Reverend Deon Archer affectionately known as Pastor D by his church never thought about planting and pastoring a church. But in his final year at The College of Biblical Studies, an urban inner city church planter, Dave Dozier, asked him a question that would plant an unshakeable seed in Deon’s heart. Through Dozier, fellow church members, and coworkers, God would confirm that He was, in fact, calling Deon to plant and pastor a church.
Deon was ordained by The Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church and spent 16 years in multiple capacities from usher, Sunday school teacher, deacon, ordained minister and elder. In addition Deon completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biblical Counseling, Studied bible at Dallas Theological Seminary, And is working on a Masters of Divinity degree from Southwestern Theological seminary. Deon went on to intern for three years at Higher Expectations Church under the leadership and training of Bryant Lee. Through the internship, Archer was equipped for pastoring and church planting in the urban inner city. He then joined the Houston Church Planters Network (HCPN), which further trained him for two years. In 2018, he was commissioned by Higher Expectations Church and HCPN to plant a church, which would become Redeeming Word Community Church.