Pastor Marcus Larivaux
Raised in an Adventist home, and the child of a pastor, Marcus Larivaux came to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. He has always been passionate about the Gospel of Christ, with a dying world that Jesus saves!
From his youth Pastor Larivaux has felt and answered God’s call on his life to participate in ministry. He started by being active in the Church of the Oranges’ youth group in Orange, NJ. It was there that he served as a leader through the faculty of community service. He worked diligently and was awarded Presidential Volunteer Gold Service from President George W. Bush.
Pastor Larivaux began preaching at the tender age of 13; preaching the unadulterated word of God to “uproot and tear down—to destroy and overthrow—to build an to plant.” God has afforded him the opportunity to preach all over the country, and internationally.
He is a graduate of Pine Forge Academy, where he served as the Religious Vice President for the student governing body. He then matriculated to Oakwood University, where he continued in service, serving the student body through a multiplicity of faculties. He served as a student government senator, sophomore class president, and student government Religious Vice President, all while maintaining honor roll status.
Pastor Larivaux also studies to become a disciplined musician and has used that to glorify the name of the lord through worship. After graduating the name of the Lord through worship. After graduating Oakwood, he served as the Minister of Music at the Harbor of Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Benton Harbor, MI. While in Michigan he also volunteered as the Religious Vice President of the Black Student Christian Forum on the campus of Andrews University, planning the Impact worship service every weekend.
Following the will of God for his life, Pastor Larivaux moved to Atlanta, GA where he completed a Masters of Divinity degree from Emory University. While a student at Emory he served as volunteer Chaplain for the Georgia Department of Corrections. Pastor Larivaux began his pastoral experience serving on the pastoral staff at the Atlanta Berean Church while still a student as well.
Pastor Larivaux wholeheartedly believed in leading souls to the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. He knows that God has called him to serve in pastoral ministry. He is committed to helping people to experience the love of Christ, to nurturing their spiritual development, to empowering young people to thrive and succeed, and to using his musical talents to engage people in a powerful worship experience. But even more importantly, he believes that Jesus will come again soon and we will be with the Lord. Come quickly Lord Jesus!