Meet Our Leaders
Pastor Larry D. Yarbrough was born in El Dorado, AR, to Apostle Larry W. and Evangelist Jessie Yarbrough. Pastor Larry D. is the oldest of three children. Raised in El Dorado, he attended public school and graduated in 1995. After high school, he attended Southern Arkansas University (SAU). In January of 2002 he was ordained as an Elder and in 2004 he enrolled in United Theological Seminary, El Dorado, to begin his theological studies. Pastor Yarbrough has earned an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies, a Bachelor's Degree in Theology and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Ministry with an emphasis in Biblical Counseling
Pastor Larry D. is a man that loves family. He married, the love of his life, Shaneil “PJ” Curley on May 20, 2000. The two met on the campus of SAU while being a part of the Genesis Gospel Choir. Together, with God’s help, Pastor Larry D. and Lady Shaneil work closely together in all aspects of life.
In 2001, Larry D. & Shaneil were blessed with their first son, Larry D., Jr. (LJ) and a second son, Lance, in 2004. These two are the joy of Pastor Larry D.'s life! Because the family is fond of sports, Pastor Larry D. has been a volunteer Pee-Wee Football coach and volunteer basketball coach for the El Dorado Boys & Girls Club.
Pastor Larry D. is not only a devoted husband and father, but he is a lover of ministry and serving people. Over the years, he has served in many areas of ministry including evangelism, outreach, youth and has served as a Senior Pastor since 2006. Pastor Larry D. is the Founder of Changing Lives Ministries Church, Inc. and the CIRCLE Initiative Foundation, a nonprofit 501C3 organization, focusing on youth and minority males. Most of all Pastor Larry D. is an anointed Servant Leader.
Lady Shaneil “PJ” (Curley) Yarbrough was born in Russellville, AR, on September 9, 1978, to Charley Roy Nichols and Marsheill Finley. The nickname “PJ” is one that she is affectionately known by, which is short for “Precious Jewel.” Lady Shaneil is the third of four girls that her mother bore. Her biological parents were unable to care for her and her sisters; therefore, Shaneil entered foster. Through God’s divine appointment, she and her three sisters were adopted together and reared in Calion, AR, by Andrew and Ernestine Curley.
Lady Shaneil attended public school in Norphlet and graduated in 1996. After high school, she attended Southern Arkansas University (SAU) in Camden and Magnolia and majored in Early Childhood Education. In 1998, she obtained her Associate of Arts degree, and in 2000, she received her Bachelor of Science in Education degree. She has now been in Early Childhood Education, with a passion for children and teaching for over 20 years. Her career has brought her great success working for the El Dorado School District, Families and Children Together, Inc, Arkansas State University, and the University of Arkansas. For 18 months, life came full circle as she served as the Executive Director and Administrator of the Agape House Children’s Home, a group foster home.
Shortly before meeting Pastor Larry D., Lady Shaneil fully committed her life to Lord and was filled with the Holy Ghost on SAU Magnolia’s campus. With a new outlook on life as a new wife (married 2000) and mother (Larry D., Jr. “L.J.,” 2001 & Lance, 2004), Shaneil accepted her calling and began to proclaim God’s word while intentionally sharing her testimony each time an opportunity was presented. In 2009, she was consecrated as an Evangelist Missionary in the COGIC under Bishop Wallace Johnson. She is also an ordained minister. She has served on numerous boards and finds great joy in being involved in the community of El Dorado and across the state of Arkansas. She published her autobiography, Born a Statistic: Living Rejected, Agree with God, 2018.
Wife, mother, pastor’s wife, daughter, sister, author, life coach, teacher, motivational speaker, minister, and friend are all titles that can be used to describe Lady Shaneil “PJ” Yarbrough. Nevertheless, the most important is a Woman of God, saved and filled with the precious spirit of the Lord. Her motto is that you can strive to go higher, rise above obstacles, and live in health, abundance, and victory!