Pastor Marcel Fears


Pastor Marcel D. Fears is the founder and pastor of Overcomer’s Life Church (OLC,) a God-centered ministry focused on providing believers and its surrounding community with a safe haven for all people, where the mantra is “No matter what you face in life, you can overcome it!”  


Armed with a powerful, life changing message of hope, Pastor Fears brings a thought provoking word which challenges the individual to embrace all that God has for their lives.


A published author, he released his first book, “This is Where You Make it Happen” in 2011.


Applying that message of spiritual awareness and motivation, Pastor Fears returned to the Chicago-area neighborhood where he was raised, to found OLC, intent on reintroducing Jesus and the purposeful power of His love to a new generation.


Recently establishing the OLC "God's Winning Strategies Program," Pastor Fears and his congregation seeks to foster victorious living over substance abuse, damaged families, financial difficulties and other life challenges by offering spiritual empowerment, accountability checks, life classes, community, and social referrals as well as milestone celebrations.



OLC has already reached out to its community through their Legendary Men’s Ministry, Women of Excellence Ministry, Resurrection Nation Teen & Young Adult Ministry, Champions Children's Church as well as Financial Empowerment classes among other ministries to be unveiled in the near future.


As a spiritual shepherd, author, motivational speaker and community leader, Pastor Fears strives to serve his congregation and church community with integrity and visionary leadership.


A former Youth Pastor under the leadership of his father, Supt. Eugene Fears, Jr. at Redeem Church of God in Christ, Pastor Fears continues his passion for youth ministry, serving as Chairman of the Spiritual Empowerment Commission for the International Youth Department of the Church of God in Christ, Inc.


Pastor Fears earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Leadership from Ashford University.  He is married to Lady Venus Fears and is the father of two sons: David Eugene and Tyler Louis.