Our Pastors


Pastor Thomas W. Riley is the Founder and Pastor of World Overcomers Ministries Christian Center, a non-denominational, church which teaches the Word of faith with two locations in N. Charleston, and one location in St. George, SC. Pastor Riley is a native of Titusville, Florida and grew up in Long Island, New York. He received the vision for World Overcomers Ministries and was directed by God to establish it in November of 1995. Today World Overcomers Ministries is one of the fastest growing churches in South Carolina. Pastor Riley’s assignment is to raise up a nation and teach God’s people with simplicity and understanding, how to be established in the Word of God. He is a dynamic teacher who teaches the Word of God with insight, revelation and simplicity. Pastor Riley is also a distinguished praise and worship leader and psalmist with a unique gift and passion for music and the arts. He and his wife, Annette, are the parents of four children: Charity, Thomas, Joshua & Joseph; they reside in North Charleston, SC.


Pastor Annette is a native of South Carolina; she was raised in Jamestown and graduated from Charleston Southern University; she and Pastor Riley met at her former church and were married in January of 1989. Pastor Annette assists Pastor Riley in ministry in the area of Administration and teaching the Word in Women’s Ministry and a weekly morning service entitled “Embracing the Word.” She also enjoys and participates in the music ministry where she has utilized her gifts and talents to sings, direct ensemble groups and play bass guitar. Pastor Annette enjoys reading, learning and playing outdoor sports with her boys. She and Pastor Riley are the parents of four children: Charity, Thomas, Joshua & Joseph; they reside in N. Charleston, SC.