Pastor Paul K. Reed
 - Senior Pastor

Paul K. Reed was born in Gary Indiana. Paul was adopted by Robert and Earline Reed, both deceased of Memphis, Tn. Paul was a 1977 graduate of Hamilton High School. He later attended Memphis State University after graduation where he majored in Business Administration.

Paul was baptized and led to Christ at an early age, and has cherished his Christian walk and personal growth with the Lord. Paul has always been active in church, and served as drummer, Sunday school teacher, deacon, and later associate minister at his home church, Pilgrim Rest under the late Pastor B.L. Bess, Sr.

In 1996, God called him to a special assignment in South Memphis, to New Friendship M.B. Church. Paul accepted his assignment with grace and integrity. He has pastured New Friendship with love, patience, and compassion for fourteen years. Paul resigned as a manager from Fed Ex, where he worked for fifteen years, in 2003, and has committed his life to full-time Ministry. Paul enjoys serving and has a wonderful church that is growing and becoming a place of refuge, strength, and growth for all believers.

Paul has been married for twenty eight years to “Debra Reed”, also in ministry along side of him as Co-Pastor. He is blessed with three wonderful children, Sabrina, 25yrs old, and twin sons, Brandon and Brian, 20yrs old. Paul’s children love him and he loves them.

Paul has an undying passion for people, worshipping God, and serving as Pastor, and has a vision that will edify the body of Christ tremendously as he works towards God’s manifestation unfolding. He preaches and teaches the word of God with conviction and with motive to build disciples. Paul has special focuses on young people, as well as a special emphasis on the elderly. Paul creates love and a free atmosphere wherever he goes, because anointing rest on his life and is evident upon meeting him. Paul loves the Lord and those who He has created, and will bring glory to God in his life and ministry. He is a man after God’s own heart…


Debra G. Reed
 - Co-Pastor

Debra G. Reed, a native Memphian, wife to Pastor Paul K. Reed for 28 years. She is the mother of three children, Sabrina 25, Brandon and Brian (twins), 20.

Debra is the daughter of the late Gladys Hughes and Luther Watkins, and youngest of 4 other children, Gloria (deceased), Larry and Frank (all of Memphis).

Debra Graduated from Messick High school in 1979, where she was in the upper 10% of her class. She later attended Memphis State University for 2 years before leaving for marriage and a career.

Debra accepted her calling into the preached word ministry in September of 2004.

She has been employed by Nike, Inc. for nineteen years, as an Area Manager within Customer Service.

Because singing is a passion, she has been afforded great experiences in recording with Billy Rivers and the Angelic Voices of Faith as well as singing on the Stella Awards and Bobby Jones.

Debra after 20 years of being out of school received her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management May 2008 from Bethel College, in less than 14 months for re-enrolling.

Debra is a skillful musician who plays piano and organ and has been minister of music for several churches during her lifetime for over 30 years.

She works with Women’s ministry, choir ministry, Bible Study, Ministerial staff, and works closely in administration and leadership with her husband, and most recently was named Co-Pastor in ministry along side her husband this year.

Debra enjoys spending time with her family, reading, decorating, shopping, and traveling.

Scripture of Strength:

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “In Every thing give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you”.