Pastor AnThony Pelham
Pastor of Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church
Reverend AnThony E. Pelham, was born in Lancaster South Carolina. He is the proud son of Henry & Mildred Pelham Jr. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree, with an area of concentration in Marketing, from the University of South Carolina at Aiken. After accepting God’s calling into the ministry in 1995, he served as the Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Washington DC. He received his ordination from the African Methodist Episcopal Church in April of 1998. He and his wife Teresa have been married seventeen (17) years and have three (3) children, Hubert, Amber and Logan.
Presently he is serving his thirteenth (13th) year as the Founder and Pastor of Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church. He also serves as the Founder and Executive Director of The Community Powerhouse, a grant funded literacy program that works primarily with African-American males ages 16—24 who have not completed high school due to drop out, failure to obtain the required units or behavior issues. The goal of the program is to “Spark hope, ignite optimism and create the currents that will empower them to return to either high school or Adult Education to earn their G.E.D. or High School Diploma or obtain the appropriate job skills to secure legal and gainful employment.
Rev. Pelham is a Community Activist, Mentor and proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the N.A.A.C.P. Presently he serves as Chaplain for Campus Connections Inc., and on the Early Head-start Advisory Committee. He has also served on several Boards and initiatives within the Lancaster Community such as the Lancaster Area Literacy Network, Lancaster Fatherhood Project, Lancaster Community Health Outreach Coalition, HIV & AIDS Care Team and Lancaster Disabilities and Special Needs Board.