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me Rev. Ray Rose Founder and Director

Rev. Ray  is the Host and Founder of When Christians Speak Talk Radio and Christians Against Suicide And Depression Facebook Page

Rev. Ray T. Rose was born in Richmond, Virginia to Pastor Lucy Rose.  He was tremendously influenced by his mother and many others in his faith and belief in Jesus Christ.  He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of twelve and was ordained as a Minister and preached his trial sermon at the age of thirteen. Rev. Ray strayed from the church over the years but in spite of him, the Lord never left him.  

It took the passing of his oldest brother, Melvin, and fervent and effectual prayers unto the living God for Rev. Ray to come full circle, fall on his knees and repent.   Rev. Ray has been a member of Tree of Life Christian Ministries since 2003 and is involved in many ministries.  Rev. Ray has a deep passion and burden for Intercession and is actively involved in the Intercession Ministry.  He also heads the Crisis Intervention and Resources Ministry (CIRM).  Rev. Ray loves the people of the Most High God and has a great desire to be an available servant at any time God so desires to use Him for the edification of His Kingdom and His people.   

 Rev Ray loves to write songs, poems, short stories, plays and has recorded most of his dreams since the age of twelve. His favorite saying “Not by might nor by power; but by my Spirit says the Lord.” To God be the Glory!!

    patready222Rev. Pat Randall Director of Marketing and host of Declaring the Finish Work

In a mission statement for my life 15 years ago I wrote this statement:  “My heart is turned strongly toward evangelism. I want to use all of my God-given gifts in music, drama, counseling and administration to evangelize a lost and dying world.” (I can now add the gift of teaching and writing, which I struggled to receive.) In 1995 through the loss of my only sister, God called me back to the east coast to continue my journey. Through much suffering and loss I have learned to be content in all things, to persevere, and to love through reaching out with much compassion to those who are hurting. One of the greatest lessons learned on this journey, is of God’s faithfulness…He has never left me nor forsaken me in all my circumstances. Born to a father who was a Pastor and a grandfather who was a Presiding Elder in the A.M.E. Zion church, I grew up in the church.  And though I left the traditional church in my college years, I never left the search for Truth.  After some years of struggles and stumblings, God revealed His Son and I received salvation. My journey of 26 years has led to service in different capacities within the church:

  • Music Ministry:  psalmist, praise and worship member & leader

·  Deaconess Ministry, Helps Ministry, Outreach to Senior Citizens, Intercessory Prayer Ministry, Ministry of  Creative Arts ·  Counselor in a Christian women’s therapy group “Breakthrough to Wholeness,” which addressed the specific needs of women who suffered abuse (mentally, physically and sexually).   Executive Committee member of the singles ministry “SALT” (Singles Affecting Lives Together) · Full-time church administrative staff I am extremely grateful that in the last several years, My Heavenly Father has restored the joy of my salvation through a deeper revelation of His “Grace.”

dot1 Minister Vanester Williams Host of His Abounding Grace

Minister Vanester, who is a resident of Clinton, Maryland, has been married for over 39 years  to Deacon Rick Williams.  They have two adult children, one son-in-law, one daughter-in- law, and two grandchildren. She stands firm on Jeremiah 29:11 (For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end) and Philippians 1:6 (Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ).  Says Minister Vanester, “I just want to be a willing vessel that God can use for His Kingdom building.”

  • Accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord in 1977;

  • Associate Degree of Biblical Studies from National Bible College in May 2000;

  • Certificate of Studies in Biblical Counseling Principles from Grace Bible College & Seminary in 2002;

  • Nursing Home Ministry Leader

  • Adult Sunday School Teacher

  • Pulpit & Conference Speaker

  • Employed as a Program Manager with the U.S. Government.

  • Founder/Artisan – Jewelry by Van (customized, hand crafted jewelry) since 2009

  • Enjoys writing, reading, teaching and spending time with family

CarlaProphet Carla R. Johnson Host of  The Alabaster Box Broadcast

Prophet Carla R. Johnson, is the wife of Jermaine Johnson, her childhood best friend of 19 years and married for 7 years. Together they are the proud parents of Jayla Rae, 7 and Joshua Daniel, 4. Carla is an ordained Prophet and member of the Global Institute of Church and Marketplace Prophets, founded by Apostle Dwann Holmes Rollinson. She makes time to fellowship at New Dimensions Educational Ministries in Canton, OH, with Apostle Toni Pugh and Prophetess Alva Pugh, where she serves on the Event Planning and Marketing Team. She also teaches whenever she is called upon. God birthed through her S.A.S.S.Y. Ministries (Saved, Anointed, Steadfast, Strong, and Yielding) in early 2006, which is targeted primarily towards young women between the ages of 16-29 years old. S.A.S.S.Y. Ministries is founded on the belief that in order to fully live a holy life that is pleasing and acceptable to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we must first be sanctified, transformed and renewed (Romans 12:1-2). Carla is employed at Sterling Jewelers in the Human Resource Department, where she serves as Benefits Administrator. She is also a Certified Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach and owner of The Seeds of Wholeness, a Holistic Health Practice, where she educates those struggling with the symptoms of autoimmune disease on how they can live a life of wholeness and abundance, free from sickness and pain. Carla is the co-owner of Trinity Beauty, a natural hair and skincare line that is vegan and chemical free. She is also the Co-Founder of Sans Douleur International Advocacy Group, which is a non-profit organization whose main mission is helping victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse. At 31 years old, Carla knows that this is only the beginning of the plan and purpose God has for her. Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11-13.

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Pastor Paul Morgan Host Challenged To Change

Pastor Paul Morgan is the Founder of Chosen Generation Ministries, a nondenominational ministry established in 2012, located in Richmond, VA. The mission of the ministry is “Edifying, Enriching, and Transforming Lives by introducing individuals to a personal encounter with God’s unconditional love”.

Chosen Generation is not church as usual. Pastor Paul’s approach is very interactive. He guides and encourages the congregation to participate in a 2-way open dialogue; which allows openness and transparency about their Christian walk. He fosters a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere of mutual ministry and exhortation.

Pastor Paul has an independent counseling ministry with over 16 years of experience in individual, marital and family counseling, as well as facilitating workshops and seminars. In addition, he has extensive experience in emotional trauma, depression, and inner healing, as well as being a Certified Professional Life Coach.

Phone: 866 333.9505



Rev Gwen (headshot) Rev. Gwendolyn Dixon Host Mid Day Glory Prayer

Rev. Gwendolyn Dixon was born and raised in Pollocksville, North Carolina, where she became actively involved in the church at an early age. She was involved in administration in high school and college and she has handled all business aspects of church administration, from organizing seminars and anniversary celebrations, to arranging guest speakers. She also acted as the liaison for domestic and foreign missions, assisting in preparations of missionary trips to Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, India and Uganda, East Africa.

Rev. Dixon graduated from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduating from college in 1976, Rev. Dixon relocated to the Washington, DC metropolitan area, serving in several churches. Rev. Dixon is faithful in whatever she sets out to do and because of her loyalty and dependability, she was asked to teach the Youth Sunday School class. In 1993, Rev. Dixon was appointed the Director of the Youth Sunday School Department. She hosted several seminars, conferences, and workshops for the youth during her tenure.

Rev. Dixon learned the basics of the Word of God during her enrollment at Jericho Bible College from 1990-1993. She then attended Ministerial Institute in 1994 where she learned how to use reference bibles and other sources of reference material to understand the Word of God. In 1997, Rev. Dixon furthered her education at the World Missions Ministries Bible College and Seminary in Alexandria, VA, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ministry as an Ordained Minister on August 3, 2003.

Rev. Dixon currently attends Doers of the Word with Pastor David Wright

Rev. Dixon is a proud parent of a beautiful daughter, Genelle Nicole Dixon and proud grandmother of Isaac David Dixon.



Apostle Shirley J. Jones; Author, Host of LifeLine

Apostle Shirley J. Jones is the Senior Pastor of Rehoboth Family Life Center, located in Upper Marlboro, Md. The Lord has given her the charge to make disciples; help them identify their spiritual gifts and set up platforms of opportunities that their gifts may be exercised; and then release them into their divine destiny. She pushes them forward that the world may be saved by those birthed out in the Spirit. Apostle Jones has declared that she should be about her Father’s business and acknowledges that her life is called to be an available vessel to set the captives free. Her desire is to spend her remaining years furthering the Kingdom of God. She feels honored and so blessed that God would choose her to deliver His Word and to love His people. She gives Him all the glory. There is no other place that she would rather be than in the hands of her loving Father.



Evangelist Lewis McILwain Host of Adoration

Founder & President, Thirst No More Corporation

He also founded Thirst No More Corporation along with Paul A. Davis and functions mainly in the areas of international and community development as well as fundraising and promotions.

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NEW Bold And Beautiful Broadcast!! Meet the Host!!

Jordana Cunningham is a youth leader, teacher, and worship minister, whose passion for God fuels her everyday life. By day she works in government assisting people with substance use and mental health disorders. She is married and has a teenage daughter.  Her desire is to see the next generation encounter God and equip them with the tools to walk on water and bring forth the “greater things,” into the earth.


Rev. Novena Reid is an ambassador for Jesus Christ and an encourager in the earth. She loves the LORD and loves His people.  Ordained in 2014, Novena’s passion is serving in youth ministry.  She has been working with youth for over twenty years.  Now widowed and having raised three wonderful and independent children, Novena looks forward to all God has for her.  Excited about her first published book, Be Encouraged!  God Blesses Whosoever Will, Novena intends to share the much needed gift of encouragement throughout the world!


Rev. Curtis Alston is a native Washingtonian, and like many can testify of God’s faithfulness in his life. Despite years in the wilderness and poor choices God met him while he was confined in prison. From their first introduction Rev. Curtis said yes to the Lord and has never looked back. He has a passion for outreach, youth and evangelism and never shies away from sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ to any who will listen.

Rev. Eric and Rev. Temeka Thompson  grew up in Tallahassee, Florida and high school sweethearts who got married at the very young age of 18 and 19 years old. When taking their vows, it was a lustationship and while they wouldn’t trade in their journey, it came with a lot of trials, dips and heartaches and they never imagined being in the couple’s ministry as they were going through. Nineteen years later they’ve been transparent through their struggles with overcoming pornography, pride, depression, death, raising children and all the in between.

As they’ve grown in marriage, they’ve also grown in ministry and they look forward to the journey ahead. Eric has a passion for football, Outreach and Evangelism. He’s an Accountant, and Football Coach and is the CFO and Partner of NLS Training where he trains and builds potential in each athlete that he encounters. Temeka is an international Psalmist, songwriter and speaker. After serving in the U.S. Air Force and surviving the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks at the Pentagon, Temeka has no doubt that she’s a chosen vessel. Temeka is passionate about helping people reach their next level in their career. She’s a sought-after Recruiter and has utilized her expertise in the industry and serves others with resume writing and design, interview prep and helping them to see their true value and worth with their company NLS where she’s the CEO and Senior Partner.

Rev. Eric and Rev. Temeka Thompson have two amazing children EJ 17 and Aaliyah 8 in whom they love and are so proud of who they are becoming in God. They were drawn to the Tree of Life Christian Ministries in 2012 for pastoral training, where they’ve grown tremendously and have learned how to truly apply God’s word to every area of their lives. With a forever passion to worship God through song Temeka leads praise and worship alongside other worshippers, and their children are active in the youth ministry. They enjoy serving at the Tree of Life and they’re excited about where God is taking them.

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