On the Sunday morning of November 28, 2010, several members of The Greater New Life Praise and Worship Center accompanied Bishop Brian L Collins to the auditorium of Bond Mills Elementary School to consecrate and send forth his son in the gospel, Minister Jerome M. McLennon, as interim pastor of Prayer Tower Bible Way Apostolic Faith Church of Laurel Maryland with about 15 starting members.
“After many years of prayer, the Vision Has Become Visible.” declared Bishop Brian L. Collins. Prayer Tower Bible Way Apostolic Faith Church was to be an official affiliate of the Bible Way Churches World-Wide of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Incorporated. Prayer Tower Church regularly gathered and held bible studies, prayer meetings, and Sunday worship services led by Interim Pastor Jerome M. McLennon.
On Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. Prayer Tower Bible Way Apostolic Faith Church at 16001 Sherwood Avenue, Laurel MD 20708, installed Elder Jerome M. McLennon as their Senior Pastor, in front of a packed audience. The Lord added to the Church such as should be saved and the church grew. In April of 2015, Prayer Tower Bible Way Apostolic Faith Church opened its doors to its current worship space at 12 North Second Street Laurel Maryland 20707.
The Church currently operates a community food bank program and clothing closet ministry. Prayer Tower Church has a vibrant Sunday School ministry and childcare ministry, where they meet the emotional, intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of the whole child. The fulfilling ministry of Prayer Tower Churches’ “praying sisters” women’s ministry has the church on a growth path to meet the women of its community where they are and grow them in an authentic relationship with Christ Jesus. Prayer Tower Church has a growing men’s ministry and a very strong youth presence.
Over the years and to date, the church has seen the addition of people from all ages, races, and nationalities. The church’s motto is “We are changing the lives” of families and individuals through effectual fervent praying” based on the scripture, James 5:16. The foundational bible verse of the church is Proverbs 18:10, “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it and is safe”. The Mission of the church continues to be the Evangelizing, disciplining, and Growing of families and individuals with an authentic saving relationship in Christ Jesus our Lord.