City of Love Ministries was founded in August 2002 by James & Sherylann Bragton, in Richmond, VA. Apostle Bragton was led by the Lord to birth City of Love Ministries through her visits with her daughter in her freshman year of college. She had two children, in two different colleges, in two different states, at the same time, both freshmen. Like all parents, it was hard leaving her daughter for the first time. Apostle took many trips to her daughters’ campus. Between the two children, her daughters’ school was the closest to home. While traveling back and forth, she was burdened by the many challenges that students around the campus would face. As a mother and woman of God, it was difficult to watch the students around her daughter begin the real struggle, with their new college life. She met many young, eager, yet still immature students, who were excited to experience the freedoms that came with living away from home, for the first time. Beautiful and talented students began to fall through the traps of peer-pressure. Students were unable to adjust without the boundaries that were created at home, to protect them and give them balance and guidance.
After some time, the LORD spoke to Apostle Bragton. He said, "Go to the students and offer them a simple Sunday Service." Little did she know, He would eventually commission her to start a Church. Through prayer and the power of the HOLY SPIRIT, and with the support of her husband and guidance of her Shepherd Dr. Decker Tapscott, young adults would come and learn the Word of God. Many developed intimacy with GOD through JESUS CHRIST. Young people would find a platform where they were groomed in their gifts and talents that God had given them. They would be trained to become Godly leaders who were called to our nation and abroad.
Although the focus started with students and young adults, City of Love Ministries became a haven and home for people of all ages.
Eventually, The LORD transitioned them to become “A Church Without Walls” which umbrella's several ministries within their ministry: College Crusades, The Baptism In The HOLY SPIRIT Workshops, Songs By The Spirit Music Ministry, the Radio and Television Ministry “Power For Living,” As Well As Covering and Being In Covenant with ministries and leaders that the Lord sent. Ministries that are loved dearly! City Of Love will do whatever the LORD commands. The mission gives a platform to reach, teach, heal, deliver, save, LOVE, and restore hope to the lives of His people. Revealing WHO HE TRULY IS through revelation and demonstration!
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