Elder Alyone J. Priest

Associate Pastor


Elder Alyone J. Priest was born in Gary, Indiana, and professed Christ at the tender age of 6 years old at the Fairhaven Baptist Church in Chesterton, Indiana under the leadership of Pastor Voglan. At the age of 12 years old Elder Priest was called to preach the Gospel with the permission of his Great Grandmother, Mrs. Ora Lee Wright and at the age of 13 years old was licensed by the late Rev. Burnside of the Miller First Baptist Church in Gary Indiana. On June 18, 1991, Elder Priest was Ordained as a Preacher of the Gospel by the Late Rev. Burnside of Miller First Baptist Church, Rev. Lobdell of New Hope Baptist Church, and Rev. L.W. Simon of New Bethel Baptist Church all of Gary, Indiana. Elder Priest has attended Ivy Tech Community College, Arizona State University and in 2004 graduated from Universal Life Theological Seminary in Modesto, California earning his Bachelor’s Degree of Religious Science and in 2006 his Master Degree in Christian Education. Elder Alyone J. Priest has served in many Ministry Leadership positions in his 29 years of Ministry. Founding Member The Father’s Heart Church and its First Deacon, Founding Member and Associate Minister True Faith Baptist Church, Founder of The Moving In The Spirit Child Care Ministries and Staff Pastor Moving In The Spirit Ministries Church, Acting Pastor Church Of Gary Covenant, Senior Pastor Moving In The Spirit Ministries Church, Director The YFCR Learning Centers, Co-Pastor True Vine Baptist Church, Hammond Indiana.  Elder Priest founded Family Baptist Church and One Church of Alabama.

Elder Priest is the proud father of three children, Benjamin Dean, Ja’Quay Alyonna, and Ma’Layah Imoni Monique.  For the last 2 years Elder Priest has hosted The Sweet Hour of Prayer Radio Broadcast Ministries on WLTH AM1370; 92.7 FM. He is the Founder of The Brunswick Community Neighborhood Associate, The Carrie and Royzell Washington Preservation Society, Gary Action Now Inc., and The Grant St. Business Center. Elder Priest is currently Associate Pastor at Jesus Saves Baptist Church in Gary, Indiana.