• DeVon Franklin


    Minister DeVon Franklin is an award-winning Hollywood producer, best-selling author, renowned preacher and motivational speaker. He is a recognized authority on spirituality, faith and the entertainment business. He is best known for the films Miracles from Heaven, Heaven Is for Real, and New York Times best-seller book The Wait, which he co-wrote with Wife Meagan Good. Beliefnet calls him one of the "Most Influential Christians Under 40," Variety Magazine named him one of the "Top 10 Producers to Watch," and Ebony Magazine has named him one of the "Top 100 Influential African-Americans in America."


  • Dr. Gregory Cruell

     Dr. Gregory L. Cruell holds the distinct privilege of serving as the 2nd African American Chaplain (2 Regiment) in the 213 year history of the United States Military Academy, West Point from June 2000 – June 2005. His Highest military award is the Legion of Merrit.


    He Has a Doctorate in Leadership from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and a Masters of Philosophy (Ethics) from Georgia State University.


    As the founder and primary facilitator of the Ethnos Leadership Process, Dr. Cruell’s aspiration for life is to assist leaders to continue to discover, develop, and disciple others, making a difference in the world in which we live. Dr. Cruell has been faithfully married for over 30years to his wife and best friend Deirdre. They are proud parents of 3 children and 8 grand-children.  

  • Dr. Aaron Hannah

     Pastor Hannah through the market place touches lives of every facet. He takes the time to talk, laugh, share and encourage people on a daily basis. Through these evangelical small talks and his social media platforms, Pastor Hannah has been largely instrumental in persuading people toward Christ. This same love is weaved through his word ministry, Aaron Hannah Today which is an upbeat, practical but unique, preaching style that inspires worship, laughter, tears and praise. Since serving as Lead Pastor @south Church he has seen tremendous growth in God’s people, around God’s people and through God’s people. God has entrusted a tremendous outpour of believers as well as nonbelievers to the care of Pastor Hannah. Pastor Hannah’s love and concern for these people impelled his academic work affording him a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry from the historic Aenon Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana. Because of his life’swork in April 2013, Pastor Hannah was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity through Aenon Bible College.

    Among his colleagues Pastor Hannah is considered "The Happy Teacher" because of his personal pedagogy. His upbeat, practical teachings thread a touch of laughter and great compassion which create a beautiful fabric of grace, faith and love through Jesus. Dr. Hannah’s drive to make Christ happy through the local church’s excellence and his engagement in personally strengthening its leaders led to the birth of Global Joy – a global church strengthening team and fellowship.

    Pastor A.W. Hannah, Sr. has been married to the beautiful Robin Hannah who is affectionately called "Lady Cups” for over nineteen years. From this union, two beautiful children were birthed - Aaron Jr. and Morgan Ashley. Worshipper, leader, pastor, friend and Jaylian Kyler’s granddad -- Pastor A.W. Hannah, Sr.


  • Bishop Ontario Jones

    Bishop Jones answered his call to ministry in 2000 at the age of 22 while a student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He served faithfully at Mount Gilead Baptist Church under the leadership of Overseer J. Jerome Johnson Sr. until 2005. 

    Bishop Ontario L. Jones, a native of Fort Worth, Texas has served as the Senior Pastor of The Church at Philadelphia since 2006. He is united in ministry with his lovely wife, Lady Tamika Jones and their beautiful children, Nakia, Tamia, and Ontario Jones II.

    Under Bishop Jones leadership, The Church at Philadelphia has augmented in growth spiritually and numerically. The ministry sees approximately 325+ disciples consistently. His motto is "We are a ministry that helps develop people from being unnoticed to unforgettable". He contributes a lot of his wisdom and leadership capability to his spiritual father and covering Bishop Kenneth B. Spears. He serves his spiritual father while being dually aligned with the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. 

    Just as David in the bible was found in the field in 1 Samuel 16 doing the work before becoming the next King, Bishop Ontario L. Jones was found doing the work of the Lord and promotion was in the atmosphere. Dr. Johnasen L. Pack, the Presiding Prelate of The Jordan Partnership met with Bishop Jones and shared what God was saying. Confirmed in dreams, Bishop Jones accepted the promotion and was consecrated as a Bishop in the Lord's church on June 4th 2016 and now serves as 2nd Presiding Bishop of The Jordan Partnership.

    Bishop Jones' leadership and vision is not only evident through his ministry, but also through his commitment to the community. He serves in helping make Crowley ISD a strong district that provides a quality education to its students. He is a mentor and has preached on many occasions for The Steve Harvey Foundation and Mentorship Program in Dallas, Texas.

    He has received many accolades for his wisdom, but what stands out the most is his posture in remaining teachable. 

  • Pastor David Dawson

    Pastor David Dawson is the Senior Pastor of Pure Heart Word Center in Clovis New Mexico.  He has been a faithful husband to his wife Pastor Gerri Dawson for over 25years. They have 8 children, 4 grandchildren and have opened their home to many over the years as He has served in his comunity faithfully becoming a surrogate father to many.


    One of his popular sayings is "stay humble and hungry." His hunger and humilty carried him from small town Clovis New Mexico to  grace the stage with some of todays top gospel acts appearing on B.E.T.'s Bobby Jones Gospel. Pastor Dawson has also appeared on TBN's Praise the Lord Network as a featured speaker.  

  • Elder Billy Taylor

    Elder Billy Taylor is a prophetic voice to this generation. He serves in his local church body faithfully. He has held various offices within the church body. Elder Taylor is an skilled musician and worshiper as he serves a Minister of Music at his local assembly.


    Elder Taylor is a mentor to many up and coming musicians as he inspires them to develop and allow worship to not just be something they do on Sundays in Church but allowing worship to be a lifestyle they live every day. He is the husband to Charmaine Taylor, they have been married over 17 years. They have 3 children, Elder Taylor trully loves the Lord as he is faithfull to his family and local church and is becoming one of this regions most saught after speakers.