Rev. Donald Meeks enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17, and after serving our country for 21 years, retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1991. During his Navy career, Rev. Meeks was awarded the National Defense Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Navy Sea Deployment Ribbon, Navy Achievement Medal; Navy Expeditionary Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal.
While in the military, Rev. Meeks gave his life to Jesus, began working faithfully in a small community church called Miracle Deliverance Temple. There he served as choir director and was appointed president of the Men’s Ministry and served as head of transportation.
In 1981, then Brother Meeks returned to the Chicago area in a recruiting assignment for the U.S. Navy. The Lord led him to Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church under the leadership of Apostle Richard Daniel Henton. Rev. Meeks began his work at Monument in the choir, later joining the Singing Men of Monument and was placed as lead tenor in the tenor section of the main choir. Shortly after that, he was appointed to lead the Men’s Ministry at the church.
As time progressed, the Lord moved Apostle Henton to ordain Brother Meeks as a Minister. After he received certificates of training in biblical studies from his Pastor, Rev. Meeks began the journey of creating his own personal ministry.
Rev. Meeks developed and heads a much needed Public Relations Department in the church, serves in the Homeless Ministry, and has a Personal Street Ministry. He also manages "The Men of Destiny” a male gospel-singing group, birthed out of a Homeless Ministry on the west side of Chicago where Rev. Meeks taught the bible every Monday afternoon.
Rev. Meeks and his wife, Patricia, have been married for more than 34 years. They have five daughters, two sons and many grandchildren.
Rev. Meeks is also a licensed realtor under Richmond GMAC, and licensed Insurance professional under Pri merica Financial Planning.