“Don’t Be Stuck On Stupid & Paused On Dumb” are the famous words often uttered by this sometimes charismatic and yet humble Man of God. Apostle O’Neil Salmon aka “Apostle O” has been energized and established on a mission to empower the Body of Christ through the Word of God in a practical and relevant way. Mixed with humor and sometimes-sarcastic gestures, the saving gospel of Jesus Christ emerges from the background of the traditional church to the forefront of today’s Kingdom Minded Individuals. His messages are often directed towards leadership, but finds it’s way into the heart of every believer. “If it’s going to be relevant, it’s got to be real” Apostle O states, as he aims to ensure that his life is lived and preached from a place of transparency with God and before man.
Born the 1st of 3 children to his parents Emerson & Constance Salmon in March 1978 on the Island of Jamaica, Apostle O grew up knowing the responsibilities of life early as being the first born child growing up in difficult times. He is no stranger to poverty and despair, but grew in the faith and the Word of God, which were instilled in his early beginnings and became his foundation. He entertained ministry service at the age of 12 years old, leading a staff of 13 adults as the Lead Sound Technician of his former church in Brooklyn, New York. After 8 years in that role, he then migrated to Tampa, Florida, where he served in varying roles as Youth Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Sound Engineer, Church Administrator and Pastoral Assistant. This place would serve to be his place of preparation for full-time ministry and a defining moment in his life.
In October 1999, Apostle O married his beautiful wife and best friend Pastor Georgia Salmon, who shares in his life, the stage and the responsibilities of a growing ministry. Together they are raising 2 wonderful sons, Joshua & Timothy. “Ministry begins at home” are words you are likely to hear, when speaking to Apostle O about the essentials of family. He makes no hesitation about his conviction that it’s God 1st, his wife 2nd, children 3rd and all others 4th, etc. “Why?” he states... because I received them in that order.
Today, Apostle O is leading a thriving ministry in the Tampa Bay Area at Shiloh Restoration Tabernacle, a house of restoration and empowerment established in April 2006. His growing influence and leadership capability has afforded him opportunities to preach on varying platforms. He is the Founder of Christian Ministry Partnership, which provides spiritual covering, mentoring and ministry development to traditional and nontraditional ministries alike, which serve, for Kingdom Establishment. He has spiritual sons and daughters established locally, nationally and internationally. He currently mentors established works in New Delhi, India & Sierra Leone, Africa.
While Apostle O is developing senior leaders towards living a life of integrity and success, he remains a student himself. He is the Dean of Schools at Global Kingdom Training Institute, a ministry school for those called to ministry. This school provides practical tools and the knowledge to walking affirmed in your calling. He is currently working to become a published author, releasing that which the Lord has given him, for the benefit of the world, empowerment of the Body of Christ and to bring further Glory to His God.
In closing and presentation, Apostle O requires only that the Body of Christ remains humble & teachable. Thus, he remains committed to the call of fathering (Malachi 4:6), hoping to eradicate the curse that comes through ignorance (Hosea 4:6). He is a man humbled by love and appreciative for all that he has obtained. Yet, he continues like Paul the Apostle in these finally words… Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things, which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things, which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13-14)
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