Meet Our

Pastor & Staff


Our pastor and staff are committed to spreading the Gospel because we believe God’s Word is able to transform and empower all who believe. Get in touch with our church staff and let us know how we can serve you.


Pastor Bankole Akinbinu

Pastor Akinbinu stands on the promise of Philippians 1:6

“He that hath begun a good work in you is faithful to perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”


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Church Staff

Rev. Micah Thomas

Minister of Media

Rev. Micah is a graduate of Duke Divinity and loves spending time with his soon-to-be-adopted son.  When he is not at work or spending time with family, you can find him in the gym or enjoying a movie!

Rev. Reggie Wise

Minister of Discipleship

Rev. Reggie is a native of Florida.  He is a recent graduate of Duke University School of Divinity and was a young adult minister.  Min. Reggie love working out and traveling and his favorite sports teams are the Miami Hurricanes, Dolphins and Heat!

Katrina Tatum

Director of Ministries

Katrina is a proud wife and mother and brings over 20 years of corporate experience in the areas of project/risk/change management both domestically and internationally.  She loves reading/writing and decorating and she used to be a mechanic!

Rev. Allen F. Brown

Worship Ministry

Rev. Brown is happily married to Vanessa Brown, and is the proud father of Sion Esaias Brown.  He loves to exercise, weight training and travel.

Min. Cynthia Jacko-Wise

Outreach Coordinator

Min. Cynthia serves on the BGC Worship Team and Voices of Praise. She is a native of Lake Charles, La and is the second of three girls. She enjoys learning and teaching others about natural hair care.

Elvira Howell

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Elvira enjoys sharing her gift of helping others. She also loves spending quality time with her two grandchildren, Laila and Riyen, and her grand-dog, Cairo.

Deacon Sylvia Jones

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Sylvia 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

Rochelle is the youngest of three siblings and she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Lori Aboulmouna

Church Administrator and Communications Specialist

Lori serves on the Usher and Photography Ministries. Lori is originally from Alaska.  She enjoys reading and spending time with her babygirl, Ivy-Reign.

Sandy Stuart

Office Assistant

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

Carl Bunn

Facility Manager

Carl Bunn serves on the Usher and Food Ministries. He is married to his wife, Doris and loves to spend time with his son, Tony.  He loves to travel and to be outdoors enjoying nature!

Oscar Shears

Facility Assistant

Oscar Shears serves on the Usher Ministry, Bible Study and Food Ministry.  Oscar is a native of Grenada and loves to spend time with his five granddaughters.

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