“The Lord gave me a new vision,” Wellons said, “and the church’s name was changed to New Changing Life Deliverance Church in 1988.”
A CHANGED LIFE
In the 1990s, Wellons says he went through several trials, but he always gave God the glory. He told the church he was going to fall, but that he would be back. He lost his church, became homeless, and his family was separated. His mother and oldest daughter died. And he started drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and crack on the streets of Opa-locka. “But the Lord wasn’t through with me,” Wellons said.
“God picked me up and gave me a powerful anointing and filled me with the Holy Spirit,” Wellons said. “I started preaching again in homes, motels and in churches on nights those churches were not having services.” The Lord, again, saw his faithfulness, and in November 2004, New Changing Life, 6942 NW 15th Ave., was blessed with a sanctuary of its own, Cooper said.
HELL TO HOLINESS
Wellons knows what it is to be on the streets, homeless and with no one to turn to. He says, “God is the answer to all of those needs and his desires and without him in our lives nothing else matters.”
On Valentine’s Day in 2006, Wellons says, he was working for the Lord when he had a terrible car accident. “It was a hit and run, and I was left with a broken neck in two places. I was sent to the trauma unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital. I was told even if I lived I would be paralyzed. God not only spared my life, I was healed in 80 days — walking, talking and praising God even more.” Wellons says he know what his calling is — to help lead others to the Lord. His vision continues to be to help souls from hell to holiness.
Individuals wanting to visit Bishop Wellons and New Changing Life Ministries may call 305-493-2686 or 786-316-8889.
Pastor of the Week is presented by Jackson Health System.