Darryl Victor Phoenix, heeded the call of God to preach His Word in 1988. During this time, he served as Assistant Pastor for the New Home Ministries of Hammond, Louisiana. While in Hammond, Darryl Victor Phoenix proved himself faithful, loyal, and above all diligent in the study of God's Word.

Darryl Victor Phoenix was ordained on September 23, 1992. He was appointed as Pastor of New Home Ministries in Hammond, Louisiana and faithfully served in that capacity from February 1995 - August 2010.

Pastor Phoenix has an impelling vision to reach into the communities and make accessible, the tools deemed necessary to raise men, women, boys, and girls to a level of excellence which will cause them to discover their hidden potential as well as Enlighten them spiritually according to the Word of the Almighty God. He has been chosen to bring divine order to the house of God through prayer, faithfulness, diligence, and total dependency on the Lord.

Pastor Phoenix imparts God's love, wisdom, and knowledge. He has committed himself to being demonstrative in these attributes; imparting the same into the hearts and minds of God's people. His teachings have been and continue to be a tremendous blessing in the lives of many.

As God's will and purpose continued to unfold, a divine manifestation of the Vision for Enlighten Fellowship Church (EFC) came to pass. In April of 2009, after hearing the voice of God, Pastor Phoenix stepped out in faith and established Enlighten Fellowship Church Southshore; while still serving as Pastor of NHFWC of Hammond, Louisiana. EFC held its first service on April 5, 2009 in the Clearview Room at the Clearview Shopping Mall in Metairie, Louisiana. In June of 2010 EFC Southshore transitioned to 3326 Florida Avenue in Kenner, LA where services are currently being held.

As Pastor Phoenix continued in faithful service to both congregations, God spoke to his heart again concerning the second location of Enlighten Fellowship Church. In August 2010 Enlighten Fellowship Church Northshore was established. The first service was held on August 22, 2010 at the Ponchatoula Community Center in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.  In October 2011 God made provision, once again, for EFC Northshore to transition to 620 N. Morrison Blvd., Suite B in Hammond, Louisiana, for a season.  The favor of God rests on EFC Northshore. Enlighten Fellowship Church- Northshore, transitioned to its permanent edifice at 15471 Campbell Lane in Ponchatoula, LA 70454, in May 2019. And for that we give God all the glory as the Vision that God has given to Pastor Darryl Victor Phoenix continues to come to pass.


An Empowering & Enlightening Experience Awaits U.....EFC is da Place 2 B!!