Jesse Duplantis, minister of the Gospel, motivational speaker, television personality, and best-selling author, has been in full-time ministry since 1976 and is the founder of Jesse Duplantis Ministries, located in the Greater New Orleans area of south Louisiana in the United States of America. With over four decades of sharing his unique blend of humor and faith around the world, generations of believers have been inspired by his messages and countless numbers have come to know Jesus Christ as Savior through his ministry.
Known for his unflinching, status-quo-breaking messages and humorous take on experiences in the life of the believer, Jesse continues to draw large audiences in social media, television broadcasts, books, and other ministry products, as well as through many evangelistic meetings, the JDM website, the JDM app, and Voice of the Covenant magazine.
Side by side with his wife Cathy Duplantis, the co-founder and chief of staff of Jesse Duplantis Ministries and the senior pastor of Covenant Church in Destrehan, Louisiana, Jesse continues to fulfill his life’s calling by daily taking up the Great Commission of Jesus Christ: “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Jesus is the center of his life. The salvation of lost people and the growth of believers is the purpose of his ministry. And for both he and his wife, every day is another day to “Reach People and Change Lives, One Soul at a Time.” https://www.jdm.org
Cathy Duplantis is an anointed teacher of the Gospel who is dedicated to living by faith and inspiring others to do the same. Cathy is the wife of Evangelist Jesse Duplantis and has worked continually with her husband in ministry since it began in 1976, serving as Administrator, Editor in Chief of Voice of the Covenant magazine, and television co-host.
Cathy uses her life experiences and divinely given revelations to encourage and inspire her audience and is a favorite guest speaker for women’s conferences and church meetings. She also is continuing to preach the Gospel with Jesse in meetings throughout the USA.
Along with her husband, Cathy is the co-founder of Covenant Church, a local outreach of JDM in the greater New Orleans area. It was her vision to build a church where people would be encouraged to realize their potential in Christ Jesus, to be able to overcome life’s circumstances, and to experience success spiritually, emotionally, and physically. In the summer of 2017, Cathy obeyed God and stepped into the Senior Pastor position of Covenant Church. Now, not only is she sharing the Gospel through her local church, but she is continuing to spread the love of Jesus around the world. Cathy desires to show believers everywhere how they can be transformed into powerful and joyful people of faith by applying the teachings found in God’s Word.
Patrick and Dee Vandiver - Worship Leaders
Patrick and Dee Vandiver are a dynamic husband & wife ministry team whose purpose and call is to share the love of Jesus to the world from the pulpit and the piano. Patrick, a native of Georgia and deeply influenced by his musically talented family members as a child, he learned to play the piano by ear at a very young age and eventually became classically trained. He has played in church since he was a young teenager and studied music at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida before joining the staff of Kenneth Hagin Ministries in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1985, serving on Kenneth E. Hagin’s crusade team for over 7 years and graduating from RHEMA in 1993. He later returned to his home state of Georgia where he served as worship leader for Word of Life Church near Augusta, Georgia, followed by eight years of full-time traveling ministry. In 2008, he returned to Tulsa to join the staff of RHEMA where he served as a worship leader, musician, and arranger at RHEMA Bible Church, and also as an instructor in the RHEMA School of Worship. In 2016, Patrick joined the staff of Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas as Worship Pastor. In March of 2017, Patrick married his lovely wife, Dee, with whom he now travels in full-time ministry. https://vm.international.