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Career Overview

Reliable United States Navy Veteran with excellent communication, leadership, direct supervision and counseling skills. Trained to use SAS and SSPS. Quantitative and qualitative methodological skills. Ability to interpret, analyze, write and to present data. Good working knowledge of MicroSoft Word, Pages and Social Media. Strong budgeting, administrative, Special Education, and interpersonal knowledge, skills and abilities. Thrives in high-stress professional environments. Dedicated to delivering the highest quality of compassionate care.

Skills Highlight
  • Supervised students, over 60 adult volunteers, two religious program specialists and four ministers
  • Provided spiritual counseling to promote clarity in overcoming and working with life's challenges
  • Completed administrative and stewardship responsibilities with probity
  • Studied Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Latin, Theological German, Theological Greek, Old Babylonian/Akkadian, Egyptology, Modern Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Wrote an unpublished book on Chaplaincy
Professional Experience
Associate Minister 01/2017 to 01/2010 St. Paul A.M.E. Church Watch Care Cambridge, MA
Teacher/Tutor 11/2004 to 03/2008 Kwong Kow Chinese School, Inc Boston, MA
  • Taught Mathematics and English to 4th ­ 9th Grade Special and Regular Education students
  • Worked with academically at risk students and gifted students using technology and hands on projects
  • Performed needs assessments
  • Developed curricula
  • Documented gains through evaluation, and consultation
  • Massachusetts Frameworks and benchmarks
Owner, Educational Advocate and Tutor 12/1999 to 08/2010 GIA ZIA Bostick Boston
  • Responsible for daily business operations including contract negotiation
  • Taught, tutored, advocated for disabled students
  • Developed and designed curricula
  • Networked with academic organizations
  • Conducted research of MCAS, ISEE and SAT materials
  • Developed curricula and taught SAT classes at a BU Wrestling Camp to increase student knowledge, skills, abilities and scores for three years
Associate Minister Senior Pastor 01/1997 to Current Jones Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.)
  • Ministerial staff and support staff to research funding sources
  • Wrote a $2,500,000.00 DOE grant to provide assistive technology to disabled and mainstreamed students
  • Design, develop and write grants for church and children's programming, resulting in greater empowerment
  • Counsel staff, families and students in the Philadelphia, Boston and Cambridge areas
Pastor 12/1991 to 02/1997 Healing Temple Baptist Church Cambridge, MA
  • Preached and completed administrative and stewardship responsibilities with diligence
  • Supervised four ministers
  • Worked with the Phillips Brooks House student organization to teach Beginning Hebrew and Spanish in a project
  • Researched and designed programs to evaluate and eradicate spiritual and physical homelessness through Suffolk and Harvard Universities for field education
  • Counseled students and families in the Boston and Cambridge
Chaplain and Lieutenant 06/1990 to 06/2006 Department of Defense, Navy
  • Taught orientation, stress management and coping skills classes in two training schools
  • Counseled students, families and staff
  • Completed administrative responsibilities independently and by direction
  • Supervised religious education programs such as Sunday school and youth groups
  • Advised leaders at all levels regarding morale, ethics and spiritual well-being
Teacher and Long Term Guidance Counselor 02/1990 to 11/1999 Boston Public Schools Boston, MA
  • Taught Spanish to Advanced Work Class 6th and 7th Grade students
  • Taught Spanish Bilingual SPED/Regular Ed
  • Algebra I Grades 9-11, and Violence Prevention, Grades 6-8
  • Wrote proposals for equipment
  • Supervised and trained student teachers and NIFTE business staff
  • Developed curricula
  • Integrated technology with academic subjects for LAB and Special Education students
Executive Director Staff member 02/1983 to 02/1984
  • Wrote grants ranging from one to five thousand dollars to start the outreach center
  • Developed a OneWrite system, along with staff
  • Designed and directed an outreach center
  • Recruited and supervised over 60 volunteers
  • Developed and implemented policies and procedures with stakeholders, independently and by direction
Education and Training
Master of Education Cambridge College Cum Laude
Master of Education: Higher Education Administration Suffolk University Higher Education Administration Magna Cum Laude
Episcopal Divinity School, Advanced Theological Certificate: Personality, Culture and Religion Boston University School of Theology Personality, Culture and Religion
Bachelor of Science: Liberal Arts Business Management Communications University of the State of NY/Regent's College Liberal Arts Business Management Communications
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Professional Summary
My passion in ministry is Preaching the Word of God for the glory of God. In Acts 6:4 the Apostles stated "But we will devote ourselves to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. Ephesians 4:11-12 says "He gave some to be Apostles, some prophets, some evangelist, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ." Based on these verses, I believe that I am called, first and foremost, to preach the word of God prayerfully and faithfully. My heart beats for souls to come to know the Savior and live for him in Holiness. I am committed to Expository preaching, preaching through the books of the Bible verse by verse. In doing this you get the word of God, not the opinion of the preacher.
Skills
  • Budgeting and finance
  • Team leadership
  • Staff development
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Theologically Conservative 
Work History
Interim Senior Pastor 07/2016 to 01/2018
Covenant Baptist Church Lanham, MD
  • Planned and conducted worship services, wrote sermons and worked with key church leaders to carry out church mission.
  • Oversaw administration and management of all areas of ministry.
  • Provided pastoral care through visitation, counseling, and prayer.
  • Led outreach initiatives to reach out to inactive or new residents in community.
  • Officiated special services such as weddings, funerals, and baptisms services.
  • Maintained open lines of communication with church members by writing content for church newsletters, bulletins, and worship services.
  • Raised congregational awareness of needs and the contributions of youth to the church.
  • Supervised associate pastors and staff leading education, youth, pastoral care and older adult ministry programs.
  • Worked with stewardship to promote responsible biblical stewardship.
  • Trained members to Evangelize
Young Adult/Assistant Pastor 10/2011 to 07/2016
Heritage Community Church Waldorf, MD
  • Teaching Young Adults weekly the word of God (ages 16-25).
  • Introduced special outreach programs to Board of Directors in effort to increase The Church interest in evangelism and community service.
  • Created Gospel centered programs that played a role in the church growing from 25 members to 212 in two years, making the Church a Multi cultural and multi generational congregation.
  • Led Bible Study.
  • Preached on assigned Sunday morning and evenings
  • Worked closely with Budget committee and Held staff meetings to speak about the vision of the church and auxiliary ministries.
  • Conducted Baptisms, weddings, and Eulogies.
  • Created an interactive classroom atmosphere to maintain student interest and facilitate learning in Sunday School (pre K-8th grade).
Deacon 10/2008 to 10/2011
Jericho Baptist Church Landover, MD
  • Taught in the Church Bible School Biblical Theology.
  • Counseled the Youth and Young Adults of the Church.
  • Served Communion.
  • Led Prayer Ministry.
Education
High School Diploma: 2008 Charles Herbert Flowers High School - Springdale, MD
Bachelor of Arts: Theology 2017 Luther Rice College & Seminary - Lithonia, GA
Master of Divinity: Expository Preaching 2022 The Master's Seminary - Los Angeles, CA
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Professional Summary
Ministry leader with sixteen years experience in pastoral care. Seeking to serve a congregation while developing leaders and disciples. 
Work History
Here's Hope Church Associate Pastor/Church Planter//Kokomo, IN//June 2017 to Current
  • Led programs such as worship, study, fellowship and service opportunities.
GM Security Security Officer//Kokomo, IN//December 2016 to January 2017
  • Monitored and authorized entrance and departure of vehicles, cargo trucks and visitors.
Market Road Fellowship Discipleship Pastor/Church Planter Intern//Tipton, Indiana//June 2015 to December 2016
  • Successfully accessed as church planter, served as church planting intern while at Market Road Fellowship.
First Baptist Church Interim Senior Pastor//Bunker Hill, Indiana//June 2014 to May 2015
  • Served as pastor until congregation called new pastor.
G4S Secure Solutions Security Officer//Kokomo, IN//January 2014 to May 2014
  • Monitored and authorized entrance and departure of vehicles, cargo trucks and visitors.
G4S Secure Solutions Security Officer//Kokomo, Indiana//February 2013 to June 2013
  • Monitored and authorized entrance and departure of vehicles, cargo trucks and visitors.
Forest Baptist Church Pastor// Indiana//February 2005 to February 2012
  • Conducted worship services, wrote sermons and worked with key church leaders to carry out church mission.
Education
Master of Arts - Trinity College of Bible and Theological Seminary// Newburgh, IN
Bachelor of Arts - Indiana Wesleyan University// Marion, IN
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Executive Profile
Experienced Pastor bringing 30 years' success in Democratic Leadership, Community Networking, and Referral Services. Adept at building long-term integrated plans guiding ministries in educational, spiritual, and community referral based formation.Ready to bring expertise in organizational management, case management, program administration, and community outreach.
Skills
  • Executive Management
  • Program Management
  • Case Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Employment Development
  • Supervision
  • Public Speaking
  • Mentoring
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Religious Studies 2007 Claremont School of Theology Claremont, CA, United States
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities 2002 The Ohio State University Columbus, OH, United States
Experience
Case Manager II 06/2018 to 09/2018 United States Veteran Initiative March ARB, CA
  • Assist  with Workforce Program Assessments and Enrollment Process
  • Help clients develop an Individual Employment Plan (IEP) and reduce any barriers to employment
  • Assist clients in developing resumes, cover letters, and how to interview to get the job.  Present client's employment backgrounds to potential employers

Pastor and Founder 04/2015 to 06/2018 Work in Progress Ministries San Bernardino, CA
  • Implemented social action and service programs addressing homelessness, poverty, youth mentoring, and referral services for families needing food, shelter, and case management.    
  • Conduct workshops on resume writing and interviewing for veterans recently discharged from active duty 
  • Compile and maintain a listing of social service agencies in San Bernardino County.
08/2012 to 04/2015 ITT Technical Institute San Bernardino, CA
  • New Student Recruitment with the objective of enrolling and placing ten students in a program every three months
  • Case management of 120 students starting at enrollment and ending with graduati
  • Tracking each student's success rate and submitting monthly reports and assessments.
 
 
    Senior Pastor 11/2007 to 11/2011 Brown Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church Pasadena, CA
    • Chief Executive Officer of a 100 member congregation with a 100,000.00 dollar budget
    • Supervision of a 50 member staff
    • Ensuring the successful implementation of referral services, networking with social service agencies, and reaching out to the veterans, mentally unstable, and addicts. 
    • Negotiated a 1.7 Million dollar land deal with the city of Pasadena, relocated the church and paid all debt in full 
     
    Senior Pastor 11/1996 to 08/2002 Mitchell Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Mansfield, OH
    • Chief Executive Officer of a 200 member congregation with an annual budget of 200,000.00 dollars
    • Supervised a 50 member staff  
    • Conducted employment workshops, veterans outreach programs, and youth mentoring programs
    • Successfully placed 100 persons in jobs over four years 
    Administrative Specialist 07/1985 to 03/1989 UNITED STATES AIRFORCE
    • Conducted thorough research through various media sources to obtain relevant data, supporting staff requirements. 
    • Produced and distributed team newsletters, email updates and other forms of communication to promote collaboration among team members and share important updates. 
    • Controlled and managed document processes by reviewing files, records and critical information to confirm accuracy and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures. 
    • Communicated with vendors to place and receive orders, request maintenance services and deliver instruction on behalf of office management. ​​
    Activities and Honors
    Christian Education Director
    Finance Committee member
    Workshop Facilitator
    Relocated Two Churches
    Negotiated a $2, 075,000.00 
    Ohio State Alumni Association                                       
    Claremont School of Theology Alumni Assoc.                   
    Ministerial Alliance President            
    Community Action Board member
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    Summary
    Experienced director/leader/team player with a varied skill set covering education, organization, community volunteering, mentoring, tutoring, event organization and promotion, etc.  I am well versed in environments where detailed and trained communication is key, with counseling, listening, and written and verbal communications ranking as some of my highest qualities.
    Highlights
    Public Speaking
    Teaching
    Mentoring
    Editing
    Tutoring
    Creative Writing
    Director & Leadership Skills
    Multi-Cultural Tutoring & Guidance 
    • Pastoring
    • Event Management
    • Community-Minded
    • Great at both verbal & written communication  
    Accomplishments
    I have been very fortunate to be involved in multiple ministry and community positions to improve a small, struggling old mining town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan over the last 12 years.  I feel we are leaving our community better than we found it.
     
    Also, in discipleship and mentoring relationships, I have seen many young people grow and excel in their lives where once there was pain, physical abuse, substance abuse, unhealthy relationships, jail time, and a plethora of other negative behavior and stigmas.
    Experience
    07/2014 to 09/2015
    Director & Founder IronLine FatBike Race Iron River, MI Very similar position as my duties with the IronLine Sled Dog Race, however on a bit smaller logistical scale (35 volunteers). This race brought riders from several states on a highly competitive level in 2016 as it was incorporated in the Great Lakes FatBike Series adding to its legitimacy. 
    04/2012 to 07/2016
    Director & Founder The IronLine Sled Dog Race Iron River, MI Directed and founded a large-scale community sled dog race bringing in 30-45 competitive sled dog teams. This position involved mobilizing and organizing personnel and logistics for up to 120 volunteers and staff. My primary position involved a great amount of public relations, meeting organization and coordination with local city and county governments, public works department, law enforcement, search & rescue, fire departments, township authorities, sponsors, local and regional media and immediate staff. 
    09/2011 to 12/2015
    Senior Pastor Calvary Chapel Iron River Iron River, MI Senior pastor roles including but not limited too a heavy teaching and speaking load at both local and regional churches and conferences, coupled with research and study for up to 3 teaching engagements per week. Role also included marriage counseling, discipleship/mentoring meetings, board meetings, personal visits, funeral officiating, and many other forms of personal support for members of the community. Worship music leading and compiling was my second job at this post, 1-2 times per week. 
    09/2007 to 05/2010
    Discipleship Program Founder & Teacher Calvary Chapel Iron River Iron River, MI Founded a small and internal Bible College-like discipleship program and class schedule for 12-25 students per semester. Designed and taught courses 3 times a week in the areas of theology, biblical exposition, biblical historicity, Jewish culture, practical living, music, and New & Old Testament studies. 
    11/2004 to 05/2006
    Subtitute Teacher West Iron County School District Iron River, MI Basic substitute teacher for High School, middle school and elementary students at local schools, mainly in the areas of art, orchestra, and music. 
    01/2003 to 10/2004
    English Lab Monitor & Tutor Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN Staffed and monitored a college english writing and language lab, primarily assisting students on a walk-in basis with editing, coaching, and reviewing written materials/papers. Student population was quite diverse with many ESL students from around the world and inner city students as well. 
    11/2002 to 09/2004
    Sales Associate Galyans Sporting Goods Indianapolis, IN Sales Associate at a high-end outdoor sporting goods store stationed mainly in the camping, backpacking, outdoor apparel, and bike & ski departments. Very competent and and knowledgeable with outdoor, cold weather, biking and backpacking brands, details, and use.  Very enjoyable and engaging position where I learned a lot.
    09/2002 to 10/2004
    Scholarship Department Editor Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN Wrote and maintained a scholarship newsletter and publication. Edited all written material for Scholarship Department. Escorted handicapped and single-parent students with special needs to college classes. Administered testing. Edited papers and course materials. 
    Education
    2002
    Bachelor of Arts: English University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN, USA
    Took some Graduate level courses in my last year. Minor in Sociology. Accepted into Northern Michigan University Graduate Program in creative writing in 2005, but did not attend.  I also obtained a "Creating Writing" certificate from USI in 2002.