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Speaker bios

Peter Roberts Jr. - “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the
ungodly, nor standeth in the way of the sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the
scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he
meditates day and night.” Peter Roberts Jr.! It is our indeed privilege today to
introduce to you the speaker of the hour, and a man of God.

Peter Roberts Jr., son of Peter Sr. and Olga Roberts, was born in Brooklyn, NY.
Taken out his mother’s womb on the 24th day of the 9th month in the year
1992. Born and raised in one of New York’s largest city’s, Brooklyn, did not deter
him of being true to himself and to his God. With God’s help Peter avoided the
pitfalls of drugs, gangs, and crimes. He is a product of Christian Education.

His early childhood education began at the New Life Seventh-Day Adventist
Nursery School in the Northeastern Conference. Following a stellar elementary
and junior high school career, Peter now attends Takoma Academy, where he is
currently the Student Council Pastor and will be attending college next year. He
is currently attending the Seabrook Seventh- Day Adventist Church in Lanham,
MD. Peter is very active in the church. He is the Assistant Leader of the
Multimedia Department and a Junior Deacon. Peter was reborn at his eighth
grade graduation on June 3, 2006 at the Takoma Park Seventh-Day Adventist
Church. He plans to attend Oakwood University to study theology.

Our speaker today was chosen to bring an ex to Jesus of God word, because
what he exemplifies. And this poem highlights his strengths: “A strong man
might work out everyday to keep his body in shape, but Peter kneels in prayer to
keep his soul in shape. A strong man isn’t afraid of anything, but Peter shows
courage in the midst of fear. A strong man would not let anyone get the best of
him, but Peter Roberts Jr. gives the best of himself to everyone. A strong man
makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future, but Peter Roberts Jr. realizes
life mistakes can also be God’s blessings and capitalizes on them. A strong man
walks short-footedly, but Peter Roberts Jr. knows God will catch him when he
falls. A strong man wears the look of confidence on his face, but Peter Roberts
Jr. wears the look of grace. A strong man has faith that he is strong enough for
the journey, but Peter Roberts Jr. has faith that it is in the journey that he’ll
become strong.”

Simply put, Peter Roberts Jr. is young, black, and saved. He keeps it real, He
tells it straight, even to us as a friend. He loves the Lord and is sold out for Jesus
Christ.
Pastor C. A. Thompson - In August of 2008, God sent Mt. Rona Missionary
Baptist Church an anointed man of God who is not only a dynamic preacher, but
a Pastor who tends carefully and lovingly over his sheep, Rev. C. A. Thompson.
He was installed on November 15, 2008. With the anointing of the Holy Spirit,
Pastor Thompson has baptized and taken in over 300 souls by his preaching and
teaching the unadulterated gospel. He has taken Mt. Rona to the next level.
Wednesday Night Bible Study has tripled, along with New Member’s Class.
Pastor Thompson has brought much structure to Mt. Rona. Grace be to God,
Pastor Thompson implemented Mt. Rona’s first early morning Worship Service at
7:45 am; as God continued to bestow his blessing upon Mt. Rona, Pastor
Thompson restored the Men’s Ministry, along with implementing the Peace
Patrol, the Praise Team, the Scholarship Ministry, Ministry of Love and the
SolSound Ministry which records all Pastor Thompson’s sermons for the Tape
Ministry under Pastor Thompson’s leadership.

Pastor Thompson implemented quarterly Leadership Workshops to equip leaders


for effective service in the branch of Zion; our Ministerial Staff has increased
from one to five, with the youngest being 19 years of age; Mt. Rona also has a
Prospect Ministers Class that is instructed by Pastor Thompson. He has also
commissioned two Deaconess to the Deaconess Ministry, as well as installing a
Deacon to the Deacon Ministry and a Deacon and Deaconess in Training for the
Ministry. As Mt. Rona strives to be a Five Star Church, we will continue to pray
and be committed to God as faithful servants.

Pastor Thompson has been blessed to be married to Susie R. Thompson and


they are the parents of one lovely daughter - Corionna Alexis Thompson, whom
he calls Princess.

Pastor Thompson gives his all to the Glory of God.

A Unified Church in faith and in focus – Ephesians 4:3

Rev. Demetra K-M Hutchinson - Born and raised in Greenville, South


Carolina, Rev. Demetra K-M. Hutchinson is married to the Senior Servant and
Pastor of New Union Baptist Church of Vienna, Virginia, Reverend Louis J.
Hutchinson, III. They have been married for almost 13 years and have two
wonderful children, Naya Alexis (10 years old) and Louis Joshua, IV (6 years
old). Rev. Hutchinson attended Howard University in Washington, DC, where
she graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.
Rev. Hutchinson is also a 2007, Cum Laude graduate of Regent University,
Alexandria, Virginia where she earned her Master of Arts Degree in Human
Services Counseling. Rev. Hutchinson recently graduated from the Wesley
Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, with her Master of Theological Studies
Degree in May 2009.

Her professional career has spanned nearly 18 years and she has served in
executive level management as well as in several successful sales positions
during this time. She has received numerous awards including the Regent
University Dean’s Leadership and Scholarship Award, the Atlantic Coastal Regions
Business Director's Award from Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Inc, the Marriott
at Metro Center - Employee of the Year award, Alpha Epsilon Rho - Howard
University Communications Honor Society Community Service Award, and the Dr.
Martin L. King, Jr. Leadership Award.

Rev. Hutchinson says that her most rewarding position by far has been as a full-
time at home mother and wife to her children and husband. Rev. Hutchinson
serves as the Vice Chairperson for the Metropolitan Day School Board of
Governors. She has served as a paraprofessional counselor, and from 2007-
2008 served as the President of the IAMA Counseling Ministry at Metropolitan
Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Rev. Hutchinson joined the Garments Hem,
Inc. Counseling Center team in October 2007 and she currently serves as the
Executive Administrator to the President. In her spare time, she enjoys reading,
playing tennis, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Rev. Hutchinson aspires to minister and counsel couples and families, to be a


beacon of light to all people, an inspiration of hope to the Kingdom, and a vessel
for God to preach and tell the good news of Jesus Christ. For she knows that
God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that she can ask or think,
according to the power of the Holy Spirit that works within her! To God be the
glory!

Pastor Brian L. Carter was born in Barbados and immigrated to the United
States over forty years ago. Prior to being a pastor in the Northeastern
Conference of Seventh-day Adventists where he was served a President of the
Ministerial Association, and a member of the Family Life Committee, Pastor
Carter served in Allegheny East.

He currently serves as the President of the Borough of Brooklyn Ecumenical


Advisory Group (BBEAG) with the New York City Department of Health and
Mental Hygiene - Office of Minority Health (NYCDOHMH - OMH). He is a member
of the New York City’s Steering Committee on HIV/AIDS, New York Academy of
Medicine Lobby Task Force against Sugar Sweetened Beverages and the
promotion of Obesity Prevention and Diabetes Reduction; he is a Member of the
Umbrella Network of Coalitions on Obesity Prevention and Healthy Lifestyle
Changes in New York City, Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health –
Office of Public Health & Science; and is a member of the New York City
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Office of Minority Health Task Force
on Cardiovascular Health. In addition, Pastor Carter is the President of the 81st
Precinct Police and Clergy Council of the City of New York Police Department
(NYPD), and is a Clergy Liaison of the NYPD.

His passion is preaching the gospel Jesus Christ.

Reverend Patricia Fears is an ordained Baptist minister. She serves as the


Assistant to the Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, at the Fellowship Baptist
Church in Washington, DC where he ministers to the congregation as the Holy
Spirit directs him. She is the director of the Youth, Health, and Educational
Ministries. Rev. Fears is the fifth preacher in her family and the first female.

Rev. Fears brought to Fellowship Baptist Church her enthusiasm to serve the
Lord and her creative spirit. She immediately got involved in the youth ministry,
the choir and many other church activities. Humbly submitting to the irresistible
call to preach, after much prayer and consultation, Rev. Fears preached her
Initial Sermon on November 16, 2003 and was granted a License to Preach. She
believes she was called to preach the simple message of God’s love, compassion
and requirements to a world constricted by complexity. Rev. Fears was ordained,
November 20, 2005.

Aside from her active involvement at Fellowship Baptist Church, Rev. Fears has
been in the advertising business for over 20 years and is very active in the
community. She is currently a Principal of CPMedia Services, LLC. She serves on
several boards and committees: the American Heart Association, Past Presidents
the Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. -- the first Black to hold
that position, the Porch View Foundation, YMCA, NCNW, D.C. Center for
Independent Living, to name a few. She is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc.

Rev. Fears is a graduate of Spelman College and currently attends Wesley


Theological Seminary working on her Master’s of Divinity Degree. She and her
husband Ernest D. Fears, III are the proud parents of three wonderful sons
Ernest the IV, Patrick Alan and Francis Alexander.
Pastor R. Vincent Dehm II is the associate pastor for Youth and Diversity
Ministries at Miracle Temple Worship Center in Baltimore, MD. He is married to
the former Tracey Howell of New Haven, CT. Together, they have three children,
a son Kendall 23, two daughters Kellie 18, and Kayla 16. Pastor Dehm does not
have a Masters in Divinity from Andrews University nor does he have a PhD from
Fuller Theological Seminary. What he does have is an intense desire to live his
life in the passionate pursuit of God's.

Pastor Devin Jeffers - An anointed vessel of the Lord, Devin proclaims the
word of God with power and authority. He has served in ministry for over 15
years. He is the pastor of Josiah Ministries International, a new thriving,
multicultural, non-denominational, Bible believing, Bible teaching ministry in
Washington, DC with a God given mandate that is "Changing Generations,
Impacting the World, Through God’s Word." The vision is to not simply break the
cycle, but to DESTROY the cycle of generational curses that plague the body of
Christ. Devin’s desire is to provide a holistic approach in addressing the cares
and concerns facing the body of Christ and help them in reaching their full
potential.

Devin serves on the staff of the Department of Pastoral Care at Georgetown


University Hospital in Washington, DC. He hosts a Lunchtime Hour of Inspiration
entitled "Thirsty Thursday". Every Thursday, many come during their lunch hour
to receive an encouraging word. He was the recipient of the Service Professional
of the Year Award for his remarkable service in the hospital. Devin is currently
enrolled at Georgetown University Liberal Studies Program pursing a Masters of
Liberal Arts.

He is a proud partner of Covenant Connections International where his spiritual


parents and coverings are Pastors Tony and Cynthia Brazelton His bold,
energetic, humorous, unique style of teaching and preaching the Word of God
has opened doors for him to minister nationally and internationally to many
different denominations and to speak at several colleges and universities. He has
ministered in Australia, England, Trinidad, and Nigeria. He is a firm believer that
the just must live by FAITH!! Get ready to be empowered for success, victory,
and transformation in your life through the preaching and teaching ministry of
Pastor Devin Jeffers.
SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST

The First Word………………………..…………………….……….Peter Roberts Jr.


“Father, forgive…” (Luke 23:32-34)
Selection……………………………....Mt. Rona Missionary Baptist Church Choir

The Second Word…………………………………..……..Pastor C. A. Thompson


“Today, you will…” (Luke 23:43)

Selection………………………………………………………………….…Chosen Vessels

The Third Word……………………………..……Rev. Demetra K-M Hutchinson


“Woman, behold…” (John 19:25-27)
Selection……………………………….Mt. Rona Missionary Baptist Church Choir

The Fourth Word……………………………….……………….Pastor Brian Carter


“Eli, Eli…” (Matthew 27:45, 46)
Selection…………………………………....In His Name Liturgical Dance Ministry

The Fifth Word……………………………………………….……Rev. Patricia Fears


“I am thirsty…” (John 19:28, 29)
Selection……………………………………………..…Chayil of Miracle Temple SDA

The Sixth Word…………………….……..…….…….Pastor R. Vincent Dehm II


“It is finished.” (John 19:30)
Selection……………………………………………………Chayil of Miracle Temple SDA

The Seventh Word………………………..……………………Pastor Devin Jeffers


“Father, into Thy hands…” (Luke 23:46)
Selection…………………………………………………………....First SDA Mass Choir

The “Eighth” Word……………………………………..……Dr. Mark A. McCleary