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.

[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]Her vocation is in accounting. In the early 70’s, while she was working for an electronics company, she decided to go to school for accounting. As she pursued her schooling, her employer offered her a job in the accounting department. Thus started her career. Sarah is a person of integrity and she worked hard during those years. However, it was not until she gave her life to the Lord that she came to understand that he was watching over her all the time. Each job she moved to became a step up in status and income. As she matured in God, she also began to understand that each place of employment was an assignment for an appointed time. And as assignments go, when you accomplish your goal, you are reassigned!

Minister Sarah worked for the ministry with that same and more zeal. In 1982, She joined Shiloh Evangelistic Church with Dr. Gary Kirkwood, Sr as her pastor. She received Christ as her personal saviour and was baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ. God began working in her life as she experienced an intense hunger for the Word. She was faithful and demonstrated a commitment to the ministry. After a period of time she began teaching Sunday School, which she taught for 2 or 3 years. She went on to teach Bible School. She was appointed as Auxilliary Leader to oversee the departments within the church. With organizational changes, the Auxilliaries became Ministry of Helps Volunteers. Sarah took

on the responsibility of the Ministry of Helps Director, responsible for training the Volunteers, from Doorkeepers, to

Greeters, etc. Sarah also joined Personal Ministry and served as an Altar Worker at worship services and also doing visitation when a member was homebound or in the hospital. Personal Ministry was changed to Church Elders and Sarah continued serving in that capacity.

The church opened the Kingdom School of Theology in 2000. Minister Sarah was Director. Innovative classes were provided through the Gary Whetstone School of Biblical Studies for those who wanted to study the bible, those who wanted to work toward a certificate or degree, those who were serving in any capacity in the ministry. Students earnedCertificates or a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministry, Christian Counseling, Christian Education, Pastoral Counseling, etc, through our accredited affiliate Chesapeake Bible College.

Minister Sarah coordinated the Harvest Family Covenant Partnership Ministry from 2009 to 2011. Much of the activity was during the MLK Day celebration with Harvest Radio in hosting Church Pastors and Leadership training classes; providing a summer outing for members and their families; and finally hosting a Christmas toy distribution for children at Christmastime.

 

Minister Sarah now serves as a Licensed Minister at Harvest Family Church under Dr. Gary Kirkwood, Sr – teaching and prayer ministry; Business Manager for World Harvest Communications – Harvest Radio; and Recording Secretary for Greater Central Jersey Clergy Association and host for Central Jersey Out Loud, broadcast every Monday morning at 9:30am.

Minister Sarah is a willing vessel to serve wherever God needs her. Her desire is that every individual comes to know the truth concerning what God wants for their lives.

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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.

[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] Dr. Leak is a proud graduate of the New Rochelle school system. As such, he is still active in the system. He sits on the academic eligibility committee for the Athletic Department, which determines the eligibility of the players. He still finds time to volunteer. He served as Chairman of the New Rochelle Community Action Program Advisory Board. He established the Boards first ever newsletter, “Our Community Matters”, bringing vital information to the community.

His involvement has brought about positive changes in the Agency and other areas, such as the Youth Summer Camp and the Senior Lunch Program.

Dr. Leak is one of three Chaplains for the New Rochelle Police Department. He participates in the Police Department Ceremonies and Memorial Services. In 2007, he was appointed Commissioner on the New Rochelle Civic Service Commission. Dr. Leak served for many years diligently and faithfully in the First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Eastern New York, Church of God in Christ as the Chairman of the Ordination Board, Vice-Chairman of the Pastor’s and Elder’s Council and the Facilitator of the Elders without charge class at the 4th Saturday Conference every month.

He also served as Pastor of Shiloh Temple Church of God in Christ, located in Bellport, New York for twenty years. On September 17, 2005, he received a Doctor of Theology degree from the United Christian College of Sacred Theology. He was the Chief Administrative Officer of the United Church of Deliverance Ministries, Inc. Dr. Leak served as Pastor of Gateway Deliverance Ministries, Inc. located in Massapequa, New York, and since January, 2014 has served as pastor of Mt. Calvary United Church of Deliverance, New Life Family Center – Elizabeth, New Jersey. He is an invaluable asset to the church family. His theme, “Creating Men and Women in God’s Image” is evident in the work God has called him to perform. Marked with a spirit of excellence, commitment and integrity, he has a strong desire to glory Jesus Christ and build the kingdom of God in the hearts of the people.

Dr. Leak is the Presiding Prelate of the United Church of Deliverance Ministries, Inc. The churches continue to grow and greatly benefit from his ministry of teaching and preaching the Gospel. With many different levels of spiritual maturity, his ministry is received and easily understood by both bible students and new converts alike. He has a heart for the people and seeks to help those who are seeking a greater walk with the Lord. His vital focus is on family and the community, which puts his ministry at another level. For over 16 years he and his wife have been sponsors for an Annual Prayer Conference in two different locations, one in the fall and one in the spring. The conferences have been a blessing to many as evidenced by the many testimonies of those in attendance.

Dr. Leak has been blessed with a beautiful companion, Evangelist Joyce Leak. They are the proud parents of two children, Mrs. Aysha Leak-Saunders and Fetson Rasheed Leak, both of New Rochelle. Their daughter and son-in-law, William Saunders, Jr. have increased the family tree by three. They are the proud grandparents of Armani Lyvon, Cohl Stewart and Zoe Amaris.

MT. CALVARY’S ORDER OF SERVICE
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Sunday Morning 11:00 AM Sunday Afternoon TBA PM
WEEKDAY PRAYER and BIBLE STUDY Wednesday Evening 6:30-8:00 PM

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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.

[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]He attended Butler High School in Hartsville, South Carolina. Dr. Graham began his biblical studies in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He attended the Philadelphia Biblical University, The Mannie Bible Institute and Eastern Baptist Seminary. Dr. Graham received his Bachelor and Masters degrees in Theology from Jamerson Bible College in Phiadelphia, PA. He earned his Doctor of Divinity degree from Brownwell University in Tuston, GA. Dr. Graham completed advanced academic studies at Hampton university in Hampton, VA, Kings

University in Roselle, New Jersey and New Brunswick seminary in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

With a wealth of knowledge and leadership abilities, Dr. Graham is the Director of Christian Education of the District Union of North Jersey, Secretary of the General Baptist State Convention of New Jersey, Secretary of the

General Baptist State Convention of New Jersey, Member of the Executive Board of the Hampton University Ministers Conference, Board of Directors of the Northern School of Religion and Board Member at Large for the National Baptist Convention USA Incorporation.

Dr. Graham has been past Treasurer of the General Baptist State Convention of New Jersey, past President of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Newark, New Jersey and Vicinity and the past Vice President of the General Baptist State Convention of Delaware.

Dr. Graham is also the author of two books; Commentary of Book of Revelations and Christ Through My Eyes.

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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.

[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]Bishop Singletary has served as the 2nd Vice Presiding Bishop on the Executive Board of Bishops for The Fellowship of Independent and Global Churches and

Ministries, Inc. He also is a Certified Master Chaplain, serving on the American Board of Certified Master Chaplains, membership with the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security.
He is also a Bergen County Disaster Chaplain, Hospice Chaplain, Senior Chaplain for the Bergen County Council of Churches and member of The Fellowship of Black Clergy of Hackensack and vicinity. Bishop Singletary has conducted several Men’s Retreats and Leadership Enrichment and Development workshops for various churches and organizations.

Bishop Singletary is a graduate of Rutgers College, John Jay College and Drew Theological Seminary in NJ. He has earned a M.T.S., MA and BA Degrees, as well as, an Alumns (Graduate) of the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Pastoral Excellence Program, ministering in South America, Jamaica and Africa; a 2010 Graduate of the Bergen LEADS Leadership Program, and has completed the recommended RCA curriculum at The New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and is a RCA Level 1 Coach providing spiritual and leadership support to pastors and leaders. He has also volunteered with the Paterson Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for families of natural disasters; a 2014 “Men of Distinction” Award recipient for leadership and community service by the Zakee Bowser Enrichment Foundation; and a 2015 award recipient of the Harvest Radio Outstanding Ministry Award. Bishop Charles V. Singletary is an Ambassador for Christ and is blessed to be permanently married to author and writer, Mabel E. Singletary. They have one son, Charles and one daughter, Charnelle.
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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.

[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] Rev. Thorpe holds several degrees, a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina A. & T. State University, a Master of Education from Kean University, and a Master in Theological Studies from Drew University’s Theological Seminary. In her current role, she leads the church in the interim period during its new pastoral search along with the Administrative Leadership team comprised of the Chairs of Deacons and Trustees. In addition, she serves as the weekly worship leader, Bible Study Teacher, and Leader of the Ministerial Alliance.

When not actively engaged at Shiloh Baptist Church or at UC TEAMS where she is the Executive Director for the 400 student K – 12 charter school, she is fulfilling her call in the Christian ministry. Rev. Thorpe is a preacher of the gospel, workshop facilitator, retreat organizer, consultant for churches, conventions and other organizations throughout the state. She is a native of Rocky Mount, NC where she met and married her husband of over forty years, Deacon Willie H. Thorpe. They have two wonderful, loving daughters, Lynnelle and Alexia and Jerald Lee, her son-in-love, along with three grandchildren, Jaelynn, Jalyse, and Jalil.

Rev. Thorpe continues to serve her community in various capacities and has been honored by several organizations for her commitment to service and education. She is motivated by the belief that all God’s children are special and inherently equal in His sight. Spiritually, she believes “to whom much is given, much is required”. Her life is lived by Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your father who is in heaven.”

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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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Rev. Karen Renee Frederick-Martin is an associate minister at the Cathedral International, Perth Amboy, under the very dynamic leadership of Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr., Senior Pastor. She was raised in Edison Township and attended Edison schools. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She furthered her education by completing a dual degree program, receiving a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1991 and a Master of Social Work from the Graduate School of Social Work, Rutgers University in 1992.

A faithful member of the Cathedral Internationalfor 29 years, Rev. Martin was licensed into the Gospel Ministry in 1993 and later ordained through the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey in 1996, both officiated by Bishop Hilliard. She has served in various Cathedral ministries, including New Generation Youth Ministry, the Cathedral Choir, the Cathedral Community Development Corporation’s Boarder Baby Project, Imani Liturgical Dance Ministry, Sunday School, and the Cathedral Bible Institute, to name a few.

Additionally, over the years, Rev. Martin has shared in ministries throughout the community at large. A gifted vocalist, she has ministered with Church Chorus of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, the Liberated Gospel Choir of Rutgers University, and the internationally renowned recording artists, Jubilation Choir (Rev. Steph and Jubilation). As a minister of liturgical dance, Rev. Martin has ministered with, choreographed for and instructed a number of area liturgical dance ministries including New Hope Church, Rutgers University, Lighthouse Christian Church, Perth Amboy, as previously mentioned, Imani Liturgical Dance Ministry, and the Banners of Glory Flag Ministry both of the Cathedral International. Rev. Martin is also tremendously honored to be the lead choreographer and instructor for the Seasoned Spirits Liturgical Dance Ministry of the Senior Fellowship Ministry of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens.

Rev. Martin is the loving daughter of Shirley A. Frederick and the late Woodrow W. Frederick. She has two brothers, Michael Frederick and Kenneth Frederick. Rev. Martin has been married to her husband, Nathan Martin,an anointed and charismatic minister of music, for 21 years. From this union they have 6 outstanding and uniquely gifted children, Nathan C., 25, Breanne, 19, Brian, 17, Brandon, 15, Brenee, 11, and Bryse, 6,who, like their parents, love the Lord and are active in ministry not only within their home church, but in local churches and assemblies, as well. To date, the family faithfully serves the Lord ministering within nine churches and ministries with regularity.

To God be all the glory for the great things He is doing in and through His servant, Rev. Karen R. Frederick-Martin.

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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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Reverend Belin is an Intercessory prayer leader, member of the Scholarship committee, Spiritual Advisor to the Deaconess Ministry and Marriage Ministry. Installed as the Sanctuary Pastor in 2013,Reverend Belin oversees ten sanctuary ministries at the discretion of Bishop Ball. Reverend Belin known as a preacher, teacher and nurturer of God’s people, praying, caring for the sick and connectingindividuals with needed community resources and services.

Reverend Belin often says she would spend her life taking classesevery day, if she could, has attended Evangelical bible Institute studying General Bible and the Old Testament, Metropolitan Theological Seminary receiving certificates in Pastoral Theology, Hermeneutics and Spiritual Leadership, Grace Hill Bible College where she received a diploma in Ministry. Reverend Belin has worked more than 30 years in healthcare and 10 years in health administration. She has attended Rutgers’ University College and has a Master of Human Service from Lincoln University, Reverend Belin has also received a Non-Profit Management Certificate from Kean University. She enjoys reading, strategic planning and program development, action pack movies and making plain spaces beautiful. She is the mother of an adult son Jeffrey LaMont and his lovely wife Crystal.

Reverend Belin, loves God and His people. One of her favorite scriptures is “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.” 1 Jn. 3:2

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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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James is an Ordained Elder and Christian Educator at Agape Family Worship Center, Rahway, New Jersey where he serves under the auspices of Senior Pastor Dr. Lawrence Powell. He functions in various capacities of ministry with a focus primarily on Christian Education, and the Ministry of Music.

James holds as an Associates of Science Degree in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Management, State University of New York, a Master’s Certificate in Project Management, George Washington University, a Certificate in Christian Ministry from New York Theological Seminary, A Masters of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary, and currently pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree in Chaplaincy from Liberty University, expected completion in August 2017. He studied music at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. As a professional saxophonist, James performed with renowned artist such as Dionne Warwick, and Otis Reading.

He was employed for 33 years with Verizon in the capacity of Senior Project Manager, and 10 years with XO Communications as a Senior Sales Engineer. Currently serves as faculty member of Pnuema Life School of Ministry, also serves as a Section Leader, and Praise and Worship instructor for the Music Ministry (Azamar) at Agape Family Worship Center.

James began his Christian walk at the age of 7 at the Progressive Church of our Lord Jesus Christ in Columbia, South Carolina. Returning to New York, he became a member of the Greater Bible Way Temple, in Brooklyn, NY where he served in the Music Ministry. James is a former member of the Glorious Church of God in Christ, Staten Island, NY. Where he served as an Ordained Deacon, Special Assistant to the Pastor, member of the Trustee Board, Choir Director, and chairman of the Men’s Ministry of the Diocese. He served as an Ordained Deacon and Minster of Music at the Mount Sinai United Christian Church, Staten Island, NY. He also served as special advisor to the pastor of True Light Universal Bible Church, in Brooklyn, NY.

In the Staten Island Community, James served as a member and past president of the board of Directors of Skyline Terrace Cooperative Inc. for 19 years.

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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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During his ministry he work with Pastor Lawrence Powell of Agape Christian Center NJ, Bishop George Searight of Abundant Life Worship Church NJ, Bishop Hezekiah Walker of The Kingdom Church NY, Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens NJ, Gospel Today with Rev. Dr. Teresa Hairston GA, Bishop Paul Morton of Full Gospel Church USA, Rev. Lydale Akins of Asbury Park NJ, Toya Beasley of 98.7 Kiss FM, the late Bishop Wilbert McKinley of Elim International NY and recently accepted an opportunity to serve under David D. Ireland, Lead Pastor of Christ Church in Montclair and Rockaway, NJ and many more religious institutions.

Min. Major has worked for several national broadcast firms where he developed his unique insight aided in his service to churches in the region for religious broadcast television outreach. His experiences come from UPN 9 News, CBS, BET Nightly News, BET 106 & Park, BET Gospel Celebration, BET Gospel Video, TBN, Turner Broadcasting, PBS, E Television and so much more.

Min. Brian E. Major is married to Elder Farha Major and the father of three children, Imani, Israel and Brielle Major. He is the founder of Hometown Revival a local and regional crusade in the tristate area, a national crusade America’s Revival: Connecting People Back To God by uniting his ministerial credentials and technology gifts to work with Pastors, Chaplains and ministers across the country and founder of The Conference Call Church Prayer line with his wife Elder Farha Major Monday thru Friday at 7:00 AM.

Min. Brian E. Major currently serves as Police Chaplain of Asbury Park and recently Mercer county as lead police chaplain, a Minister of Media to over 15 churches nationally but most important a father and husband.

A graduate of Montclair State University and pursuing his Master Degree from Nyack College, NY in concentration Organizational Leadership.

Min. Brian E. Major have devoted his life to serve the world and individuals as he leads them to experience the PEACE of the Lord that stimulates FAITH in our actions to translate HOPE for all mankind that stimulates LOVE in our families and the world.

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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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FORNJ has been in existence since the year 2000 and has established a reputation for a spirit of excellence, integrity in our service to mankind, and compassionate towards people in our surrounding communities. This reputation has enabled us to serve well as God-led individuals for the work of the Lord.

Our mission is to strengthen the family as a whole institution, to provide for the best physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every individual that we reach, so that generations to come will be influenced to change for the betterment of their lives. Our goal is to reach the unreachable, the broken, those who feel like giving up and those that feel there is no hope. We will accomplish this through various venues, such as; seminars, workshops, conferences, mentoring and gospel concerts. We are committed to helping and meeting the needs of every individual we can. We are passionate in giving back to families and communities because of the gratitude shown from those who have helped us along the way.

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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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The ministry started with five members, but with favor from God, Pastor McMillian cultivated one of the most spiritually-led and word-filled Churches in the District, with dedicated men and women with a heart for serving the Lord. In 1990, God again began to move in Pastor McMillian’s life by elevating him to Diocese Youth President, leading young people in six states from Rochester, NY to Wilmington, NC to serve God in their youth. Just as God called the children of Israel out of Egypt, He once again saw the time was right to call his son from Camden, NJ in 1991 to become Pastor of Mt. Zion FBC, in New Brunswick, NJ, where he started a prayer band and orchestrated an effective Life Bible Study class.

Pastor McMillian believes the only way to build Christians is by Jesus Christ’s mandates, and by hearing and doing the word of God; his teaching of the Word of God has helped Mt. Zion FBC to grow tremendously in the knowledge of Christ. Pastor McMillian has also touched the lives of so many in neighboring Churches and ministries. In December of 1998, Mt. Zion FBC filed with the State of New Jersey to incorporate and become certified as a non-profit organization. Receiving its new name Mt. Zion Ministries Family Worship Church, its 501c(3) status and a newly formed Community Development Corporation known as Higher Dimension, and is looking to do much more in building up the communities and ultimately, the Kingdom of God.

In a hunger and thirst for more knowledge of God’s Word, Pastor McMillian pursed and acquired his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Theology from the Orlando Bible Institute in Orlando, FL.

In October of 2010, it was officially proposed that Pastor McMillian be elevated into the office of the Bishopric, through New Mercy, New Beginning, New Victory Ministries, Inc. With the acceptance of the proposal, Mt. Zion Ministries is now honored to reverence Pastor McMillian as Bishop-Designate McMillian until religious rites of a full ordination by Consummation/Consecration be further constituted and pronounced. Now in full time ministry, our Bishop-Designate believes the only way to build Christians is by Jesus Christ’s mandates and by hearing and doing the Word of God. His teaching of the Word has helped Mt. Zion Ministries Family Worship Church to grow tremendously in the knowledge of Christ. This mission of Mt. Zion Ministries Family Worship Church is to “Changing the Mind of Mankind, One Mind at a Time.”

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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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She is a stylish nurturing grandmother and an adoring great-grandmother. Loving the finer things of life Mrs. Virgie never misses an opportunity to wear her beautiful scarves, colorful suits and precious jewelry. She united with House of Prayer Church of God In Christ in 1996 under the leadership of Bishop William T. Cahoon. She is and always has been a faithful devoted member. Whatever task assigned she worked her to complete it in record timing. The church to Ms. Virgie is her saving grace a place where she talks to the Lord. Even when she took sick instead of going to the hospital she preferred to go to the church house. Surely, there she could find strength and healing for her journey. She is affectiously known as the House Of Prayer “Miracle Woman”. The doctors gave her up one year ago. She Yet Lives Thank God!

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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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In October 1979 Bishop Laing migrated to the United States. He continued evangelizing and maintaining hs role as a beacon light of hope for many who followed his lead. He was ordained a Minister and for six years he was the Sunday School Superintendent at Colorado Springs C.O.G.I.C in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1984 he moved to New Brunswick to attend Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and came back as an active member in Holiness Temple, in
Somerset, New Jersey. In September 1985 along with Elder Glenford Brown he became one of the Founding members of New Creation Apostolic Faith Church in Somerset, New Jersey. He was ordained an Elder and labored for the next 19 years as the Assistant Pastor of New Creation Church of the Apostolic Faith Church.

In 1986 Dr. Laing was joined in holy matrimony to the most precious Sharon Hyacinth Brown and from this union came four lovely daughters, Zaadia, Kayla, Tatiana, Shandria, and Grandson Javion. Elder Sharon is always there to lend her support and with her help he was able to complete his Medical Degree at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. After residency in Family Practice at Somerset Hospital he spent 8½ years at J.F.K. Family Practice Residency
Program in Edison, NJ as an Associate Director. For the past 14 years he has been in private practice in Somerset, NJ. He is the Past President of Caribbean Medical Missions, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) Alumni Association. He has received several awards for humanitarianism in medicine. Over the years he has worked tirelessly as Volunteer Associate Professor in family Medicine where he has taught countless medical students. He has also volunteered in a Student run Clinic “Promise Clinic” for many years and worked with The Eastern Service workers association in a free clinic for several years.

In 2004 at the prime age of forty -two, he felt the call of God to enter a different kind of ministry to minister to the needs of the family, which led to the birth of Premier Family Life Ministry International. With great humility he accepted the call and along with Elder Sharon Laing (his wife), now Associate Pastor, his 4 children and all the members started a great work. The goal of the ministry is family development in all areas. Over the past 10 years, he along with his wife has ministered to every spiritual and physical need of many families.

In June 2014, Dr. Laing received his Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Grace Hill Bible University.

In August 2016 he was elevated to the office of Bishop with consecration presided over by Bishop Austin Wright of the One Way Apostolic Faith Mission Churches, headquartered in Kingston Jamaica.

Dr. Euton Laing has dedicated himself to the study of the word, fasting, praying and preaching of the gospel. He has preached and taught the word of God in New Jersey, New York and many other places in the USA as well as in Jamaica. He has distinguished himself as one set apart, one called to raise the standard of holiness, one called to bear the covenant of Christ, he has rendered his life to the service of our father’s kingdom.

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