Our History


Hindsight. Insight. Foresight.

Within a relatively short time span of just twenty years, Cup of Salvation Deliverance Church & Ministries, Inc. (CSDC) has grown to be a spiritual force in our regional community. CSDC was born in the heart of its founding pastor, Apostle Dr. Johnny Holloway in 1992, but did not officially open its doors until March 2, 1996. The name "Cup of Savation" derives from Psalm 116:13, "I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord."

For the first few weeks, the church of eight members met at the Hampton Inn on Hillandale Road, which fulfilled a prophecy God gave to Apostle Holloway while he and his wife sat in their car in the parking lot of the Pan Pan restaurant adjacent to the hotel. In June 1996, the church moved to North Pointe Plaza on Guess Road, a location that was fondly referred to as the "baby crib". The congregation often prayed that God would expand their horizons and perhaps give His baby church a "play pen" or even a "nursery" in which to grow. God moved and so did the church. On September 7, 1997, the first service at the current location at 1020 Highway 70 East, Durham, NC was celebrated. It is here that the church was first referred to as "The Cup," an endearment probably attributed to one of the early teenage members.

Cup of Salvation Deliverance Church and Ministries is a territorial, last days, apostolic ministry of warfare and deliverance. We are territorial in that we openly claim this region for God and we are willing to submit ourselves to His will and subject ourselves to His Spirit that this region will be won for God. We are a last days ministry in that we firmly believe that Jesus may return at any time. Our Nature is apostolic in that, not only will we be ready for His imminent appearance, but we will have the fruit of our obedience to present to Him when He returns. Our primary purpose is to wage war for God's people and to establish this ministry as a fortress of deliverance for this region.

Our mission is to "reach them, teach them and set them free". Our intent is to take the City of Durham and the surrounding region from the grip of sin, despair and oppression and convert it into a city that loves and serves God. We know that we are not alone in this move of God, but we fully intend to be at the forefront. This is a ministry of tenacity and focus; we cannot be defeated and we will not quit. May God continue to bless this ministry as we obey His will.

We invite you to "join the ministry" today and become part of a move of God.