The From the Heart online bookstore is an extension of our ministry. From the Heart Church Ministries ® is a local church located in Suitland, Maryland. From the Heart is a loving church where Jesus Is Lord! with an emphasis on teaching the uncompromised Word of God. We firmly believe that the teaching and preaching of God's Word is extremely important to the personal enrichment and development of the believer. At From the Heart, the sermons and teaching series taught have an emphasis on lifting up the name and example of Jesus as well as a "how to" component. Our members are taught to apply the teachings of God's Word so that they can know how to live godly lives, glorifying God in every area of their lives.
From the Heart was established in 1981 by John and Diana Cherry, our founding spiritual parents. The church and teaching ministry were established with a mission to" seek and save that which is lost" by raising up a church that loved God, hated sin, and loved to give. Today this church is pastored by Bishop John A. Cherry, II and has over 24,000 members. The church is large but there is a loving family atmosphere that exists in our ministry. From the Heart is filled with families, men, women, young adults, children and God-fearing people that have a desire to be excellent in their Christian character and conduct. The congregation at From the Heart is a family of believers with a heart to live according to God's Word and to minister to His people. The weekly Sunday Worship Service and Tuesday Night Bible Study are streamed live around the world and on average 10,000 connections per week are tuned into these streaming services.
Bishop John A. Cherry, II is a born-again, Spirit-filled man of God who gave his life to the Lord in 1981 at age 11. Bishop Cherry received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a minor in English from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is married to Reverend LaWanda M. Cherry and they have two daughters, Abriona and Aleah, and one son, John A. Cherry, III.
Bishop Cherry was officially installed as the Pastor of From the Heart on Sunday, June 4, 2006 at its 25th Anniversary Worship Service, which was held at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. His assignment is to prepare the church for the next move of God and to build upon the foundation that was already laid in From the Heart by his father. Bishop Cherry has a desire to do the Will of the Father, to preach His uncompromised Word and a readiness to obey God's instructions. He takes his duty and responsibility to teach and interpret God's Word very seriously and spends countless hours each week in preparation, meditation, and study to do so.
Bishop Cherry not only have spiritual oversight over the church but he also manages the daily operations of the ministry. This includes the management of over 100 members on staff within various departments, a Christian School which ranges from pre-school and kindergarten to high school, and over 70 volunteer ministries and 3,000 volunteers. Bishop Cherry is also the overseer of all of the From the Heart churches that have been established within the United States. These churches are located in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Pomona (California), Raleigh, Richmond, Tulsa and Waldorf (Maryland).
Bishop Cherry is the Vice-Chairman of the Episcopal Council and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of From the Heart Church Ministries Worldwide™, and he sits on the Supervisory Committee for the None Suffer Lack Federal Credit Union. Additionally, he ministers at the church's Annual Men's Retreat and Marriage Enrichment Retreat and Seminars. Bishop Cherry is a self-proclaimed "equal opportunity preacher" and has preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ with boldness and conviction at many churches around the world, ranging from smallest to largest.