Pastor Vance was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He is a born again Christian. He gave his life to Christ and was baptized in 1982 at Beulah Baptist Church by the late Moses L. Jackson. Pastor Vance was educated through the D.C. Public School System, finally graduating from Eastern High School in 1986. Following graduation Pastor Vance enlisted into the U.S. Army and served his country for 8 years. The highlight of his career was his distinguished service during Operation Desert Storm. Following his military career, Pastor Shaun Vance continued his education and went on to receive several degrees leading to attaining his Doctor of Philosophy in Divinity in June 2004. He also possesses a BS in Culinary Science and a Masters in Administration & Supervision.
Since the Lord was preparing him to do great things for Him. Pastor Vance was licensed to preach by First Rock Baptist Church of Washington, D.C., where Richard C. Corbin was the Pastor. He was later ordained by Christian Unity Baptist Church of Waldorf, Md. under the direction of Dr. Kerry Thomas. It was the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit that gave Pastor Vance the vision to spread his wings past being an assistant Pastor. In his obedience to God, in the fall of 2001, he planted Upon
ThisRock Christian Fellowship, (UTRCF).
On September 7, 2005, Pastor Shaun Vance was consecrated under the tutelage of Drs. Michael and Dee Dee Freeman (His Spiritual Parents) of Spirit of Faith Christian Center in Temple Hills, Maryland.In 2007, the Lord spoke to Pastor Vance and revealed to him the difference between fellowship and center. This revelation brought about the name change to Upon This Rock Christian Center, Inc.
Pastor Vance is married to his best friend, wife, and Co-Pastor of Upon This Rock Christian Center Inc. LaDonna Vance. Together they have 3 beautiful children D’Shaun, Dre’von, and Shaunyce. Pastor Vance proclaims that his steps have been ordered by the Lord, but most important, he is a child of the King!
Pastor LaDonna Vance was born and raised in Washington D.C. She received her early education from Nannie Helen Burroughs School and graduated from Suitland High School, in 1987. After high school Pastor LaDonna Vance went on to earn a Bachelors degree in Education from Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. Pastor LaDonna Vance used her college education and pursed a career with the Prince Georges County Public Schools. After working in the classroom for many years she decided that a change was needed.
Pastor LaDonna Vance then enrolled in the University of the District of Columbia and earned a Masters degree in Reading Specialization. Pastor LaDonna Vance is currently a Reading Specialist in the Prince Georges County Public Schools System. She also has a certification in Administration & Supervision.
Pastor LaDonna Vance, Co-Pastor, received a calling from the Lord and was officially licensed and installed as Co-Pastor in September 2003. As she grew in God and her gifts began to increase, she was fully ordained on Sunday, September 11, 2005.
Pastor LaDonna Vance is the Overseer of the Women’s Ministry, Sista Soldiers, and she continues to have monthly meetings as well as quarterly fellowships to help them understand God’s Purpose for their lives. On September 7, 2005, Pastor LaDonna Vance was consecrated under the tutelage of Drs. Michael and Dee Dee Freeman (Her Spiritual Parents) of Spirit of Faith Christian Center in Temple Hills, Maryland.
Pastor LaDonna Vance is married to her best friend and Pastor Dr. Shaun Vance. Together they have 3 blessings from the Lord, D’Shaun, Dre’von, and Shaunyce. Pastor LaDonna seeks after Gods heart so she can be the light of the world.