Pastor Ethel Harper was saved at the age of 12 and grew up in a household where her Father and Mother served the Lord. Her father became a Deacon and then went on to become a Pastor of his own church, Old Fashion Baptist Temple in Long Beach, CA. Pastor Harper is the 5th child of 6 living children of Harvey and Inez Rodgers and was inspired to open a church following in her father's footsteps, hence the name: OLD FASHION GOSPEL TEMPLE MINISTRIES.
She is married to Gentleman Elder Terry Harper, who stands with her and by her in her endeavor to serve the Lord, and between them, they share 10 living children 5 from her and 5 from her husband; and they are the proud grandparents of many beautiful grandchildren to date.
MISSION STATEMENT: TO REACH THE WOUNDED, BROKEN HEARTED, TO HELP THE DOWNTRODDEN AND THE LOST; TO HEAL THE SICK, FEED THE HUNGRY, GIVE SHELTER TO THE HOMELESS, HELP THE ORPHAN AND THE WIDOW TEACHING ALL TO MAKE DISCIPLES FOR CHRIST.