PASTOR DAVID & LADY IRIS REED 

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Superintendent Reed’s work in the ministry and the community can be well summed up as building bridges to connect people to God.
 

As a pastor, Superintendent Reed has fearlessly approached ministry to win souls for Christ. In 1999, following the leading of God, he crossed state lines and relocated his church to Griffith, IN from Chicago, IL, creating a tri-state congregation with membership from Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.

Understanding that the Gospel must be accessible to all men, Superintendent Reed has created a comprehensive ministerial model to make the message of the Word of God accessible through various methods. Countless lives have been touched and changed through Reed’s Temple’s television and radio ministries. The Reed’s Temple Recording Choir has reached masses, performing internationally, producing top-selling CDs, as well as receiving a Stellar Award nomination. The reach of the ministry extends even further through David’s Little Lamb’s Infant and Childcare Academy, established to provide care for the whole child in a nurturing, faith-focused environment. In June of 2011, Reed’s Temple acquired the property at 1234 N. Broad Street to build a state-of-the-art childcare facility, and with prayer and careful management, the mortgages for both the church and daycare have been paid in full. Many families in the community have come to Christ through the outreach ministry of David’s Little Lambs.

Serving as an active member of the Griffith Clergy Association, Superintendent Reed has been recognized by local and state political leaders, for his dedication to providing help and healing to the community. When a tornado devastated Griffith in 2008, Reed’s Temple was the first church in the city to respond to the disaster, providing food, water, and gas cards for the citizens. What started out as one church providing emergency care for one day, turned into an entire week of service to the struggling community. Local businesses began uniting behind Reed’s Temple, contributing food and supplies to the church for those devastated by the tornado.

Beyond his life in the church and the community, Superintendent Reed is the eldest of nine siblings; the loving husband of First Lady Iris Reed; the caring father of one daughter, Nadia, and two sons, David Zac, married to Kaneda and Devon married to Toya; and the doting grandfather of four vibrant grandchildren, David Zamari, Zaria Majorie, Tristan, and Kai. As the patriarch of the Reed family, he stands on the legacy of his father Overseer Joe B. Reed, providing a strong example for generations to follow.