Pastor Otis & First Lady Barbara Lockett


Pastor Otis and First Lady Barbara Lockett share the gospel with a practical presentation and communicate with unmistakable clarity as they motivate and challenge people from every walk of life to strive for excellence in every area of their lives.  Through hard work and dedication to pursuing excellence in education, Pastor Otis Lockett, a native of Cincinnati, OH has received two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Psychology and Sociology, a Masters Degree in Counseling Education, and most recently an Honorary Doctorate Degree. First Lady Barbara T. Lockett was born in Greensboro, NC has received a Bachelor of Science Degree in English Education from NC A&T State University and received her Masters Degree in Education Administration May of 1993.   

Pastor Otis and First Lady Barbara, are true visionaries, they are the founders of Evangel Fellowship Church, a multi-racial ministry where Pastor Otis Lockett serves as the Senior Pastor. Other vital ministries founded by them include: Positive Direction for Youth & Families, an outreach ministry designed to address the needs of at-risk youth and families; The Malachi House, a residential program geared toward helping men with alcohol and drug addictions; E.J.’s Job Placement Services; and Kingdom Builders General Contracting Company, designed to build low income housing for needy families and churches to accommodate the religious needs of our growing communities. Additionally, Pastor Otis and First Lady Barbara provides Apostolic covering to the Greater Piedmont District churches, which involves over 23 covenant churches.     

Pastor Otis and First Lady Barbara are the proud parents of three wonderful children, Faith, Otis Jr., and Joshua.