Pastor Marcel D. Fears is the Founder and Pastor of Overcomer’s Life Church (OLC,) a God-centered ministry focused on providing believers and its surrounding community with a safe-haven for all people, where the mantra is “No matter what you face in life, you can overcome it!”
Armed with a powerful, life-changing message of hope, Pastor Fears brings a thought provoking word which challenges the individual to embrace all that God has for their lives. A published author, he released his first book, “This is Where You Make It Happen” in 2011. His second book, “7 Principles to Love Again,” will be released in Spring of 2021.
Applying that message of spiritual awareness and motivation, Pastor Fears returned to the Chicago-area neighborhood where he was raised, to found OLC, with the intent on reintroducing Jesus and the purposeful power of His love to a new generation.
As a leader, speaker, influencer, author, educator, entrepreneur, and father, Pastor Fears is the owner of Marcel Fears Enterprises which focuses on Inspiring Solutions, Inspiring People, & Changing Lives.
A spiritual shepherd, motivational speaker and community leader, Pastor Fears strives to serve his congregation and church community with integrity and visionary leadership. He is the founder of Prayer Nation Worldwide hosting an annual conference attracting prayer warriors and intercessors from around across nation.
Pastor Fears comes from a rich lineage of ministry and preaching serving under his father Pastor Eugene Fears, Jr. of Redeem Church of God in Christ. Pastor Fears currently serves as Chairman of the Spiritual Empowerment Commission for the International Youth Department of the Church of God in Christ, Inc., Co-coordinator of the International AIM Internship Program, and Northern Illinois Jurisdiction Youth President.
Pastor Fears earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Leadership from Ashford University and is currently finishing his Master’s Degree in Divinity. Pastor Fears also has a decade of experience in banking and finance leadership. Pastor Fears is married to Lady Venus Fears and they have two sons: David Eugene and Tyler Louis.