Rev. Marissa R. Farrow, a Native of Baltimore MD, was born on June 19, 1989 to Bishop Robert E. Farrow and Evangelist Jacqueline Farrow, Pastors of Mt. Calvary Church & Ministries, where Marissa had her beginnings in ministry. Marissa attributes her ministerial start to one “Good Friday Morning” when asked by her father to stand in for a pastor who was unable to make their annual Seven Last Words service.
It was from that moment that at the age of 14, Marissa found herself stepping out of the backgrounds of ministry, to the forefront when she began speaking for diverse occasions in the city of Baltimore.
On March 4, 2007, Marissa began her public ministry by preaching her Initial Sermon at Mt. Calvary Church and Ministries; a sermon entitled “The Unshakable Call” from Jeremiah 4:1-9 and Psalms 27. In June of that same year, Marissa graduated with academic honors as well as military honors from Meade Sr. High School.
Upon graduating, she began matriculating as a Biology Pre-Med major at Delaware State University. In her pursuit of educational success she found herself on a 7 year journey to complete her degree, and in December of 2017 Marissa completed that journey and proudly holds a Bachelor’s Of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Livingstone College in Salisbury,
NC; where she also is a proud Spring 2015 initiate of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.
Marissa prays that her academic journey will empower young people everywhere to know that it’s never too late to do what you should have done!
In August of 2013, she was ordained in the Northeast Freewill Baptist Convention.
Marissa has been privileged to sit under great leadership and glean from the teachings of her father, Bishop Robert E. Farrow, and currently serves as the Preaching Assistant and Minister to Young Adults at The Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York, under the Pastoral leadership of Rev. Dr. Floyd & Elaine Flake and attributes much gratitude to many great leaders who have impacted her preaching ministry and her personal pursuit of living a life of integrity.
Since that time Marissa has been blessed to travel and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Reaching national platforms before the age of 30 years old bringing her to share for the international AIM Convention for the Church of God in Christ INC.,
The international Pastors and leaders conference for the Full Gospel Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Joseph Walker, and the Woman Thou Art Loosed Master Class for Bishop T.D. Jakes at the Potters House of Dallas, TX. She has been blessed to minister live from The Word Network Studios in Detroit, Michigan and has also been featured in various written publications as a young leader in the church.
One of her proudest accomplishments are her two published writings entitled Delivered From Dysfunction & The Amazing Weight. In the secular, she proudly serves as the Co-owner & Editor in Chief of IN The Magazine with Miss Ericka J. A black owned publication based in Baltimore MD.
Marissa is on a kingdom move for God and will not stop until she pursues the purpose God has for her. She loves the Lord and desires to create a ministry that will break marketplace barriers. She is an advocate for youth, women, & leaders. Her greatest desire is to serve God and be an agent of change wherever she may go!