In September of 2011, God called her into the pro-life ministry of serving mothers who face unplanned pregnancies. She began her journey at a local pregnancy resource center as a volunteer peer counselor and later became the Marketing/Development Director. After serving 8 months in that role, she stepped into the position of Executive Director. She has a heart and passion for helping women become whole – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. She is a certified Life-Affirming Specialist (LAS) through Heartbeat International and has completed Leadership for Nonprofit Excellence training.
Lisa is one who truly believes in everyone using the gifts that God gives to each of us. She has served as a musician, minister, Sunday School Teacher, Bible Study Teacher, Youth Leader, Women’s Retreat Chairperson, CWC Treasurer, and MEM (Marriage Enrichment Ministry) Facilitator. She has served as Music Coordinator for the Southern Interstate Ministries Conference for 10 plus years. It is a delight to serve God and to work in the gifts and ministries that God has given her.
Rev. James Brown Sr.
Min. Krystle Joy Roberts
Dr. Kimberly Thomas
Rev. Dr. Kimberly Thomas and her husband, Curtis, are residents of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She loves serving God’s church and is an ordained minister of the Church of God (Anderson, IN). Her ministry journey has included serving her local congregation and the church-at-large by teaching women Bible studies, providing leadership training/coaching, serving as interim pastor, serving on state and national ministerial boards, presenting at conferences and workshops, and providing pastoral care.
Dr. Thomas has full professor status as an instructor of Specialized Ministries at Mid America Christian University. One of the highlights of her educational journey was to travel with a team from Mid America Christian University to Nanning, China to teach conversational English. Since 2009, she has served as Chair of the Adult School of Christian Ministries where she has oversight over two Ministry degree programs and two Certificate programs in Ministry. She holds a Master's degree in Psychology from Texas Southern University and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the Houston Graduate School of Theology. In 2015, she served as the President of the Oklahoma
Removal of the Mask
Since the Last Time
The Battle is the Lord's
The Corinthian Song
The Good Shepherd
The Potter's House
The Redeemed Praise
Through the Storm
What's in Your Name
When the Church Begins to Pray
When the Music Stops
1st Lady Emma Wright
Rev. Calvin D. Waddy Jr.
Pastor Calvin D. Waddy, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of Central Community Church of God in Jackson, Mississippi. He was born in Plainfield, New Jersey and later moved to Anderson, Indiana upon the death of his father.
Pastor Waddy received his education from Mid-America Christian University and Anderson University. It was on the campus of Anderson University that Pastor Waddy developed a longtime friendship with the former Kimberly B. Jenkins.
In 1991 Kimberly and Calvin were married. Today, they have three sons: Calvin III, Austin, and Matthew.
Pastor Waddy faithfully served his country in the United States Marine Corps, and was honorably discharged in 1996.
McKay's music is published through his Publishing Company, Schaff Music Publishing, which includes more than 200 individual sheet music scores for choirs, and GIA Publications's groundbreaking African American Heritage Hymnal. His works are also included in a Southern Baptist hymnal supplement, For the Living of These Days and GIA's groundbreaking.
McKay's published music books include:
V. Michael McKay's Hymns For Him (62 Song Hymnal Supplement)
Pray, Church Pray (A Collection of Prayer Songs)
Flow in the Spirit (Worship Songs for the Contemporaries)
From the Tabernacle to the Temple (A Musical Guide to Worship)
His published books include:
To Tell the Truth (A Collection of Song Stories)
I Would Sit Up With You, But I'm Sick
Myself (Survival Tools for Ministry Leaders)
Great Responsibilities Behind the Wheel
(A Leadership Manual)
Life: A Continuum of Lessons
(Quotes and Real-Life Short Stories)
For more than forty years, V. Michael McKay has conducted church music workshops and seminars, served as a church minister of music, and served as an adjunct professor at a college.
V. Michael has influenced and mentored a plethora of local and national musicians and songwriters through Hymns For Him, Songwriters' Ink, and V. Michael McKay’s Hymns For Him Now conferences.
McKay studied music at both Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas where he resides.
V. Michael McKay
For more than forty years, churches throughout the country have been inspired by the words and music of V. Michael McKay. As a well-respected conductor, clinician, speaker, songwriter, and author, McKay has dedicated his life to a greater level of ministry, with a passion to meet the needs of people in the contemporary Christian community.
McKay is a two-time Dove Award winner and a 2000 inductee into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He recorded his first song, Wait Till the Morning Comes, with Isaac Douglas and the Houston Mass Choir in 1976. As a respected composer of Christian songs, other national artists such as Yolanda Adams, Brian Courtney Wilson, Daryl Coley, Tramaine Hawkins, Byron Cage, Micah Stampley, Dorothy Norwood, Shirley Caesar, Albertina Walker, and many more have recorded his songs.
In May of 2005 he was ordained by the Church of God, Anderson, Indiana. He has served several congregations ministering as a Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Senior Pastor. Since relocating to Mississippi he was asked to serve as a member of the Credentials’ Team for the Church of God in Mississippi and he currently holds a position as a State Elder. Additionally, the Jackson Police Department in Jackson, MS offered him a position as a Chaplain in their department. Pastor Waddy started a mentor program in one of the Jackson Public Schools, which the men of Central now lead. Rev. Waddy was also approached by representatives of the Madison County Public School system and asked to serve as the ISD (In School Detention Teacher), and he is pleased to serve the students and administration in this role. Pastor Waddy has had the privilege of serving the Lord and sharing the Gospel across this Nation as a Conference Leader, Revivalist, Evangelist, and Commencement Speaker.
Pastor Waddy fondest memories in ministry include those opportunities he and his family have had; to share the Gospel in the USA, and overseas. Calvin has stated, “Watching my family share the Love of Christ across the United States and around the world has taught me the meaning of ministering to humanity” Matthew 25: 35-40. “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…” It is because of those lessons, that Pastor Waddy seeks to help humanity by volunteering with Non-Profit Organizations, as a Chaplain with nursing homes and hospitals; he has also rendered his service to the National Urban League as a past Board Member, serving as the School Board President for an accredited hybrid Christian home school, coaching an Upward Basketball team, working with Toys for Tots, even volunteering and supporting Christian candidates running for local and state office. Whenever and wherever he has served, Pastor Waddy seeks to share the Love of God with those he meets.
Rev. James Brown Sr.
Rev. James Brown, Sr. serves as the senior pastor of the Cove Road Church of God, Lafayette, Georgia, a position he has held for over 23 years. He is the former chair and regional pastor of the Georgia Fellowship of the Church of God. Pastor Brown also serves on the credentials committee for the Georgia Fellowship of the Church of God. He is the Chief Financial Officer of the National Association of the Church of God, West Middlesex, PA. He is on the trustee board of Warner University, Lake Wales, FL.
Rev. Brown’s professional career extends beyond the church where he was the first African American officer of the Federal Reserve Bank in the United States. His tenure before retirement at the Federal Reserve in Atlanta expanded over 36 years. Currently, he is employed with Servant Solutions, Anderson, Indiana, where he serves as the director of retirement planning.
The highlight of his life is his family. He is married to the lovely Charel Brown and the father of five children, eight grandchildren and one great- grand daughter. He loves God and the most important thing for him is being a “man of God.”
Rev. Dr. Dale Fontenot
Dr. James Lewis
Dr. James Lewis
Dr. James W. Lewis, a native of Houston, Texas, is the second of ten children born to his faithful and loving parents, Rev. John J.R. and Betty Joyce Lewis. He grew up in Acres Homes and graduated from George Washington Carver Jr.-Sr. High School in 1968. For over forty-four (44) years, he was married to the love of his life, the late Barbara Kaye Lewis (deceased March 13, 2017). God blessed them with two daughters, Andrea Nicole [husband, Jayson] and Kimberli Chantrelle. Two beautiful granddaughters, Ameris Joy and Nya Simone, also continue to bring great joy to him.
After graduating from high school, James Lewis received his B.S. degree in Mathematics and M.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. While working for a public accounting firm in Houston, he earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) in 1976. As his journey continued, he acknowledged God’s call on his life to the professional ministry in 1980 at South Park Church of God, Houston, Texas, under the pastoral leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Carl T. Crawford. To further equip himself for service to the church and the kingdom, he did M.Div. studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. In 1986 he pursued doctoral studies in Theology and Ethics at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. While there, he also was ordained in the Church of God (Anderson, IN.) and served for over five years as Pastor of The First Church of God, Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1994, he received his Ph.D. degree in Theology and Ethics from Duke University.
Mark Taylor is a musician, vocalist, songwriter, music director, husband and father. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, into a family of musicians. Mark began playing the piano at the age of three, and grew under the musical influence of his parents and several relatives who were accomplished musicians, in addition to formal training beginning at the age of seven. He was given the position of musician and director of one of the choirs at Bethel Tabernacle Church, pastored by his father, at the age of 13, and became music minister at 15.
Several Chicago artists recognized Mark’s ability at an early age, and he played at several churches in the city, including Vernon Park of God, Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer, Fellowship Baptist Church and Christ Universal Temple. Mark had the honor of being exposed to many pioneers of gospel music, including Dr. Thomas Dorsey, Sallie Martin and Albertina Walker.
Min. Elaine Richardson
Dr. Kimberly Thomas
Min. Lisa Pearson
Elaine is an active member of Faith Chapel where she serves in various ministries. She is a teacher of the Primary Sunday School Class (grades 1 thru 3); she is a member of the Faith Chapel Praise Team; she is a worker/ devotion leader of the Saturday Program for children(ages 3-12); she is one of the teachers for Children's Church ministry serving once a month in that ministry; she is a member of Women of Destiny where she serves as Secretary/Treasurer; she is the State Treasurer for the State CWC(Christian Women Connecting; formerly WCG); she is part of a cell group at Faith Chapel and she attends Bible Study on a regular basis. Elaine, along with Ruth Williams has been teaching a children's class at SIMC for the past 2 years.
Min. Jan Wilson
Rev. Lisa Pearson
Rev. Lisa Pearson and her husband, Pastor Venoy Pearson, have been married for 25 years and reside in Rosenberg, TX. She is a licensed and ordained minister of the Church of God (Anderson, IN) and serves as Co-Pastor and Minister of Music at Rosenberg First Church of God. Rev. Pearson is a native of Bastrop, Louisiana and grew up worshipping at Pearl Street Church of God under the leadership of Rev. Sarah Finley and Rev. Jean Posey. This was the beginning of her many years of playing the piano. After getting married, she moved to Kendleton, TX (Bay Ridge Christian College) where her husband was a student. Together they have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.
Rev. Pearson attended Northeast Louisiana University receiving a 2-yr degree in Office Administration. In her later years, she attended Bay Ridge Christian College and earned a B.S. in Christian Ministries from Mid-America Christian University in 2011.
Dr. Bartholomew Riggins
Rev. Dr. Bartholomew M. Riggins is currently beginning his sixth year of ministry service as senior pastor of the Faith Chapel Church of God, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Prior to his current pastoral role, he served as senior pastor of the Light of the World Community Church of God, Shreveport, La for nearly fourteen years.
“Pastor Bart”, as known to the Faith Chapel Church, and his wife First Lady Joy Foggs-Riggins celebrates over twenty years of marriage as they were married July 1994 and to their union they have two sons, Joshua and Titus.
Pastor Bart completed his Doctor of Ministry Studies (DMIN) degree in the spring of 2015 from Anderson University, School of Theology, Anderson, IN. He also has a Masters of Divinity from Anderson University, School of Theology, Anderson, IN and a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.
Tina T. Moffett
Min. Krystle Joy Roberts
Krystle J. Roberts is an Educator and Mentor that has let her Faith in the Lord guide her work throughout the years. Krystle was born in Bryan, Texas in 1991 and raised in Bryan, Texas. She is the daughter of Terry and Sonia Roberts, she grew up the only girl with her three brothers. She was born a leader. She earned a BA Degree in Chemical Engineering from HBCU- Prairie View A&M University in December 2015. She earned her Masters Degree in Theology from The Institute for Teaching Gods Word (ITGW) in June 2019.
She has been in ministry since she was in High School. She was and still is a mentor to young girls and young ladies at her local Church, Brazos Valley Community Church of God (BVCCOG).
She is currently employed with Bryan ISD as a Science Teacher and she works with 6th grade students. She is also an entrepreneur in the fields of makeup and photography.
Sociological Association for the state of Oklahoma. She also enjoys serving as Dean of the School of Ministry for the Southern Interstate Ministries Conference of the Church of God.
Her passions include spending time with her husband, reading, traveling, hanging out with close friends, and loving her family.
One passage of Scripture that has been foundational and inspirational to her hope in Christ is Jeremiah 18: 1-6, “This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2“Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. 5Then the word of the LORD came to me. 6He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand….”
Dr. Thomas and her husband, Curtis are the proud parents of one young adult son, Curtis II.
Min. Bobbie A. Eddins
A God-fearing woman who seeks to please Him wholeheartedly. I am a wife, a mother of five children and a grandmother of fifteen grandchildren. I accepted an invitation to attend service at Pearl Street Church of God from Sis. Asa Lee James Johnson. I initially ran from the call to the ministry only to find out that you can run but you cannot hide. I accepted the call of God on my life in March of 2002. I would like advise others to never let anyone dictate to them who you are in Christ Jesus. Be who God says you are. Stop running and heed to your calling.
Rev. Dr. Dale Fontenot
Pastor Dale Fontenot serves as the pastor of the New Life Church of God in Palmetto, Louisiana which serves northern St. Landry Parish. He has served as pastor since 1990 as this church seeks to bring about transformation of lives, communities and culture (TLC2). Pastor Dale is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana and later received a Master of Divinity Degree from Anderson University School of Theology in Anderson, Indiana. He has also been awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Southern California School of Ministry in Los Angeles, California. He is an ordained minister of the Church of God.
Dale Fontenot serves various offices which include Chair of the Louisiana Congregational Ministries of the Church of God; Louisiana Church of God Church Service Team Member; Chair of the Church of God Ministry & Retreat Center (Palmetto Campground), Board of Trustee Member of Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana; and an advisor to the Southern Interstate Ministries Convention.
Rev. Emily Fontenot
Pastor Joseph Eikerenkoetter Jr.
Pastor Joseph Pastor Joseph Eikerenkoetter, Jr. is a Christ-like believer that loves worshiping God and serving others. His love for God transcends every part of his life and is demonstrated in all that he does for kingdom building. His mission is humbly portrayed: To show a dying world the Living Savior! It is his assignment on this spiritual journey. He answered the call to pastor the Westminster Church of God in January 2012 and encourages his flock to have a daily intimate relationship with God by falling in Love with the Word of God!
Our family-friendly ministries are designed to meet people where they are and to love them unconditionally. This plight is not unfamiliar to Pastor Joe, as he is humbly called, for he testifies of his gratefulness to God for meeting him where he was in a small prison cell, away from life, but in a place where God could reach him and minister to him; unconditionally forgiving him, renewing him, restoring him, sanctifying him, and preparing him to serve. And his compassion for the lost and desire to teach holy living is represented in his humorous but serious belief: "Don't throw out the baby with the bath water." Pastor Joe will tell you and those who know him will testify that this time, he lives life On Purpose and with Purpose; God's purpose!
Pastor Joseph Eikerenkoetter
First Lady, Tina T. Moffett
Tina T. Moffett has served as a Pastor for over 14 years. Pulling from her educational background: Biblical School of Learning, School of the Prophets and 25 years in nursing and management; she uses life transforming messages to empower and inspire.
She has established several outreach ministries to impact lives which include: Daughters Designed by Purpose, Girlz on Fiya, and The Voice of God Experience. As she strives to impart back into the community, she has established Ministry through Medicine CNA program to educate and certify students in the health field.
Prophetess Moffett now serves at Orange Church of God Embassy of Grace as Senior Executive Pastor where she is dedicated to destroying the adapted thinking of man shaped by this world and bringing the body of Christ into alignment with God and the Word of God that says, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus”. (Philippians 2: 5)
Rev. Calvin D. Waddy Jr.
James Lewis began his twenty-four (24)-year teaching career in 1992 at Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana. He is now Dean Emeritus of the Anderson University School of Theology. Since April 9, 2017, he currently serves as the Pastor of the South Park Church of God, “The Park,” in southeast Houston. He and the congregation are excited in this new season of ministry.
He has enjoyed an extensive and varied ministry of preaching, teaching, and workshop leadership in many parts of the United States. He loves to be with his family, and also enjoys reading, walking, traveling, and watching sports. His greatest desire is to love God more perfectly, to live in the world more faithfully, and to equip and encourage God’s people more passionately. He feels especially called in sharing the Good News of the gospel of Jesus Christ to a hurting world, and to preparing men and women for the ministry of biblical reconciliation—seeking by God’s grace to multiply wholeness in a divided world.
Min. Elaine Richardson
Elaine Richardson is a member of Faith Chapel Church of God in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a native of Palmetto, Louisiana (the youngest child and daughter of Mary and Burley Fontenot). She grew up in the Church of God in Palmetto and upon marrying and moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she became a member of Faith Chapel Church of God under the leadership of Pastor J.D. Brown and has been a member there for the last 25 years. Elaine is a 1982 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a B.S. degree in Business with a major in Accounting. Elaine is married to Frank Richardson and they have 3 children, Jeremy, Jason, and Kandace Richardson who are all currently in college.
Elaine is employed with the Louisiana Department of Revenue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and works in the Criminal Investigation Division as a Revenue Auditor III. She has 25 years with the Louisiana Department of Revenue and has been in the Criminal Investigation Division for 21 of those 25 years.
Min. Adam Kwentua
With the transformation that Jesus brings as a driving force, Pastor Dale is very active in the parishes (counties) of St. Landry and Evangeline. He provides leadership in coalitions in both parishes which advocate for youth in addressing the issue of underage drinking. Since 1997, he has served as Director of Project HOPE (Helping One another Push for Excellence), an in-school and after-school youth initiative serving 2,500 students in 15 schools annually. Pastor Dale is also a Licensed Prevention Professional in the state of Louisiana and has opened his own business to perform prevention and ministry services. In 2013, he was awarded Louisiana Prevention Professional of the year by the Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers.
Minister R.V. Miles was born February 13, 1955. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie T. Miles. He grew up at Pearl Street Church of God under the ministry of Pastor Sarah A. Finley. He received his calling to the ministry in November 2004. In March 2016, he started a Rehabilitation Home Ministry work, which he visits twice a month.
His calling is focused on carrying “The Good News Of Salvation” to those who sit in darkness and to give hope and restoration to those who are bound. His ambition reflects: Philippians 3:10-14
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made commonable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead, Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
V. Michael McKay
He was mentored by Kenneth Woods, Jr., his high school music teacher, and legendary gospel musician and songwriter. Mark has worked with gospel music notables such as Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago, Dr. Charles G. Hayes and the Warriors, Rev. Clay Evans and the Fellowship Baptist Church Choir, Rev. Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers, Ricky Dillard and New G, Chicago Mass Choir, Douglas Miller, Thomas Whitfield, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Daryl Coley, Yolanda Adams, V. Michael McKay, Sounds of Blackness, and many more. He has also worked with several mainstream artists, including Michael Crawford (Phantom of the Opera), Don Henley (The Eagles), Regina Belle, Lyle Lovett, Chris Walker, and Vanessa Williams. Mark has also traveled and performed internationally at workshops, master classes and concerts. He has been featured as musician and vocalist on several recordings by Denmark based Hans Christian Jochimsen and Opstand Gospel Choir.
Mark moved to Houston, TX in 1990, married the love of his life, Lenora, and started a family. They are the parents of two sons, Mark II and Michael. Mark served Abundant Life Cathedral Church as Executive Music Director for nearly 20 years and produced three critically acclaimed projects featuring the church’s Music Ministry. He is currently the Director of Worship Arts at Houston’s Historic Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Mark is also the founder and director of the vocal group OneSound.
Whether he is in church leading worship, singing or directing a choir, on a national or international stage, or playing the piano at home, Mark’s passion is to glorify God with his music and his life.
Min. Bobbie A. Eddins
1st Lady Anita Parrett
Pastor Joe is thankful to God for his wife and best friend Ida of 40 years; she is his biggest supporter! He is a proud father of two children and two children-in-love: Lori & Wayne and Joe, III & Kim and he has been generously blessed with 14 grandchildren that keep him eternally busy and happy. Pastor Joe is also most proud to be serving at the church where his father Joseph Eikerenkoetter, Sr. once pastored for over twenty years and both his parents are faithful members. Although Pastor Joe attended Anderson University and has experience in corporate America, upon his renewal relationship with God and entry back into society, he answered a call in 2007 to start a business: All Covered Cleaning; a commercial cleaning company that contracts with various companies and organization in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. And although it is a for-hire organization, this business is indeed a ministry that reflects its own name in providing a holistic all covering employment - providing spiritual, emotional, and social support for employees and especially an open door for individuals who are ex-offenders.
In all that Pastor Joes does he is committed to loving the Word, living the Word, and teaching the Word of God.
After 12 albums, 5 Grammys and performing for several U.S. presidents, she still wows audiences all over the world ever since her 1988 debut album, “Just as I Am.” Yolanda Adams is renowned for pioneering the blend of modern gospel music infused with soul and jazz and for decades, she has empowered fans through her inspirational and contemporary music. The eldest of six siblings, her leading spirit and optimism soon became her trademark. Her solid church background and love for all genres of music left her with respect for traditional musical hues, as well as a desire for a more contemporary interpretation. She was employed as an elementary teacher when she began to garner recognition for her stunning performances. It was while she served as a lead singer in her native town, Houston, Texas with the Southeast Inspirational Choir that Yolanda caught the eye of the prolific composer/producer Thomas Whitfield who guided her first album.
Dr. Bartholomew Riggins
All in His Hand
All That God Said
Before I Tell Them
Behind the Curtain
Broken, But Healed (The Healer)
Come On in the Garden
Hallelujah to the Lamb
He Did It
I Thank God For the Blood
I'm Available (Sanctify Me)
I'm Still Here
In the Throne Room
It’s Your Decision
Just That Near
She is currently a minister of the gospel, she formally accepted her calling in the ministry June of 2018.
Even though she is a young minister in number she is a well-grounded minister of The Word of God.
Her passion is ministry and mentoring young teenage girls, also she has a love for The Nations, she is an active missionary.
She states that God brought her through many struggles as young girl, and in turn, she desires to be able to help young ladies not be devastated and scarred by certain things like bullying, rejection, shame, low self-esteem. She states that God was able to bring her through many of these situations and she is willing to help bring other young ladies out and help them not have to go through the challenges that she did.
Krystle’s desire is to glorify God in all her gifts including through ministering to the Nations, in music, teaching, preaching, and mentoring.
She was soon hailed as the most versatile contemporary gospel singer since Aretha Franklin. Her brilliant follow-up albums have earned her multiple awards from music’s highest honors such as the Stellar’s, Grammys, BMI, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image, BET, and more. In 2001, she opened a new category and was the first artist to receive an American Music Award for “Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist.” Although the Gospel Music Association has continuously honored Yolanda through multiple Dove Awards, on May 9, 2017, she was inducted into GMA’s Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievements in the Christian music industry. In addition to being a gospel superstar, she has reigned on radio airwaves for over ten years as the host of her show, The Yolanda Adams Morning Show, which has been heard in over 60 markets nationally. As a former teacher, her natural love for community initiatives and the well-being of youth is just as captivating as her singing. She served as a spokesperson for the FILA Corporation’s Operation Rebound program, which addressed the concerns of inner city school children. In 2016, Former President Barack Obama presented Yolanda Adams with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for grateful recognition with the Corporation for National Community Service for her lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service. While she is grateful for her success, Yolanda’s greatest achievement comes from being a mother and great example to her daughter. A former teacher, now gospel legend, continues to influence the world and change lives through her music and humanitarian efforts.
Pastor Bart although now serving as a full-time pastor since 2011, has worked bi-vocationally in the technology departments for Louisiana State University in Shreveport, George S. Olive CPA firm and Burlington Motor Carriers.
Pastor Bart serves as the vice lead coach for SHAPE, Sustaining Health and Pastoral Excellence for the Church of God in Louisiana. He is the lead stakeholder pastor for the Gardere Initiative in East Baton Rouge Parish and the greater Baton Rouge area. He is a member of the board for Connections Ministry in Baton Rouge, LA. He is the chairperson for the pastoral health team for the Church of God in the state of Louisiana. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Ministry Retreat Center of the Church of God in the state of Louisiana.
Pastor Bart’s most valued mandates for life and ministry are the following: Loving the Lord, loving and keeping personal family strong in the Lord; Loving people: the people of God and people who need to know God, and loving Kingdom work.
Planting Seeds, Cultivating Fruit, Multiplying Gifts
Min. Jan Wilson
Co-Pastor, Worship Leader & Financial Secretary of Our Fathers Church in Muskegon Michigan for over 20 years. After the death of my husband who was the founding Pastor, I served as Pastor for seven (7) years until relocating to Houston, Texas.
I became a member of Above and Beyond church in Spring Texas working in women’s ministry as well as in the hospitality ministry until I moved to Brenham Texas.
Since moving to Brenham I’ve been an Associate Pastor at New Life COG under the Leadership of Senior Pastor, Rev. Albert Wright, Coordinator of the weekly women’s prayer group, New Life’s Christian Women Connection Spiritual director/mentor, Speaker at the Texas State Association of the Church of God Camp Meeting in Hallettsville, Texas, SIMC Women of the Word Conference presenter and Director of the video Ministry at New Life Church of God.