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We Are

About In His Image Ministries

Worship: Worship and Praising God in Spirit and in truth.

Edification: For the perfection of the saints, for the work of the ministry, edifying the body of Christ.

Evangelism: Reaching out to those who are lost and in need.

Fellowship: Physical and spiritual interaction with others.


God's Purpose

God's purpose for you is to do more than just exist. In His Image has a place where you can get involved, invest in the lives of others, and make your life so much more than just average!

The ministries at In His Image are designed to enrich and equip your life. Through a variety of Bible study groups and unique ministry organizations, there's a place for you to experience personal and spiritual growth.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to have a Bible-centric Church that will encourage and empower, saving souls and changing lives for the Kingdom of God.


Our goal is to launch every believer into a victorious life in
Christ so that they can fulfill their  God given destiny. 

In His Image Evangelical Ministries was founded in 1989 by Bishop Dr. Dennis Thompson.

Now in our third decade, the church flourishes with a strong spiritual vitality, enriched by programs of fellowship, music, Christian Education and outreach.

The purpose of the church is to glorify God by walking in the Spirit which produces disciples who are involved in:

What We Believe

Statement of Faith

In His Image Ministries is a Bible believing church which holds to and unapolegetically and unreservedly follow it's instructions. We as a church totally believe  and follow and teach the following:

We believe that the Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the revelation of God to mankind, is verbally and fully inspired by Him, is sufficient for the knowledge of God and His will that is necessary for the eternal welfare of mankind, is infallible and inerrant in its original manuscripts, and is the supreme and final authority for all Christian faith and conduct.

(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Corinthians 2: 13; Deuteronomy 29:29; 2 Timothy 3:15; John 10:35)

The Bible


We believe that there is but one God, whose essential nature is that of a living, personal Spirit. He is infinitely perfect in all of His attributes, He is the creator and sustainer of all things, and He exists in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

(1 Corinthians 8:4; John 4:24; 5:26; Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16,17; Matthew 28:19)



We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man; that is, He is fully divine and also fully human. He preexisted eternally with the Father, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, lived a perfect life and died a substitutionary death for the sins of mankind. We believe that He arose bodily from the grave, that He ascended to heaven, where He is presently High Priest and Advocate for His people, and that He will return personally and bodily to the earth at the close of this age. He is the world's only Savior and is the Lord of all. 

(Philippians 2:5-11; John 1:1; Matthew 1:23-25; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 1 Timothy 2:6; 1 Corinthians 15:20; Hebrews 4:14-16; John 14:3; Acts 4:12)

Jesus Christ


We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, the third Person of the Trinity. We believe that He was sent from the Father by the Son to convict the world, to regenerate and indwell those who trust in Christ, to baptize them into the Body of Christ, to seal them for the final day of redemption, to guide them into truth, to fill them for a life of holiness and victory and to empower them for witness and service. We believe that He gives spiritual gifts to believers for the proper functioning of the Body of Christ, which is the Church.

(Acts 5:3,4; John 16:7-14; 3:5-8;1 Corinthians 2:9-12; 3:16; 12:3-13,28-31;Ephesians 1:13,14; Acts 1:8)

The Holy Spirit


We believe that a person is saved by God's grace alone, made possible through the shed blood of Christ, whereby He died a substitutionary death for mankind, and through the Resurrection of Christ. Salvation becomes effective when a person, by an act of faith, acknowledges Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord. The benefits of this salvation include the forgiveness of sins and a new standing before God, the impartation of new life and all the privileges that accompany a new family relationship with God. The assurance of salvation as a present possession is the privilege of every believer in Christ.

(Ephesians 2:8,9; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9; Acts 3:19; Romans 3:28; John 3:16; John 1:12; 10:28; Philippians 1:6)




H.M., Th.B.

Elder Dwayne Parker is a native of Bridgeton, NJ. He is a Pastor at In His Image Evangelical Ministries, Inc.  Affectionately called Pastor Parker, he faithfully serves under the leadership of Bishop Dennis and Elect Lady Cheryl Thompson. 

Elder Parker received Christ as his personal savior in 1995. He joined hard to In His Image Ministries in 1999 and in 2001, Bishop Thompson ordained him as a Minister. He soon attended Cumberland Bible Institute now Last Day Remnant Bible Institute where he became a Certified Evangelical Training Association Instructor. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology and was ordained an Elder. Through the laying on of hands by Bishop Thompson and the presbytery, he was consecrated to serve as Assistant Pastor of In His Image in 2006.

Elder Parker loves the church and serves wherever needed. He is the Sunday School Superintendent, Coordinator of Men’s Ministry, Committee member of Couples Ministry, member of the Board of Trustees, Bachelor and Master Level Bible College Instructor. Additionally, The National Congress of Black Women of Washington DC recognized Elder Parker for outstanding community service.  He received letters of commendation from

State and County Officials along with the Juvenile Detention Center Directors for exceptional leadership and volunteer work. He is the Founder and Director of The Crossover Basketball Mentorship Program, married 20 years to Kim his High School sweetheart, the father of three a pop-pop to twin grandsons and is foster care parent to children in need.

God has graced Elder Parker with the anointing to teach and to preach the word with wisdom and revelation. He has committed to memory chapters of Scripture and holds firmly to the instruction of I Timothy 1:18 “This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them might war a good warfare.”

Elder Josephine Bowleg

Dr. Elizabeth English      

Dean-Last Day Remnant Bible College

Elder Glenn Day

Minister Terry Parker

Minister Elizabeth Glenn

Minister Rosa Thomas

Minister Anthony Thomas

Minister Mark Benjamin

Minister Brian Peyton

Evangelist Essie Day

Minister Rita Benjamin

Minister Dwayne Parker Jr

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