Pastor Akibinu

Senior Pastor

Staff Administration

Julius Petway

Minister of Worship

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Julius is a native of Pontiac, Michigan. Growing up as a “PK” (Pastor’s kid), Julius was able to harness and cultivate his gift of music through worship and playing the organ in church. Julius is blissfully married to his wife Letitia and shares his life with two adorable children, Zamar and Jewel.


Minister of Discipleship

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Minister Roy is a native of Connecticut. He earned his Master of Divinity Degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Minister Roy enjoys playing tennis and golf and spending time with his family, and his favorite sports team is the Dallas Cowboys.

Suzette Aiken

Outreach Coordinator

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Suzette was born and raised in Durham, NC. She attended North Carolina State University and the University of Pennsylvania, where she received dual Masters in School Counseling and Mental Health. Suzette enjoys gardening, watching sports, spending time with her family and friends, shopping, working out, and spoiling her pup, Louie Wes. Her favorite Scripture is James 1:2-5.

Min. Katrina Tatum

Director of Ministries

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Minister Katrina is a native of Eastern North Carolina. She is a current Master of Divinity Candidate at Campbell University Divinity School. Minister Katrina loves reading, spending time with her family, being outside in nature and her favorite sports team is the Carolina Panthers.

Lori Aboulmouna

Church Administrator & Engagement Specialist

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Lori is an Alaska native, but calls the DMV her home.  She is a graduate of Morgan State University with a degree in Psychology.  She loves to serve and encourage others.  She enjoys reading and spending quality time with family. Her favorite team is the SF 49ers!

Deacon Sylvia Jones

Youth Curriculum Specialist

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Sylvia is a native of Raleigh, NC and a graduate of North Carolina Central University. She is a former high school Physical Education Teacher and Coach, Camp Leader, and community mentor.  She loves working with young people.  Her favorite candy is Peanut M&M’s.

Rochelle Woodson

Finance Administrator

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Rochelle is a native of North Carolina and resides in Raleigh. She is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a degree in Accounting.  She is a plant enthusiast, crafts junkie and an advocate for healthy living.  She enjoys volunteering and encouraging others. She believes that with God, all things are possible to them that believe.

Sandy Stuart

Office Assistant

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Sandy enjoys the opportunity to meet and serve members of the congregation.  She is originally from Philadelphia and loves to spend time with her family at the beach!

Marrilynn Johnson

Youth Ministry Administrator

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Minister Marrilynn is originally from Northern Virginia/DMV. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Counseling from NC Central University and a Master’s Degree in Youth and Family Ministry from Grand Canyon University. Minister Marrilynn has a passion for the Youth. Her favorite Scripture is Matthew 6:33 and her nickname is Nubaby.

Media Team

Therrion Jones

Media Specialist

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Therrion “T.J.” Jones was born and raised in Wilson, North Carolina. He is a recent graduate from High Point University with a M.A. in Communications. A verse that he holds dearly is Psalm 46:10. That’s why he enjoys rocking chairs and nature.