What Is MICA?
The Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church Ministries has reached another milestone in its history with the implantation of the rebirth of Monument International Church Assemblies, Inc. (M.I.C.A.).
M.I.C.A. is a Christian Association of baptized, spirit-filled leaders organized on June 26, 1999, under the leadership of Apostle Richard D. Henton. Apostle Henton was the founder of the Monument of Faith Church and the R.D. Henton Breakthrough Ministries.
Our founder, Apostle Richard D. Henton, went home to be with the Lord in October 2015, and the mantle was passed to his son, Apostle Mark A. Henton. In 2016 God gave the call to birth M.I.C.A. through this man of God.
The association is designed to assist pastors in fulfilling their assignments and duties to their communities. Our goal is to help pastors, co-pastors, and administrators be more effective by providing information, services, products, fellowship, and special workshops conducted by Apostle Dr. Mark A. Henton and the clergy staff. We realize that people perish for a lack of knowledge, as stated in Hosea 4:6; therefore, we endeavor to give pastors access to information which is the source of knowledge.
MICA was formed to assist pastors by helping them serve their communities more effectively.
Statement of Faith
Apostle Richard Daniel Henton
Called to the ministry on December 14, 1948, Apostle Richard D. Henton was one of the most dynamic pastors and evangelists in Chicago and across the United States. He founded Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church in Chicago with just 16 members in 1964. Its first location, 6848 S. Racine, the old Rex Theater had been unoccupied for several years. Apostle Henton along with his team of workers transformed this abandoned building into a beautiful venue for ministry.
The church moved to its second address 7359 S. Chappel. It was at this location that the ministry catapulted its mission to transform lives, fostering and developing life skills while leading the congregation on a spiritual journey.
Monument of Faith took its next leap of faith when it moved to its current location at 2750 W. Columbus Avenue. With over 40 years of serving the inner city of Chicago behind the work that was to continue. The ministry grew to over 5,000 members with more than 15 outreach ministries that ranged from Women's Ministry to Homeless Ministry to Youth Ministry.
Dr. Henton was a faithful pastor, but still to many he was known as their "TV Evangelist". His weekly Breakthrough Hour telecast reached thousands, as did his revivals in other cities including Chicago, where more than 10,000 people come to UIC Pavilion to hear him. He has been the keynote speaker for many ministries: "The Promise Keepers", Bishop T.D. Jakes, Azusa with Bishop Carlton Pearson, Morris Cerullo, Bishop O.T. Jones, Sr., Rev. R.W. Shambach, The late Bishop Gilbert E. Patterson, Bishop Charles Blake, Morehouse, and many others to name a few.
Dr. Henton acquired three (3) Doctorate of Divinity Degrees and has been the recipient of numerous certificates of merit, letters from presidents, given the keys to many cities, and honored by congressmen and dignitaries alike.
Dr. Henton was a family man and the father of six children, three of whom are deceased. His only living son, Apostle Mark A. Henton followed in his footsteps and is now pastoring the church.
On October 22, 2015, Apostle Henton went home to be with the Lord. His legacy still lives on.
Pastors, Co-Pastors, and Administrators worldwide will acquire wisdom, knowledge, and a sound biblical world perspective as evidenced by a lifestyle of Christian character, leadership, service, stewardship, and worship.
To support, build and inspire church ministries by aiding in their preparation and assisting pastors in reaching their spiritual and financial goals established for serving their community.
Who Is Our Apostle?
Apostle Mark Anthony Henton comes from a legacy of anointed preachers. He is a third-generation pastor and has been ordained by God to lead the people of God to the next dimension of purpose, power, and prosperity. The son of the legendary trailblazer Apostle Richard D. Henton and the grandson of Pastor/Evangelist Amelia Anderson, he was destined to carry on the work assigned to this lineage.
His ministerial journey began in 1978 when he accepted the call to preach at the tender age of 18. His service continued as he became the youth Pastor of the Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church in 1981. This passion ignited a strong youth ministry. Over the course of 18 years in this role, it was clear that his fire could not be quenched. The flames of this fire were sparked by the powerful move of God during the all-night prayer service on Friday nights. This medium would be the catalyst for reaching young people throughout Chicago and its vicinity, allowing them to experience the power of God, the working of miracles, deliverance, and souls saved through this young willing vessel.
He was later ordained by Apostle Richard Henton in 1984. During which he perpetuated his divine purpose through an effective evangelistic ministry. During this time, he began showing signs of leadership and collaboration with peers by co-founding "COPS" (Coalition of Pastor's Sons), a monthly fellowship of sons of pastors that produced conferences, rallies, and youth services. In addition to a vibrant evangelistic ministry where God has utilized him throughout this nation, teaching and preaching the word of God, God inspired him to begin another work.
In 1999 Apostle Mark's journey changed course. He organized M.I.C.A. (Monument International Church Assemblies). He served as executive director while his father, Apostle R. D. Henton, was the presiding prelate. In 2001, he began his journey as a pastor, and the Monument Center of Life Church was birthed.
He flourished in his duties there, and after serving 13 years in this capacity, God added to his ministry.
In 2011, he began serving as co-pastor of God's House of All Nations after the passing of Bishop Charles Little. The continued submission and obedience propelled him forward, and his journey again took on a new course. In May 2014, he was installed as Pastor of the historic Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church, where his dad, Apostle Richard D. Henton, was the founder and pastor for over 50 years
Although his ministry is full of experience, Apostle Mark’s academic matriculation began with the Chicago Public Schools. Then with the Chicago Bible College and Logos Bible College. He's the recipient of two honorary Doctoral Degrees and has been presented with numerous awards for his service in ministry.
He has been the keynote speaker for a vast number of venues, churches, and universities, always spreading the message of hope, faith, and deliverance. Furthermore, he is an anointed man of God with a genuine love for God’s people and a reachable personality that appeals to this generation. Likewise, he remains rooted and grounded in the foundational teachings of holiness and is determined to continue to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.
In addition to being a beloved pastor, he is a devoted family man with his wife, Grace LaJoy Little-Henton, four beautiful daughters, and four grandchildren. He is yet driven and focused on fulfilling the work God has placed before him.
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. Because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord."
BISHOP KEITH E. TRIBITT SR.
Keith E. Tribitt Sr., a native of Chicago, Illinois, now residing in Kansas City Metropolitan area, has been saved for 43 plus years. He has been the instrumentalist in various churches such as: Old Ship of Zion Baptist Church, Chicago, Ill, Faith Temple C.O.G.I.C. of Chicago, Ill. State Music Department, 6th Jurisdiction of Ill, C.O.G.I.C., Youth Holiness Singers of Chicago, Ill., Minister of Music for Christian Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. of Kansas City, Mo, Western Mo. State Choir, Kansas City, Mo., Metropolitan Baptist Temple of Kansas City, Ks., Minster of Music for Victory Temple Christian Life Center, KCMO. In 1995 Rev. Tribitt was called to preach the gospel and became an ordained minister through Kingsway Fellowship International.
In 2005 Rev. Tribitt was called and ordained to the Pastorate at Victory Temple Christian Life Center. Bishop Tribitt is presently the Senior Pastor of the Victory Temple Christian Life Center, Kansas City, Mo. Through his leadership Victory in The Spirit Worship & Word Conference was established. He is the Midwest Regional Bishop for MICA (Monument International Church Assemblies), National Music Director for MICA, the Executive Director for Worship NOW Institute of Kansas City, the founder and overseer for the Elements of Faith Ministries of Kansas City. Bishop Tribitt has served on the staff of instructors for the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar of Oakland, CA. and on the music staff for Kingsway Fellowship International of Des Moines, IA.
Keith Tribitt has performed workshops and appeared in various cities with many outstanding artists such as: Pastor Marvin Winans, The O’Neal Twins, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Edwin Hawkins, Lynette Hawkins Stephens, Bishop Walter Hawkins, Clark Sisters, Shirley Miller, Bobby Jones and New Life, Craig Brothers, Jessie Dixion, Sara Jordan Powell, B.C. & S. Singers, Dannibell Hall, Myrna Summers, Benny Cummings, Betty Griffin, Albertina Walker, Richard (Mr. Clean) White, James Moore, Calvin B. Rhone, Isaac Douglas, Vernon Johnson, Calvin Bridges, Larry Roberts, Charles Nicks, Michael Charles Singers, Lou Rawls, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Shaun Pace Rhodes, Richard Smallwood, William Murphy, Dewayne Woods, Crystal Rucker, Judy Jacobs, Isreal Houghton and New Breed, Pastor Daryl Coley, Adriann Lewis of Rizen, Pastor Deandre Patterson, Pastor Mark Henton, Dr. Michael Freeman, Trip Lee, Lecrea, Michael Lampkin of Sunday’s Best
Keith Tribitt has produced and appeared on several albums such as: “He Has Not Given Us the Spirit of Fear”, The Inspirational Community Choir; “On Christ the Solid Rock”, Christian Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. “Extending The Dream”, Gospel Efforts to Combat Hunger; “KC Gospel Music Workshop”; “God’s Will Must Be Done”, Lucille Harris; “Guilty” Ahlee Robinson; “KC Metro Mass Choir”; “St. James United Methodist”; “GMWA Mass Choir Live in Los Angeles.”
Gospel Music Workshop of America National Mass Choir; “All Things Are Possible”, The Hawkins Music & Arts Love Fellowship Conference; “Keith Tribitt & The Elements of Faith Ministry”.
Bishop Tribitt brings 36 plus years of ministry experience, while serving in several churches, owning and operating his own business, ministering around the country through concerts, through prison ministry, and on the foreign mission fields of France, Belgium, Holland, and Guadeloupe. LifeLine Production, Inc., a state-of-the-art recording and production facility established in 1987, owned by Bishop Tribitt, specializes in gospel music production and has produced and recorded several regional and national projects.
Bishop Tribitt, has been married and faithful to LaTonya for 36 years. Bishop Tribitt is the father of one child, Keith Jr., and one grandchild, Anaya.
Bishop Tribitt is currently seeking a degree in Pastoral Theology from the Emmaus Road Bible Institute.
Larry J. Lloyd is the founder and general overseer of Spirit of Liberty Christian Fellowship and Global Ministries in Lafayette, Louisiana. Lloyd is a professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is also the founder of the Prophetic School for Life and Ministry in Lafayette, LA, Los Angeles, CA, and South Africa. Bishop Lloyd is celebrating 50 years of ministry. Lloyd was ordained in 1973 by the Western Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ in Shreveport, Louisiana. Reverend Lloyd was consecrated as Bishop and Prelate of Spirit of Liberty in 2008. With fifty years of preaching, teaching, and administrative responsibilities, Lloyd is considered to be a veteran facilitator with excellent oral communication skills. Dr. Lloyd has demonstrated proficiency as a professor, lecturer, and conference speaker. He has also excelled in mentoring, curriculum development, strategic planning and leadership development. Lloyd’s educational background includes the completion of a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies in the summer of 2004 from Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Intercultural Studies. Lloyd holds two master's degrees in theology and Intercultural Studies from Fuller’s School of Theology and School of Intercultural Studies in 1992 and 1993, respectively. Lloyd completed his bachelor's degree in Bible and Pastoral Studies from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1977.
Professionally, Lloyd has served as founder and General Overseer of the Spirit of Liberty Christian Fellowship and Global Ministries of Lafayette, Louisiana since 1979. Lloyd was recently appointed as Bishop of the Southern Region of M.I.C.A (Monument International Church Assemblies). Dr. Lloyd have taught at Oral Roberts University Undergraduate School of Theology between 1982 and 1983, while pursuing his master's degree. Lloyd served as Pastor of Congregational Care at Greater Bethany Congregational Church of Los Angeles from 1997-1999. In 1999, Dr. Lloyd received national attention from Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor for his contributions in educating urban leaders in Compton and Watts. Lloyd has taught as an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary School of Theology since 2000. Lloyd taught as a visiting professor at Loyola Marymount University from 2001-2002. Lloyd served as Director of the African American Studies Program at Azusa Pacific University from 1996-2001.
Reverend Lloyd is the founder of Boys With A Bible, a mentoring program for African American boys and urban youth. Lloyd currently host The Wonderful Word of God Radio Broadcast, and Spiritual Soul Food daily devotionals, which includes preaching and teaching programs reaching a major segment of Southwest Louisiana, and internationally via the worldwide web. Reverend Lloyd has made appearances on TBN and many local television stations in Lafayette, Louisiana, Beaumont Texas, and Los Angeles, California. Reverend Lloyd shares an international round table discussion with a global audience on real life issues with Bishop Benjamin Carter on the Now Network weekly.
Lloyd’s professional honors and memberships include professor of Politics and Religion, Race Relations, Philosophy, and Logic in the Humanities and Inter - Disciplinary Studies Department, Southern University. Dr. Lloyd has served as a member of The American Association of Christian Counselors, and Lloyd is a recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award from the City Council, of Lafayette, LA, and a recipient of the Key to the city of Lafayette, Louisiana, Lexington Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals, and Who’s Who Among Students in Universities and Colleges, North Central University, Minneapolis, MN. Lloyd’s dissertation title is “Neighborliness and Reconciliation among African Americans, U.S. Hispanics/Latinos, and Korean Americans in Los Angeles.”
Dr. Charles H. Kraft was Lloyd’s mentor during his doctoral studies. Lloyd has traveled extensively, he leads biblical tours to Israel, Egypt, Rome, Turkey, Greece and West Africa which includes Nigeria and Ghana. Recently, Dr. Lloyd and Spirit of Liberty Christian Fellowship and Global Ministries adopted schools in South Africa and Nigeria. Reverend Lloyd has also assisted in Church planting in Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Lloyd continues to minister full-time celebrating over four decades of teaching, preaching, educating and mentoring emerging leaders worldwide.
Email: [email protected]