Pastor Tony Collins
Pastor Tony and Minister Gail Collins
Minister Anthony “Tony” Collins was born in 1957 in Orlando, Florida to a Christian father and mother – Emmett and Annie Collins. He has been married to his only wife Gail since 1981 and has only two children, both from this union – daughters Erica and Lauren. He is also the grandfather of two handsome boys and one lovely daughter, by the grace of Jesus Christ. At the age of 23 he surrendered his life to Jesus. He has held positions of Christian authority in several denominational churches. He has served as the leader of several ministries including men’s ministry, taught Sunday Morning Bible Study, Teen Ministry, Trustee Ministry, and served as a Deacon prior to being called into the ministry to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in April of 2000.
After having been an associate pastor for several years, on July 4, 2004 Minister Anthony Collins answered the call of The Lord to start an intentionally multicultural, non-denominational Christian church in Knoxville, TN and The House of Worship was born. God has given him a clear vision of Black, White, Hispanic and Asians worshiping together. It is a vision of the rich, poor, morally good and morally struggling, hand in hand in pursuit of a closer relationship with Christ Jesus. His vision is of a church open to all people regardless of background, ethnicity, socio-economic status or class. Currently The House of Worship has a diverse congregation along with a diverse spiritual leadership team. By God’s grace, the result of his obedience and spiritual tenacity has been a long list of miracles and changed lives.
In 2010 The House of Worship was supernaturally moved to Oak Ridge, TN into a 17,000 square foot facility. By God’s grace that facility was paid off in November of 2016 making The House of Worship a 100% debt free ministry.
Pastor Collins holds a Master’s degree and is a former corporate executive having worked for several Fortune 100 companies. He is a licensed Christian counselor, a certified emotional intelligence practitioner, a published author and a devoted husband and father.