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Counseling

Counseling Ministry

The mission of the Counseling Ministry is to assist in developing Kingdom citizens by providing Christian counseling and services that aid individuals in understanding who they are in Christ and in applying their faith to life situations so that they may better worship and serve God.

About Counseling Sessions

Counseling services for members of The Park Church are provided free of charge. For non-members, there is a small fee. Sessions last for 50 – 60 minutes. Telehealth sessions are provided for individuals who reside in North and South Carolina. Due to licensure laws, therapy cannot be provided for persons who reside outside of these two states.

In addition to providing support for people experiencing life transitions in grief / loss, relationships and career, we support people who are experiencing crisis situations. Depending on the nature of the emergency, we may utilize community systems to assist in meeting health needs.

To get started with our counseling services, please complete the inquiry form. We generally reserve a 1-2 week waiting period before sessions begin.

Counseling Focus Areas

  • Bereavement Aftercare Ministry
    The Bereavement Aftercare Ministry consists of people called to serve as sources of caring and encouragement to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Contact: Dr. Raynette Covington
  • Cancer Care Ministry
    Cancer Care Ministry provides support an education for people who have been impacted by the illness. Contact: Tondra McLaurin
  • Caregivers Support Group
    The Caregivers Support Group provides participants emotional support and awareness about available resources. Meetings are held monthly for people who provide care for their loved ones.
  • Divorce Care Ministry
    Divorce Care Ministry support group offers practical guidelines, along with support and encouragement, for anyone struggling through the tragedy of a broken marriage. Contact: Tondra McLaurin
  • Domestic Violence Spiritual Advocates Ministry
    Domestic Violence Spiritual Advocates Ministry provides support, encouragement and resources to people impacted by domestic violence. Contact: Tondra McLaurin
  • Grief Share Ministry
    The Grief Share Ministry educates people about the grief process and provides spiritual and emotional support to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Contact: Dr. Raynette Covington
  • Job Transitions Ministry
    The Job Transitions Ministry is an ongoing ministry aimed at equipping and empowering participants in the event of job loss or career restructuring. Contact: Tondra McLaurin
  • Married Couples in Christ Ministry
    We serve married couples seeking to understand their relationship with God, self and each other. Contact: Dr. Major McGuire III

Counseling Inquiry Form

Let us know about you and your counseling needs.

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Contact

To learn more about the Counseling Ministry, or to become involved, please contact one of our ministry leaders.

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Tondra McLaurin | Director of Christian Counseling
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Dr. Raynette Covington | Asst. Director Christian Counseling
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Dr. Major McGuire III | Director of Pastoral Care and Counseling
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Transportation Ministry

Transportation Ministry

We provide transportation to Park Church members, guests, and community members gathering for ministry purposes.

The Transportation Ministry extends travel options for those who have little to no travel capacity.

Our transportation service includes pick-up and drop-off support for the PLUS Ministry, members with disabilities, local college students, and local and distance deployment services for MT 25:40.

Drivers who have a safe driving record and are willing to learn proper use of the church vans and pick-up truck may be a great fit for the Transportation Ministry.

Contact

To learn more about the Transportation Ministry, or to become involved, please contact Terry Mack at [email protected].

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Terry Mack | Director of Security
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Watchmen Ministry

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The Watchmen Ministry

We are a vital component to ensuring a safe and secure environment during The Park Church services and events.

As “doorkeepers” and Watchmen, both men and
women in this role help to ensure attendees feel safe through vigilant observance and high attention to detail.

Many who serve in this ministry do so out of a call to be watchful under the training and guidance of the Director of Security. As part of training, you’ll learn more about common and uncommon scenarios.

If you’re firm but polite, can easily interact with people who may have energy that need to be appropriately diffused and have professional communication etiquette, then this ministry may be for you.

Contact

To learn more about the Watchmen Ministry, or to become involved, please contact Terry Mack at [email protected].

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Terry Mack | Director of Security
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First Impressions Ministry

First Impressions Ministry

We are devoted to keeping members and visitors comfortable, cared for, and focused on a rich worship experience.

The First Impressions Ministry helps to ensure that every person who comes in contact with the Park Ministries has a positively unforgettable experience with God — from the time they approach the church entrance to the time they are seated for worship.

Those who serve in this ministry — including Greeters and Ushers — understand that God has entrusted them to be His first impression. Our ministry’s purpose of creating a welcoming environment and an atmosphere conducive to worship is always accomplished with love.

If you are hospitable, friendly, can give concise direction, have a servants heart, and are welcoming, then the First Impressions Ministry may be the place for you to exercise your gift of serving others.

Contact

To learn more about the First Impressions Ministry, or to become involved, please contact Min. Kathryn Mahoney [email protected].

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Min. Kathryn Mahoney | Executive Assistant to the Pastor
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Virtual Ministry

Virtual Ministry

The Virtual Ministry provides an authentic online approach to The Park Church worship experience.

The members of this ministry assist in engaging online viewers via chat features on our streaming platforms throughout worship services and Bible study.

Engagement with virtual members and guests involve: welcoming them, encouraging them in worship, sharing offering/giving options, and capturing salvation and membership information. Our Online Ambassadors
answer chat questions and provide support and direction to our virtual audience as needed.

The Virtual Ministry is open to anyone who is willing to use their God-given gifts and talents to add to or help strengthen our approach to online worship. We invite those with experience in any of the following: posting short video content (reels), creative posting to social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook).

Go Social

Explore our current media channels to learn more about some of the ways we virtually connect with the body of Christ.

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Digital Media Channels

  • An Improved Experience: The Park Church Mobile App
    Enjoy an improved worship and engagement experience on our refreshed Park Church mobile app.
  • Facebook
    Join our community at The Park Church. Tune in live for Sunday service, Wonderful Wednesday bible study, and select events.
  • Instagram
    Follow our Instagram @theparkchurch100 for news and announcements.
  • Twitter
    Check us out on Twitter at The Park Church for sermon highlights and important updates.
  • Virtual
    #tpconline #tpclive
    Sunday Service
    9:45 a.m.
  • YouTube
    Find the latest sermon, sermon archives, and Wonderful Wednesday bible study videos at The Park Church.
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Assimilation

Assimilation Ministry

The Assimilation Ministry assists new members of The Park Church through the New Member Orientation process. This includes Kingdom Citizen Institute Orientation and the New Members life group.

We participate in the Park Church 5K with Speed for Need; we also host a Disability Awareness Sunday, and have workshops addressing issues relevant to those with special needs. We provide special needs orientation and education for volunteers, along with volunteering for Night to Shine with Tim Tebow.

If you would like to help us transition new members into our church family, or if you have yet to engage in the Experiencing God Life Group this session, please reach out to Rev. Taswell Henderson at [email protected]. Youth seeking to complete New Members Orientation may reach out to [email protected].

New Member Orientation

Our New Member Orientation is a multi-step process that helps usher new members into Kingdom citizens.

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Signature Programs and Opportunities

  • Kingdom Citizens Institute
    Kingdom Citizens Institute Orientation (KCIO) KCIO is a two-day workshop that is typically held on the first Friday and Saturday of each month. During Orientation, you will learn more about the history of The Park Church, our beliefs, ministries and life groups and more. Through a spiritual gifts assessment, your Orientation leader will help you to identify ways to get involved. Experiencing God…

Contact

To learn more about the Assimilation Ministry, or to become involved, please contact Rev. Taswell Henderson at [email protected].

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Rev. Taswell Henderson | Director of Experience, Assimilation and Men’s Ministry
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P.L.U.S. Ministry

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P.L.U.S. Ministry

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 (CSB)

We participate in the Park Church 5K with Speed for Need; we also host a Disability Awareness Sunday, and have workshops addressing issues relevant to those with special needs. We provide special needs orientation and education for volunteers, along with volunteering for Night to Shine with Tim Tebow.

In addition, we support parents with educational questions at the beginning of the school year for IEP’s, 504 plans, etc. If you’re called to serve people in under the PLUS umbrella, then this session will highlight the training, service opportunities and current needs.

Church Disability Survey

This surveys helps the P.L.U.S. Ministry to determine the best next steps for serving families affected by disability.

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Signature Programs and Opportunities

  • Church Disability Survey
    By completing this survey, you’ll help The Park Church become a truly inclusive church. The P.L.U.S. Ministry will use survey responses to determine the best “next steps” for serving families affected by disability.

Contact

To learn more about the P.L.U.S. Ministry, or to become involved, please contact First Lady Dr. Kim Alexander at [email protected].

First Lady Dr. Kimberly Nash Alexander | The Park Church
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Studio P

Studio P Ministry

Studio P is responsible for presenting Pastor Alexander and The Park Church in a positive light through multimedia, including audio, video, production and creative direction.

We are comprised of volunteers who have a wide range of knowledge and expertise across 13 areas of participation, as well as those who have a willingness to learn about these areas. Areas of participation are: sound board operation, audio recording, camera operation, directing, technical directing, editing, tape duplication, field camera operation, web cast monitoring, cataloging, lighting, projections screens and creative design.

Roles and responsibilities may include: directing the Sunday service simulcast; setting the lighting for Sunday service, Bible studies and events; assisting the Worship & Arts Ministry in their productions; video recording A-roll and B-roll films; and audio and video editing for weekly The Park News (TPN) highlights. Training is held Wednesdays during Bible Study. Camera and stage crews must wear all black.

TechFit Camp

This annual experience exposes teens to today’s leading technology and a healthy lifestyle.

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Signature Programs and Opportunities

  • Experience and Production
    This ministry helps to ensure that the experience within our worship services both in-person and online is one that is brings honor to God, is timely, seamless and translates to all generations and audiences that view us.
  • TechFit Summer Camp
    This annual experience exposes teens to today’s leading technology and a healthy lifestyle. Designed for youth 13-18, teens will discover and explore several disciplines including but not limited to: coding, filming, music production, script writing, web design, and more.

Contact

To learn more about the Assimilation Ministry, or to become involved, please contact Min. Kevin Wilson at [email protected].

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Min. Kevin Wilson | Director of Technology
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Prayer

Spend quality time with God through corporate prayer opportunities and submit your requests.

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Pastoral Care

We care about the physical and spiritual well-being of our members and community. The Park Church offers a Christ-centered approach to family health and wellness.

Overview

By caring for the needs of everyone, this ministry provides the kind of support within the church that makes it easier to seek guidance and counsel.

  • Bereavement
  • Health and Hospice Care
  • Family Health and Wellness
  • Domestic Violence
  • Job Transitions
  • Individual, Pre-Marital and Family Counseling
Programs & Activities
Telehealth Counseling

With the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19, we are now offering telehealth counseling services. Please contact Tondra McLaurin at (704) 369-7729 or [email protected].

Job Transition Consultation

Through the Job Transition Ministry, our human resources professionals are available to virtually provide resume and interview skills feedback.  If interested, email Tondra McLaurin at [email protected] or call 704-369-7729.

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Dr. Major McGuire

Pastoral Care Ministry Leader

Tondra McLaurin

Pastoral Care Ministry Leader

Dr. Raynette Covington

Pastoral Care Ministry Leader

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Men’s Ministry

Men’s Ministry

Throughout the year various opportunities are provided for the Men of The Park Church and men in the broader community. The Men of The Park Church are committed to inciting a spiritual riot among men for Christ.

Men’s Retreat 2024

March 15-17th: Join our Pastor and other Men of The Park as we learn, worship, pray and fellowship.

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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BAM: Becoming A Man Session
Friday May 31
Friday June 7
Monday June 10
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BAM: Becoming A Man Session
Friday June 14
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  • Becoming A Man (B.A.M.)
    The mission of B.A.M. is to connect, caring, consistent, Godly men with middle and high school students in a Christian environment. B.A.M. is designed to meet the emotional, behavioral and spiritual needs of male youth in middle and high school. Our effort is to begin to cultivate emotional balance, behavioral modification, and spiritual guidance in…

Contact

To learn more about the Men’s Ministry, or to become involved, please contact Rev. Taswell Henderson at [email protected].

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Rev. Taswell Henderson | Director of Experience, Assimilation and Men’s Ministry
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Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Bible Study

Women of The Park Church are invited to fellowship and study God’s Word together.

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Latest News

  • March 2024: Women’s History Month
    March is Women’s History Month. From Leading Lady to the women’s choir and preaching line-ups, you want to stay tuned to The Park News (TPN) and our digital channels to keep up with all of the ways we’re honoring women.

Signature Programs and Opportunities

  • Ambassadors
    Ambassadors are serve-minded volunteers who support and lead in hosting meetings, events and activities.
  • BraveWorks
    BraveWorks is an outreach ministry that helps women and families assimilate into our city and culture in a dignified way by learning to serve, support and offer friendship.
  • Discipleship Bible Study
    Dedication to the study of God’s word anchors our faith in Him and provides others a healthy perspective of living in Christ through the value of His word alive in a believer.
  • E.M.B.L.E.M.
    E.M.B.L.E.M. is a six-month commitment to a mentor / mentee relationship designed to foster Christian growth and development through prayer, bible study, and fellowship.
  • H.O.P.E.F.U.L.
    The Helping Other People Experience Full, Useful Lives (HOPEFUL) Ministry helps people experience the transforming nature of their lives that will be exhibited in their daily lives. We seek to help in a manner that will provide confidence and faith.
  • Young Adult Women
    Young women are stepping up and becoming godly women. We support these women in growing into the woman God has envisioned for them through mentorship, fellowship and service.

Contact

To learn more about the Women’s Ministry, or to become involved, please contact First Lady Dr. Kim Alexander at [email protected].

First Lady Dr. Kimberly Nash Alexander | The Park Church
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Singles

Single People About Righteous Kingdom Service (SPARKS) is committed to making God’s design real for singleness through fellowship, discipleship, worship, evangelism and service.

Overview

Our mission is to provide an atmosphere where singles of all ages and stages can mature in their understanding of and appreciation for singleness.

This ministry also includes:

  • SPARKS 40 Plus Club, which offers quarterly fellowships for singles aged 40 and over.
  • SPARKS Single Parent Ministry, which offers discussion, fellowship, and support for single mothers and fathers.

Programs & Activities

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Young Adults

The Young Adults Ministry, also known as P3, develops adults in their 20’s and 30’s into Kingdom-minded citizens who are confident in making major life decisions during a critical time of adulthood.

Overview

Our mission is to empower the Joshua generation to possess the land that God has declared for their lives and for the Kingdom (Joshua 1:1-10).

Programs & Activities
Young Adults Bible Study: Candid Conversations

Now meeting virtually every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Download and install the latest version of Zoom to join. Details:

  • Zoom
  • Conference Call: 1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
  • Meeting ID: 965 217 494
EnterAct

An authentic, multi-cultural worship experience that targets un-churched and de-churched young adults in Charlotte. This dynamic worship service features a live band, interactive texting, refreshments, artistic expressions (poetry, drama, visual arts, graphic design, etc.), music, and more!

Kingdom College Ministry

We sponsor an internship program for freshman and sophomore college students who sense a call to ministry, a College Leaders Retreat in April for bonding and learning as a group, and monthly leadership training at 4:30 p.m. every first Sunday, just before Communion at The Park Church Beatties Ford Road campus.

We focus on the needs of local and remote undergraduate college students (18 and older).

We provide FREE FOOD for undergraduate college students. Transportation is provided from Johnson C. Smith University at 9:15 a.m. in front of the guard booth and from Johnson & Wales University at 8:45 a.m. in the circle at South Cedar Hall. Our Leaders Program focuses on students who are called to leadership in the Church and on campus. We sponsor an internship program for freshman and sophomore students who sense a call to ministry, a College Leaders Retreat in April for bonding and group learning, and leadership training at 4:30 p.m. every 1st Sunday of each month at The Park Church Beatties Ford Road campus.

Young Adult Married Couples

Build Christ-centered marriages through fellowship and education. This life group meets on monthly and includes book discussions, date nights, family fellowships and support.

Young Adult Choir

Use your voice for contemporary gospel to the glory of God. Rehearsals are held twice per month for one hour. All singers (or those who think they can sing) are welcome!

Young Adult Missions Team

Engage in public charity and justice work to transform people who transform communities in the name of Christ. We have completed missions locally and beyond (New Orleans).

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Rev. Quinn Rodgers
Rev. Quinn Rodgers

Young Adult Pastor

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Youth

As the church, we partner with parents and families to provide safe, Christ-centered environments for children of all ages to come into a life-long relationship with God. Learn more

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Pacesetters

Pacesetters Ministry

The Pacesetters Ministry is to lead the congregation in recognizing and appreciating the gifts, talents, and abilities that seniors bring to the congregation.

This ministry advocates for seniors’ welfare in and out of the walls of the Church. It will, along with the Pacesetters plan, promote activities, trips, and programs that will keep the minds of the serious keen and their bodies well.

It will encourage Pacesetters to be an integral part of the vision cast by the Pastor and use their wisdom to encourage others to do the same. They will be producers of Kingdom Citizens through Evangelism, Worship, Discipline, Fellowship, and Service.

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Signature Programs and Opportunities

  • Night Under the Stars
    An annual event featuring an evening of great music, great fellowship and great fun for the entire family.
  • Pacesetters Cardio and Fitness
    Our cardio and fitness classes are designed to help seniors get physically fit and grow stronger.

Contact

To learn more about the Pacesetters Ministry, or to become involved, please contact Rev. Taswell Henderson at [email protected].

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Rev. Taswell Henderson | Director of Experience, Assimilation and Men’s Ministry
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Prime Timers

Prime Timers Ministry

We fully support the vision that God gave the Bishop for our congregation in order that it will function in harmony with the will of God. All the efforts of this ministry will be done with the goal of promoting the Kingdom of God through: Evangelism, Discipleship, Worship, Fellowship, and Service.

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Signature Programs and Opportunities

  • Night Under the Stars
    An annual event featuring an evening of great music, great fellowship and great fun for the entire family.
  • Pacesetters Cardio and Fitness
    Our cardio and fitness classes are designed to help seniors get physically fit and grow stronger.

Contact

To learn more about the Pacesetters Ministry, or to become involved, please contact Rev. Taswell Henderson at [email protected].

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Rev. Taswell Henderson | Director of Experience, Assimilation and Men’s Ministry
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Outreach

Through strategic partnerships and initiatives, we demonstrate the love of Christ by serving the needs of people in our community. Serve others

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The Park Financial Institute

The Park Financial Institute

The Park Financial Institute is a group of individuals who have extensive industry experience, training, knowledge, and possess a heart to educate kingdom citizens in the areas of financial literacy.

The ministry offerings are guided by the 10 Commandments to Financial Stewardship and routinely include the following topics: understanding what God says about money, shifting your financial mindset, preparing a budget, eliminating debt, growing your savings and investment portfolios, and leaving a legacy.

Ways to Give

Explore easy and convenient ways to cheerfully sow into the kingdom of God through giving.

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Helpful Resources

  • Show Me the Money
    The Park Financial Institute — Check out these financial literacy resources to help you establish and maintain sound financial stewardship.

Contact

To learn more about The Park Financial Institute ministry, or to become involved, please connect with us.

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Min. Arthur Wilson | Chief Financial Officer
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Worship and Arts

The Worship and Arts Ministry seeks to ensure that The Park Church experience is memorable.

Overview

Throughout all facets of our ministry, we strive to show the love of God to the people of God.

  • Choirs (Adult and Youth)
  • Dance (Adult and Youth)
  • Visual Interpretation
  • Drama
Programs & Activities

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Upcoming Events

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Creative

If there were no constraints, how would you bring more people to Christ?

Overview

This is the basis upon which we brainstorm and implement creative methods for extending the love of Christ. We review and examine traditional methods of evangelism while imagining and integrating new strategies for reaching God’s people.

Programs & Activities

No current programs and activities.

Upcoming Events

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Min. Zachary Thomas

Creative Team Leader

Kevin Wilson

Creative Team Leader

Rev. Taswell Henderson

Creative Team Leader