I am a member of one of the most amazing ministry, it is a place of comfort, joy, love and peace. Pastor Yolanda I can truly say since day one you have loved me unconditionally. Never judged me, because you saw what I could be not what I was at the time. You helped me through my healing process, and it was a process. You helped me realize some of my own faults and that it was ok to be afraid, but I knew I could not stay in that place of fear. I must say my faith has grown and my giving has grown. I just want to say I am GRATEFUL for The Sanctuary!
Thank you Pastor Yolanda for spreading the true meaning of GOD’s Words.
I did not know what I was walking into TONIGHT! I have snotted everywhere. LOVED IT!!! I needed it.
The Sanctuary has brought so much prospective to my life; the teachings; the love for God, women that don’t know each other that just want to learn more about God. It was like an answered prayer for me especially being a new convert. I was searching for more, I wanted to know about Jesus Christ, and I thought that I would try going to my local church Bible Study, I would get into conversations with my friend who has been a Christian for a long time, but that wasn’t enough. That same friend came across The Sanctuary and shared it with me… it was an answered prayer. God knew that going to my local church Bible Study would not be the right tool for me, I needed to get teaching fast and it had to real, transparent and down to earth teaching . God is so awesome; He knows just what we need to help us build relationship with him. With all this being said, this is The Sanctuary – real, transparent teaching. God knew I needed to be elevated quickly so that I can find my purpose and walk in alignment with him. The Sanctuary has brought clarity and helped me to come into myself. I now know what my purpose and I like I always say, I don’t need to be a Joyce Myers or Cindy Trimm, I just need to be able to shape, mold and be a true disciple for Christ. Thank you, God, for aligning me with The Sanctuary for great teaching and togetherness.
Wow, wow is all I can say. It was worth the drive. The Sanctuary, a place to retreat, refresh and renewal. Where God meets you right where you are, holds your hand or picks you up to carry you to next level. He doesn’t let go or put you down until you are ready to fly.
Yolanda Douthit founded “The Sanctuary” in 2008 after the passing of her beloved father, Rev. Marvin N. Kelty and her aunt, Pastor Barbara J. Cameron. After their untimely passing four months apart, she was distraught with grief and was empty; seeking direction and healing as they both were a very influential force in her life. She was a member of a local church, but it was not providing the salve to heal her wounded soul. She desperately sought out a place that she could find comfort and relief from the pain of her lost. And although she was raised in church and was a PK, “preacher’s kid”, the traditional church setting was not what was required to heal her heart. She desired something different to reach her weary and dying soul.