Hand of God Church Ministries
Welcome to the official website for Hand of God Church Ministries, Zebulon NC. We are a local community church in the new millennium making a difference by leading people to Jesus Christ, not because of the things we say, but because of the way we pattern our lives after the example of Jesus Christ. Our ministry is available for all people from all walks of life. We have several different ministries here at Hand of God Church that are designed to help people grow their faith and walk with God. You'll meet a lot of broken people at Church. You'll also meet a lot of people who have been transformed and set free from the things that caused us so much brokenness. It's that radical transformation that compels us to tell others about the love that changed us. We invite you to come worship with us!
A Quick Word
Romans 12:20 'If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. ' No one is exempt from the call to feed the hungry, God calls us to meet the needs of even those we might call 'enemies'.
About The Pastor
'Rev. Dr. Herbert Preston Gray'
Rev. Dr. Herbert Preston Gray is the pastor of 'The Hand of God Church Ministries' in Zebulon NC. His commitment to the enhancement of God's Kingdom on earth has manifested itself in his loyal attention to the daily activities and services of the church on community development initiatives such as: youth empowerment, senior citizens, cultural awareness, homelessness, housing and mission, outreach activities, and the special ministry of Foster Care.
Pastor Gray is married to Shelia Mangum Gray and they are the proud parents of three children – Bryan, Jeramie and Jazamine. They are also the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren, and have been foster parents to eighty-two foster children.
Reverend Gray is a native of Prince Frederick, Maryland. After graduation in 1976 he joined the United States Army where he served for more than thirty-five years. He retired in 2011 with the rank of Master Sergeant.
In 2009 he graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg VA with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Communications, in 2011 a Master's Degree in Pastoral Counseling, and in July 2018, he earned a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Eastern Carolina Christian College, Roanoke Rapids, and NC.
He was licensed 2002 and ordained in 2004 at Riley Hill Baptist Church in Wendell, North Carolina, under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Alfonza W. Fullwood. He serves as the Senior Pastor of the 'The Hand of God Ministries' in Zebulon, NC since 2005. The Hand of God Ministries has grown numerically and financially, but most of all spiritually. Led by Pastor Gray, the ministry is committed to move forward in faith for the nurturing and expansion of its continuing Christian mission. It is his desire to demonstrate the love of God beyond the walls of the church.
Pastor Gray is a humble and submissive man with serious interest in the health, welfare, and spiritual being of mankind as especially in the Zebulon community.
His church provides meals on wheels Saturday mornings and he personally delivers lunches to needy families.
Thursdays he assists with his ministry's food pantry.
He is a mentor at Zebulon Boys and Girls Club.
He mentors at Tar Heel Challenge Academy, in Salemburg, NC.
Finally, Dr. Gray lives by the motto – "I can do all things, not some things but all things through Christ who strengthens me".
Romans 7: 17-20
17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.