Divine Restoration Ministries

Who We Are

Navigating God's People Through Troubled Waters

Divine Restoration Ministries was founded with you in Mind!
It was in 1998 that God decided to use a man, Pastor J. Richard Evans, Sr. to bring restoration to the brokenhearted. After years of hurting inwardly because of past wounds that never seemed to completely heal, Pastor Evans was led to lead others to a place that he found restoration. This place was not a physical dwelling, but a spiritual
sanctuary where the truth would set the captives free. After being released by his pastor, Pastor Evans began a bible study in his living room. Within two weeks time there was no longer enough room to hold those that attended. This would lead to a brief stop in Eastpointe Michigan and subsequent move to the Boulevard and Gratiot in Detroit. The ministry is currently located on the city’s east side, where they are retiring the debt of their mortgage. It was in prayer that the spirit of the Lord had Pastor Evans examine himself, and the truth of his situation, which was, “the Devil” was not to blame for everything that had gone wrong in his life. It was here that the Lord revealed that if Pastor Evans would Change his mind, Change his environment, that ultimately his LIFE WOULD CHANGE. He whom the Son sets free is free indeed! Along with his childhood sweetheart, and wife of 17 years, Pastor Evans has ushered in an environment that encourages self evaluation, and a willingness to embrace change. Prophetess Evans works tirelessly to assist the women of Divine Restoration Ministries and the community, both young and old, to maximize their full potential. In addition, she is an excellent administrator and has utilized that gift in the advancement of the ministry. No greater example of commitment to God and family can be exhibited than what Prophetess and Pastor have guided those that follow them through. The victories are almost too numerous to name, however, if you should stop in on a service you’re sure to here testimony of how God saved the lives of those that lead this local body. Come…be restored!

Our Services

Service Times

  • 10:00am - Morning Worship in Detroit
  • 01:30pm - Worship Service in Mt. Clemens
  • 07:00pm - Midweek Feeding Bible Study in Detroit
  • 07:00pm - Thirsty Thursdays - Bible Study in Mt. Clemens
  • 10:00am - 2nd Saturday Men's Fellowship - Man In Demand
  • 02:30pm - 2nd Saturday Women's Fellowship - Beauty For Ashes


Bishop-Elect J. Richard & Pastor-Elect Tenisis  Evans

Bishop-Elect J. Richard & Pastor-Elect Tenisis Evans

Bishop-Elect James Richard Evans, Sr. is the Founder, Visionary, and Senior Pastor of Divine Restoration Ministries, with two thriving campuses located on the eastside of Detroit and in the heart of Mt. Clemens. Bishop-Elect Evans is a young man committed to serving his God and community with all of his resources. He and his high-school sweetheart, Pastor-Elect Tenisia Evans serve as an excellent example of teamwork, having built a strong relationship over the last twenty-six years, happily married for twenty of those years. Their union has been blessed with five beautiful children James Jr. (Brittany), Jacob, Jenisia, Jasmine, and Jordan; and two grandchildren: Jordyn and James, III. After much prayer, Bishop-Elect Evans started Divine Restoration Ministries in August of 1998. He entered ministry full time in July of 1999, and countless lives have been changed and restored. He has been ordained as a pastor and a son in the Rhema Fellowship, an international fellowship headed by the renowned Bishop David E. Martin of Dallas, TX. In August of 2008, he was consecrated as an Apostle in the Five Fold Ministry Fellowship under the leadership of the late, Apostle V. B. Washington of Detroit, MI. In 2008, the Lord directed Pastor Evans to align himself with the Greater Works of Christ Fellowship, MI & GA, under the leadership of Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, Great Faith Ministries International. He and Pastor-Elect Tenisia Evans were consecrated as a Son and Daughter as they submitted to the spiritual parentage of Bishop Wayne T. and Dr. Beverly Y. Jackson. In 2006, Phase Two of Restoration House Community Center was launched: Rest House. It provides transitional housing in an effort to bring restoration to the total man. Rest House brings candidates into a living situation that provides them with the training and supervision needed to transition them from homelessness and helplessness to becoming self sufficient and productive members of society. In June of 2007, Divine Restoration Ministries Mt. Clemens Church was born, providing ministry in the heart of Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Birthed and bathed in prayer, Mt. Clemens soon began to thrive as evangelistic teams canvassed the neighborhoods with prayer and flyers, pulling in souls from varied backgrounds, classes, and races. After only one year, the Mt. Clemens Church transitioned from worshiping in a hotel meeting room to the historic edifice, Grace Episcopal Church. On September 5th, 2010, Divine Restoration Ministries – Mt. Clemens held it’s first service in its new location 91 Welts St., formerly The Lincoln Early Childhood Center. The Mt. Clemens Church has a growing congregation and staff with a great vision to meet the spiritual and natural needs of this community. Bishop-Elect and Pastor-Elect Evans are the founders and CEOs of the Restoration House Community Center, a resource center with a huge vision that includes a food and clothing distribution center, health fairs, referral services, housing, adult education, and job training. With the advent of Divine Restoration Ministries-Mt. Clemens Campus, our second community center – RHCC-II was born. The goals of RHCC-II mirror those of the Detroit Campus and have already made a profound impact by meeting the natural and physical needs of the community. RHCC feeds 400+ families per month between the two centers through its food pantry and offers clothing and referral services. Triumphantly the vision is coming to pass and lives are being restored. God has chosen Bishop-Elect J. Richard Evans and He has placed a word in his mouth for the nations. He is a young man of great faith, leading, instructing, with wisdom, knowledge and understanding beyond his years. He has the uncanny knack and the keen ability of producing greatness and excellence in everything he touches.


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