Dr. Tariq Z. Cummings, Lead Pastor
A Husband, Father, Author, Singer, Songwriter, Pastor and Friend; Reverend Dr. Tariq Zayid Cummings is dedicated to spreading the love of God through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Ghost. Esteemed as one of today’s emerging faith leaders and preachers, Dr. Cummings travels the United States and abroad to engage, encourage and equip God’s people via conferences, public forums, worship, word and social media channels.
Born in Pontiac, Michigan, Dr. Cummings acknowledged God’s grace at an early age. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas and a Master of Divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2018, Dr. Cummings received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Gammon Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA. He is also the 2013 recipient of the United Negro College Fund Outstanding Young Alumni for Philander Smith College. In December of 2017, Gammon Theological Seminary awarded Dr. Cummings the “2017 Emerging Leader Award.” Dr. Cummings is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.
Dr. Cummings served as the Senior Pastor of the Allgood Road United Methodist Church in Stone Mountain, GA from 2013-2015 and Associate Pastor of the St. James United Methodist Church of Alpharetta GA from 2015-2018. In 2018 the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, appointed Dr. Cummings as the Senior Pastor of the Ousley United Methodist Church of Stonecrest, Georgia. During 2019 North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, Dr. Cummings was Ordained as an Elder in Full Connection.
Dr. Cummings is married to Tamika Evette Cummings, who is his best friend and inspiration.
Sis. Gail Hinds
Executive Assistant to the Pastor
Bro. Reggie Anderson
Manager of Finance and
Sis. Berlinda Taylor
Rev. Abramham Little
Pastor of Congregational Care
Rev. Willie Nelson III
Pastor of Worship Arts
Rev. Jai King
Pastor of Student Ministries