Senior Pastor Dr. Marvin C. Moreland
The ministry of Pastor Marvin C. Moreland has been touching lives for more than 30 years. Pastor Moreland was saved and filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost during a Spirit filled revival that changed his life forever. Not long after, he accepted the sovereign call of God, to ministry, on November 27, 1983, under the leadership of his pastor and mentor, the late Dr. James A. Watkins. The anointing and gift of ministry was apparent on his life and he was ordained an Elder in the Church Of God In Christ, Inc., in 1985. Pastor Moreland served faithfully and assisted in ministry at the Deliverance Temple Ministries Church Of God In Christ until the demise of his late pastor. Pastor Moreland began his pastoral ministry and was officially appointed Senior Pastor of Deliverance Temple in August of 1998. Under his leadership, Deliverance Temple has grown spiritually and numerically. His innovative approach to worship, delivery of God’s Word and his genuine love for people has caused the ministry to be a shining light and a beacon of hope, reflecting true holiness and righteous living. Pastor Moreland is a man of astounding faith, impeccable integrity and spiritual vision. A true servant at heart. He is a very personable, touchable leader who is selfless in his efforts to reach the lost at any cost. Because of his passion for evangelism, he and the outreach team of Deliverance Temple can be found on the streets of Aliquippa, PA, witnessing and holding outdoor services throughout the year. He host an outdoor community tent crusade each year in which many people are won to Christ and delivered from the things that have them bound. Pastor Moreland has truly established his mark, providing alternative education to children throughout Beaver County, who cannot maintain in public schools, R.O.O.T.S Academy (Reaching Over Obstacles To Succeed) which is located in the heart of Aliquippa. The ministry also provides daycare and preschool services, and has launched its newest component, Myah’s House Of Hope, which is a program designed to provide shelter, comfort and love to single mothers and their little children. Pastor Moreland serves the community in many aspects and is a part of Greater Aliquippa Ministerial Alliance (GAMA) which he serves as the Vice President, and the Aliquippa & Vicinity United Ministries (AVUM), Pastor Moreland can be found weekly ministering to inmates in the county jail. Pastor Moreland serves in ministry at every level of the church. He serves as the Jurisdictional Auxiliaries in Ministry (AIM) Chairman for the First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Western Pennsylvania which is comprised of 60 churches. He chairs and plans the annual summer convention that is comprised of the five major auxiliaries of the church. He also serves on the national chairman’s executive board and is the regional director for the Eastern region of Auxiliaries in Ministry for the Church Of God In Christ, Inc. He is currently the assistant District Superintendent of the seven churches that makes up Beaver Valley District of the jurisdiction. Pastor Moreland is a man of great distinction and was pushed towards success by his mother, Maggie Moreland. He was educated in the Aliquippa Public School District, Community College of Beaver County, Airco Technical Institute of Pittsburgh, California State University, Harty Bible Institute, Moody Bible Institute and Liberty University where he received an honorary doctorate degree. One of Pastor Moreland’s most recent accomplishments was he was the invited guest speaker for the Praise the Lord Telecast on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.(TBN) Pastor Moreland is married to his companion in ministry Evangelist Charisse D. Moreland, and they are the proud parents of six children and five grandchildren. Because of Pastor Moreland’s vision and willingness to hear the voice of the Lord, his ministry pursues the type of Spiritual Excellence that will positively impact not only our community but the entire world!

First Lady Dr. Charisse D. Moreland
Dr. Charisse D. Moreland is the First Lady of Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ, where she proudly serves with her husband and pastor, Dr. Marvin C. Moreland. Having been reared in the church all of her life, she received Christ as her personal savior at an early age. Her singing in churches and in schools as an adolescent drew many people to Christ. A licensed evangelist in the Church of God in Christ, her ministry gifts are the gift of healing, prophesy, and teaching. She is an anointed woman of God who has committed to living a holy and separated life. She has been gifted with the favor of God and is an active force in the ministry of Deliverance Temple, under girding her husband in all that he does. Dr. Moreland is the loving mother of six children: Marvin III, Cherelle, Montel, Cherese, Frazier, and James., six grandchildren: Kanhi, Zion, Julian, Sa’hara, Kerriayna, and Montel Jr.. Dr. Moreland is the fourth of seven children born to the late Drs. James and Viola Watkins, founders of Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ. First Lady is a graduate of Aliquippa High School, Community College of Beaver County, and Moody Bible Institute. She has an honorary Doctorate Degree from Liberty University, and is a certified teacher for ACE Ministries. First Lady is also a Notary Public in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. An untiring servant in ministry, she labors at Deliverance Temple as President of the Missionary Board, President of the Christian Women’s Council, Assistant Director of R2R Learning Center, and R.O.O.T.S Inc., Deliverance Temple Ministry outreaches for learning. She serves the First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Western Pennsylvania for the Church of God In Christ, Inc. as the president of the Business and Professional Women’s Federation. She loves to cook & cater community events, and is the proud owner of Lady C’s Boutique where her motto is “We will Suit you from Head to Toe.”