Pastor Arnell & Pastor Danita Thompson

Pastor Arnell and Pastor Danita are the founders of Mending Hearts Kingdom Church, formerly Mending Hearts Community Worship Ministries. They answered the call to birth the church in 2012. They, along with their awesome children – Kevin (Nikita), Keron, and Kierra and grandchildren London and Logan have been blessed to serve in ministry together.  The pastors were both born into a long lineage of faith-filled believers, ministers, evangelists, and pastors who consistently presented the gospel instilling in them a strong foundation.

Pastor Arnell
Pastor Danita

Pastor Arnell has a true shepherd’s heart and pastor anointing. He humbly loves, serves, leads, teaches, and fathers. Pastor Arnell’s heart’s desire is for the Mending Hearts family to love God, grow in their gifts and serve the community. Pastor Arnell, an anointed Levite from his youth has served faithfully as a musician, minister of music, and music director over the past 40 years. He has also enjoyed mentoring many musicians helping them to understand the importance of humility and the value of serving God with their gifts and talents. Pastor Arnell along with Pastor Danita have served in marriage ministry, cell group leading, counseling and mentoring couples and families.

Pastor Danita serves alongside Pastor Arnell to help carry out the vision and executive responsibilities of the church. With an apostolic-teacher and counseling anointing, she trains, equips, ministers deliverance, and inner-healing. Her heart’s desire is to see people experience health in the spirit, body, and soul. Pastor Danita has served over the years as youth leader, worked in women’s ministry, and served in various administrative roles throughout the years. She was called and licensed to preach the gospel in 1993 and later ordained elder in 2005. Pastor Danita facilitates marriage and mental/spiritual health seminars and is a conference speaker.

The pastors have been blessed with over 38 years of marriage and over 40 years of ministry service. They stand in awe of what God is doing and say, “We are living proof of God using ordinary people to do extraordinary things.”

Pastor Quaitra

Pastor Quaitra a founding partner of Mending Hearts supports and serves diligently alongside Pastor Arnell and Danita as Community Pastor. With the evangelist, prophetic and intercessor anointing she oversees the care for our growing community through Marriage Ministry, discipleship, Prophetic intercession, leadership and shepherding.

Pastor Quaitra accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior as a teenager and continues her journey of faith.

Her belief in the power of God has kept her through the years of great trials and triumphs. “Q” as others affectionately know her, serves in ministry alongside her husband of 28 years John (the bassist). They are the proud parents of three beautiful children, John Jr. (Diamond), Je’ohna and grandchildren Jordan and Amari. Her life in Christ, academic accomplishments, and humble beginnings prepared her to serve God’s people through the arena of Life Coaching, and Leadership and Empowerment programs. Her aspiration to empower women and families to live a life full of compassion, mercy, and purpose is the very essence of who “Q” is.


The Elders of Mending Hearts assist in carrying out the mission and vision and governance of the church as well as watch diligently over the flock. They teach the pure doctrine of God’s Word, instruct in the way of salvation, counsel the curious, strengthen the weak, seek the lost, reclaim the straying, comfort the sorrowing, care for the needy, visit the sick, minister to the dying, and pray for the spiritual welfare of every soul under their care. The Elder team play a vital role in the leadership at Mending Hearts.

Dionne Bolden
LaToya Briggman
Tawanna Prilo

Robin Simmons

Our Home Church Leader and Online Partner Liaison shepherds our off-campus partners keeping them connected with the ministry facilitating relationship, discipleship, and spiritual formation.

If you are interested in joining our online ministry connect with Robin for more information.