Meet our Pastors

Meet our Pastors

Pastor Cedrick L. Barrett

 
Pastor Cedrick Barrett resides in Wilmington, North Carolina and hails from Fayetteville, North Carolina. At the age of 17 years old he realized that God's plan for him was more than he ever imagined as a child. Pastor Barrett went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with B.A. in finance. While in attendance at the illustrious University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Pastor Barrett started a revolutionary movement which he called Chosen Generation. This fellowship of believer's surpassed its time because it evolved beyond all spiritual and physical barriers including age, socio-economic status, race, and religious beliefs. It was during that time of his life that he became aware of his ministry to the people of this great city. His commission is to serve this city with integrity while demonstrating the unconditional love of God through service and holistic living.
 
Pastor Cedrick Barrett is husband to Pastor Latoya Barrett and biological father to three beautiful children Daniel (16), Essence (12), and Josiah (9). While the Barrett’s only having three biological children they have birthed many spiritual children that sit under their tutelage and mentorship. In 2009 the Lord spoke to Pastor Barrett and gave him the instructions to open Purpose Church International, where God promised that individuals would find their “purpose at Purpose” Since then Pastor Barrett stepped out on faith and started doing bible classes in their home and eventually Purpose grew to fit in the Power of play building on Gordon Rd. in Wilmington. Continuing to go forth in the divine current of God Purpose now offers several training classes for Christians wanting to better their marriages, finances, family, spiritual relationships, and so much more. Purpose is becoming a resource center for the community where individuals can come to be filled spiritually and also leave with the information and knowledge in order to apply the word to their daily lives so they may experience a God kind of life.
 
 

Pastor Latoya Barrett


Pastor Latoya Barrett is the Co-Pastor of Purpose Church International in Wilmington, NC. Pastor Barrett has been graced with the anointing of prophetic worship. As a young woman, she was trained under the tutelage of her father, Apostle Robert L. Covington, for the greater call to worship. This great woman is known as portal for the presence of God. Pastor Barrett understands that following the voice of the Lord would take her and the people of God to greater heights; one of Pastor Latoya’s spiritual gift is to lead individuals to the very heart of God, through worship. She knows that if the people of God do not come into a divine connection with the Savior there will be no real change. Her mission in life is that we all be touch by the tangible presence of our Holy God.
As the Co- Pastor of Purpose Church International, Pastor Latoya has developed a women’s ministry called “Be Beautiful”. The purpose of Be Beautiful is equipped women for mind, body, and soul wholeness. In this ministry branch she knows that if can lead the women of God to our Redeemer that they can be whole spiritually, emotionally, and financially. Her objective is to create an environment that as the Lord heal them, they are to impart wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of life process that God has brought them through.
Pastor Latoya Barrett has been worshipping and leading for many years. Her service has led her before names of such: Rev. Timothy Wright, Edwin Hawkin, Hezekiah Walker, Shana Wilson and many others. What she most take pride in is being the wife of Pastor Cedrick L. Barrett and mothering their  3 children, Daniel Barrett, Essence Barrett, and Josiah Barrett.
Pastors’ Cedrick and Latoya Barrett have dedicated their entire lives to leading individuals to the throne of God invoking a life changing worship experience as well as teaching them the essential tools needed to live a Goodly blessed and holistic life. Through service they both have committed to bring men, women, children, families, singles, and marriages under the magnificent light of Jesus Christ so they may be healed from inside out and restored completely to righteousness.