APOSTLE SENIOR PASTOR KENNETH R. LOCK SR.
Pastor Kenny began his life’s journey on March, 14, 1963. As a young boy of about 3 or 4 years of age, he would become very excited when he would hear music (gospel or R&B). Not fully understanding the anointing and gifting inside of him, his older sister, who was taking piano lessons, taught him the keys on the piano. Once he learned them, he began to put the music together of the songs that he learned in church. The first song he learned was “Jesus keep me near the cross”. As he continued mastering his gift, he became the chief musician for his church’s youth choir (Emmanuel Temple Missionary Baptist Church). His gift continued to blossom and in 1974 (at the request of his uncle Pastor Elbridge Lock), he became the chief musician for the Unity Gospel House of Prayer in Milwaukee, WI. He would remain there as chief musician, voice trainer and minister of music for 34 years. In 1985, he married the love of his life, Demetra Michele Johnson. They went on to parent 2 sons and 10 daughters. In 1989 (the same year) his eldest son Kenneth Ray Lock II was born), he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. In 1993, he received the revelation from Holy Spirit that he was to preach and teach God’s people for the glory of God. On Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 through the mouth of Prophetess Michele Corral, God’s earlier revelation became realized as God stated “God’s manifested Glory won’t become evident until he got in to position where God is calling you to be”. With that, the very next day (May 4, 2008), he made known to his pastor what had been revealed to him and that he would immediately vacate his position as minister of music to follow the path that God had now charted for him.
The very first service of The Open Door Christian Worship Center (Bible Class) was then held on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 3410 West Silver Spring Drive (inside the New Life Presbyterian Church)
Beside Kenneth Ray Lock II (Krystel), he is the proud father of Eric, Antronette (James), Latasha, Quiana (Trevon), Millicent (Tommy), Kendra (Cornelius), April, Amber (Devon), Maria (Craig), Cynthia and Danyelle.
APOSTLE PASTOR DEMETRA LOCK
Pastor Michele (as she is known to most of us), began her life journey on April 3, 1962 in Jacksonville, FL. As a young girl she loved drawing and writing poetry. She relocated to Milwaukee, WI at the age of 7. It was then that a tragic event occurred in her life that would lead her down the road of anger and depression. At age 10, her mother began a bible class in her home with her and her siblings. Through this bible class and learning about salvation and sanctification, she decided to seek a relationship with God. It was then at the age of 14 that she joined the Love Tabernacle Church. There she found that she had been blessed with an anointed singing voice. Due to the tragedy she suffered earlier in life, she began to search (oftentimes in the wrong places) for love. This would ultimately lead her to become a teenaged mom (to daughters Antronette and Latasha). In 1983, she became a member of the Unity Gospel House of Prayer where she finally achieved the relationship with God that she sought for so long. In 1985, she married the love of her life Kenneth Ray Lock. In addition to her two daughters, they went on to become the parents of two sons, Kenneth Ray II (Krystel) and Eric. They also parented eight more daughters, Quiana (Trevon), Millicent (Tommy), Kendra (Cornelius), April, Amber (Devon), Maria (Craig), Cynthia and Danyelle. In 1988, she received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and was called into Prophetic Ministry. She also was a dedicated choir member under her husband and took on Prison Ministry, sometimes travelling up to 400 miles to minister to those incarcerated in the state penal system. In 2002, she began a ministry to young women aptly called “Gorgeous Gifted Girls Cotillion”. She also serves as Co-labourer alongside her husband, leading The Open Door Christian Worship Center.
Apostle accepted her mandate as an Apostle on August 1, 2014. Her motto is and will always be “stay focus, stay committed and stay in faith”.