Evangelist Deborah Leverette
A native of Chicago’s south side, Rev. Leverette grew up in the First House of Prayer Church under the leadership of the late Prophet L.K. Johnson where she was developed as a soloist, choir directress, Deaconess and a Sunday School Teacher. Reverend Leverette was ordained into the gospel ministry in 1994 and received her license in June 2003.
From August 2006 to April 2016, she served as a member of the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer under the late Founder (Dr. Charles G. Hayes) and the new Pastor (Rev. Derail V. Smith) while volunteering as a Consultant to the Greater House of Prayer Church. She is currently focusing all of her efforts on the growth and stability of the Greater House of Prayer.
Rev. Leverette holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Roosevelt University and transitioned into Loyola University Graduate School of Education shortly thereafter. Evangelist Leverette has spent 20 years as a Social Service and Mental Health Administrator. She has spent the past 10 years in the field of Higher Education.
She began her career at the Community Mental Health Council under the executive leadership of Dr. Carl Bell as a Victim Assistance Specialist. Since that time, Rev. Leverette has held key positions with the Children’s Home & Aid Society of IL. as an Educational Liaison, Director of the Family Hope Women & Children’s project in Evanston, IL., Director for Lutheran Social Services in Park Ridge, IL., Facilitator/Trainer for the Comer School Development Program of Yale University, Director of Residential Treatment and Educational Services for St. Joseph’s Carondelet. She was employed at the Corporate Headquarters for the Graham Holdings Companies at Kaplan University for 10 years. She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Greater House of Prayer Church.
Reverend Leverette has held certifications as a licensed trainer with the Family Life Development Center of Cornell University in New York and the Crisis Prevention Institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Evangelist Leverette’s greatest achievement is that of being the wife to Pastor Galen W. Leverette, (Founder of the Greater House of Prayer Church) and being the mother of their four children.
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