The historic Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles announced the Feb. 18 ordination of Omarasa O. Manigault. The Rev. Dr. H.B. Hicks, pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, DC, preached the ordination sermon. The Rev. K.W. Tulloss offered the charge to Omarosa.

Omarosa went before the ordination committee, made up of prestigious ministers from around the country, led by the renowned Dr. Hicks.

Omarosa demonstrated that she was both theologically prepared and scripturally rooted. The committee unanimously voted for her to be approved for ordination. The Rev. Manigault now has the authorization to serve and perform all standard Christian ceremonies including marriages, baptisms and funerals.

“This is the day that the Lord has made, I truly rejoice and am glad it is!

This was one of the most profound days of my life and my ministry. How amazing I feel to serve God. I made a very personal decision to dedicate my life to the service of the kingdom of God,” the newly ordained minister said. “I intend to continue my seminary studies and to fully discover what God’s plan is for my life and ministry.”

Rev. Manigault grew up in the church in her hometown of Youngstown, Ohio and dedicates her life to her church and her community in the Los Angeles area. She is currently enrolled in the doctorate of ministry program at Payne Theological Seminary in Ohio. She received her undergraduate degree from Central State University, Ohio and a master’s from Howard University, Washington DC.

Rev. Manigault currently serves as assistant pastor at Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church.