Pastor Trevor Kinlock was raised in Los Angeles, California for most of his life. At an early age, he accepted the Lord and was baptized into the gospel of Jesus Christ. Sensing the call of God on his life, he enrolled at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama where he earned his B.A. in Ministerial Theology. He continued his ministerial training at Andrews University Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan where he earned his Master’s degree in Divinity.
A beloved daughter of Metropolitan Church, Pastor Novella D. Smith is a native of Maryland, who was raised by a Jamaican mother and, thus, enjoys the best of both cultures. As a graduate of Washington Adventist University, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration and a Master of Arts degree in Religion with a concentration in Ethical Leadership.
— Our fore-parents Adam and Eve sinned and condemned us all to die as punishment for our sin. But God had a plan to save us. Christ came to earth and lived a perfect life as a man. He became the sacrifice that was needed to pay the penalty for our sins. He hung on a cross to save us.
— Christ did not stay in the grave. God resurrected Him, signifying His power over death. Because of Christ’s perfect life, if we accept His gift of salvation, He now is able to cover our sins and present us faultless before God. He gives us the power to obey His commandments, as He did while He was on earth.
— The ultimate goal is restoration. Christ returned to heaven after His resurrection to prepare a place for us, so that we can be together with Him again. He will come again and restore us and the earth to the way it was before sin entered.