Jacques Anthony Hughes Sr
Dr. Jacques Anthony Hughes Sr. has served in ministry for almost thirty years. He was licensed and Ordained by Bishop James and Dr. Cynthia Bolden of Jacksonville, Arkansas. Jacques earned a Doctorate of Theology in Biblical Studies from Midwest College of Theology, a Master’s degree in Business Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Entertainment Management both from Fontbonne University. He also has an Associate degree in Radio Broadcasting /Production and Sales from the Broadcast Center / Maryville University, and a diploma from the Full Council Christian Fellowship Bible College. Dr. Hughes started his ministry journey at Oasis of Life Church.
There he started the Oasis of Life School of Ministry a satellite of the Gary Whetstone Ministries of New Castle, Delaware. He was the Assistant Pastor for 12 years at New Psalmist COGIC, which became New Destiny Ministries under Bishop James Heard. He was the Co-Administrator of the New Destiny College of Theology a satellite of Midwest College of Theology and New Destiny University of Theology.
In the fall of 2016 God moved on Jacques heart to write a book titled, Your Evidence is not in my Evidence ‘The Just shall live by faith’. This book has been written to put the believer on the right track to begin the journey of living a life of faith trusting in the word of God. Drs. Jacques and Inez Hughes are founders of Evangelist Word Ministry of St. Louis (EWM of STL). A ministry to assist pastors and their congregations with organization, development, restructure and change. He and his wife Inez live in St. Louis with their three children, one daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.
Inez Cunningham Hughes
Inez Cunningham Hughes, M.Ed., Th.D. accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at Oasis of Life Church under the leadership of Pastors Ulysses and Joyce Spann. She served as Special Project Coordinator and Assistant to the Pastors. Jacques and Inez relocated to North Little Rock, Arkansas to attended Full Council Christian Fellowship Bible College. After graduating, she was licensed and Ordained by Bishop (Dr.) James and Pastor (Dr.) Cynthia Bolden of Evangelistic Ministries Church of Jacksonville, Arkansas. At that time, Evangelistic Word Ministry of St. Louis was incorporated in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Returning to St. Louis, MO and to Oasis of Life Church she and her husband started the Oasis of Life School of Ministry a satellite of the Gary Whetstone Ministries of New Castle, Delaware.
Later with the leading of the Holy Spirit her husband was sent to assist the Pastor of New Psalmist COGIC in Cahokia, IL, which became the New Destiny Ministries Pastored by Bishop (Dr.) James Heard III. Inez was the Church Administrator for five years, and the Co-Administrator of both New Psalmist COGIC College of Theology a satellite of Midwest College of Theology and New Destiny University of Theology. While at New Psalmist COGIC tragically the church building was destroyed by an electrical fire. She was given the charge to find a temporary facility in the Cahokia, IL. area. Within 3 weeks, she turned a 4500-square foot machine shop into a beautiful temporary facility that severed the ministry for two years while the new church was being built.
Dr. Hughes was given the vision to start the Women Walking the Walk (WWW) “Empowering Women in Ministry.” This is a ministry to reinforce women called to ministry by supporting, reviving and restoring/sustaining their zeal for Walking the Walk.
Dr. Hughes has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Fontbonne College in Communications Disorders/Speech and Language Pathology. In addition, she holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri in Special Education. She received her Doctoral Degree in Theology in Biblical Studies from Midwest College of Theology.
Dr. Hughes was a Speech Pathologist for over 20 years and currently is a Therapeutic Teacher working with students with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities. She and Jacques have three children, one daughter-in-law and two grandsons.