Rev. Lawrence Pointer served in youth ministry for more than seven years at the
Oakdale Covenant Church of Chicago. While at Oakdale, Rev. Pointer developed a
fresh start class entitled New Beginnings. This was designed for teens that have in
someway fallen and desired to work their way back into their youth ministry.
In the year 2000, Rev. Pointer created The Teens of Praises (T.O.P.). This group
has evolved into a multicultural praise team, who are not only talented singers but peer
leaders.They look and dress like every other teenager, but when they open their mouths
to praise and worship, preach and teach, share and have fun, the ability to exemplify to
other teens that they can praise God and live a happy and moral life. T.O.P.'s musical
style is Contemporary Gospel/Gospel R&B and has been described as a cross between
Walt Whitman and the Soul Children and Kirk Franklin.
Rev. Pointer's passion for young people compelled him to go beyond the walls of the
church to develop ministries that enhance the growth of all who participate. In 2001,
Head 2 Toe JAM Ministries was established.
In 2003, Rev. Pointer began to share his gifts with Beverly Covenant Church where he
assisted with developing and increasing teen relationships with Christ. In addition, he
extends his outreach to Word and Faith Outreach Ministry, a new church, where he is
assisting the leadership in laying the foundation for youth ministry and building personal
relationships with Christ among teens.
In 2005, God moved Rev. Pointer to another level in ministry by calling him to pastor a
church plant, New Jerusalem Life Covenant Church. Pastor Pointer has recently received his Masters of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary.
As God changed Abram's name to Abraham to symbolize his new level in blessings,
God has given us a new name change to The City Of Truth Covenant Church to encourage
people to Live Free, to Live Focused and Live Forever.
God continues to use Pastor Pointer to do marvelous works in many communities.