2016 HONOREES

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MINISTER SARAH MOBLEY

Minister Sarah Mobley has been a member of Harvest Family Church for 34 years. During that time she has served in every capacity, from teaching Sunday School to serving on the Trustee Board to being a Church Elder to the Prayer Ministry.

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BISHOP FETSON LEAK

The son of Mary and Ezell Leak (both deceased) of New Rochelle, New York. Bishop Leak is a lifetime resident of the beautiful city of New Rochelle, NY. Even from his youth, he has always exhibited leadership qualities. He did so by leading what was called at the time “The Leaky Gang.” All of his childhood friends considered him the leader and followed him without question, even when he cut off all their hair and refused to allow them to do the same to him. He became the youngest person to be awarded the “Keystone Award” while acting as Director of the New Rochelle Remington Branch Boys and Girls Club.

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REV. DR. LEO H. GRAHAM 

Rev. Dr. Leo H. Graham, was born in Hartsville South Carolina. He has been married to the former Mary A. Jackson for over 60 years. Dr. Graham and Mary A Graham are the proud parents of four children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Dr. Graham has an insatiable thirst for knowledge and education.

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BISHOP C. V. SINGLETARY

BISHOP CHARLES V. SINGLETARY, Pastor’s the congregations at the Reformed Church of Oradell and the Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, NJ. He is the CEO and Founder of C.A.R.E. Ministries, Inc., a ministry committed to providing pastoral care, spiritual support, food, clothing, benevolence, education assistance, C.A.R.E. packages and support to children, youth, senior citizens, widow(ers) and families for over 20 years with the word and the work of the Lord. He is also a weekly Harvest Radio Host for “Strengthening the Family” Radio Broadcast empowering and uniting families and communities.

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REV. SHEILA L. THORPE

Rev. Sheila L. Thorpe is the Assistant Pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church of Plainfield, New Jersey. While Rev. Thorpe has served this church for over thirty years in several capacities, she holds several ministerial positions. As the first woman licensed and ordained at the Shiloh Baptist Church, she is also the Minister of Christian Education. In this capacity, she organized SIBLE, Shiloh Institute of Biblical Learning and Education serving over 300 adults and children during an hour long study each Sunday. With a staff of over 40 facilitators/teachers she engages them in monthly seminars to create syllabus and curriculum for over 14 classes in Bible, Bible Doctrine, Spiritual Growth, Black Theology, Life Application as well as youth classes. The overarching goal of this teaching ministry focuses efforts of teachers to “Teach to Change Lives” where congregants learn, grow, and serve in the Kingdom of God.

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THE REVEREND KAREN R. FREDERICK-MARTIN, M.DIV, MSW 

“My life is an example to many, because You have been my strength and protection. That is why I can never stop praising You; I declare Yourglory all day long.” (Psalm 71:7-8;NLT)

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REVEREND MAE BELIN

Reverend Mae Belin, has been a member of the Rose of Sharon Community Church, (ROSCC) for the past 25 years. During which time she has been spiritually elevated from the offices of Missionary, Evangelist and Minister before being ordained in 2006, by Bishop LaVerne Lattimore-Ball. Throughout her tenure at ROS, Reverend Belin referred to as Reverend Mae, by clergy and congregation has served in various administrative offices such as Sunday school teacher and Superintendent, Youth Pastor and Ministerial Staff Administrator.

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ELDER JAMES PHELPS

James Phelps was born in Harlem, NY, attended elementary through high school in Brooklyn, NY, and currently resides in Staten Island, NY.

He has been married to his lovely wife Brenda for 52 Years, and together they are the proud parents of one daughter, Kendra.

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MINISTER BRIAN E. MAJOR 

Min. Brian E. Major accepted Jesus Christ in 1978 at the age of nine under the leadership of the late Rev. Paul McGuire formally know as the historic Second Baptist Church of Freehold, NJ now known as New Beginnings Agape Christian Center.

At the age of 18, Min. Brian Major joined Cathedral International under the leadership of Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr. and developed his ministerial credentials as Minister Of Media serving locally, regional and nationally for over 25 years.

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EVANGELIST GAIL HENDERSON

Gail Henderson is the founder of Family Outreach of New Jersey (FORNJ), a non-profit organization. She is a native of New Jersey and resides in Somerset with her husband, Douglas. She is a devoted wife, mother of 3 and Grandmother of 12 and she is a caregiver. Gail’s love for her fellow man drew her to Bergen Regional Medical Center volunteering her time to serve others. Gail has attended Eastern Bible Institute where see has completed her bachelors degree and her certificate for Evangelism. Although Gail is retired, she is focused and resourceful in providing change for families with emotional and financial needs through conferences, workshops, and gospel concerts.

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BISHOP ERIC S. MCMILLIAN

Pastor Eric Samuel McMillian accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior on March 23, 1979 at Mt. Zion FBC. He entered into Holy Matrimony to then Carol Ann Lundy on April 28, 1979. He was ordained a Deacon in 1980 and served in that position for one year. He was called into ministry in 1981. It was at that time the late Presiding Elder Lewis Collier appointed him as Assistant District

Youth President.Two years later, the Lord saw fit to bless Pastor McMillian once again; this time with a beautiful baby girl, Britnee’ and the position of District Youth President. After faithful work, and dedication unto the Lord, Pastor McMillian was appointed as Pastor of Miller’s Memorial FBC in Camden, NJ.

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MRS. VIRGIE BLOUNT (MIRACLE WOMAN) 

Virige Blount was born in South Carolina and educated in the Walterboro school system. After graduating from High School she moved to Brooklyn New York. She worked as a textile cutter in a clothing warehouse for many years. Later she married James Blount and from this union six beautiful children was born. Ms. Virgie worked for the Piscataway school system as a bus driver for over thirty years. All the children loved and respected her; she loved pouring into their lives.

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Bishop Euton M. Laing, D.D., M.D.

Born in 1961 in Kingston, Jamaica, Dr. Laing in his early years distinguished himself as a keen servant of God after he began his pilgrim at the age of thirteen at Bethel Temple Apostolic Church in May Pen, in the parish Clarendon, under the leadership of the late Bishop Higgins.

Not long after, in 1977, his innate inclination to become a warrior in the army of Christ became more vividly defined as he became a member of the Holiness Temple Church where he was a Sunday School teacher at age 15. Less than a year later he was ordained a Missionary served in that capacity 2 years preaching and teaching the gospel. It would be remiss of humanity to not recognize the stellar contributions made by this emissary of Christ and Vicar of His Holiness- Jesus Christ our Lord. Indeed, he is a lighthouse on the shores of our father’s kingdom; a citadel of strength and a fortress of endless fortitude, oh may we inherit half his strength. I can hear the voice of Timothy saying “Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine”

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