"It doesn't matter where you've been or what you've done; what you've gained or lost; where you started or where you're stuck...God loves you and still has a plan for your life. "
This is the heartbeat of the message Dexter and Genette Howard have lived and declared throughout the world for over 20 years. This message has brought hope, help and healing to thousands of people and birthed sons and daughters into the Kingdom of God.
The Howards are a ministry team, serving together as parents of 6 growing daughters, Pastors, Bible-teachers, authors, and humanitarians. Most of all, they're best friends, fun- loving, and just everyday people who love Jesus and are committed to living with purpose and passion.
Dexter and Genette are the founders of Howard International Ministries, which helps people discover their identity in Christ so they can live their highest life. Their greatest passion is planting and nurturing life-giving churches where people can be healed, restored and released into their God-given purpose to advance the Kingdom of God.
In 1998, the Howards founded Restoration Church (formerly known as Life Harvester Church) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, which is a dynamic and thriving congregation impacting the Northwest Arkansas region. The Howards have traveled throughout Haiti, South America, and many African nations (Nigeria, Zambia, and Botswana) as speakers, teachers and humanitarians.
Dexter Howard is the author of Identity Shift: The Change That Changes Everything, in which he shares his struggle with fatherlessness and how shifting into his true identity as a son of God changed his life. His passions are fatherhood, leadership and discipleship in order to develop strong believers who are equipped to transform their world. Dexter is a former defensive end with the Arkansas Razorbacks (1989-93) and remains an avid sportsman.
Genette Howard is the author of two books, Fight Stress & Live: 5 Simple Commitments That Can Save Your Life and The Five Laws Of Gratitude: Simple Shifts to Create a Happier, Healthier & Wealthier YOU. Her books give people the information and inspiration they need to thrive in life.
In obedience to the call of God, Dexter and Genette moved their family to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2014, to plant The Restoration Place Church. Currently, the Howards travel between Fayetteville, AR and Charlotte, NC.
Pictured below are the Howards with their six daughters:
Bethany, Celeste, Eden, Faith, Destiny and Alexa.