Restoration Ministries International

Reaching People, Meeting Needs, Changing Lives 

Our Beginnings

On March 10, 1985, marked the start of Restoration Ministries with a service conducted with a congregation of three, in a small house in Deighton Road, St. Michael, Barbados. This marked the beginning of the realization of a vision that had been received eight years earlier.

By 1988 the gathering had outgrown the house and a building was leased in Laynes Road, Brittons Hill, St. Michael. The church had then become well known as Revival Assembly and the membership continued to grow.

Eight years later, in 1996 the name of the church was changed from Revival Assembly to Restoration Ministries, with greater emphasis being placed on the restoration of all things, according to Acts 3:21.

During the year that followed, the search for accommodation ended finally, at Bonnetts Avenue, Brittons Hill, St. Michael, Barbados.
For seven months the Pastor, his wife Joy and three sons, David Jr., Jonathan and Christopher, along with the congregation assembled under a tent on this site, while the Leadership of the church forged ahead with the process of acquiring the property.

Finally, on October 10, 1997, the congregation transformed the interior of the building that had been standing on this site for many years, and moved in to conduct services with great celebration and thanks to Almighty God.

Over time the ministry became known for its strong prophetic worship. This was experienced and expressed on numerous occasions by visiting ministers.

Restoration Ministries is part of the network of International Christian Leaders Connection (ICLC), and is in turn, giving apostolic covering to a number of other churches.










Dr. David Durant, J.P.

Senator, Apostle


Prophet David Durant is the founder and Senior Pastor of Restoration Ministries International, a dynamic church located in the beautiful Island of Barbados.
Called into the family of God in 1975 whilst living in Guyana, a young David Durant pursued God with a passion. This passion led him to commence preparation for the pastoral ministry. During his time at Bible School, he served as Youth Leader, Deacon and also on the national youth committee of the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches.

Inspired by a word from God to pioneer a ministry in Barbados, Prophet Durant returned to his homeland in 1979 to fulfill the vision. He married Joy Grant of Guyana in 1980 and together they pastor a church in a rural area of Barbados for four years before God led them to establish Restoration Ministries. Today, Restoration Ministries is a powerful prophetic and apostolic ministry with a strong worship mandate and the evidence of the operation of the five-fold ministry.

Prophet Durant serves on various national and regional committees. He presently presides over the International Association of Ministers and he is also a founding member of the National Reformation Strategic Partnership of Barbados. Both groups bring Pastors from various denominations together for prayer, fellowship and encouragement. Apostle Durant is also on the committee of the Caribbean Region Arm of International Christian Leaders Connection Network.

He has become a spiritual father and mentor to many ministers, with Restoration Ministries International  giving covering to several independent Ministries in Barbados, Antigua and Trinidad. His weekly radio program 'Restoration' is an inspiration to many persons across the nation and region at large.
Prophet Durant travels extensively flowing in a prophetic psalmist anointing ministering in conferences, seminars and crusades throughout the Caribbean, USA, United Kingdom, Suriname and Guyana.

Rev. Joy Durant
Senior Pastor

Born in a small village in Georgetown, Guyana, Joy Grant entered the world not knowing the mark she would have on it. She was the fourth of twelve children born to Ethelene & Vivian Grant. At seven years of age, young Joy accepted Christ into her life, was baptized with the Holy Spirit by the age of nine and became involved in the ministry at Heavenly Light Temple Full Gospel Assembly Church.

Pioneering ministry is a part of Pastor Joy’s destiny. She assisted in the pioneering work at Meadow Brook Full Gospel Church before migrating to Barbados to be married to Pastor David  who she had met in Guyana.

Together they worked in two (2) small churches and later founded Revival Assembly which became Restoration Ministries.


Pastor Joy has a strong prophetic/teaching call upon her life and flows in the area of deliverance. She also ministers at Women’s conferences, prayer breakfasts and retreats and has a heart for the growth and development of young believers.


Apostle Durant and his wife Pastor Joy are the proud parents of three sons, David Jr. Jonathan and Timothy. All three are active members of the ministry functioning in various capacities.

Our Mission:
We exist to glorify God among the nations, by pioneer evangelism and church planting, building strong disciples for Jesus, who in the power of the Holy Spirit, will propagate a holistic gospel and affect their communities.

Fellowship


* To encourage God’s people to walk humbly before God, maintain a serving spirit and develop covenantal relationships.

* To bring forth a people who will serve the Body of Christ faithfully, and create a culture of love and acceptance.


Administration

* To support the aforementioned ministries in the executing of their duties and responsibilities, with the aim of developing a service of excellence.