House of Healing International, Inc.

Building People. Transforming Minds. Saving A Generation.

Our Leadership

Core Leadership Team

Pastor DeWayne Willingham

Online Campus Pastor

Lady VaLinda Willingham

Online Campus Co-Lead/Global Covenant Partners Liaison

Bro. Kijafa Lee

First Impressions Team Director

Security Team Leader

Sis. Chrimeesa Lee

Chief Administrative Officer

Sis. Vera Gould

Media & Arts Director

Apostle Joshua D. Peters Smith, M.Div., M.A., LPC
Founder & Senior Leader/Overseer

A prophet and seer from his mother’s womb, Apostle Joshua Smith is a multifaceted individual who is gifted in many areas as a best-selling author, international speaker, entrepreneur, a credentialed life and business coach, ministry mentor, corporate trainer, consultant, licensed professional counselor, pastor, and a highly sought-after spiritual advisor. His proudest role is husband to his wife, Elect Lady Riyana Smith.

Joshua has been working in the mental health field for over twelve years and is a renowned expert on emotional health and wellness. He is known in many circles for his ability to successfully merge Christ-centered theology with evidence-based theories, practices, and techniques of psychology, teaching people how to transform and renew their minds with the Word of God. In the marketplace, Joshua is the owner of Soul Healing Psychotherapy & Wellness, PLLC, a private practice psychotherapy clinic. In 2020, he was honored by the Mental Health Association of South Mississippi for his work in the mental health field.

He has been active in ministry for over 20 years (since the age of 12). In June 2016, Joshua became the founding lead pastor and senior apostle of House of Healing Christian Assembly International, an apostolic training center and network of churches (IFHCM) headquartered in Gulfport, MS, that equips disciples, and trains & develops leaders for ministry and the marketplace. He is a noted trainer of prophets, intercessors, and other 5-fold leaders. Joshua has been previously featured on popular media networks such as The Word Network, Preach the Word Worldwide Network, Radio 1000, The Impact Network and a host of other radio and television programs.

He has earned degrees in psychology, professional counseling, and divinity and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in professional counseling. He is the CEO of J. P. Smith Enterprises, LLC, the founder of The Soul Healing Initiative, and founder and lead instructor of the Soul Healing Training Academy, a forum to train business executives and religious leaders on the principles of emotional health and wellness. Joshua is also a member of the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network, serving on the behavioral health taskforce. He has devoted his life to helping people heal so that they can find and fulfill purpose and maximize their potential.

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Elect Lady Riyana R. Smith, M.S.
Leading Lady of House of Healing International & IFHCM