and their ministries have submitted to Apostle Archie as spiritual sons and daughters.
Apostle Archie has a passion for souls and God uses him in the gifts of the spirit to bring peace to many. This humble servant is advancing the Kingdom of God in a whole new way and redefining church as we see it today.
Meet Pastor Marnita
For almost thirty years she has been married to her high school sweetheart, Apostle Archie. To this union 4 beautiful children were born - (the late) Amber, Tiana, Lathon III and Lacy.
She has served the church from childhood to the present in numerous capacities. A few of the capacities are Sunday school teacher, usher, praise leader, choir member, secretary, janitor and Women of Excellence president. Pastor Marnita has also served as director of Precious Little Angels Child Care Center since 1994. She actually lives by "whatever your hands find to do...".
Pastor Marnita is the founder of Women of Excellence, the women's ministry at the church. She's taught the women of God to love their own husbands, take care of their children and themselves, love God and be faithful to Him and His work. She is passionate about women's ministry.
She is also passionate about the unity of the church as a whole and her prayer is "Lord make us one as you and the Father are one.