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Staff

Natassia Allen

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Financial Secretary

Lady Shannon Ayers

Missionary Shannon Ayers is 1st lady to a newly established ministry, Legacy Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ (COOLJC) in Alpharetta, GA. She is a proud wife of Pastor, Elder Marlon Ayers Sr. and a doting mother to their four beautiful kids, Taylor, Lesley, Marlon Jr., and Sydney. Lady Ayers was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and sat under the tutelage of District Elder, Dr. Leonard and Mother Delores Banks of Greater Full Gospel COOLJC. This is where she not only received the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues at the young age of 14, but also where she received her foundation in standing firmly for Jesus Christ. She has been a licensed Missionary for almost 17 years. She is also blessed to have been pastored and mentored by Bishop and Lady Fields (Washington DC), Bishop and Lady Maxwell (Lansing, MI), Bishop and Lady Lattin (St. Louis, MO), Bishop and Lady Bailey (St. Louis, MO).

Missionary Ayers currently works as an Administrative Officer for the Department of Veteran Affairs where she manages a multi-million dollar budget for the Academic Affiliations Program for rotating Residents and Medical Students. Her career has taken her from the halls of Capitol Hill to the offices of the United Transportation Command, the shores of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and the historic mountains of the United States Military Academy at WestPoint, New York. She will use both her professional experience and spiritual guidance as tools to successfully serve as the newly elected Financial Secretary of the International Women's Council of COOLJC for the next three years. She is honored and humbled to serve.







Corresponding Secretary

Grace Gentry

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Grace Gentry was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Mother Flora Gentry and Mr. Grady Gentry (deceased). She was saved during a revival conducted by the late Bishop Lymus Johnson when the Trenton Church was pastored by the late Bishop Kenneth Bligen and she continued to serve under the leadership of the late Eld. John B. Eddington while in New Jersey. She moved to Detroit, Michigan more than 30 years ago. The first church she attended was Solomon’s Temple and she eventually became and currently remains a member of Greater Ecclesia Temple where Bishop Richard Snead, Sr., is the pastor.

Her work in local & diocese ministries has included being a Sunday School Teacher, Choir Directress and President of the Michigan Southern Diocese Women’s Council. On an International level she has served as a workshop facilitator, soloist, Director of IWC Global Missions and currently as the IWC Recording Secretary. She was appointed by Mother Mable Thomas as the IWC Praise & Worship Team Leader. This appointment led to the initiation of the IWC Booster Choir.

Grace is a graduate of Bryman School for Dental Assistants. Grace earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management from Davenport University. She also earned a Master in Jurisprudence Degree (MJ) in Health Law & Policy from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. She is currently a Doctoral Student studying to receive a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Health Administration.

Her employment has included being a Dental Assistant Instructor, Adjunct Professor, and Health Information Analyst. She desires to be a transformational leader that helps as many people as possible to become knowledgeable about Health Information and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Grace has a passion for Old Church Music & History. Her favorite song is ‘I Will Make The Darkness Light’. Her favorite scripture is, Now unto him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Jude 24-25.




Chief of Staff

Lady Victoria Gilbert

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Chaplain

Sister Cicely Harpe

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Treasurer

Missionary Wendy Harpe

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Recording Secretary

Missionary Joyce Hammond

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Joyce Hammonds, Senior COOLJC Missionary learned the meaning and power of prayer thru her mother and Guardian Angel Estelle at a very young age alongside her two prayer warriors and sisters, Teresa and Brenda. She serves on the Board of Directors under the leadership of Apostle Sylvester Norwood and Mother Ruby Norwood at Bibleway Church #1 in Augusta, GA. Bibleway has been her church home since the age of 13. She is a spiritual being that finds emerging power in early Morning Prayer and concludes every day with a “Thank you Lord, for one more day!” To Missionary Joyce, each day is a gift, a day of blessings and thankfulness.  She appreciates the daily steps aligned by God and cherishes the fact that in Christ, we win!

As a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend of many, Missionary Joyce is a talented woman of many adored hats and accolades. She presently serves as the local Women Council President and also holds secretarial positions through her local church home and the Georgia Southern Diocese Missionary Department. Missionary Joyce also lends her abilities as Georgia Southern Diocese Women Council Treasurer. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, writing, decorating, creative arts and various design elements. She prides herself on being a Visionary to serving God’s Children – her heart’s desire is to serve the lives given by God, who has chosen her to be a blessing to others. Life for Missionary Joyce has been fruitful, she strives to be plentiful and add value to the lives of those sent by God.

 




Vice President of Home Mission

Missionary Brenda J. Carn Henley

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Sister Brenda J. Carney-Henley is a member of Greater Mercy Temple Church, Danbury, CT. Sister Brenda is the Local Women Council President of Greater Mercy Temple and the daughter, of District Elder Jesse Carney and the Late Mother Alice Carney.


Sister Henley has been an active member of the IWC for 24 years and an IWC Life Time member for 23 years. She is a woman who wears many hats. She served as Corresponding Secretary for the Connecticut Northern Diocese Missionary Department under the leadership of the late Mother Alice Carney and was the Diocese Women Council Recording Secretary, under the Leadership of the Late Mother Evelyn Green. In 2009 she was appointed the Diocese Women Council President of the Connecticut-Northern Diocese after Mother Evelyn Green fell asleep in the Lord.

She was a member and served as the Chairperson for the International Missionary Department Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ Credential Committee collectively for over 20 years. Missionary Henley has served as Chair of the IWC Banner and Awards Committee, the IWC Hall of Fame Committee and The IWC Journal Committee. She was elected to the Office of the Recording Secretary for the International Women’s Council Department in 2011 and re-elected for a 2 nd term in 2014. In October 2017, she was elected to the office of Vice President of Home Mission.

Sister Henley is a Prayer Warrior and is the Prayer Band Leader for the Noon Day Prayer Hour that is dedicated to praying for the pastors. She firmly believes that Prayer for the head blesses the entire body. She has two loving daughters, Monique(Jerome) and Nicole(Ray), two son-in- love: Elder Jerome Anderson and Elder Ray White, seven grandchildren: Alexsandra, Joel, Brianna, DaVina, Christian, Jeremiah and Kavon. One of her favorite scriptures is: Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. (Ecclesiastes 9:10). One of her favorite Hymns is:

If I can help somebody as I pass along.
If I can cheer somebody with a word or song.
If I can show somebody that he's traveling wrong.
Then my living shall not be in vain




Sergeant-At-Arms

Sister Mary Huggins

Mary Huggins, born in Bowman, SC, is the daughter of Mother Lucille Snell Lee and the late Mr. Timrod Lee.  She is married Mr. Henry Huggins.  They are the parents of two children, Michael Andrae and Tammy Sigrid and one granddaughter, Andrea Sharell Green. Mary graduated from the former Wilkinson High School. She attended Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College and SC State University both in Orangeburg SC, where she studied Computer Science and Accounting. She graduated from the WL Bonner College with a certificate in Global and Women’s Ministry.

 

 She is a member of Beulah Refuge Tabernacle Church, Orangeburg, SC, where the Pastor is Diocesan Bishop David Alfred Smith. For the past 26 years, she has served as assistant to the Executive Secretary in her local church finance office. She currently serves as Women’s Council President in her local Church. She has served as Recording Secretary of the Missionary Department; Vice President of the Usher Department in her local church and Correspondence Secretary of the Upstate Diocese Usher Department for over four years.  She previously served as treasurer of the SC Upstate Diocese Women’s Council for over thirteen years; and currently serves as President of the SC Upstate Diocese Women’s Council.    




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Parliamentarian

Sister Evelyn Manning

I, Evelyn Manning, am a native Tennessean. I am the mother of 4 children and have 13 grandchildren. Educated in Murfreesboro, TN., I later attended Tennessee A & I State University and Beulah Heights University to pursue a degree in Christian Counseling.

 

 In July1975, I received the Baptism in the Holy Ghost at the Greater Refuge C.O.O.L.J.C in Jacksonville, FL. where Bishop Gentle Groover was the pastor.  My service to the body of Christ has allowed me to serve on the local, diocese and International capacity. Currently, I serve as a member of the Bible Way International Church where Dr. Monte Norwood is the pastor and as the Diocese Missionary President/State Mother of the GA Southern Diocese. I have served   in the Executive Sect.’s Office of the C.O.O.L.J.C. since 1988. As part of my outreach to souls, I have traveled to Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa and London England with Apostle Matthew Norwood. I look forward to continue my service in the Church of our Lord as the IWC Parliamentarian. To God be the Glory.

 

 

 

 




Vice President of Education

Dr. Dorcas E. McCoy

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Dr. Dorcas Eva McCoy is a Holy Ghost filled, fire baptized member of the body of Christ. She attends the Greater Refuge Memorial (GRM) COOLJC in Orlando, FL, where her eldest brother and Spiritual Leader, Bishop M. Ruel McCoy, Sr. is Pastor. Locally, Dr. McCoy serves as President of the Missionary Department, Director of Education and the Church Administrator.

Named after “Dorcas” in the Bible, as found in Acts 9:36, Dr. McCoy is a licensed, Senior Missionary who has committed her life to good works. She began her service to the International Women’s Council under the leadership of Mother Mable Thomas and continues to serve with a Spirit of excellence. Her crowning achievements include the introduction of the Academy Notebook hardcopy and now the introduction of the Academy USB drive. She also developed the criteria for the Dr. Shannon B. Smith Book Scholarship and the highlighting of COOLJC authors through the Brilliant Minds Book Club.

Dr. McCoy is passionate about education and is convinced it is her life’s purpose. She is an accomplished administrator and tenured Associate Professor. In addition to her services as Vice President of Education for the IWC, she serves as the Institute Dean and Parliamentarian for the International Missionary Department and Director of Education for COOLJC. Dr. McCoy earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a Master’s of Applied Social Sciences with emphasis in Political Science from Florida A & M University. She also received certification in Political Psychology and Research Methodology from The Ohio State University and at the age of 28, earned a Doctorate of Philosophy with concentrations in International Relations and Comparative Politics from Washington State University.

She is published in nationally acclaimed, peer reviewed publications such as the Political Chronicle and World Affairs.  Her book, Grace to Abound, is a guide to servant leadership and is available via hardcopy and e-books (Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and iTunes) at Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, and Bookstand Publishing.




Vice President of Global Mission

Lady Cheryl Pollock

Cheryl Lynn Pollock is a resident of Columbia, SC.  She is the fourth child born to the Late Paul and Ida Clinkscale.  She was baptized and received the Holy Ghost at the age of 12.  Lady Pollock is married to Pastor Elder Charles Pollock of the Kingston Road Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  They are the proud parents of one son, Minister Taylor (Breah) Pollock and daughter, Kymberly Pollock.  Lady Pollock is very supportive to her husband of 34 years.

Lady Pollock received her Bachelors of Science from Limestone University.  She received her Masters in Health Administration in 2013, from Webster University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.  She is employed at the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Lady Pollock enjoys helping our American heroes receive excellence care at WJB Dorn VA Medical Center.         

Lady Pollock is the First Lady of Kingston Road COOLJC where she also serves as President of Women Council, President of the KRC Praise Team and Treasurer of the Missionary.  She is currently the District Mother of District Four in the South Carolina Upstate and serves as Region 8 Registrar.  She has served as the Breakfast Coordinator for the past two years and is SC Upstate Minister/Deacon Wives Chaplin.  In addition, she is a member of the Usher Board and is a Licensed Senior Missionary.  Lady Pollock also serves as District 4 Missionary Choir Chairperson.  Internationally, she serves as IWC Floor Manager and Usher Board Floor Manager.  October 2017, she was voted as IWC Vice President of Global Mission.

Lady Pollock’s favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 , "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."

 




Historian

Sister Tracy Pryor

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Christi Wright

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Vice President of Evangelism

Sister Sannie M. Wright

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Sister Sannie M. Wright is a current resident of Orangeburg SC. She was married to the Late Brother Leon Wright; they are the parents of three loving children: Corey (Paula), Travis, and April (James Jenkins, II); with three grandchildren: James, III, Allison and Christian Jenkins.

Sister Wright has been employed at WL Bonner College, Columbia SC as Director of Enrollment Management/Registrar since 2007. Also in 2007, after 28 years of service, she retired from SC State University (SCSU), Orangeburg SC, as Assistant Registrar. She received a BS Degree in Business and a Masters of Education Degree in Counseling, both from SCSU; and received a Certificate of Christian Ministries – Women’s Ministries from WL Bonner College. 

Sister Wright received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in 1976. She is a Charter Member of Beulah Refuge Tabernacle, Orangeburg SC, where Bishop David A. Smith is Pastor and SC Upstate Diocesan.  She is Church Executive Secretary, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent. A Senior Missionary, she has been serving as church Missionary President since 2013, but has worked with this Department for over 28 years. She also serves as SC Upstate Diocese Administrative Secretary, and Secretary for Region 8, COOLJC.

Sister Wright, a Lifetime member of the IWC, has worked with the Women’s Council for over 26 years: first in her local church (as Vice President 2007 - present); and also on the state level for 15 years; and as SC Upstate Diocese President (1993–2007); currently as advisor.

Sister Wright is currently serving as Vice President of Evangelism; and has served as Vice President of Home Mission from 2011 – 2017, and 1st Vice President from 2014-2017. In 2015, she was inducted into the IWC Doris Ray Hall of Fame, receiving also a President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Service Award. She believes that leadership means service. Her earnest desire is to be a servant of the Lord and live pleasing in His sight.




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