In 1986 Pastor Riley came to Charleston, South Carolina and a few years later, God spoke the vision for World Overcomers Ministries to him; “Raise up a nation and teach my people how to be established in My Word; teach them to look to My Word for all their answers and allow My Word to have final authority in their lives.” On November 5, 1994, the Lord led Pastor Riley and his wife, Annette, to begin the vision of World Overcomers Ministries. The first service was held at the Marriott Hotel in N. Charleston, SC and on November 5, 1995, we officially became established as a church. Our first building was an 8500 sq ft building in Bayshore Center on James Island, SC. But in June of 1998, the property was sold by the owners. As a result of this, we relocated to the Hotel where we began, and in 1999, God gave us favor to receive a 26,000 sq ft building on Rivers Ave–formerly one of the largest night clubs in N. Charleston. In addition, we currently have a second location in St George, SC. God has confirmed to us through numerous ways that this Vision is ordained by Him to be a light in our city and the world; and a standard by which to govern our lives and families according to the Word of God. God has “called us with a holy calling,” not according to our works, but according to His purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” (2 Timothy 1:9)