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THOMAS A. EDISON STATE COLLEGE, TRENTON, NEW JERSEY
Major: Computer Science, B.A., July, 1994
HOWARD UNIVERSITY DIVINITY SCHOOL, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Major: Religion, M.Div, December, 1997
ELBON-SOLUTIONS COLLEGE OF MINISTRY, APPLE VALLEY, CA
Major: Religion, D.Div (Honorary), October 2014
Oversee and provide ministry guidance to the Greeters, Drama and Music Ministries of the church. Direct and give leadership to the technology ministry of the church including website, audio/visual ministry and weekly live web video streaming. Lead group of missionaries on a short-term mission trip to Lilongwe, Malawi.
Founder & President, Africa Vital Living, Inc., January 2015 to present
Formed this 501(c)3 organization to help to provide educational services (foreign and domestic); dig wells and provide irrigation and agriculture technology and services; and to provide adequate clothing to various villages and communities throughout African countries in the name of Jesus Christ. Non-profit status conferred by the IRS in Feb, 2015.
Pastor, St Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Tampa, FL, February 2009 to August, 2014
Faithfully developed and delivered the Word of God weekly and lead worship service. Taught Bible Study weekly. Worked with the members to develop a Women’s & Men’s Ministry. Added audio/visual components to weekly ministry. Lead five mission trips to Lilongwe, Malawi to share the gospel, preach and plant new churches. Established the church’s website (www.stmark247.org). Lead the joint boards through a review and revision of the church by-laws and worked with the Trustees to re-secure 501(c)3 non-profit status.
Ministerial Staff, First Baptist Church of College Hill, Tampa, FL, Rev Abraham Brown, Pastor Emeritus, November 2007 to January, 2009, February 2015 to present
Worked with the New Membership ministry and taught individual classes during Sunday morning as well as the full New Membership Seminar two Sunday afternoons each month. Married Couples Sunday School Teacher (2 Sundays a month). Leading Financial Peace University semester program for Fall, 2008.
Minister, Crossroads Community Church (UCC), Melbourne, FL, Pastor Anne Shedden-Willis, July 2006 to October 2007
Wrote monthly articles of encouragement for the church newsletter. Worked with the Audio/Video ministry in support of the weekly worship services. Co-taught a series of lessons during the weekly Bible Study. Served as webmaster for church website and as clerk for the church council during 2007. Preached a number of times when the Pastor was away on Sunday morning.
Member, Trinity Baptist Church, Ardmore, OK, Rev Terry Tolbert, January 2006 to June 2006
Played the drums for the Praise and Worship team and video taped weekly worship services. Also assisted in the on-going maintenance of the church website.
Associate Minister, First Baptist Church (Eastside), Ardmore, OK, Rev. Wayne A. Lawson, Pastor. January 2004 to November, 2005
Worked with the pastor to expand and revitalize Christian education opportunities within the church including the weekly Missionaries Meeting and Sunday School. Assisted in leading worship on a regular basis and have been a contributor to the church newsletter. Developed and maintained the church website (www.firstbaptistok.org)
Pastor, First Chinese Church Of Christ (UCC), Honolulu, HI, May 2001 to January 2004
Pastored the English speaking division of the church in partnership with another pastor to the English speaking division and the Chinese language pastor. Worked to develop a Young Adult Fellowship and with the College/Career Groups. Encouraged a broader evangelistic focus through involvement with the Jesus Hawaii Project. Proposed a methodology for organizing the church board using the W.I.F.E. strategy (Worship, Instruction, Fellowship and Evangelism). Reinstituted the Monday evening Bible Study and added a Tuesday morning session as well. Broadcasted sermons weekly on local cable public access channel.
Associate Minister, Shiloh Baptist Church, York, PA, Dr. Carl L. Easley, Jr., Pastor-Teacher, April, 1993 to April, 2001
Have assisted the pastor in worship and taught Vacation Bible School (ages 12 15). Have taught Youth Bible Study (ages 12 17) on Wednesday evenings. Taught at the ’95 Annual Church Wide Conference. Continue to minister to the sick and bereaved and assist in planning various church programs and projects. Director of VBS for 1995-97.
Dr. William H. Curtis was the pastor from the time of my arrival through June, 1997. During the period when the Shiloh pulpit was vacant (July, 1997-August, 1998), I lead worship services, perform numerous funerals, visited the sick, attended local and state meeting representing Shiloh, proclaimed the gospel, baptized new converts and administered the Lord’s Supper.
Associate Minister, Second Baptist Church, Asbury Park, NJ, Dr. Verner R. Matthews, Pastor, November, 1990 to March, 1993
Have assisted the pastor in directing the worship, teaching Bible Study on occasion, developing a Young Adult Fellowship, working with the Baptist Youth Fellowship and ministering to the bereaved.
VBS Teacher, Second Baptist Church, Long Branch, NJ, Rev. C. P. Williams, Pastor, August 3 14, 1992
Participated as a guest teacher in the two week Vacation Bible School using Urban Ministry’s curriculum “Winning With Jesus”. Instructed the Junior age group (ages 9 12).
VBS Teacher, Second Baptist Church, Long Branch, NJ, Rev. C. P. Williams, Pastor, August 5 16, 1991
Participated as a guest teacher in the two week Vacation Bible School using Urban Ministry’s curriculum “Jesus Give Me Freedom”. Instructed the Junior age group (ages 9 12).
Assistant To The Pastor/Director Of Christian Education, St. Paul Baptist Church, Red Bank, NJ, Rev. Frank W. Lawson, Pastor, May , 1988 to November, 1990.
Worked with the pastor in the direction of Sunday morning worship. Created bulletins on a weekly basis and implemented the use of Children’s Bulletins on a regular basis. Sponsored one all day special topic seminar and worked with the pastor to implement more teaching in the various auxiliaries and boards. I was ordained under this ministry in March, 1989.
Associate Minister, Union Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Rev. Clyde Adams, Pastor, June, 1987 to March 1988.
Assisted in Sunday morning worship; substituted for the Pastor during his absence for Wednesday evening Bible Studies; and taught the Young Matrons auxiliary.
Associate Minister, Marimount Baptist Church, Pontiac, MI, Rev. Marvin Buchholz, Pastor, August, 1985 to June, 1987.
Taught Sunday School and was the primary preacher for the bimonthly Prison Ministry Fellowship.
Associate Minister, Second Baptist Church, Asbury Park, NJ, Rev. Verner R. Matthews, Pastor, January, 1984 to June, 1985
Assisted in the Sunday morning worship and taught the Men’s Bible Class on Sunday mornings.
Associate Minister, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA, Rev. Melvin V. Wade, Sr., Pastor, May, 1983 to January, 1984.
Assisted in the Sunday morning and evening worship services; was one of the regular engineers on the tape ministry staff; and conducted the Saturday afternoon weekly Sunday School Teacher’s meeting. I accepted the call to the Gospel Ministry while with this fellowship. I preached my first sermon in May, 1983.
Awards & Memberships
Bible Expositor / Webmaster – West Coast Baptist Association (FL), 2012-present
Member – Pastoral Advisory Board, Hawaiian Islands Ministries, 2002-2004.
Member – Steering Committee & Website Developer, Jesus Hawaii Project, 2001-2003