source site Rev. M. DeMontagnac is a native of Jamaica, West Indies. She immigrated to the United States with her parents at the age of twelve. She is the fifth born and the third oldest daughter of Zelpha and Leslie Sullivan. Rev. DeMontagnac is the proud mother of three children, Gennia, Kisha and Stephen.
Prior to migrating to South Florida, Rev. DeMontagnac pursued a degree in Advertising Design at New York Institute of Technology. After relocating to South Florida and successfully completing the appropriate course requirements, she earned a Bachelor of Social Works Degree from Florida Atlantic University in 1999. In 2005 she earned further credentials from the Carmen L. Stewart Bible Institute in the area of Theology. She has ministered extensively in the human service arena as an Administrator, Social Worker, Counselor and Case Manager to at-risk youth and families.
Rev. DeMontagnac’s ministry began at the tender age five when her mother would stand her up on chairs at their local church to sing songs that fascinated the young and old alike. Unknown to her, this was the beginning of God’s call that would take her across international waters singing and preaching the gospel. Rev. DeMontagnac’s official tenure in ministry dates back to 1985 when she served as Choir Director for New Rochelle’s First Assembly of God, under Senior Pastor A. Barnaby. Subsequently, Rev. DeMontagnac has ministered across the United States as a Psalmist and Speaker. She was formally ordained as a Minister in 2002 with subsequent ordinations in 2005 as Assistant Pastor and 2008 as Senior Pastor.
Under the leading of the Holy Spirit, in 1990 Rev. DeMontagnac launched Ray of Hope Ministries, Inc., a not-for-profit 50(c)3, faith based human service organization. Following God’s direction and a deep passion for the under-served, the ministry was re-incorporated in 1999 as Ray of Hope Outreach Ministries, Inc., where she served as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer. To its credit, Ray of Hope Outreach Ministries has provided a variety of human services and spiritual enrichment to agencies such as Women In Distress, The Salvation Army, Broward County Parks & Recreation Division, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Broward County Housing Authorities, The Boys & Girls Club, Shepherd’s Way & St. Lawrence Chapel homeless shelters, churches and many other organizations in Broward County. Over the years many have received assistance socially and spiritually.
After serving as a para church organization for many years, in obedience to the voice of God, in 2008 Ray of Hope legally became a dynamic and anointed local church, annexing its human service division under it’s umbrella. As a result, Ray of Hope now provides religious worship and discipleship to its parishioners, as well as the unchurched in surrounding communities. Through its Community Outreach Ministry Extension (C.O.M.E), the organization continues to serve as a beacon to the indigent, poor and disabled providing an array of urgently needed charitable services. Rev. DeMontagnac currently serves as the Senior Pastor/Founder-CEO of Ray of Hope Outreach Int’l Church Ministries, Inc.
Over the years Rev. DeMontagnac has earned many awards for her stellar work in the community. Along with her many acknowledgments, she is also pleased to be the proud recipient of the JM Families African-American Special Recognition Award for community service.