Looking for a quick soul food recipe for Thanksgiving that’s the “bomb?” Then try Pastor Joyce’s “Twenty Minute Greens” below:

Pastor Joyce’s 20 Minute Greens


5 strips thick cut bacon chopped (semi frozen will chop easier)

(Don’t eat pork? Too bad for you 🙂 Try smoked turkey)

3 TBSP olive oil

1- 1/2 onion chopped

2 cloves of garlic chopped

pinch red pepper flakes to taste

1 box of chicken stock (32 oz)

1 pinch of sugar

4 bags of pre-picked, pre-washed and pre-cut greens

(2 bags of turnip and2 bags of mustard)

Salt to taste

In a large stock pot brown the bacon over a medium heat in the olive oil

Once the bacon is brown, pour off some of the bacon fat and olive oil based on your desired taste.

Add the onion and let it begin to cook until transluscent

Add the garlic and pepper flakes, cook one more minute

Pour in the entire box of chicken stock and (pinch) of sugar

Turn on high and bring to a boil

Add all 4 bags of greens one at a time as they cook down and shrink in size

Once all greens are soft, turn heat to medium low heat and cook until tender

Salt to taste.

Another great taste addition is 3 TBSP of the vinegar from a jar of pickled pepperoncini peppers.

Hope you enjoy! Love Pastor Joyce

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3  9oz cans of sliced peaches in syrup

1/4c  Heavy Cream

1 ½ c  Sugar

3tbsp  Vanilla

½ tsp  Cinnamon

1tsp  Nutmeg

1/2tsp  Allspice

1/2tsp  Butter

1stick  Melted Butter

2tbsp  Lemon Juice


Egg wash (1 egg and 2 tbsp. water beat together well)

Flour slurry (1/4 cup flour 1/4c milk)

1 tbsp. sugar to sprinkle

9/15 Baking Dish

4 chilled prepared pastry rounds.



Stir all ingredients in sauce pan until all peaches have absorbed flavor approximately 5-10min.

Spray dish with oil.

Cover bottom of dish with 2 of the cold pastry rounds. Brush bottom with egg wash, Sprinkle with sugar, prick sides and bottom with fork.

Prebake 375 until slightly brown


Poor in peach mixture and cover with other 2 pie crust piece together until entire casserole is covered

Cut slits in top crust

Brush top crust with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar

Bake at 350 until bubbly and crust is golden brown

Serve with vanilla ice cream while hot.



EXPECT GREAT THINGS! Embassies of Christ’s 2018 High Powered-KINGDOM LIFE CONFERENCE hosted by Drs. Cedric & Joyce Oliver will be filled with anointed teachings from Apostle I.V Hilliard, Dr. Bill Winston, and Bishop Rosie O’Neal and Pastor Samuel Rodriguez. Music guests include Todd Delaney, Maranda Curtis, and David & Nicole Binion. This free conference is opened to everyone. Large groups please contact us at 219-887-6418. Save the Dates. Wednesday, September 26 – Friday, September 28th at 7pm and Sunday, September 30th at 10:30am. Embassies of Christ 4285 Cleveland Street Gary, IN.

mountainDr. Cedric Oliver teaches on one of the most powerful principles of the Kingdom of God called Mountain Moving faith.  We discover through this series how to move any mountain that appears in our lives and how to control it before it controls us.  This series will allow you to gain the knowledge and the faith to make your prayers have a  stronger impact than they’ve ever had before.  Gain wisdom and insight that will teach you how to pray with the power of God to back you up, and with faith that will move mountains!  Dr. Cedric will teach you how to make it so practical, that it becomes a lifestyle.  You will begin to turn those mountains into molehills. To purchase this series, please call (219) 887-6418

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Join us for a Night of Worship on the beach. GOD IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED. Embassies of Christ will be at Marquette Park on Wednesday, June 28th at 7pm. The entire service will be filled with Worshipping and Praising God without interruptions. Everyone is welcome. Bring your beach chair. Please no short shorts, cleavage, tight pants, see through clothing, swimsuits or belly shirts. Drs. C&J

Fact: Wealth is all around you!

Get Out of Hell

Did you know that lack is hell? It’s torment to have expenses and not be able to pay for them. It is pure distress to always borrow money because you don’t have enough. Do you hate the excruciating pain of not having your needs met? Are you in agony because of what you wish you had? Doesn’t it burn you up to see the people around you blessed, while you are still waiting, wishing and hoping for yours? It’s not holy to be poor, in fact, it is torture.

The Big Cheese

Good news! There is a place of abundance for YOU! My definition of prosperity is wealth revealed. My definition of poverty is wealth asleep. When you follow the Lord’s instruction, your prosperity will be awakened. Your money is waiting for you to wake it up! In fact, money should be flowing to you constantly. You are never to be without it.

Keep in mind that money has a divine purpose (Proverbs 11:10, Psalms 122:9). Riches are designed to be blessing to people and to be planted into the kingdom of the Lord. Wealth should support His objectives which include mission work, Christian education and community outreach.

What about the 9 to 5?

You can’t expect for God to pour a blessing on you if you are not productive. If you are not employed, make a job or begin looking for one immediately. The Father will only bless what you put your hands to. Faithfulness is all. You will not receive a blessing if you are not faithful. Inconsistency blocks blessings. The devil is always going hurl reasons at you to stop being faithful. Be unwavering in your commitment to what the Lord shows you. Remember that Holy Spirit pours out on the diligent.

Jobs and businesses are not your source, because they are shakable systems of the world. Never forget that God is your source. And since you are in His image, you are a creator, like Him! You speak what you want to see. Even though jobs and businesses are not our source, they are useful channels to produce money. The purpose of your job or business is to train you for prosperity. Jobs and businesses also help you develop discipline, faithfulness and money management skills.

Keep the Order

As the Lord begins to bless you with wealth, it is important for you to have a pre-established plan for your money. Above all, you must continue to tithe off of all that He gives you. Tithing is an act of faith in God that He will take care of you. Next, you should always be prepared to bless the man or woman of God in your life. The word of the Lord is in their mouth. Your man and woman of God go before the Lord consistently on your behalf and have dedicated their lives to ministering to you (Ezra 6:14, Proverbs 3:1-2). Bless them. Finally, you should maintain a budget and stick to it. Ask the Lord for wisdom in managing your money. Remember Joseph who was second in command in Egypt? The Lord gave him a distinctive plan to prepare for the seven year famine that swept through the land.

You have to be generous to prosper. Selfishness stifles your blessing. Follow the selfless example of Jesus Christ. He gave His life so that you would not only be saved, but life a victorious and prosperous life on Earth.

Love Pastor Joyce

The God Series

The God Series Divine Emotions Learning How to be like God and Understanding Your True Identity In Him When we became saved, we became like God.  When we understand who we are (in Christ), we should live like it.  We can be like God by modeling His personality (the fruit of the Spirit-Galatians 5:16-26).  The fruit of the Spirit empowers us to control our emotions.  Human beings walk in their feelings, but Christians walk in the anointing of the Lord. Purpose of emotions When people struggle with relationships, it’s a result of them thinking like men (in the flesh). However, it takes faith to love like God.  Human emotions are physical catalysts that reflect what we believe. They motivate us (1 John 4:1-2), and they are for God (Romans 12:1).  People in the world have a pattern of doing what they feel.  However, you will not be an overcomer if you give in to your feelings. Emotions don’t control you; instead, they should inspire you to obey the Lord.

Galatians 5:16 (The Message Bible)

My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. Are you being led by the Spirit of God?

When life happens, you response should line up with the Word.  For example, cursing people out, fighting, and getting revenge don’t line up with the Bible.  Remember, your emotional status should be based on the fruit of the Spirit.  You don’t want your emotions to turn you against God.  Sometimes, Christians get arrogant and forget that they live in God’s grace (Mark 3:23).  As one who model’s the heavenly Father, you too are like a god, and your emotions should serve you.

Galatians 5:13-15 (The Message Bible)

13 It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. 14 For everything we know about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom. 15 If you bite and ravage each other, watch out – in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then?

The Emotional Personality When people are ruled by their emotions, they see a situation and react with anger or tears.  They are known to quit (if they are not acknowledged or rewarded).  When your emotions are out of control, rebellious manifestations set in.  Christians should check those manifestations, not ignore them. For example, lack of money is rebellion against the Word of God that says you’re rich. It’s no different for healing; you have power to cast sickness out. If you have dissension in your house, that’s contrary to peace. The Word declares that you are supposed to have everything you need, so if anything in your life is opposite, then that is a rebellious manifestation.

Anger Management Anger is a primary human emotion, and its purpose is to motivate you to act when God’s will is not being done.  Therefore, we should not be angry at people (Ephesians 6:12).  Instead, divorce, murder, and greed should make us angry (Matthew 18:22, 1 Corinthians 12:20, Ephesians, 1Timothy 2:8).  Know that anger is not a defense or personal protection.

Colossians 3:7-8 (NIV)

7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

James 1:19-21 (NIV)

19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

Recently in prayer, God gave me the solution to all arguments.  The Spirit of the Lord said, “Let’s not quarrel, let’s say what’s in our hearts and believe God.”  In other words, don’t fight with one another.  Each person should say what is on their hearts, then give the issue to God.  The key to controlling an argument is to control the words; then walk away (Ephesians 4:29-32).

God’s anointing is like a bubble of protection; you receive it by faith in Him and obeying His Word.  When we make this our lifestyle, we develop His fruit in our lives.  The Lord ordained for us to be rulers, and we can’t run the universe on human emotions.  The Lord’s anointing, trumps emotions every time.  We are to walk in the fullness of joy, not anger. God has given you all things, so be happy about it! Love, Dr. Joyce Oliver