Divine Deliverance Ministries
|Dr. Melvin H. King
About Our Pastor
Pastor Melvin H. King knows the power of influence and understands the importance of walking out GOD’s plan for his life by faith.
As a native of Atlanta Georgia born one of three children to Melvin & Christine King, integrity, persistence, and a love for GOD were
instilled in him. He was taught the importance of having the ability to empower one-self by keeping GOD at the center of his life at all
times. He is no stranger to hearing the voice of GOD, for at the young age of twelve he began his journey when he received his calling
into the ministry. Not quite understanding the fullness of that call, Pastor King knew one day that GOD the HOLY SPIRIT, would give
him a clear and measureable vision of how GOD the Father desired to use him in the work of the ministry.
After graduating from C.L. Harper High School, Pastor King continued to further his education at Tuskegee University in Alabama
where he studied in Architecture. While in attendance at Tuskegee University, he served as Executive Committee Director of the
Student Government Association (S.G.A.) where he was responsible for all freshmen activities. He later continued his educational
pursuits at Clayton State College, where he enrolled into the Architectural program. In 1990, Pastor King entered into the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.) program; completing studies toward becoming an Electrician, and became a certified
Electrician in 1996.
Although Pastor King was pursuing his education, he never forgot the day that GOD called him. By the age of twenty-one, GOD the
HOLY SPIRIT gave him the understanding that he needed. Pastor King responded by accepting his calling into the ministry. Under the
tutelage, guidance and leadership of Bishop Dreyfus C. Smith, Pastor of Wings of Faith Ministries in Atlanta Georgia, Pastor King
walked into the beginning of his life as a minister of JESUS CHRIST, our Savior. He later received his license to minister the Gospel on
December 10, 1989, and was later ordained in October 1994.
In August 1991, as Pastor King continued his journey being led by the Spirit of GOD, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he
served in the ministry under the late Dr. J.W. Evans, his uncle. Pastor King then enrolled into La Verne University School of Theology;
and later obtained a degree and a Baccalaureate Certificate in Christian Ministry, both from The King’s University founded by Pastor
Jack Hayford. Pastor King completed post-graduate studies at Oxford University in Oxford England in 2009.
On January 11, 1998 Pastor King was elected the Pastor of the Mary Magdalene Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles California;
and was installed on March 1, 1998. Under his leadership at Mary Magdalene, over 4,000 souls surrendered their lives to Christ. Two
years later, on October 26, 2000 his accomplishments continued and he became a member of the Macedonia International Fellowship
under the leadership and guidance of Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, bases in Johannesburg, South Africa, in an association of pastors
representing ministries in South Africa and the U.S.A.
While holding steadfast to the Word of GOD and the values that his parents taught him, Pastor King, remaining firm on his promise to
GOD to not compromise His Word, stepped out by faith and resigned as Pastor of Mary Magdalene. GOD honored his faithfulness and
on October 10, 2010 Divine Deliverance Ministries (10D/10D/10M) was birthed. The ministry at DDM continues to grow strong as it
holds on to the mission of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the world, and inviting others to become new Disciples of JESUS
On April 18, 2015, Pastor King received his Doctorate of Divinity degree from Saint Thomas Christian University, and is acknowledged
as a visionary, with the ability to preach and teach the Word of GOD with simplicity and accuracy. Pastor King is noted for his upbeat
enthusiastic style as he continues to dynamically lead others into the “Next Dimension” of their journey in CHRIST, just as he has. He
remains committed to restoring the Kingdom of GOD, preaching the Gospel and lifting up the name of JESUS!
Pastor King presently appears every Friday morning on the Hosanna Broadcasting Network, and can be heard every Sunday morning
on Accelerated Radio. Pastor King has additional career highlights:
• Featured three times on the television talk show “Oh Drama.”
• Appeared on the television show “Raising Whitley” broadcasted by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
• Produced a nationally televised ministry on the BET Network.
• 2004 received a Certificate of Recognition of Completion from The Los Angeles Division of the FBI Citizens’ Academy.
• 2014 received The Senior Pastor Institute Certificate of Completion from Dr. R.A. Vernon.