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. Chalice Overy

Director of Ministries

Rev. Overy strives to live out what Jesus highlighted as the two greatest commandments:  Love God, and love your neighbor.  She’s an avid swimmer and was a competitive figure skater growing up.

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

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.

Jonathan Boggs

Media Specialist

Jonathan enjoys inspiring people with the content he creates. He is also an avid diver, enjoys sports, and loves to travel. He is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity degree at Campbell University Divinity School.

Rochelle Woodson

Finance Administrator

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

Lori Aboulmouna

Administrative Specialist

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

Donnabel Vanterpool

Office Assistant

Donnabel serves on the Photography Ministry.  Donnabel is originally from the Philippines.  She loves to travel with her husband, Kenrick and her dog, Kendy.

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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