Overseer Helynn Denise Reynolds of King of Prussia, PA is the devoted Wife of Deacon James, the proud Mother of their three Sons, Jerome, Robert, Nick, and their wonderful daughter-in-law, Jennifer . She is the thrilled “Nana” to their beautiful Grandchildren, Jada, Amaya, Farrah and Jaylen. Both Deacon James and Pastor Denise are “adopted parents” to many!
She gave her life and committed her way to the Lord on Friday, March 30, 1984. She accepted God’s Divine Call to His Ministry, and preached her trial sermon on April 17, 1985 under the Pastorate of the late Rev. Dr. Arnold T. Evans in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She attended the African Methodist Episcopal Ministerial Institute in Philadelphia, Antioch University of Philadelphia, Eastern Seminary Christian Ministries, Wynnewood, PA and Deliverance Evangelistic Bible Institute, Philadelphia. Rev. Reynolds received her ordination as Local Elder in the A.M.E. Church by the Presiding Bishop of the First Episcopal District – Philadelphia Annual Conference in May 1990. She faithfully served at the Bethel A.M.E. Church in Bryn Mawr, PA for 32 years both as a Member, Associate Minister and was later bestowed as Assistant Pastor.
Pastor Denise (as she is fondly called), accepted yet a higher Call from God to the Pastoral Ministry in 2007 and currently serves as the humbled Pastor and Co-Founder (Jesus Christ, Founder) of The Mount Joy Church of God, Incorporated, a Non-denominational Ministry – “The Church where our Vision is Clear, our Rock is Solid and The Joy of the Lord is our Strength!” – Nehemiah 8:10. Pastor Denise was ordained Elder and installed as Pastor under the Apostolic Covering of Bishop Dr. Anthony C. Hanna Sr. and the Faith Fellowship of Churches & Ministries, Inc. (FFCM). She is loved and well respected by her beloved Faith Fellowship Co-Laborers and Bishop.
The Officers and Members of Mount Joy love God and their Pastor as they work in love and consistency to help bring forth the God-given vision of their Pastor for this entrusted Ministry. Our mission is to build and transmit our love for God through our genuine Worship and Praise. We aim and claim to let the Church be the Church through the lifting up of Jesus in thought, word and deed and through loving, evangelizing, witnessing, ministering, discipleship, and equipping, that the body of Christ may be built up; “till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, (mature) to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…” (Ephesians 4:13).
She received elevation through Episcopal Appointment during the Faith Fellowship of Churches& Ministries Holy Convocation in June 2013 by Bishop Dr. Anthony C. Hanna, Sr. She made history as she was installed as the first appointed Overseer of FFCM on March 15, 2014. She serves as Overseer of the Ordination Council in addition to her responsibilities as pastor.
She also assists as a Married Couples United in Christ Bible Instructor & Advisor, helping married couples in Christ to stay victorious in the institution of marriage and to assist seriously engaged couples in Christ to build a solid foundation. In service to her Community, she has served as the Second Vice President of the Main Line Black Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and other positions. She served as Revival Chair for the Main Line Revival for six years. She assists Rev. Cokelia Oliver-Dunn in her “In My Father’s House” Prison Ministry when needed at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility teaching Bible Study, preaching, serving communion and offering religious advice to maximum security inmates.