Pastor Mary Panich
Pastor Mary Panich co-pastors Cornerstone Family Worship Center in Livonia, Michigan, alongside her husband Pastor Michael Panich. They have been married and serving in ministry since 1973. She is an ordained minister, a member of The Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers International. She serves on the steering committee of Women Ministers in the Fellowship representing women in ministry.
Mary is kingdom minded, both globally and locally. She has ministered in Haiti, South Africa, and Mexico, and is a woman of purpose in everything she does. She is currently proactive in fundraising for foreign missions as well as local Christian organizations.
Also an avid writer, Mary is a painter of words. She’s an inspiration to all who read her articles and Facebook posts. She has an amazing gift that enables you to laugh or cry. Motivating you to give more of yourself to the work of the Lord than what you imagined you were capable of. Your life will be enriched by how well she can express the Father’s love for you.
Heart for Him Ministries was birthed from many years of leading women’s fellowship meetings, which consisted of breaking bread with the saints, ministry among the ladies, and prayer, which has always been a key part of her meetings. To Mary’s delight, the monthly gatherings continue to this day on the third Thursday of each month.
In December of 2001, the Lord put a picture of the theme of this ministry in which Heart for Him would be birthed. Her vision is to present the transforming love of Christ to communities in practical, as well as spiritual ways. This vision is seen clearly in Ezekiel 11:19-20, “And I will give them one heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove their heart of stone from their bodies and give them a heart of flesh, so they may follow My statutes, keep My ordinances, and practice them. Then they will be My people, and I will be their God.”
Over the years and currently, Heart for Him Ministries has hosted annual Women’s Conferences along with fundraising tea events, baby showers, and diaper drives for local faith-based charities. Through Heart for Him Ministries, Mary has received various awards and recognition for her fundraising efforts. Among these are:
- Compassion and Champion-level awards from Grace Centers of Hope Homeless Children’s Program
- Feed the Children- “ABC” Abandoned Babies & Children Program
- Support for the AAA Pregnancy Resource Center of Livonia, through numerous Diaper Drives, and annual Baby Showers.
Pastor Mary is a confidante, teacher, poet, friend, generous giver, an earnest intercessor, and has a great love and compassion for women. When you are with her you will feel loved. She has an amazing way of making even the simplest of things, the grandest occasion.