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Serving a God of a Second Chance..Serving a God of a New Beginning!
Pastors Robert & Rhonda Witty
Home of the Holy Ghost Knockout!
|Description||Visionary (as defined by Webster) - one having unusual foresight. This would be a fitting description of the Founder and Pastor of Universal New Beginnings COGIC (UNB). Prophet Robert L. Witty Sr., a Toledo native and former Scott High School class of 1980 Hall of Fame basketball player, is known to many as “Duke”. He displayed a hunger, great talent and awesome leadership ability on the basketball courts. Being raised in a strict, close knit Christian home did not stop Robert from experiencing life first-hand in the streets. Trying to escape his true calling and purpose, Duke moved to Los Angeles, California where he continued the lifestyle of selling and using drugs. Here is where he had his own ‘‘Damascus Road’’ experience. Turning his life over to the Lord, he was totally and sincerely dedicated to God and has never looked back. Now he is using that same hunger, great talent and awesome leadership skills to win souls and help deliver many from Satan’s Kingdom. Going on nothing but a word from God and a lot of faith, UNB’s humble beginning started in July 2000 at 4933 Lewis Aveune (next to the Dog Pound Bar) where we converted a storefront building into a hand clapping, foot stomping, tongue talking holiness church. "Serving a God of a Second Chance...Serving a God of a New Beginning", is the church motto and soon many in search of a new beginning gravitated and began to follow. Within the first six months, the congregation had outgrown its surroundings and was in pursuit of a bigger space. In May of 2001, renovations began at 1456 W. Sylvania Avenue, a much bigger space to continue the work that was birthed by God. UNB is a prophetic ministry based on prayer, fasting, shutting in and pure holiness and is truly a ministry on the move determined to impact the nation! In obedience to the command of God the vision was extended even further. Pastor Witty birthed a second ministry - Greater New Beginnings COGIC-in February of 2006 located at 4232 W. Fairfield Dr. in P|