Elder Ellis Ogles III
Pastor, Prayer Assembly COGIC
Pastor Ellis Ogles III is a gifted teacher, preacher and orator. He ministers the word of God in a manner that makes it easy to apply the truths of the Bible to everyday life. As a result, he is able to relate the word of God to both the churched and the unchurched.
Pastor Ogles accepted Christ into his life in 1986 at the age of 18 under the leadership of Pastor Edward G. Carter of the Prayer Assembly Church of God in Christ. He began preparing for ministry as a Deacon in training under the guidance of Deacon Raymond Singleton. It was under Deacon Singleton’s tutelage that Pastor Ogles honed his gift of teaching. He served in the capacity of Deacon for 15 years before accepting the call to become a Minister in June of 2005.
In June of 2009 he was ordained as an Elder in the Church of God In Christ by Arizona Jurisdictional Bishop Harvey T. Young. Pastor Ogles finished at the top of his Ordination Board’s class.
In March of 2011 Pastor Ogles was appointed to serve as Associate Pastor at Prayer Assembly, responsible for overseeing all auxiliaries and ministries. Previously, Pastor Ogles served as Prayer Assembly’s Men’s Ministry Director. During his time as Men’s Ministry Director, Elder Ogles implemented many innovative initiatives and programs including Habitat for Humanity, Men’s Call in the Park, Neighborhood Witnessing and the Annual Men’s Conference to name a few.
On November 15, 2015 after the elevation of Pastor Edward Carter to Pastor Emeritus, Pastor Ogles was installed as Pastor of Prayer Assembly COGIC.
In his two years as Pastor, God has bless Pastor Ogles with a great vision to not only bless those in the local church, but to impact the community and the world for Christ. Through his leadership, Prayer Assembly has expanded its prayer, outreach & evangelism ministry, established alliances with community partners, become engaged with the Faith & Justice Project and through partnering with Vista College Prep delivers quality elementary education to the underserved of Maryvale.
Professionally, Pastor Ogles is an Executive with Wells Fargo, serving as the Employee Relations Leader for all of the company’s Enterprise Functional Groups. .
Pastor Ogles is married to his high school sweetheart, Kelle Rochelle Ogles of 26 years. They have three children; Tre’ Cameron, Taneal Christian, and Tatum Christina. Pastor Ogles is committed to our mission to “Win them and Preserve them” and believes we must equip God’s people to impact the world for Christ. As he often says…”We must become Internally Strong, to be Externally Effective”.