About Apostle Zoe El

Apostle Zoe El

Monument of Joy International Kingdom Church.

     Apostle Zoe El is the eldest son of Dr. Raymond, Sr., and Mother Rosa Powell. Apostle Zoe El knew at an early age through vision that he was called to be a telephone technician, and minister. He sat under the anointing of his father, Pastor Raymond Powell, Sr., during the years of his prayer band ministry.

When Apostle Zoe El came of age, he joined the U.S. Army and ranked sergeant, where he was trained in telecommunications. During this time, he traveled overseas, where he answered the call to minister and preach the Word in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, all of Europe, and throughout the United States. Apostle Zoe El was also stationed in California, where he continued to be busy about his Father’s business, winning many lost souls to the Kingdom. There, the late Bishop Nathaniel Jones mentored him. After Apostle Zoe El’s 13-year service in the Army, he was employed as a communications technician by Verizon, which was then called GTE. Because God has the last Word, Apostle Zoe El left GTE after 13 years to accept the call to feed God’s sheep and become a Pastor.

In October 1998, Monument of Joy Breakthrough Outreach Ministries was birthed through Apostle Zoe El, meeting at 3539 Ocean View Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia. A few of the ministries in operation were the Transitional Home and the Food Ministry, in which Apostle Zoe El reached out to the lost. At that time, Apostle Zoe El embraced the Ocean View area, with the help of God, oftentimes going door to door in the neighborhood alone.

In 2000, God showed Apostle Zoe El the new home for the ministry, and Monument of Joy Breakthrough Outreach Ministries moved to 3032 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, Virginia, and became Monument of Joy Community Church. The ministry continues to grow and excel in the Kingdom under the leadership of Apostle Zoe El where countless souls have been saved, mentored, and filled with the Holy Ghost. The Balm in Gilead HIV/Aids/Substance Abuse Ministry was birthed in March 2004 to set the captives free and preach the gospel to hurting people.

In 2007, Apostle Zoe El pursued motivational speaking under the mentorship of Les Brown. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Les Brown Speaker’s Bureau Network and authored the national best seller “Pattern of Purpose”.

Apostle Zoe El has one biological son, Nathanael, who lives in Somerset, New Jersey, but because of his love for people, he has become the spiritual father of many sons and daughters. God is now equipping him to mentor young men and father them so they can become the Mighty Men of God that He has destined them to be.

Apostle Zoe El received his Minister’s license from the Grand Old COGIC. He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Union University and earned an honorary Doctorate Degree from Norfolk Theological Seminary. Most of all, Apostle Zoe El is about a good work and will not come down.
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