Apostle Bishop James Archie, Sr. - Founding Pastor

Bishop James Archie, a native of Farmerville, Louisiana, was called to the ministry in 1967 under the leadership of Pastor Bessie Whitney in Sacramento, California. He served faithfully under her tutelage until the Lord led him and his brother, Bishop George Archie, to launch out on their own. Moments of Miracles radio broadcast was born. God blessed and the ministry progressed to become known as the Moments of Blessings House of Prayer Church.

 

In 1971, Bishop James along with his wife Lady Marie Archie and their family, began commuting to Fresno, California. They started out pastoring a small group of believers birthing Moments of Blessings House of Prayer in the true apostolic nature of the book of Acts. That was over 47 years ago and God has continued not only to show himself faithful, but He has carried this ministry to new dimensions. Bishop James has inspired so many as he demonstrated the true character of a servant-leader. He is a true spiritual leader and father to so many. God has anointed him to teach and preach by revelation and to minister directly into the daily lives of the many who tune in either in services or through media outreach.

 

Bishop Archie has received commendations for his milestones in ministry and service to the community of Fresno by President George W. Bush, for 50 years of marriage by Barack H. Obama, California Secretary of State, Bill Jones, and Fresno Mayor's, Ashley Swearengin and Alan Autry.

 

On October 18, 2017, Apostle transitioned from this world to his heavenly rest surrounding by his loving family. Although his presence is missed in the natural realm, we know he's graduated to perfection and is not looking back. We who knew and loved him most, look forward to seeing him again in glory.

 

We are confident, then, and would much prefer to leave our home in the body and come to our home with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:8 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

 


Pastor Dr. Marie Archie

Pastor Marie, has stepped up her leadership capacity carrying on the legacy of her late husband, Apostle Dr. James O. Archie. Prior to assuming this mantle of responsibility, she oversaw the Women's Department Auxiliary here at Moments of Blessings House of Prayer Church of Fresno. She is a faculty member at Ecclesia University of Divinity in Fresno, California. An experienced teacher, she has conducted workshops and has been featured as a keynote speaker for many women's conferences. Her ministry has allowed her to share her gift as a wife, mother and teacher at conferences and retreats throughout California.

 

Pastor Marie & Bishop James hosted the annual "Into-Mate" Couple's Retreat for more than 25 years. After 50+ years of marriage, she still looked forward to this exciting time every year as they embarked on imparting wisdom, knowledge and fun into the lives of the many couple's who partook in this joyous occasion. She desired to have more years with her husband, but God saw fit to take him home after spending 58 years of committed love. She is a bountiful resource of knowledge, wisdom and strength for Pastor's wives, young couples contemplating marriage, newlyweds and those who've been married for quite some time.

 

With a love for reading and teaching, Lady Marie has taught Sunday School as well as implemented Vacation Bible School programs during the summer.

 

Apostle's Favorite Saying....

You don't have any troubles...all you need is a living faith in God! - Apostle James Archie, Sr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

His Motto is:

"I am Blessed and Highly Favored of God!"

 

She has demonstrated that Proverbs 31 Woman!