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About Us



The mission of Divine Glory Ministries, Inc. is to minister the uncompromised Gospel of Jesus Christ to all of humanity and teach the people of God how to live daily in God's will; to promote a life of spiritual service and commitment to Christ; to be a vehicle of liberation to those that are bound; to empower the less fortunate to reach their fullest potential; to be a beacon of hope in this world. 


Divine Glory Ministries, Inc. seeks to be a place where the gospel of Jesus Christ is preached and taught with clarity and power. We will aggressively seek the salvation of all men. As a corporate body, we will continually engage the discipleship in the work of the ministry and cultivate a strong sense of commitment throughout. We will break the chains of the traditional Church and promote a proactive ministry in our community that touches the lives of people in every area. Through innovative and thoughtful techniques, we will seek to engage the underserved in ways that enable them to rise above their circumstances. Finally, we will offer ourselves as a lifeline to those who have all but given up.


Meet The Apostles

Apostle Melinda J. Sutton is the Founder of Divine Glory Ministries, Inc. She is the wife of Chief Apostle Jesse Sutton, a mother, and grandmother. Melinda’s desire is solely to love God, serve his people, and change lives through the gospel. She has experienced many life altering circumstances including receiving a medical prognosis and ministry partners walking away from their assignment; yet allowed her fears and disappointments to face the Word of God. Her hearts cry has been “I just want to do ministry." Anyone that has encountered her will know that she genuinely loves people, she will give her last to others in need, and she will preach the uncompromised gospel unapologetically. 

Apostle Melinda J. Sutton was raised in Malone, Florida where she learned the fundamentals of Christianity. Years later, she moved to Bradenton, Florida and joined Bethlehem Baptist Church in Sarasota under the leadership of Rev. Patrick A. Miller who became her spiritual father. While there, Melinda served in many auxiliaries and was prepared for a greater work to minister the gospel. It was there that she became intimately acquainted with the struggle of people of different backgrounds to believe God’s word.

In 2005, God led Melinda to Tallahassee, Florida where she served as a collegiate director. In 2007, Rev. Patrick A. Miller established Melinda as the Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Tallahassee (B.B.C.T), known today as Divine Glory Ministries, Inc. (D.G.M). One of her greatest accomplishments is having trained a group of college students to live according to God’s word in such a secular society. Many of these same students have become devoted and comprehensive believers. She has experienced the scrutiny of many leaders because of her stance, “For God I live and for God I die” and her ability to persevere in a male dominated position.

On October 18, 2020, Chief Apostle Jesse Sutton reaffirmed Apostle Melinda J. Sutton and accepted the call and responsibility of being Overseer of Divine Glory Ministries, Inc.

In November of 2020, she married Chief Apostle Jesse Sutton, “Her King." She continues to Pastor Divine Glory Ministries, Inc. while raising up qualified believers to lead the people of God. In addition, she is the Vice Presider of Global Enrichment Ministries, United Kingdom International Ministries, and Global Regional Conference Coordinators, alongside her husband. 

Melinda is the author of “The Power of Prayer: Believing for a Transformed Life” and “From Him, Through Me, To You”. With her third literary work on the horizon, she is allowing her gift to reach many nations and aspires to preach the gospel to all ends of the earth.


Covenant Bible College and Seminary

Associate of Science, Theology


Tallahassee, FL 

License and Ordination

Ordained as a Minister of the Gospel


Tallahassee, FL

Licensed as a Minister of the Gospel


Bradenton, FL

Certified as a Missionary


Bradenton, FL

Leadership Experience
Bethlehem Baptist Church of Tallahassee

2007 - present

Tallahassee, FL


Campus Ministry FAMU


Tallahassee, FL

Ministry Coordinator

Greater Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church    


Tallahassee, FL

Collegiate Ministry Coordinator

Uniting The Kingdom International


1st Vice International Presider


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Chief Apostle Jesse Sutton is a native of Washington, D.C with roots in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is the husband of Apostle Melinda Jones Sutton and the son of Lena and Lindsey Sutton. He is also a loving father and grandfather. He is known to enjoy laughter, be a man of integrity, and be in love with ministry. Chief Apostle Sutton has devoted his life to the up building of the Gospel and was developed under other great men of valor. 


On June 19, 1984, his journey began after being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and filled with the Holy Ghost at Holy Temple Church of Christ. He was trained in the evangelist ministry under the late, Elder Frank Davis. On December 3, 1994, he was ordained and consecrated to the office of an Elder. As an Elder, he worked diligently to encourage the people of God through evangelism. In October of 1996, he was elevated to the office of Bishop. On September 6, 2014, he was elevated to the office of an Apostle where he continues to edify the body of Christ. 


Chief Apostle Jesse Sutton have been an active participant in proclaiming the Gospel through developing partnerships and establishing organizations that will reach the nations. From May of 2000 to July of 2005, he served in the General Assembly of Apostolic Believers. In June of 2001, he established Healing Waters Outreach Ministries in Calvert County, Maryland. In 2002, he established the Apostolic Oasis International Fellowship Ministries. Within the next year, he established the Apostolic Oasis International Speakers Bureau. In 2014, he established Global Regional Conference Coordinators. In 2015, he established the Global Enrichment Ministries in Clio, Alabama. Currently, he is presiding over the United Kingdom International Ministries housed in several states within the United States, the United Kingdom, Jamaica, India, Canada, and Trinidad. 


On October 18, 2020, Chief Apostle Jesse Sutton reaffirmed Apostle Melinda J. Sutton and accepted the call and responsibility of being Overseer of Divine Glory Ministries, Inc.


On November 14, 2020, Chief Apostle Jesse Sutton married "His Good Thing" and best friend, Apostle Melinda Jones Sutton, Pastor of Divine Glory Ministries, Inc. Soon after, he accepted the call of being an Overseer of Divine Glory Ministries, Inc.


Chief Apostle Sutton believes in breaching cultural and organizational barriers through the Gospel and expanding his territory to reach the masses according to John 14:12. He is focused on kingdom building through holistic empowerment. Any encounter with Chief Apostle Sutton and his "Good Thing" will change your perspective and life!



Divine Glory Ministries, Inc. believes in transforming the lives of all people and teaching them how to thrive and live out their purpose in a demanding secular society. The ministry began in 2005 and increased in attendance from five to more than fifty people in a matter of weeks. Many opposed what God was doing and said the church would not be successful because the church consisted of solely college students, but God said differently. One night in Bible study, Divine Glory Ministries, Inc. had its first Pentecostal experience where many college students were baptized in the Holy Ghost. As a result, those present were endowed with gifts of prophecy, tongues, and wisdom. Empowerment occurred and shifted the Church into a prophetic fivefold ministry.


Divine Glory Ministries, Inc. have upheld its standard of loving Christ and others. Although, many have come and gone, there is a faithful remnant that support Apostle, Melinda J. Sutton in carrying out the mission and vision without compromise. We have facilitated many services within the community to share both the love of Christ and provision of Christ. We have volunteered at local homeless shelters, taught community bible studies, spearheaded clothes and food drives, hosted several community fellowship and fundraiser events, and provided families and community members with funds to help them rebuild their lives again. We believe in being a proactive member in the community by sharing the gospel to all men and displaying the love and character of Christ. Our means for bringing people into fellowship have changed over the course of years. We have gone out into different neighborhoods in Tallahassee, all three college campuses (Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, and Florida A&M University), homeless shelters (Kearney Center and HOPE community center) to meet their spiritual and physical needs. 


Divine Glory Ministries, Inc. have withstood many trials and tests; however, we have stood together as a family. We have labored together, cried together, built meaningful relationships with one another, gained knowledge of life and learned how to remain faithful to Christ during difficult circumstances. We welcome you to join in fellowship as we seek to honor God with our lives. 

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