Greetings Beloved & Welcome!

Pastor Mike and Andrea

May grace and peace be multiplied to you today, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Welcome to Prevailing In Christ Ministries, home of the Prevailing Word Church.

Thank you so much for choosing to stop in for a visit with us. My prayer is that you will be touched by God’s loving Spirit as you move from room to room through our home here on the web.

At Prevailing In Christ Ministries, we enjoy a warm family setting. We believe that as the Word of God grows mightily in us, we will prevail. We are excited about teaching people how to prevail in Christ in their everyday life.

We would be so delighted to have you visit us very soon. You are cordially invited to join us for a wonderful weekend worship experience on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m., and for a life-changing Bible Study on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

We look forward to the opportunity of serving you and help to “Build Your Faith to Win!

May God bless you and keep you in His gentle care.

Prevailing in Christ,
Pastor Mike & Lady Andrea

Pastoral Biographies

Senior Pastor, Michael J. Ealey

Pastor Michael J. Ealey is an anointed man of God, an awesome spiritual educator and motivator and a dedicated Champion for Christ.  He presents the word of God in a practical, humorous way that is thought provoking and encourages growth from people from all walks of life.  He is the founder and Senior Pastor of Prevailing In Christ Ministries.

Pastor Ealey attended Grambling University, Fullerton Bible College and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Theology from the Long Beach Bible Institute. He has studied Theology at Oxford University in London, England and continues to broaden his knowledge of the Gospel to help reach this generation. Pastor Ealey, loving known as Pastor Mike, is passionate about building a healthy body of prevailing believers, teaching us how to prevail in Christ and become lay ministers set out to fulfill the Great Commission and Great Commandant. He is a visionary leader and fisher of men that takes pride in serving God and his community.

Throughout his 30 years of pastoral ministry, Pastor Mike has mentored and confirmed pastors and ministers and served as a conference and seminar leader on a variety of topics that impact the lives of so many, including Christian Leadership and Community Building. In an effort to share the Word with a broader audience, he hosted a nationally broadcasted Internet radio talk show, “REAL Time” which tackled relevant topics and promoted dialogue from a biblical perspective.  Currently, Pastor Mike is working with other pastors and ministers to establish the Carson Clergy Connection to build stronger relationships and cast a bigger net for the kingdom.

As a community leader, Pastor Mike has proudly shared his passion for people in the greater Los Angeles County area by  working with a number of community groups and intervention programs.   His work with BAFTA, Better LA, the Los Angeles Dodgers and many other organizations, has help hundreds of community youth and adults.

Pastor Mike is happily married to his wife, Andrea and they share five children: Dezinae, DeShauna, Deshael, Shane, and Quinn and three grandchildren: Sariya, Aubrey, Davion (DJ), and Drew.

Assistant Pastor, Juanita S. Matthews

Pastor Juanita attended Lane College, in Jackson, Tennessee, Grace Theological Institute, California State University, Long Beach, Southern California Community Bible College, and Long Beach Bible College. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies.

For the past twenty years, Pastor Juanita has served the Body of Christ through preaching, teaching, music ministry, counseling, conducting workshops, seminars, conferences, and pastoral care ministry. She enjoys serving and helping people, seeing their lives changed by the awesome power of God’s Love. She is an anointed instrument in the hand of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Juanita is a wife, mother and grandmother.

Pastor Juanita has released a book entitled, “Up from the Valley of Grief.” This book provides practical insights into pathways of healing and restoration. She serves the Body of Christ and the community at large as a Grief-Care Specialist. Pastor Juanita is the Associate Pastor at Prevailing In Christ Ministries.

Associate Pastor, Zerline Sims

Zerline L. Sims (M.A., Administrative Credential) after being born and raised in the church, accepting Christ as her personal savior, Zerline served in many capacities from usher, choir member, choir director, praise team member, children’s ministry leader, youth leader, young adult leader and advisor, Bible Study and Sunday School teacher and just basically believing that wherever God was doing a work she wanted to be of service.  She accepted her calling in January 2003 and was licensed to preach and teach the word of God. In 2011, she substantiated her calling and became an ordained Minister. Currently, Pastor Sims serves as the Mission and Counseling Pastor and Facilitator for the Divorce Recovery Ministry (New Beginnings) at Prevailing in Christ Ministries.

Pastor Sims has been an educator for 24 years. The last 10 years she has dedicated her daily mission in providing support for schools, students and parents for students with disabilities and currently holds the position as a Program Specialist for Los Angeles Unified School District.

Her first book entitled “Praising God in the Midst of Hatred” was published spring of 2012.

Pastor Sims is married to Minister Fernando Sims and works alongside him as he leads the Recovery Ministry at Prevailing in Christ Ministries. She is a mother of four children (Chinatte, Deja, Martin and Stephen) and a grandmother of three grandsons (Jag, Hezekiah and Jaylen).

Her favorite scripture is “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)  In spite of life’s up and downs, Pastor Zerline Sims believes in the strengthening power of Christ.  She realizes that without God in her life she would be defeated but with Him all things are possible.