Apostle Matthew Tillery answered his initial call to ministry in June 2001. In 2002, Apostle Tillery was given a mandate by God to train, equip and empower leaders that they might go forth to disciple others. In acceptance of this mandate, Apostle Tillery along with his wife, Co-Pastor Dawn Tillery, founded Tri-Faith Ministries in September 2002. Operating under an apostolic mantle, Apostle Tillery challenges the people of God to move from religion to relationship and from the traditions of men to seeing the manifested power of God in everyday living. Apostle Tillery has also authored a thought-provoking book, "Change The Way You Think", in which men and women of God are encouraged to "come out of the box" and see God for who He really is. Assistant Pastor Dawn Tillery is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She co-labors with her husband, Senior Pastor Matthew Tillery, to develop and equip disciples for the kingdom of God. She firmly believes that " All things are possible to them that believe!"