Our Pastor

Linda Sweezer was born the tenth child in a family of ten to Bessie Dillard and the late Alfred Dillard, Jr. in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was saved at the tender age of ten. She worked at Vicksburg Family Development Service for 19 years—fourteen of those years as the Co-Director. She has two beautiful children: Minister Anthony Sweezer and Minister Ann Sweezer. She is a 1978 graduate of Vicksburg High School and attended and graduated from Milsaps College, Jackson, MS in 1982.

She was called into the Gospel Ministry on February 5, 1995, ordained in 1997 and again in 2006 by Bishop T.D. Jakes of Dallas, Texas at The Potter’s House International. She was called to pastor and founded The House of Peace Worship Church in December 2001. It is known as “the Church Where the Holy Spirit is in Charge.” In May 2006, the Holy Spirit led Pastor Sweezer to begin another church in the Rolling Fork area; it is known as The House of Peace Worship Church International/Delta.

Apostle Linda Sweezer is also a playwright and has written, produced and directed fifteen major productions, which were performed in the theater in the surrounding areas of Vicksburg, Rolling Fork and Fayette, Mississippi and Texarkana, TX. 

The titles are:

·     One In Christ

·     What Do I Do Now?

·     The House is on Fire

·     What Will I Be?

·     Shattered Dreams

·     Love at First Sight

·     Color Me Courage

·     Change is Not Bad

·     What is Love?

·     The Greatest Mystery

·     Double Trouble

·     Married, But Alone!

·     Choices

·     Take a Second Look

·     Why Me?

·  Yesterday was Five Minutes Ago
She is the author of a book entitled, “Eating Along the Way!” A Survivor’s Guide for People Who are Serious About Hearing God’s Call. In addition, she was the co-owner of a Christian bookstore.
She was affirmed into the Apostolic calling on July 29th 2011. The Affirmation Ceremony was conducted by Apostle Michael O. Exum, Executive Director of The Potter’s House International Pastoral Alliance and Apostle Eyvone Smith of His Harvest Ministries, Oxford, Mississippi.
Some other achievements include:
  • Appointed Board Member of the United Way of West Central Mississippi (2011-2014)
  • Director of The House of Peace Substance Abuse Prevention Program
  • Appointed for a second term to the Election Commission – 2009-2012
  • Appointed to the Election Commission 2005-2009
  • Two times appointed to the City of Vicksburg Civil Service Commission
  • Social Worker for 16 years
  • Chosen by the Ivyettes of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as one of the Religious Role Models
  • Outstanding Young Women of America
  • Woman of Excellence Award in Art and Literature
  • Sower of the Lord Award and Peacemaker Award given by the Flying High for Jesus Outreach
  • Honored as a Local Recipient of 100 Black Women
  • Recognized as a Distinguished African American by St. Mark Freewill Baptist Church
  • Nominated as one of the 50 Leading Business Women of America
  • Scholarship given in her name by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
  • Appointed to the Vicksburg- Warren School District Advisory Council to develop plans for building Mega Schools

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