Founder/Apostle Rudolph Ellis
Rudolph Ellis was born and raised in Detroit, MI where he attended Detroit Public Schools graduating from Northeastern High School in June of 1963. At an early age, Rudy knew that he had a call on his life, but instead of the answering the call of God on his life he went the way of the world. Living the way of the world came to an end on January 22, 1982 when he dedicated his life to Christ. Rudolph affectionately known as Rudy accepted his call to salvation at Calvary Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor James E. Slappy, Jr. In February of 1985, Rudy began Alcoholics for Christ, a ministry devoted to aiding in the deliverance and healing of people addicted to alcohol and drugs by using the word of God and the 12-step principles to help others live free from debilitating conditions. While overseeing this ministry Rudy was ordained an Elder in the Church of God in Christ on August 29th, 1992.
On January 1st, 1994 under the leading of the Holy Spirit, Elder Rudy moved his membership to Dunamis Outreach Ministries in Southfield, MI under the leadership of Pastor Reginald and Kelly Lane.
In October 1996 Apostle was ordained Pastor and sent out by Pastor Lane to pastor the After Christ Christian Center in Detroit, MI which he presently pastors and oversees, along with his wife, Pastor Lois Ellis. He also continues his Monday night 12-step meetings called Kingdom Recovery, which serves vast array of people looking for healing and deliverance from past or present addictions and life challenges. Apostle Ellis effectivly flows in all of the gifts of the Spirit and operates with an apostolic and prophetic mantle, imparting and speaking into the lives of many leaders with in the Body of Christ. He has become known by many as a "Pastor's Pastor", often called on by numerous pastors and leaders for counsel.
Pastor Lowestean Ellis
Lowestean Ellis, better known as Lois, was born in iHeth, Arkansas on February 16,1947 to Samuel & Florence Wright. After her birth, her parents relocated to Detroit, Michigan where Lois spent her childhood and most of her adult life. Lois received her education in the Detroit Public School system where she graduated.
Lowestean accepted Christ as her Savior on September 9, 1977 at Calvary Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor James E. Slappy, Jr. Lois' hunger and thirst for Christ and a greater knowledge of Him lead her to many different avenues of learning. She attended William Tyndale Bible college as well as a host of classes offered throughout the Metropolitan Detroit area under the tutelage of several different pastors. During this time, Lois realized that there was a great call on her life to share the Word of God with men who struggled with alcohol and substance abuse.
In obedience to the call of God concerning men, Lois organized a and facilitated a men's group bible class that began in her home in 1980. It was during her service that she became re-acquainted with her high school sweetheart, Rudolph Ellis. After leading him to Christ, ultimately the two courted and was married on June 3,1983. From then on, she and her husband started Alcoholics for Christ and continued in ministry serving at Calvary Church of God in Christ and then Dunamis Outreach Ministries under the pasturage of Reginald Lane. It is from here she and her husband, Apostle Rudolph Ellis, were sent out to start the After Christ Christian Center in October of 1996.
Lois retired from General Motors in October of 1999 after 30 faithful years. During her tenure she with General Motors, she organized and ran a bible study in the plant that continued until she retired. Lois Ellis is the mother of five children and grandmother who enjoys building, sewing, and ministering to all types if people.
Lois Ellis is currently pastoring along with her husband, Apostle Rudolph Ellis, the After Christ Christian Center in Detroit, Michigan. Lois has a great passion for mentoring and ministering to youth and women who are hurting. Apostle and Pastor Lois Ellis are dedicated to reaching people of all occupations regardless of their race, gender, social class, or lifestyle. They are committed to transforming the lives of individuals who are adversely affected by drugs, alcohol and other illicit substances and debilitating social conditions, such as poverty and unemployment.