Rev. Annie L. Varner was born in Opelika, Alabama. At a very early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. She knew it was her duty to follow the will of God. Reverend Varner understood that those whom God calls must be grounded in His Holy Word, and they should develop their skills in Christian discipleship before they answer the call to ministry. Reverend Varner’s first step in answering God’s call was to join a “working church” where the foundation of God’s Word would be placed in her heart. She completed a two-year course of study in Christian Counseling at the Halpine Church School. To develop a sound ministry foundation, she enrolled at the Metropolitan Faith Center School of Ministry. She completed a two-year program that included courses in: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Faith, Christian Counseling, Healing Truth, Church, the Life and Ministry of Jesus, Praise and Worship, Pastoral Excellence and Education, Sermon Preparation, and the Ministry of Family.