We understand that worship is our spiritual, sacrificial offering to God, acknowledging his sovereignty over our human frailty. We commit to living our daily lives in humble submission to his authority, while pursuing His righteousness. We commit to the active participation in worship settings, creating an atmosphere for God to move uninhibited.
We understand that love is a commitment to others, not simply an emotion. We demonstrate our love towards God by following his commandments. We demonstrate our love for one another by humbly submitting ourselves to serving our brother and sister. We demonstrate our love towards mankind through our sacrificial gifts and acts of kindness, showing the love of Christ.
We understand that sharing quality time with like-minded believers is essential to the spiritual and emotional growth of TDP members. We commit ourselves to building quality services, programs and groups to empower the life of each individual, from infants to senior citizens
We understand that the unity within our church family is built by the individual support we provide to one another. We commit to identifying resources and creating bridges that will positively impact the home and personal life of our church family members.
PASTOR RYAN DAVID SIMS
Pastor Ryan David Sims is the Senior Pastor of The Dwelling Place Church of God in Christ, planted in Inglewood, CA. As a business leader, author and entrepreneur, Pastor Ryan is focused on guiding a new generation into comprehending the voice of God.
Pastor Ryan has been devoted to serving the youth and homeless populations since 1998. Most notably he has partnered with the Fred Jordan Mission of Los Angeles, the Orange County Rescue Mission, served as Board Member and Mentor of the Boys to Men Club of Los Angeles, as Campus Minister at Loyola Marymount University and former State President for the youth department of the First Jurisdiction of Southern California, COGIC. He currently serves as the Regional Secretary for the Greater Emmanuel Region of the First Jurisdiction and the Director of Marketing & PR for the International Youth Department of the Church of God in Christ.
With a 20-year career in the Information Technology industry, he founded three technology firms, Framework Business Technology and Gig, LLC and is the current Founder of The Agency West, a digital strategy and marketing firm providing services to the nonprofit industry through their service-based brands Brijd and SmartChurch.
Pastor Ryan delivers a transparent message of deliverance and shares his story through varied mediums, impacting a next generation of believers and world-leaders.
Pastor Ryan David Sims is married to the lovely and musically gifted Tenecia Sims and father of five beautiful children, Taylor, Ryan II, Riley, Mason and Addison, and one grand, Zuri.
LADY TENECIA SIMS
Lady Tenecia Sims of Inglewood, CA, is the First Lady of The Dwelling Place Church of God in Christ, serving as the Minister of Music and Women of Destiny President. She leads a monthly worship experience entitled “The Well” and hosts an annual women’s conference, “Empower”. Lady Tenecia has cultivated a prophetic worship experience where healing, deliverance and salvation occur as Praises are lifted up towards God. At the age of 14 she began her role as a member on the Praise and Worship Team of Morning Star Church of God in Christ. Later she became the Co-President of the Praise & Worship Team for the Young Adult Ministries (YAM) at West Angeles Church of God in Christ.
Lady T. was appointed the Assistant Chairlady for the Southwest Region of the International Youth Department for the Church of God in Christ in 2017, where she supports the vision of Regional President Tahaiti Tinsley. With almost 25 years of progressive service in the Praise & Worship Ministry, Lady Tenecia has impacted thousands of lives with her dynamic vocals and profound anointing. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Music with an emphasis in Voice from Loyola Marymount University, where she was afforded the opportunity to perform at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City. During her musical career she has appeared on highly sought-after stages, such as the Grammy Awards and American Idol, performing with Yolanda Adams, The Clark Sisters, Bebe Winans, Judith McAllister, Eartha Moore, Mariah Carey, and a host of Grammy Award nominated and winning singers.
Lady Tenecia serves alongside her husband, Pastor Ryan David Sims. She has been employed with the City of Los Angeles for over 13 years and raises, with her husband, their 5 beautiful children.