Our Beliefs

Welcome to Fresh Anointing

The vision for Fresh Anointing is to Exalt the Lord, Extend the Kingdom, and Empower the People (E3).

There are nine other Fresh Anointing House of Worship churches in the United States: Meridian, MS; Selma, AL; Wetumpka, AL; Birmingham, AL; Augusta, GA; Columbus, GA; Oswego, IL; Nashville, TN; and Crestview, FL.

FAHOW continues in the way of being a ministry with strong emphasis on prayer coupled with a commitment to community while aspiring to impact and transform one life at a time

PastorRayPastor Ray Cottrell

Pastor-RenaPastor Rena' Cottrell

Pastor's Ray and Rena Cottrell

Raymond Cottrell, the Senior Pastors of Fresh Anointing House of Worship in Atlanta, GA, is affectionately known as Pastor Ray to his family and friends. He and his wife, Rená, share an enthusiasm for spreading the gospel both locally and abroad.

Their passion for sharing Christ has led to many God-centered accomplishments which include the inception of Go Ye International Outreach Program which focuses on teaching Christian principles and providing aid to victims of natural disasters and other devastations, planting Fresh Anointing Church in Birmingham, AL, establishing various ministry sites in Haiti, as well as working in pastoral counseling, leadership development and community outreach. In recent years, Ray has joyfully served as FAHOWs Pastoral Care and Resource Director where he assisted Bishop Kyle Searcy in his efforts to meet the spiritual and leadership needs of Pastors in the FAHOW ministry network.

Ray and Rená proudly serve the Atlanta and surrounding communities in the love of Christ. As well as being the blessed parents of three sons, two daughters in love, and nine beautiful grandchildren.

What We Believe

We value passion for Go and Compassion for people as the motives upon which we operate. (Matthew 22:34-37).

We value being used by God for the Deliverance of mankind. (Luke 4:18-19).

  • a)    We believe that healing is provided in the atonement and should be ministered  regularly. (Psalm 103:1-3)
  • b)    We will constantly seek to free people from demons and demonic strong-holds. (Mark 16:17)
  • c)    Divine Power Encounters will be regularly sought. 1 Cor. 4:20.

We value prayer as the definition of our house (Isaiah 56:7; Matt 21:13) since, “except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it” (Psalm 127:1).

  • a)    We believe that night and day prayer is the mandate of the church. (Luke 18:1-8).
  • b)    The Kingdom should be built through radical prayer and fasting. (Matt. 17:21)



We value purity and holiness, but the true holiness resulting from intimacy with God and a passionate pursuit of His presence. (Psalms 29:2; 2 Cor. 7:1.)

We value Aggressive Humility and Servant Leadership as the model by which we serve God’s people (1 Peter 5:5; James 4:6.

We value the Word of God and sound practical teaching of the scriptures. (Hosea 4:6; Psalm 1199:105.)

We value training our children and youth to be radical Disciples of Christ. We will labor that no child will be left behind.

Deut. 6:1-5.

We value order and excellence as the wine skin through which God will release His Spirit. Daniel 6:1-3).


Church Vision

The Bottom Line is: PEOPLE NEED THE LORD.

There are still 47% of the people in Atlanta who need a Fresh Connection to God.

We Exist to

  • Exalt the Lord
  • Extend God’s Kingdom
  • Empower God’s People


  •  Passionate Worship Services
  • Clearly Defined Growth Processes
  • Ample opportunities to Serve

We seek to lead people to dynamic and progressive relationship with Jesus.


Here’s the thing.

Jesus is the most attractive being in the universe. As PEOPLE get to know Him, they are changed forever.

We never want church to get in the way of PEOPLE encountering the life-changing message of Jesus.

Here’s how we do it:


Our services are designed to cause people to encounter God’s presence. In God’s presence is fullness of joy. We want all to experience that joy. In each service we will position ourselves to be impacted by God by cultivating an atmosphere comfortable for His presence. Those who encounter God’s Presence are never the same.


We believe that big impact results from life change that happens in intentional community. Fresh Anointing House of Worship will lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus. A big part of that process is doing life with others in small groups.


Fresh Growth is a process to help people grow in their relationship with Jesus from their initial decision to follow Him, to spiritual maturity and functioning in their area of gifting. We will lead people step by step from salvation to maturity.


Fresh Team is a group of loving individuals committed to making a difference in this world. By serving God through our gifts and passions, we will seek to change lives locally and abroad. We will serve God by serving others.





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Kingdom KidsKingdomK

Kingdom Kids is our worship environment for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. It's a space dedicated to introducing children to a lifelong journey with Jesus. From the moment your student is checked into their class, the fun begins! Our team of committed and caring volunteers will share lessons of faith through music, stories, and crafts. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!