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Rev . Marvette Hines DeCree

Rev . Marvette Hines DeCree

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arvette is the oldest of four siblings born to Marvin , Sr . and Willette Wright Hines . She is the proud mother of three adults two sons and a daugther . From that she has been blessed to be Grandma ‘ Lady Bug ‘ to six beautiful grandchildren .
Marvette is a product of the Chesapeake Public School System . She graduated from Indian River High School . After graduating from high school she furthered her education at Norfolk State University . She holds a BS degree in Behavioral Science from Bluefield College .
She is a fifth generation member of the Historic St James A . M . E . Church , Norfolk , VA where she has actively served in various areas of worship and leadership as a youth . She served in the Music Ministry , YPDer , Womens Missionary Society ( WMS ), Church School Teacher and as an Assistant Superintendent of Sunday School . She also served as an officer of the Official Board Stewards . She accepted her call into the
Gospel Ministry in 2007 . In January 2008 she received her license to preach and was admitted on trial into the Virginia Annual Conference in May 2009 . In May 2013 she received her first deaconate ordination at the Western North Carolina Conference by Bishop William P . DeVeaux She served as an Associate Minister at St . Johns AME . Church , Bute Street under the leadership of Rev . John D . Burton . In May 2015 , she received her first Pastoral appointment to Mt Gilead , AME Church , Franklin , VA where she currently serves as Pastor . She is planning to complète her Theological studies by 2019 . She travels extensively with the church volunteering her service in what every capacity that is needed . She has preached in various denomination thoughout Hampton Roads . Her message is profound and is believer as scriptures states in Phillippians 4 : 13-1 ‘ I Can Do All Things Though Christ that Strengthens Me . ‘
She has a passion for people and is known to be a cheerleader for Christ . Cheering and being in the spirit is something that she has had affection for since she was in elementary school . Her grace and favor has taken her into places that are unbelieveable . Because of her humility and dedication to serve she has won the favor of many . Even in her professional development she became a leader in Training state employees for the Department of Social Services , Portsmouth , VA . She has volunteered her time , talent and finances to various causes and have a zeal to help the helpless .