Elder Winston and Apostle Tawanda Cevis are the founders of Restoration Tabernacle which is located in Perryville, Maryland. Apostle Tawanda Cevis felt the call to another level of ministry back in 1999. Hungry for the Word of God, she attended every class her church offered. She dawned her call in the ministry as a Deaconess in 2002. She was later called to the office of Minister in 2005, followed by Youth Pastor in 2006. Apostle Cevis was called a little higher as she embraced the office of Assistant Pastor of Renew Life Ministries Church in 2010, and then installed as Sr. Pastor of Restoration Tabernacle in 2011. God in His faithfulness gave the gift of Apostleship to Apostle Cevis and she was affirmed Apostle on August 29, 2015. Since the age of nine, Apostle Cevis has declared, “If I can help somebody along the way, then my living will not be in vain”.
Elder Cevis and Apostle served under the leadership of their previous church for nine
years; until God lead them to start the branch of Zion known as Restoration Tabernacle.
God immediately sent them an earthly covering, Apostle Anthony D. Hutt of Victory
International Covenant Churches. Today they both serve as Pastor and Apostle, and
cherish the opportunity to be Godly examples to not only married couples, but to all who
have a desire to serve the Lord or have not come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
They have a passion for the well-being of all youth, and have made a life commitment to
raising and caring for young people from all walks of life.
Apostle Cevis often expresses her gratefulness to God for the Priest of her household, her
husband for over 25 years. Elder Winston Cevis began his ministerial calling in the office
of a Deacon in the year of 2001. Throughout the season of serving as a Deacon; Ministers,
Pastors, and Apostles alike have admired the level of excellence and dedication displayed
by Elder Cevis. God called Elder Cevis to the office of Minister, and then, as he is
affectionately known, to Elder.
Elder Cevis and Apostle Cevis are known for the hospitality shown to those who visit their
home and their church home. Their love for God, patience, humility, and loyalty to
effecting positive change in every life that crosses their path, are glaringly evident to
anyone who has made their acquaintance.
Restoration Tabernacle is a church home where beauty is given for ashes, oil of joy given
for mourning, the garment of praise is given for the spirit of heaviness; that all who come
might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.