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Pastors Dexter & Genette Howard

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Founders Dexter and Genette Howard and Family

"It doesn't matter where you've been or what you've done; what you've gained or lost; where you started or where you're stuck...God loves you and still has a plan for your life."

This quote is the heartbeat of the message Dexter and Genette Howard have lived and declared throughout the world for over 25 years. This message has brought hope, help, and healing to thousands of individuals and families and birthed sons and daughters into the Kingdom of God.

The Howards are a ministry team serving together as parents of 6 daughters. They are pastors, Bible teachers, authors, and humanitarians. Most of all, they’re best friends, fun-loving, everyday people, who love Christ and are committed to expanding the Kingdom of God with strong and secure families.

Dexter and Genette are the founders of Howard International, a ministry organization dedicated to inspiring and equipping strong faith, families, and futures around the globe. Through Howard International, they plant and nurture life-giving churches; publish books, courses, and media; and host events that empower individuals and families to succeed through Christ.​

As speakers, teachers, and humanitarians, the Howards have traveled extensively throughout Haiti, South America, and many African nations (Nigeria, Zambia, and Botswana).

Dexter Howard is the author of “Identity Shift: The Change That Changes Everything,” He shares his struggle with fatherlessness and how shifting into his true identity as a son of God changed his life. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and a four-year letterman with the Arkansas Razorbacks football. Dexter is currently pursuing his doctorate in Apostolic Leadership and Applied Theology from Wagner University in Pasadena, CA.

Genette Howard is the author of two books, Fight Stress & Live: 5 Simple Commitments That Can Save Your Life and The Five Laws Of Gratitude: Simple Shifts to Create a Happier, Healthier & Wealthier You. Both provide the information and inspiration people need to shift from surviving and thriving. Genette is a graduate of the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, a certified personal and executive coach for women leading in the ministry and marketplace, and serves as Executive Pastor of Howard International ministry.

Dexter and Genette are the founders and senior pastors of The Restoration Place family of churches with campuses in Charlotte, NC, and Fayetteville, AR. They live in the Charlotte area with their family.

As speakers, teachers, and humanitarians, the Howards have traveled extensively throughout Haiti, South America, and many African nations (Nigeria, Zambia, and Botswana).