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On April 13, 1980, Esau N. Waters experienced his greatest joy when he received Jesus Christ as his Savior and made Him Lord of his life. In August 1985, Brother Esau Waters preached his initial sermon and received a license as a minister of the gospel under Apostle Anthony R. Frazier. After much growth in God’s Grace, Minister Esau Waters was ordained as an Elder in 1991, and in August 1992, he became the Pastor of Community Prayerhouse Church Ministries in Trenton, North Carolina where he pastored for nine years before being stationed in Japan.
While living overseas, he served as Associate Pastor at Faith Christian Fellowship Church, Incorporated in Fussa-Shi City in Tokyo, Japan from August 2001 to July 2004 when the family moved to the Netherlands. At this new duty station, he founded his second pastorate at New Beginnings International Church in Gelsenkirchen, Germany in July 2006 and faithfully served an international community of believers from seven nations for three years. In July 2009, Pastor Waters and his family were stationed in Tampa, Florida where he established his third pastoral work at Zoe International Faith Center.
Pastor Waters holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Missouri, Columbia Missouri. He also has attended numerous Air Force schools and colleges throughout his military career. In April 2011, Pastor Waters retired from the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel with more than 25 years of faithful service to God and this country.
Pastor Esau Waters is married to the former Venetia D. Pruitt who serves in ministry with him; they have four wonderful children: Emmanuel, Jared, Candace, and Keturah. Pastors Esau and Venetia Waters and their family have carried the Gospel of Jesus Christ to locations throughout the world such as Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Qatar, Netherlands, Madagascar, Ireland, Slovakia, and various places throughout the United States. Their heart's desire is to teach the body of Christ how to walk by faith and experience the Abundant Life God promised according to John 10:10.
Pastor Venetia D Waters is living the Godkind of life as a pastor, praise and worship leader, motivational speaker, wife, mother, sister and friend. She is a Godly role model for her four beautiful children. Through prayer, patience and perseverance, Pastor Venetia is blazing a trail for God’s kingdom and is fulfilling her destiny.
Pastor Venetia was the fourth child born to the late Oris& Loretta Pruitt of Greenville, North Carolina. At the age of twelve, she heard the voice of God proclaim that she would “Preach and prophesy to nations.”After excelling in her leadership roles in her church, she preached her initial sermon on March 17, 1985 under her pastors and God-parents, Bishop Joseph N and Pastor Annie Perry. In 1992, she was elevated through the levels of ordination as an Elder and later ordained a Pastor.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Missouri State University and a Master’s Degree in Education from East Carolina University. Pastor Venetia is the founder of LOVE, Inc (Ladies of Virtuous Excellence).
Since 1986, Pastors Esau and Venetia Waters have been committed to taking God’s Word to a hurting and lost generation. They have served as pastors, pastor assistants and elders in various ministries throughout the world. They have four children—Emmanuel, Jared, Candace and Keturah. They all have been marked for ministry.
Pastors Esau and Venetia Waters are ordained through Christian CHSC Inc and were set in the office of Pastor under Bishop Ernest Carradine.