Only members of our church who are of high character and integrity, who maintain an excellent reputation, and who demonstrate leadership in our ministry may be ordained as Elders or Ministers.

Each person in his or her particular role is committed to the Vision, Mission, and Values of our organization.

In short, when you find your spiritual home with us, you're finding a community for you to trust, learn from, and participate in!

And he gave some, apostles, and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Ephesians 4:11-12


                                        Apostle Juan Woods. Sr.  

                                                                Sr. Pastor,  Mens Ministry, Ministers-in-Training

                                                                          Juan Woods, Sr., was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio where he met and                                                                                     married his wife, Vernice. They have two children, Mechele and Juan Jr. Juan is                                                                             the Senior Pastor of Triumphant Christian Center in Columbus, Ohio. Juan                                                                                       received Christ into his life in 1978 and served in various ministries as an Elder                                                                             and Assistant Pastor then he was called to Rhema Christian Center in 1991. He                                                                             served under the leadership of Rhema for six years before ordained and called to                                                                           begin Triumphant Christian Center. Pastor Juan was ordained Apostle in 2008                                                                                  by LaFayette Scales, Apostle of Rhema Christian Center.


                                                                          The vision God gave to Apostle Woods is to train, equip, mature and release                                                                                     God’s people to do the work of the ministry according to Ephesians 4:12. Apostle Woods has a passion to see the church grow and walk as mature believers. Apostle Woods heart is to work with other leaders to help fulfill God’s call on their lives. He has strong desire for leaders to come together in this city, state, nation and the world in unity. Also to see God’s people delivered, set free and walking in the power, freedom and liberty as a Kingdom citizen.

Apostle Juan 

Pastor Vernice Woods

Were called to the ministry in 1981 at Church of God.  

Pastor Juan Woods then became Assistant Pastor at Full Gospel Assembly from 1986 to 1990.  

The Pastors were later called to Rhema Christian Center where they served under the ministry of Apostle La Fayette Scales.  

Apostle Juan and Pastor Vernice were ordained and released from Rhema in May 1996 and founded the ministry at Triumphant Christian Center.

                                        Pastor Vernice Woods

                                                                Visionary over Dance ministry,  Intercessory Team, Nursery

                                                                & Women's Ministry

                                                                           Vernice Y. Woods, Senior Pastor of Triumphant Christian Center was born in South                                                                                        Dakota, and moved to Columbus, OH were she met Apostle Juan Woods, Sr. Vernice has                                                                              a beautiful family Mechele, Juan Jr., Natasha and four grandchildren Juan III, DaJuan,                                                                                Niya, Christian, and Joelle. Pastor Vernice served at Church of God MPG of Truth and then

                                                                     later served at Full Gospel Assembly where she was released to go to Rhema                                                                                                              Christian Center. Vernice Woods was a member of Rhema Christian Center for 6 years                                                                                  before she was released and ordained by Dr. LaFayette Scales as Pastor in May of 1996.                                                                              Vernice and Juan started Triumphant Christian Center on June 6, 1996. They have been                                                                              in ministry  now for 14 years. Hallelujah!


Pastor Vernice has a heart and passion for women to see that they come into their full destiny and purpose. Triumphant Christian Center is a T.E.A.M. ministry with a prophetic roar of praise and power speaking restoration to all generations. Our vision is to train, equip, mature and release the saints to do the work of the ministry and to build up the body of Christ by winning souls (Eph 4:13) and to raise up 5 fold ministry gifts; to minister effectively to the youth of the generation (Mal 4:5); and to bring leaders together in unity in our city, state, nation and the world (Psalms 133:1). Our purpose is to proclaim the word of God and to bring deliverance, restoration and health to our women, men, families, marriages, finances, dance and rap: TO TAKE BACK WHAT THE DEVIL HAS STOLEN! Glory to God.

Elder Vickie Ashley

Minister Bk Ujah

Minister John McFadden

Minister Debbie Dawkins