In June 1989, the Lord Spoke to Dr. Grant about establishing a church that would be independent of denominational ties. A church that would allow the Holy Spirit to operate as He chooses; a church that would teach the Word to His people uncompromisingly. On November 5,1989 Showers of Blessing Christian Center was born.
The ministry started with just 5 members at the YWCA, 215 Lexington St. in the city of Rocky Mount, NC. Four months later on March 11, 1990, the ideal facility was founded at 406 Cokey Road. The facility was paid in 5 1/2 years DEBT FREE.
The congregation grew tremendously and the church quickly outgrew one service so Dr. Grant added additional services. In 2003 the congregation walked to the new location to claim victory over the new land God had promised at 1740 East Raleigh Blvd. A building that seated over 1,000 believers.
God has truly taken the ministry of Showers Of Blessing Christian Center from faith to faith and from glory to glory.
SBCC is a Ministry of Excellence Impacting Nations with a Practical Message of FAITH, Empowering WORD Hungry people to experience and Exemplify the God Quality of Life.
We cannot physically touch all of you with the love of God, but Dr. Bernard Grant's mission is to see you prosper in every area of your life; Spirit, Soul, and Body. This Ministry was designed with you in mind, because we know that the Word Works When You Work The Word!
A native of the inner city of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Bernard Grant gave his heart to Christ at the age of 15, and responded to the call of ministry at the age of 17. He graduated with honors from NC A&T; State University in 1986. He received his Doctrine of Ministry from Friends Christian University in January 2000.
Dr. Grant helps to usher in a refreshing breeze of the Holy Spirit in a world that is divided, even fragmented by political, social, ethnic, and religious hostility. He seeks to keeps unity as he pastors a non-denominational church where the Word is used to teach about Faith, Family and Finances.
Dr. Grant founded Showers of Blessing Christian Center in November 1989. The ministry started with just 5 members at the YWCA. Another facility was soon found at 406 Cokey Road in the city of Rocky Mount, NC, that would seat more people. In just a few years it was full to capacity. And in 4 1/2 years later the mortgage was burned, Paid In Full.
In March 2003, Dr. Bernard Grant moved his congregation into a much larger facility that seats over 1000 people. Showers of Blessing Christian Center is a Bible Centered, Family Oriented Church that seeks to meet the whole needs of man; spirit, soul and body.
Lady Phyllis Grant has been a licensed Minister of the gospel for over 20 years. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from NC Wesleyan College where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Religious Studies.
She serves alongside Dr. Grant, supporting the vision and the mission of Showers of Blessing. She serves in various capacities and administrative roles in the ministry. Her leading roles is Director of Women’s Ministry. She has a calling to teach and help women grow and mature in the things of God and to live their best life. She also serves as Intercessory Prayer Leader, leading God’s people into the presence of the Lord through prayer.
For nearly 10 years she worked as a Specialist for both Nash & Edgecombe Office on Aging, where she served as Program Coordinator for the Family Caregiver Support Program. As the Coordinator she provided support and assistance to family members caregiving for aging loved ones. She provided information & assistance, facilitated Caregiver Support group meetings, and traveled throughout the twin-counties making presentations to various agencies & organizations, including medical practices, to advocate for and bring awareness of the plight of employed caregivers, and conducted trainings & workshops.
She is a certified Financial Coach, completing training through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Coach Master Training. She is affectionately called “Lady P”.