Prophetess Cynthia Dunnings
Prophetess Cynthia Dunnings is a dynamic woman of God with a passion and hunger for a deeper relationship with Him. She is a 1983 graduate of North Edgecombe High School. After being raised in Maryland until her early teens, she then moved back to the Rocky Mount area. “I gave my life to the Lord when I was 19 years old. Since then I have made the commitment to get to know Him better every day” After growing up and being baptized at Righteous Grove Baptist Church in Whitakers, NC, life then began to take its interesting route to where she is now spiritually with God. “When I was baptized I had a very unique experience. I hear people say all the time about coming up out of the water and being changed but I can honestly say when I came out of the water, things looked so different. I thought I was in another world. Everything looked so much brighter". Thats the impact Prophetess Cynthia wants to make on the life of others. “One encounter with God, a true encounter, can change your whole life. I am a witness to that fact”. She is a woman of prayer and she co-labors along with her husband, Apostle Terry Dunnings, to shepherd and lead the flock that God has assigned to them. “I never thought that we would be doing the awesome things we are doing. When God speaks a word over your life, if you are receptive to His word and remain focused, it will come to pass in due season".
Apostle Terry and Prophetess Cynthia are the proud parents of two sons, Donald and Stephon Battle of Greensboro, NC. God is all about family and The Vision Center is definitely birthed out of a love and desire to reach those outside of the church walls and bring the word of God to them on a personal level. They believe that the largest army for the Lord are those that haven’t been formally introduced to Him yet. Reaching the lost and the unchurched is the Kingdom Assignment of The Vision Center Ministries.
Apostle Terry Dunnings
Apostle Terry Dunnings is a man after Gods own heart. Since giving his life to the Lord in 1998 it has been a passionate journey from then until now. He is a native of Staunton, Virginia and was raised in Augusta Street United Methodist Church. Upon graduation in 1980 from Robert E Lee High School, he then attended Winston Salem State University. After graduating in 1985 with a BA Degree in English, he then went into the United States Air Force for 4 years. “Those were 4 good years in my life as the military taught me order and discipline”. After moving to Rocky Mount NC in 1997, he then met his future wife Cynthia in 1998 and they were married in 1999. Life then began to take a turn for the better as he was licensed into the gospel ministry in 2003 at Thornes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church under Reverend Richard L. Battle. In June of 2004 he then began an 8 year journey at Tri-faith Ministries where he served in numerous capacities under the leadership of Pastors Matthew and Dawn Tillery. These included Armor Bearer, Elders Ministry, Assistant Pastor, and Marriage Ministry. He was ordained in ministry in 2004 and was ordained an Elder in 2005. “Tri-Faith Ministries was great training ground for my wife and I as we learned to pursue God on a more intimate level” It was from this launching pad that The Vision Center was birthed. “I feel that The Vision Center is a ministry for the times we are living in now. People now need encouragement more than ever but they also need to have the word of God explained in a way that makes God more reachable. God can meet you where you are. Its all based on your hunger and your thirst for Him.”
The Vision Center Ministries is submitted under the prayer covering of Apostles Joe & Belinda Alford of The Prayer Center of Thomasville, NC. They are also the founders of The Gateway Assembly- FORTIFY.