Pastor Medlock was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost in 1984, and joined Galilee Church of God In Christ, located in Dallas, Texas. Under the ministerial apprenticeship of Superintendent R. L. Hunter, Pastor Medlock faithfully served as a youth pastor and deacon.
In 1986, God called him to an evangelistic ministry, giving him the opportunity to spread the gospel all over the United States, as well as in other countries.
From the onset of his ministry, God anointed Pastor Medlock to preach a word from God that healed both the spiritual and physically sick, loosed the captive, drew the backslider and saved the lost. Through God’s power working in him, paraplegics have gained their mobility, cancer and A.I.D.S patients have been cured, and hell-bound individuals have given their lives to Christ. After eight years of evangelizing, Pastor Medlock
received a greater clarion call – to shepherd God’s people.
In December of 1994, he began a weekly Bible study group in the living room of his mother’s small apartment. At the time, he had no interest in being a pastor. He was enthused about teaching the Word of God as the Holy Spirit led him. During this time, God sent him to assist an elderly pastor with his ministry, and Pastor Medlock found himself being comfortable with this position.
However, week after week, those who attended the Bible study would call him and ask where they were having Sunday service. By the time Pastor Medlock’s short tenure assisting the elderly pastor had ended, he found himself with a small congregation.
In this same year, he was ordained an Elder in the Church of God in Christ, Inc.
In 1995, Elder Medlock started Remnant of Grace Ministries. The church’s name, taken from
Romans 11:5, which reads, “Even so then at this present time, also there is a remnant
according to the election of grace,” is fitting, because God has extended His grace to the members of the congregation in a miraculous way.
Elder Medlock has been given an unusual anointing to help women who have
experienced abuse of every sort. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, those who have been deeply scarred from sexual, physical, mental and emotional abuses have been delivered.
Elder Medlock’s gift is extraordinary because after these individuals receive a healing and are cured, they are able to be vital and productive citizens and Christians.
To date, several dozen women have experienced God’s power as they are freed from hurts and pains associated with their abusive past. In addition to this, drug addicts, homosexuals, criminals, and demon-possessed have been experienced the saving grace of Christ Jesus.
Also, God has put in place a restoration ministry for fallen and hurting ministers. Pastor Medlock extends himself, in an effort to get such individuals back on track and spiritually sound. He helps build their confidence after God has forgiven them, so they are able to contend for the faith and successfully continue God’s program.
Remnant of Grace maintains a corporate attitude of gratitude through continual praise and worship to God. There is a great emphasis placed on continually seeking God, accentuated with fasting both corporate and individually. Every church service begins with a 30-minute prayer session, and there are regular 72-hour fasts.
Remnant of Grace focus is to led a lost and dying world to Christ, and under phenomenal leadership of Pastor Vann E. Medlock and the awesome power of God, thousands are being reached and thousands of lives are being changed.