ACT - LOVE - WALK
ACT - LOVE - WALK
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Elder Chris Alston is an Associate Minister at Perfecting Faith Community Church in Fort Worth Texas. He has held several positions in the church from Usher, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher for the kids and adults to name a few. His education consists of two Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Technical Management.
He has a Master of Science in Christian Studies from Criswell College in Dallas Texas and a Master in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. He served 20 years in the United States Army from Sept 1983 to Oct 2003 before retiring and becoming a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps teacher in 2003 to present date.
He is a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, American Legion and The Retire Enlisted Association along with several other national organizations.
Pastor William Earl Becton, Jr. is a native Washingtonian and graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts. An American gospel musician, he started his music career, in 1995, with the release of, Broken, that was released by Intersound Records.
He continued his education by earning a Master’s Degree in Theology from Life Christian University.
He founded House of Worship Ministries (HOW) Charlotte, NC in 2010 and is in the process of expanding to the Raleigh, NC area. HOW is an affiliate of Kingdom Purpose Worship Center. The music of William Becton and Friends is a modern approach to gospel music.
Pastor Becton’s goal is the same as it was when he started his musical journey: to encourage the soul, heal the broken hearted and tend to God’s people.
In 1972 Reverend Barbara (Duncan) Jackson became a member of Liberty Baptist Church (by Christian experience and baptism). In June 1993 she was called into the gospel ministry and tutored under the late Rev. Richard M. Rice, laboring as: Church Administrator, Sunday School Instructor, Vacation Bible School Director, Bible Study Instructor and Women’s Coordinator. She is a graduate of Hart Jr. High, Ballou and Cardoza Senior High Schools (Wash. DC)
She remains the first female preacher to be “licensed and ordained to preach the gospel” in the 150 year old history of Liberty Baptist Church.
Co-Pastor Faith Chapel of Love Baptist Church Ministries, Inc. (2015)
She is an instrumental preacher, revivalist, leader, conference facilitator and a warrior in intercessory prayer and spiritual warfare; yet she is a gentle, loving and compassionate giant spirit in the Kingdom of God.
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Rev. Dr. Isaac A. Fox was born to the late Susie and Ned Will Fox in Nashville, North Carolina where he received his elementary and high school education. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina. He did further study in chemistry and was a candidate for the Master of Science in Science teaching (MSST©) from American University in Washington, D.C.
In addition, Rev. Fox received a Master of Science (MS) in Information Science from the University of the District of Columbia and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Howard University School of Divinity, where he received the Bishop Wilfred Hood Award.
He did further study in the Doctor of Ministry Program at the University of Virginia at Lynchburg in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary in Newburgh IN. He competed all the requirements for the Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) and was awarded this degree in 2011 from the Esoteric Theological Seminary (ETS). He wrote his dissertation on “Fundamentalism and its effect on Christian Ethics”.
Under the Pastorate of the late Rev. Dr. John R. Wheeler, Rev. Fox served as a Deacon and General Superintendent of Sunday School at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church for seventeen years. He preached his initial sermon and was licensed, on January 31, 1995, and then ordained on August 16, 1997. Upon ordination, Rev. Fox served as Assistant to the Pastor for Sick Visitation and Pastoral Care for ten years. Rev Fox continued to serve under Rev Cornelius R. Wheeler until he retired due to health concerns, at which time he was voted in as Interim Pastor. He served in that capacity from July 31, 2016 to April 30, 2018 when a new Pastor was selected.
Rev. Fox, a Korean Veteran, is a Paid Up For Life (PUFL) member of the George S. Patton, Jr. Tank Corps, Post #19 of the American Legion, Washington, D.C., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, and the Missionary Baptist Ministers Conference of Washington D.C. and Vicinity.
Rev. Fox is married to the former Miss Jessie M. Bullock. They have been blessed with two daughters, Angela (Clayton) and Natalie (Allan) and four grandchildren Christopher, Cynthia, and Curtis Wheeler and Allan Holtz Jr. His centering passage of Scripture is Micah 6:8: “He has shown you O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”
Rev. Fox’s passion is music, studying Scripture and ministering to the elderly and those who are lonely sick, and hurting.
Natalie Fox Holtz is a native Washingtonian, the devoted wife of Allan Holtz, Sr and proud mother of Allan Jr.
She is a graduate of George Washington University (BA) and Strayer University (MS).
She has three children's books that are scheduled to be released for Christmas 2021.
Natalie tells everyone she is a “Grateful Child of God”
Serena has participated in radio talk shows and has created a breast cancer support group called “Livin’ The Pink Life!” which hosts an annual fundraising gala every year. She is captain of team Livin’ the Pink Life! for the Relay for Life walk done each year. Serena is also captain of team “Kingdom Women” for her church, Kingdom Fellowship AME, as they participate in Susan G. Komen’s “More than Pink” event annually.
She formerly worked as a clinic charge nurse and a clinical nursing supervisor at several Prince George’s County Health Department clinics, working in the prenatal, post-partum, and family planning clinics as well as the STD, TB and Healthy Teens and Young Adults Health Center.
Active in her church, Mrs. Holtz serves as on the leadership committee for Kingdom Fellowship AME Church's Women’s Ministry, Marriage and Thrive Ministries as well as the Adoration Choir.
Rev. Shaun L. Johnson is a native of Reidsville, NC and has lived in the District of Columbia. Rev. Johnson accepted the call to ministry in 1986 and began preaching at the age of 19.
He has served in various ministry capacities (assistant pastor, director of music & arts, director of college ministry, etc.) and is currently serves as associate minister at Calvary Apostolic Community Church in Fredericksburg, VA.
Rev. Johnson is a licensed foster parent and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Reverend Wayne Barnett Quick is an associate minister and lifetime member of the historic Vermont Avenue Baptist Church in Washington D.C. He is the founder and Executive Minister of Strategies …that work! Ministries in Mitchellville, Maryland. Having been baptized at age eleven by the late Rev. C.T. Murray, Reverend Quick went on to become a devoted servant of God and active member of the church. He is a member of many clubs and organizations of the church to include: The Chancel Choir and the Men’s Chorus, the Sunday school and the former Baptist Training Union, the December Fellowship and Deacon Board. In 1993 he was selected by Dr. John R. Wheeler to co-chair The Vermont Avenue Baptist Church Community Youth Club, a church outreach program in fellowship with the District of Columbia Public Schools. Working in coordination and conjunction with public school educators the Community Youth Club opens the door of the church to community youth and provides a multiplicity of social, cultural and religious activities and resources. After receiving his call and upon his successful completion of seminary preparation and study at Howard University School of Divinity he was licensed to preach and to exercise his gifts in the work of Ministry on March 7, 2006. Reverend Quick strives to draw upon his vast church experience and a distinguished professional career in public service in his response to the great commission. God has gifted him with a preaching, teaching and service oriented ministry
with strong and unapologetic social, cultural and humanistic emphasis and ethnic relevancy.
Reverend Quick was ordained on December 6, 2008. In faithful service to God and in assistance to his pastor, Reverend Cornelius Wheeler, Reverend Quick has rendered and conducted the Baptist ordinances of Baptism and the Holy Communion
Reverend Quick has vast religious instructional experience. He ministers as a Sunday school teacher and has conducted numerous religious workshops and seminars in the church and local community. Rev. Quick served as a co –coordinator and superintendent for one of the first combined Vacation Bible Schools in the Metropolitan area. Vacation Bible School 2011 was a fifteen day summer youth and adult biblical institute and joint initiative with New Morning Star, Mt Carmel and Vermont Avenue Baptist Churches.
Reverend Quick’s religious affiliations include:
• Missionary Baptist Missionary Conference – Member, 2011
• Baptist Educational Congress – Member, 1993
• National Baptist Convention, USA Inc.
Prior to his call into ministry Reverend Quick served twenty three years with the Metropolitan Police Department. After a distinguished career he retired in 1993 at the rank of lieutenant. Reverend Quick has a Master of Arts Degree from Howard University School of Divinity, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice and an Associate Degree in Public Administration from the University of the District of Columbia.
Reverend Quick is married to Deaconess Marie Bowe Quick, a former public school educator and administrator. They live in Mitchellville, Maryland.
Lynn Elizabeth Taylor-Moore was born in Washington, DC. Upon graduation from Elizabeth Seton Catholic High School, she matriculated and completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Howard University. She is a member of Vermont Avenue Baptist Church; and has been a Sunday School teacher for 25+ years. She is the wife of Lloyd A. Moore, mother of Corey Samuel Moore and grandmother to Taylor Lynn Moore and Rainier Moore. Mrs. Moore has worked for several non-profits in and around Washington, D.C. Her love for the non-profit sector is driven by her belief that “to much is given, much is required.” When asked, “what do you most enjoy doing?” She will answer, “making her friends always feel special and being their staunchest supporter through the word of GOD”.
Dr. Barbara Tobias was born and reared in Southern California. She was educated as a nurse at Washburn University, located in Topeka Kansas, earning a BSN and later as a nurse educator earning a MSN from Clemson University, Clemson, SC.. She was the second African American woman to earn a Master of Science in Family Health Nursing from Clemson. She earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from APA approved The University of Georgia, Athens Georgia in 1998. She served as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Howard University 1998-2003. She taught as an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Argosy University from 2002 through 2013 inclusive of full time and as adjunct status. She has served as a court appointed Examiner for the District of Columbia Probate Court, provided supervision for clinical psychology externs, post graduate doctoral level psychology associates, masters level professional counselors and masters level social workers. She maintained a full time private practice for ten years. She has provided clinical consultation for the University of Maryland Counseling Center. She is founder of the Relationship Academy. She is licensed to practice Psychology in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She currently maintains a private practice, Evolving Relationships, LLC
She is the daughter of the late Reverend and Mrs. Benjamin F. James, Sr. She is a life-long member of Vermont Avenue Baptist Church. She has been a faithful servant in various Ministries at the church for over 50 years including serving as a member of the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church Ministerial Staff, Assistant Minister of Music, Choir Directress for the Sanctuary Choir, Women’s Day Mass Choir, and the Children’s Worship Hour Choir. Minister Wallace has also served as the Superintendent of the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church Nursery, a teacher in the church’s Sunday School Department, Assistant Worship leader in the VABC weekly Prayer Service, and a member of the VABC Worship Planning Committee. Since the current global pandemic, Minister Wallace has partnered with a team of worship leaders in leading a weekly virtual worship service called “Prayer and Praise Across the Miles Ministry”.
Minister Wallace enjoys preaching, teaching, traveling, and composing music. One of her musical compositions, “The Night That Christ Was Born”, was featured and presented to a nation-wide audience at the Gospel Music Workshop of America’s New Music Seminar in Atlanta Georgia in July, 2014. This composition was nominated for inclusion in a nationally-acclaimed Choral Music Symposium for publication.
Reverend Brian Watson was born on December 17, 1961, in Washington, DC to Mr. Bill B. Brown and Ms. Miriam L. Watson. He attended DC Public Schools. After getting his G.E.D. he attended Maple Springs Bible College, Washington Bible College and then to Washington Baptist Seminary where he plans to continue his education.
On August 10, 2009, Rev. Watson was elected pastor of the Riggs Park Baptist Church in Washington, DC following the Late Rev. Dr. William L. Wheeler, who served faithfully for 46 years.
His is the husband to Mrs. Renee Maria Watson, the proud father of Lakia and Brinilla and a grandfather of five.
Rev. Brian Watson wants you to know that he is a born-again believer and preacher of Jesus Christ.
Reverend Angela Fox Wheeler was born and raised in Washington, DC by Rev. Isaac and Deaconess Jessie Fox. She is the proud parent of Christopher, Cynthia, and Curtis Wheeler.
Over the years, as a member of VABC, she has held many hats – HS Sunday school teacher, Children’s Choir co-director, Choir member, and musician.
She has several books available on her website as well as Amazon.com.
She was ordained in December 2013 by the Esoteric Interfaith Church.
After 15 years in the private sector and 25 in the Federal Government, she retired in Dec 2018 to focus on her non-profit – Anna’s Place Mission – providing basic physical and spiritual needs to those who feel marginalized by society.
Sister Cynthia Wheeler, a native Washingtonian, was raised in Vermont Avenue Baptist Church by her loving parents, Deacon Clayton and Rev. Angela Fox Wheeler, and her church family. She is a delight and terror to her brothers, Christopher and Curtis. She has been an active participant in many areas of the church - HS Sunday school teacher, Music Ministry (Children’s Choir, Harmony Ensemble), Children’s Usher Board, Youth Missionary, and Social Media Lead
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from University of North Carolina, Greensboro with honors. While there she served as member and Director of Divine Harmony Gospel Ensemble, and she was especially honored to be initiated into the Nu Rho chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She received her MA in Religious Studies with a concentration in Ethics and Social Justice at the Howard University School of Divinity in May 2021.
Her diligence and spirit were recognized and she served as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of the Dean of the Chapel. She is currently working at the Chapel, pray with her as she follows God to discern her calling in ministry.