Pastor Lynette Dutton, is one of the most sought after women in North Carolina and across the country for incredible life-changing testimony and story of life breakthroughs. Today she is co-pastor of The Epicenter Church. She relocated to Forest City, NC in 2012 along with her husband, Dr. Joseph Dutton, and her children, Destiny and Ben completely led by God. Leaving the dynamic leadership of Bishop Joby & Pastor Sheryl Brady of The Potter's House in North Dallas, TX.
Pastor Lynette considers herself to be very fortunate. Her passion for leadership was cultivated from working with some great leaders and some not so great. She often says empowering others to achieve success and significance in their life's pursuit is at the heart of what makes her who she is.
In 2011, Pastor Lynette completed her coaching certification through the world renowned Dream Releaser Coaching by Dr. Samuel Chand. Then, in 2012 she continued her pursuit for leadership excellence by joining the John Maxwell Team. When asked how her background prepared her to inspire hope in others while igniting their dreams, Pastor Lynette says: "I have spent the last 20 years in leadership roles both in corporate America and in the church, it has all given me a unique perspective that I can use as a consultant, coach and speaker.. It's through these experiences that I have sought to learn and apply leadership principles to every area of my life. In doing so , I have been able to achieve enhanced productivity, create strategic solutions and maximize my effectiveness as a leader among leaders. I'm charged to infuse this same drive into others, especially women and couples."
Dr. Joseph H. Dutton has served in Kingdom ministry for over 27 years, preaching and ministering since the age of 14. Dr. Dutton cut his teeth in Pentecost and the message of Sonship. His ministry is a direct result of being fathered and fed by the generals in the faith and the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Ministries at home and abroad seek for his prophetic ministry and apostolic covering. Having traveled and led apostolic teams to South America, South Africa and West Africa; His view of The Church of Jesus Christ is from a global perspective. Dr. Dutton holds two doctorates from Cathedral Bible College in Marion, SC (An international Bible College that his late father, Apostle J. L. Dutton, Sr. helped begin in 1975) and also from Tabernacle Seminary in Tampa, FL. Dr. Dutton and his wife, Lynette (a certified Leadership Coach with John Maxwell), reside in Rutherford County, North Carolina. They are the overseers of Dominion Harvest Fellowship International and the Set Man at The Epicenter Church (formally New Harvest Church) in Forest City, NC. The Epicenter, an Apostolic Center for the Kingdom of God, is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing ministries in the Rutherford County area. Dr. Dutton, served in ministry in Augusta, GA at New Covenant Christian Center as a Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor for 19 years. Dr. Dutton and Lynette lauched Dominion Life Church in Chattanooga, TN and also served in ministry at The Potter's House North in Dallas, TX under the great leadership of Bishop Joby & Sheryl Brady. Endeavoring to build a house that stretches beyond denominational, regional and cultural walls, they are pioneers of Kingdom thought in the Western North Carolina area. Husband, father, church planter, and apostolic overseer; Dr. Dutton’s heart is to see a fresh move of the Holy Spirit bring reformation to the Church that will create and build the Culture of the Kingdom in the earth. Fathering a ministry and a message into the next generation, Dr. Joseph & Lynette Dutton are endeavoring to build lives, loyalty and legacy that will last way beyond their lifetime. Dr. Dutton has been a member of the LTMA, The Dr. Leroy Thompson Ministerial Association, and he looks to Bishop Tudor Bismark as his spiritual covering.