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 Apostle L. F. Townsend, Sr.


Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Apostle Townsend is the son of, the late, Sr. Pastor Frank and Lillie Townsend. Apostle Townsend’s father was a retired Pastor with over 50 years of dedicated service to the Lord and His Saints. Apostle Townsend is an ordained Elder through Covenant Connections International (CCI) by, the late, Apostle Nathaniel Holcomb, CCI’s, Founding Apostle and Bishop. Apostle Townsend retired from the U. S. Army in October of 2003, as a Sergeant First Class, after twenty years of honorable and distinguished service to his country.

Apostle Townsend is the Founder and President of the Integrity Alliance Ministries Network (IAM), a network of churches and ministries.  He is also the Founder and Chancellor of the School of Apostolic and Prophetic Ministry (SOAP’M) in Columbus, Georgia. He is the founder and overseer of the Grace Awakening Church of Killeen, Texas and Grace Awakening House of Prayer in Columbus, Georgia. He has also been instrumental in the planting of churches in the cities of, both, Alma Georgia and Portland, Oregon. Apostle Townsend has authored and published eight books to his credit.

Apostle Townsend holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from the American International Bible Institute and Seminary and is a graduate of Excelsior College, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts with areas of focus in Religious Studies and Administrative Management.  He is a 2011 graduate of the Sonship School of the Firstborn under the direct tutelage of, the late, Apostle Nathaniel Holcomb. Apostle Townsend is an active member, in good standing, with the International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders (ICAL). (

Apostle Townsend was commissioned into the five-fold ministry office of Apostle on Sunday July 10, 2016 during an official ceremony. This ceremony was officiated by Dr. Ron Cottle with the laying on of hands by the presbytery and the release of prophetic declarations. Apostle Townsend was, subsequently, consecrated to the bishopric on July 15, 2017 which was also officiated by Dr. Ron Cottle. Apostle Townsend has been married to his, wife for life, Debbie for over 32 years and together they have two adult sons and three grandsons. He currently resides with his wife Debbie in Phenix City Alabama.

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