In 1995, Ps. Mariatu accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour and made a commitment to serve the community and church in a bid to cause the transformation of lives. As far back as in 1998, she was a key member of a community Christian organization in The Gambia (West Africa) in which organisation she played a key role in the community and church development programs such as counselling, mentorship and evangelism. Additionally, she served as social secretary for women’s affairs in the community of Sierra Leoneans in The Gambia.

Upon her arrival to Australia in 2001, Ps. Mariatu Jalloh later became an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse by profession, however her passion for community development prompted her to resign and play an active role as a community leader. This passion later led her to start a community prayer group as a means of addressing myriad social, economic, and spiritual needs of a cross section of the community membership. Through the prayer group, she was able to cater not just to Sierra Leoneans but to the wider ethnic community in Queensland.

In 2009, The House of Prayer church was established under the leadership of her and her husband, Sheriff Jalloh. Sheriff and Mariatu as Senior Pastors are passionate about God, their family, and the ministry which God has given to them. Over the 5 years, their responsibility has included but not limited to preaching the word of God, providing counselling services to couples and singles of their congregation; mentoring and conducting deliverance for the helpless.

Pastors Sheriff and Mariatu are committed to ensuring The House of Prayer makes the message of Jesus Christ known and understood by all.

Sheriff & Mariatu Jalloh

General Overseers & Senior Pastors

Pastors Mariatu and Sheriff Jalloh are the Founders and Senior Pastors of The House of Prayer Ministries. They have been married for over 30 years and have four children and seven grandchildren.

After accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour in the mid-90’s, the Foundational Prophecy that has anchored their relationship, ministry and services to God has been “Through You Many Shall Come to Know Christ…” which was prophesied on Ps. Sheriff Jalloh in the nation of Gambia, West Africa in the late 90’s. Their commitment is to serve; be it either their community or church, ensuring that Christ is known and lives are transformed and changed, has been their mandate in Ministry.

Upon arrival to Australia in 2001, Ps. Sheriff and Mariatu Jalloh pursued their individual career pathways, whilst also playing an active role as community leaders and elders.

In 2009, The House of Prayer church was established under the leadership of Ps. Mariatu, with a dynamic team ready to work for God’s Kingdom, supported by her ever-loving and humble husband Ps. Sheriff. Pastor’s Mariatu & Sheriff are passionate about God, their family, and the ministry which God has given to them. Over the years, since the planting of the Church, their responsibilities has spanned from preaching the word of God, providing church development programs such as counselling, mentorship, evangelism and community outreach and conducting deliverance for the helpless.

Pastors Sheriff and Mariatu are committed to ensuring The House of Prayer makes the message of Jesus Christ known whilst ensuring that lives are saved, delivered and transformed in Christ Jesus.