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Luke 4:18-19

Apostle Tyrone W. Howell, Jr born in Hampton, Virginia, is an anointed vessel of the Lord.  He was called to do the work of an Apostle on Paul's grave site in Rome, Italy 1997. Prior to that, he was an active member of Gt. Walters AMEZ Church from birth until he went to Rome.  He attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA and Hampton University in VA where he was on academic and track scholarships (won 69) - and listed as an All-American in Track and Field...  


Through his fervent diligence in seeking the Lord in prayer, studying of the Word and fasting,  he was baptized with the fire and power of the Holy Spirit.. The Lord has used him mightily in witnessing, preaching and teaching The Word with miracles, signs and wonders following his work for The Kingdom of God. Additionally, God continues to use him in all areas of the five-fold ministry according to Ephesians 4:11..

In 1999, He answered the call to preach the Gospel.  He was licensed and ordained  to preach by Bishop Willie J. Hilton(Spiritual Father)  of Friendship Baptist Church in Newport News, VA.  As the great-grandson of Methodist  and Baptist Pastors, the mantle to preach and teach the Gospel has been passed to him.


Following the call and leading of the Lord to establish   a church in Dallas, Texas. He left his family, friends and earthly possessions in Virginia and drove to Dallas in June 2001.(Mark 10:29-30) 

Sword of the Spirit Church and Ministries was birthed on September 13, 2003 in Irving, Texas. 


His work in the community includes but is not limited to work with the Mayor and local school boards. He has hosted a number of community activities and mentors many young persons in business and the ministryl


According to the direction of the Lord, the church was established to function as an Apostolic mission   - as one sent to go out and  establish and build foundations of churches, bring correction, if needed and bring back all, including the lost from all over the world. according to Acts 1:8.


Apostle Howell continues to fulfill the Apostolic mission by preaching and teaching the Word of God at home and all over the world while continuing  to shepherd Sword of the Spirit Church.  He preaches/teaches in cities locally  in  Dallas ,- Fort Worth areas  -  Duncanville, DeSoto, Arlington, Frisco,etc.-  through out the United States and the world - including several trips to Paris, Lile. and Brussels, France, Lucerne and Geneva, Switzerland,  Togo, West Africa, Frankfurt and Cologne, Germany, Honduras, Brazil and Israel.


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