pastor rd henton at monument of faith deliverance center


Watch Apostle R.D. Henton share in his own words, 

how the church began and see footage from inside the


monument of faith deliverance center

Monument of Faith

Deliverance Center

Monument of Faith Deliverance Center was founded February 22, 1964, by Evangelist Richard D. Henton.  Evangelist Richard Henton was led of the Lord to start a church.   At this time, he held Deliverance fellowship Services every Saturday night at Holy Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church at 936-38 East 47th Street.  On Saturday, February 22, 1964, Evangelist Henton made his first appeal and opened the doors of Monument of Faith Deliverance Center.  That Saturday evening,  sixteen individuals came up to join the church. The first member to stand up was Brother Charles Jones, and the first member to accept the right hand of fellowship from the Pastor was Brother Oscar Whitley.  Evangelist Henton continued his Saturday night services as the Lord directed. 

6848 So. Racine, Chicago IL

In obedience to God, Pastor Henton began looking for a building to begin a work for the Lord.  Having searched lengthy and conscientiously for a suitable site for the church, he felt led by God to 6848 South Racine in Chicago IL.  There stood the old, closed and unoccupied Rex Theatre building.

After praying and meditating, the young evangelist knew beyond dispute, that this was the building that God had reserved for him and God's people.  The abandoned Rex Theatre had been vacant for eleven years.  Inside, looked like a building ruined beyond the state of repair.  But Evangelist Henton, with his spiritual eyes had a vision,  and looked beyond this dark mass of dilapidation and beheld the future beauty of God's church.  He claimed the building for God.  So, without waiting for the completion of the business transaction, he moved by faith and began cleaning out, fixing up and repairing the building. 

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Monument of Faith Church on Racine