Approachable, compassionate, and mission-minded, our diverse leadership team works with a unified passion to reach out to our community and develop disciples.

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Art Wilson

Art Wilson
is the Senior Pastor and founder of The International Church of Detroit, Michigan. He and his family started the church in November of 2000.
He studied Business Management at Mott Community College, Ministry at Kent Christian College, Theology at Texas Bible College. He continued his graduate work receiving his degree in Christian Education at the Institute of Christian Works Bible College & Seminary. He currently assists as an adjunct professor at a number of institutions, and was awarded an Honorary credentials in Divinity from Southern Eastern University in 2008.
Art Wilson was employed at the Genesee Valley Regional Detention Center as a Youth Specialist, and Herff Jones as a Leadership and Development Teacher for the Detroit Public School system. He also founded the International Community Development Group (NGO) in 2005. ICD has greatly assisted in global issues and are currently holding services with the United Nations in Manhattan New York.
Art Wilson currently serves his ministerial organization (UPCI) as an Immigrant Ambassador for North American Multicultural Ministries. He previously held office as Michigan Men’s Director, Metro Detroit Secretary, and National Building the Bridge Secretary. He is the author of the Books “The Diversity Harvest”, and “Tell Me the Truth”.
He is married to Bethany Wilson and has three daughters Alora, Moriah, and Mikayla.


leader-marshallsDennis Marshall

Dennis and Belkis Marshall
have been a members of The International Church for the past 13 years. They have two wonderful sons: Trevor, 12; and Derrick, 10. They have had the privilege to work with New Convert Care, our 101 Class, Family Ministries, Compass. Dennis is currently the Men’s director. They also have been very active in teaching home Bible studies and have seen many through the years come to the revelation of the mighty God in Christ Jesus. Several have been baptized in Jesus name and filled with His Spirit. The Marshalls look forward to continuing to serve TIC.

Paul & Veronica Crabtree

Paul and Veronica Crabtree
have been married 14 years and have one son, Benjamin. They serve as members of the Board of Directors. Veronica is also involved in the choir and Compass ministry and is the Director of the toddler department.

Redento & Sharon Johnson

Redento & Sharon Johnson
serve on the Board of Directors of The International Church. Redento is a United States Air Force Veteran with just under 10 years of active duty service. He is the President of a military geospatial and medical imaging consulting company. He also serves as a Deacon and Director of Security. Sharon Johnson serves as Secretary to the First Lady for the Ladies Ministry, Mothers and Daughters of Zion and Sunday School Assistant for the 5-7 year olds.

leader-johnsonsRyan & Alesha Johnson

Ryan & Alesha
have been married for 13 years and have 2 daughters, Kaliyah 8 and Kaylee 6. They have been over the music at T.I.C for the last 10 years and feel it is a great honor to be entrusted with the praise and worship music of the church. They also have the privilege of coordinating the Sound and Media departments. Alesha also serves as secretary to Pastor. They are excited about the place that God has them in and have great faith and expectation for where they are headed.


leader-brownsDushawn Brown

Dushawn and Monica Brown
immediately began their ministry together after being married in August of 2002. While both work outside of their church, their passion is the church as the Browns have been serving The International Church in a variety of capacities for over 13 years. Dushawn received his ministerial license with the UPCI in November of 2012. Currently, they lead the young adult ministry and hold weekly services for the group on Monday nights. Their burden rests on reaching, teaching, and discipling souls for the Kingdom and being a constant support for their Pastor and his family.

Dion & Mikka Taplin


Dion & Mikka Taplin

heads up the bus ministry at The International Church.

Rick & Michele Eaton

Rick & Michele
are the Directors of the Silver & Gold Ministries – which includes a choir and fellowship ministry for adults 50 years old and up. They also work in the Compass Ministry, Rick is now an Elder and is in the new Men’s Ministry the SEALS. Michele is a professor student. She attended William Tyndale Bible College; had 2 years of Bible classes at Straight Gate; took correspondent classes with Kenneth Hagin Sr.; and attended Evangel Ministries Destiny School of Ministry. The Eatons are gifted ministers and mentors, they enjoy life together and have seven children and 13 grandchildren.