WHAT TO EXPECT
The Potter’s House is a Pentecostal, Bible-believing, evangelistic church. Our fellowship was founded in Prescott, AZ by Pastor Wayman Mitchell. In 1970, many hippies were coming to Christ and finding a place in our ministry. As God transformed the lives of these converts, the Prescott church trained up and sponsored disciples to begin new works. At first, churches were planted in Arizona, then in other states, and then internationally.
In 1995, Pastor Gibbs Peterson, his wife Marian and their three children came to Upper Darby from Santa Fe, NM. They began a brand-new church in a rented storefront at 58 Garrett Rd. In 1999, the church became self-supporting and no longer required contributions from the Santa Fe congregation. Two years later, the church was able to purchase the building across the street at 45 Garrett Rd. In 2004, Pastor Jon Overson became the new pastor of the Potter's House. He, his wife Colleen, and their two children had been missionaries in Africa for 14 years. Our church in Upper Darby has a heart for the nations of the world and for immigrants in our city. We are a multi-ethnic congregation with people from Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Trinidad, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Nigeria, France, Pakistan, Congo, New Jersey, Arizona and of course Delaware County.
Three new churches have been planted by our Upper Darby congregation: Reading, PA (Pastor Fidelis and Cadi Nyembo), Clayton, NC (Pastor Togba and Ruth Kollie), and Folcroft, PA (Pastor Will and Amanda Brown). Our vision is to plant many more churches in the years to come. We also labor together alongside other mid-Atlantic Fellowship churches in prayer, preaching, friendship, and evangelism.
The vision of Christian Fellowship Ministries is to fulfill Jesus's Great Commission in Mark 16:15 "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every person." To achieve this, the foundations of our Fellowship can be summed up as: Changing Lives- Making Disciples - Reaching the World.
Pastor Jon Overson became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1975. He has pioneered churches in Arizona, Georgia, Uganda, and South Africa. He and his wife Colleen are committed to God's service through their ministry in Upper Darby and throughout the worldwide fellowship.