In 1998, Bishop Archie L. McInnis, II, after having received the laying on of hands by his pastor, Bishop Eric R. Figueroa, Sr., was installed as Pastor of Full Effect Gospel Ministries, where services were held in the basement of his home. This temporary location was a safe haven for the lost, and an institution for those seeking Biblical Excellence. Through the preached word, many people from all walks of life received Jesus Christ and His plan of salvation.
The vision of the Lord has taken the ministry of Bishop from the humble beginnings of the basement, to purchase the church’s first building in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The Lord blessed and the congregation outgrew that facility, under the Bishop’s keen leadership, the church was able to purchase their present location. In October 2006, Bishop McInnis and Full Effect celebrated the mortgage burning of 900 New Lots Avenue! April, 2013 marked 15 years of Pastoral Excellence, with this milestone, Bishop McInnis has been led of the Lord to expand the current location to Allentown, PA and we are now one church in two states..
Bishop McInnis recognizes the need for constant growth in maximizing ministry. In 2003 he completed accredited Biblical Studies course requirements at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Community Bible Institute and The Bible Center of Brooklyn under the tutelage of his theological mentor, Dr. Mortimer Innis. In 2005, the distinguished honor of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by the Trinity International University, New York chapter. In June, 2011, hundreds witnessed his public consecration to the esteemed office of Bishop in the Lord’s church, marking a memorable and commendable expression of God’s favor upon his life. Bishop McInnis’ most recent personal accomplishment celebrates the 2013 publishing of his first book, “Re-Up Seed – Turning Little into Much.”
Little Archie’s Clubhouse, Group Family Day Care, Brooklyn, NY and Allentown, PA location, Square One G.E.D Literacy program and Archie’s House- A Place for the Displaced, are a small representation of the many community services in the belly of vision inside of this great leader. His vision for expansion includes the implementation of, RT66 Road to Success, Substance Use/Abuse Assistance Program, AIDS/HIV Awareness and Prevention Center, Job-Readiness and Employment Assistance Program, Community Day Care and Senior Care Programs along with Youth Recreational and Fitness programs. In addition, Bishop McInnis has currently implemented the A.L.M Bible Academy.
Bishop McInnis is a notable family man. He, for upwards of 20 years, is married to the lovely, First Lady, Dr. Cynthia McInnis; who serves as the Church Administrator. They have three children; Chelsea Victoria, Archie Lee, III and Aaron Levon who are individually vested in the work of the ministry.
He is completely sold out to the Lord and to the work of His hands. Bishop McInnis is a naturally funny and caring man of God on a mission by faith, whose personality embraces his listeners. He often refers to Matthew 21:22, “and all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive”, and he is often quoted saying…“I receive what I believe, I have what I believe and I am what I believe, in Jesus name”!