Pastor Gossypia R. Makinwa is a spirit-filled woman of God who has a deep love and sense of compassion for others. Even as a girl, she cared for the needs of others more than her own. She was raised by her mother and father, Claude and Deloycie Harris, in a small town called Durant, Mississippi. Although best known for her gift of preaching, her ministry began in the area of music. She started playing the piano at the early age of 6 and quickly discovered that she loved singing as well. Anointed by God to be a Worship Leader, she has lead people into the presence of God for many years. Gossypia accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at the tender age of 13, and was called to preach at age 19. She preached her first sermon in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After a few years, God led her back home to Durant, Mississippi to start a youth ministry. The ministry quickly grew and souls were saved and filled with the Spirit of God daily. Many of the youth are grown and have ministries of their own today.