Chronology of Kingdom Place Ministries (KPM)
Apostle Marcus L. Dunn, Sr.
“Where KPM came from and where KPM is going”
In August 2002, an outreach ministry began at Carver Community Center in Anniston, AL for the purpose of reaching out to the youth in the community. The desire of the people to hear the word of God became so strong, that the monthly Sunday evening meetings increased to weekly Wednesday night Bible studies in August. As the months went by, the Wednesday night Bible studies became increasingly popular among the community. People began to become more transparent about their lives and began to realize that God’s word can and will change things. Apostle Dunn saw the hunger for the word of God in the people and began incorporating a regular Sunday service in November 2002.
Apostle Dunn began to seek God for a name to give the outreach ministry. His wife, co-founder, Lady Pamela (Pam) Dunn, remembered Apostle Dunn sharing with her the vision that God had given to him for the ministry. He said to her, “We will be a place for all to come and hear the word of God. The ministry will not be for a specific race, background, or tradition, but a place for all of God’s children.” God gave Apostle Dunn the name, “Kingdom Place Ministries” in September 2003. The next month, he was ordained KPM’s pastor by Pastor Bob McClain of Living by Faith Ministry in Oxford, AL.
KPM’s vision is to “empower the people with the word of God.” One primary scriptural reference from which KPM operates is Luke 4:18 which reads, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.” The Lord told Apostle Dunn that KPM will be a “Church of Love and Truth.”
As KPM began to spiritually and numerically prosper under Apostle Dunn’s leadership, Apostle and Lady Dunn began to search for a new place for KPM to continue the good work that God had for them. After months of intense searching, Apostle Dunn received the favor of God and KPM leased a building space at 501 Quintard Avenue in Anniston. The first service was held on Saturday, January 31, 2004. It was at the Quintard location that KPM’s praise team and administration and hospitality departments were established. KPM held its services at the Quintard location until May 2006. The same month, KPM moved to 600 Wilmer Avenue in Anniston. The ministry continued to reach new dimensions in Jesus Christ. KPM extended its benevolent arms out to the local community by sharing the gospel, feeding the homeless, giving away clothing, providing Christmas boxes, and hosting a Kingdom Fest, to name a few.
The future of KPM remained bright and exciting. In 2007, a large commercial property in the Lenlock community in Anniston, 5804 Weaver Road, was donated to the church for the furtherance of the gospel and KPM. Soon thereafter, the renovation plans began to slowly unfold. In January 2008, God temporarily returned KPM to Carver Community Center until the renovations were completed. Apostle often referred to Carver Community Center as the ministry’s “cave” or “safe hiding place.” KPM remained at the community center until September 2010 before moving to its current location in Lenlock.
KPM had its first worship service at the Lenlock location on Sunday, October 3, 2010. Since the relocation to Lenlock, KPM has established additional ministries and hosted several God-ordained events, including an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony in April 2011 to invite the surrounding community to tour the newly renovated building. KPM thanks God for the establishment of new ministries and the great events that are hosted, but KPM is more grateful for the souls saved and lives changed.
The vision the Lord gave Apostle Dunn for KPM is exciting and still unfolding, and the ministry continues to grow. It is Apostle Dunn’s prayer that the expansion of the building will not outgrow the people in the building