A pastor and a transformational leader, Pastor Henry has served as a pastor for over 20 years, ordained in Royalhouse Chapel International, headquartered in Accra, Ghana. Having dedicated most of life living overseas, he is passionate about raising and impacting a generation of transformational leaders, guided by a faith-filled journey.
He is also the founder of the Vessels Network. Vessels Network is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Washington, DC committed to promoting both human and spiritual development and community transformation. Vessels aims to promote both human and spiritual development and community transformation, by raising and empowering faith-driven leaders to touch lives, fulfill their purpose, and bring hope to the lives they encounter.
Since 2018 the Vessels Network has gathered thousands of youth and young adults across the country for the annual Vessels conference, traveled to Ghana and Liberia for a missions trip and hosted a women's summit in Maryland.
Pastor Henry has also served as a chaplain at the Medstar Washington Hospital, and is a senior Information Technology analyst. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Ghana-Legon in French and Political Science and has an M.A. degree in Public Policy.
He is married to Mrs. Deniece Laurent-Mantey, together they have two handsome boys.
Deniece Laurent-Mantey, a diplomat by profession is also the Co-founder of the Vessels Network. Vessels Network is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Washington, DC committed to promoting both human and spiritual development and community transformation.
As a career diplomat, she has served at the White House in various positions, undertaking strategic recommendations of U.S.-Africa policy planning and formulation on issues of trade and investment, youth engagement, HBCUs, and Diaspora relations. Prior to that, she was the Acting Deputy Director in the Bureau of African Affairs, Office of West Africa, deeply involved in shaping and managing the U.S. government’s relationship with 10 coastal countries in West Africa.
She also served as a Special Assistant to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton where she was responsible for advancing and traveling with the Secretary on official trips — both domestic and international.
Mrs. Laurent-Mantey, a native of the Bronx, New York, earned her B.A. degree in International Relations from Syracuse University- Maxwell School and her M.A. in African Studies and Public Policy from Howard University. She is married to Pastor Henry Laurent-Mantey and together they have two sons.